Zemer Peled

 photo New_Years_Best_Dreams_5_zps7b5nsff7.jpg new_years_best_dreams_4  photo New_Years_Best_Dreams_8_zpsst8jfyok.jpg new_years_best_dreams_3 Peled was born and raised in a Kibbutz in the northern part of Israel. After completing a BA (Hons) at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem she graduated with an MA (Hons) from the Royal College of Art. In recent years her work has been featured nationally and internationally in museums and galleries including Sotheby’s and Saatchi Gallery-London, Eretz Israel Museum-Tel Aviv and the Orangerie du Senate, Paris among others. Zemer Peled’s work examines the beauty and brutality of the natural world. Her sculptural language is formed by her surrounding landscapes and nature, engaging with themes of nature and memories, identity and place. Her works are formed of thousand of ceramic shards constructed into large-scale/small-scale sculptures and installations.  photo Flowered_Lions_6_zpsppfnxp2l.jpg  photo Flowered_Lions_1_zpszpf8tbpe.jpg  photo Flowered_Lions_5_zps341bqdhs.jpg

Peter Harris

 photo unnamed-5_zpsqooqqw2q.jpg  photo unnamed_zpsn3r0xsu7.jpg  photo unnamed-4_zpsazeqskag.jpg " In the decade that I’ve painted the urban landscape, one name is consistently mentioned when people first encounter my work: Edward Hopper. Hopper is the genre defining painter of the urban landscape whose iconic oeuvre casts a long shadow over all artists inspired by the modern city. In the exhibition Hopper’s Shadow I confront his legacy by meticulously recreating in miniature his historic paintings and encapsulating them in a contemporary urban landscape. Each of Hopper’s anachronistic visions of the city are subsumed by the contemporary architecture with which I use to frame them. Through working with Hopper’s imagery I’ve entered into a dialogue with my acknowledged predecessor and challenged myself to continue to connect the urban landscape with a contemporary audience." - Peter Harris  photo unnamed-3_zpsiaqoua4n.jpg  photo unnamed-1_zpsiwzfrfka.jpg  photo unnamed-2_zpswyegcpxz.jpg

Philippe Tyberghien

 photo Screen Shot 2016-09-27 at 6.47.06 PM_zpsnr1utjwx.png  photo Screen Shot 2016-09-27 at 6.47.14 PM_zpsuc9rcrfd.png  photo Screen Shot 2016-09-27 at 6.47.01 PM_zpsb2sjctog.png " I am a Franco/Belgian artist who works in photography and makes them look like old paintings (old or less). Let me introduce you to my creative universe composed as a "cabinet of curiosities" populated by animals dressed and proudly posing in a setting built for them. Far from the stereotype of hunting trophy, my bestiary speaks of the character, the temperament of the beast. Severe in uniform as the lion, gentle and docile sheep in collar renaissance, females are charmers and male dandies, proud and majestic as the fowl in the middle of the farmyard." - Philippe Tyberghien  photo Screen Shot 2016-09-27 at 6.47.20 PM_zpscq5y94x8.png  photo Screen Shot 2016-09-27 at 6.46.54 PM_zps8le1gbyz.png

Mi Ju

 photo unnamed-1_zpsnpw7rnyu.jpg  photo unnamed_zps4b7cbaez.jpg  photo unnamed-3_zpsggunsv3s.jpg " My work is an improvisation in liminality: between dream and concretized, ancient and contemporary, Korea and the West, ephemeral and eternal, the uncensored and codified. Each character, pattern and energy reflects states of consciousness that are revealed in the creative act, a form of both improvisation and organization wherein the uncensored is working in concert with momentary, yet specific compositional organizations. It is my intention that the work will be a place of meeting between memory, dream and fantasy, and concretized into meaningful visual terms." - Mi Ju  photo unnamed-2_zps3njzezmv.jpg  photo unnamed-5_zpscyq5khqg.jpg  photo unnamed-4_zpsih30mydk.jpg

Henn Kim

 photo unnamed-4_zpspvawypuu.jpg  photo unnamed-1_zps2ij8gdg4.jpg  photo unnamed-2_zpswixdrise.jpg Go check out the online portfolio of the wonderfully talented Henn Kim. Link.  photo unnamed_zpsgkd3vlir.jpg  photo unnamed-3_zpsq6c2yows.jpg

Ken Lavey

 photo unnamed-2_zpsmsytog4s.jpg  photo unnamed-3_zps7s43epjx.jpg " This work comes from the kind of ultra male spaces that I have been photographing for years. Hardware stores, garages, second-hand electronics stores, the ubiquitous junk drawer. These places are especially fertile ground. The primary decision in making these compositions is determining the object’s ideal view. Which way should these objects point themselves? Should it be looked at from the front? From behind? In what direction should its extremities protrude? Does it matter which is the front or which is the back? These decisions allow the objects to be fully described, and to establish interesting resemblances and associations. What color could complicate things? What kind of textures and surfaces could be in conversation with the subject? I consider what other objects I have, and how their interactions can create evocative combinations. How can I use space and light? These decisions emphasize and confuse the thing’s function and scale. The work is nourishing and debauched. The photographs transform these unexpected objects, their original use is obscured. They’re new. These things are freed from the confines of their original purpose and interpretation." - Ken Lavey  photo unnamed-1_zpstavyg9sz.jpg  photo unnamed_zpstykhlnw9.jpg

Tim Hawkinson

 photo unnamed-2_zps3iz8wmvo.jpg  photo unnamed-1_zpsy6saueso.jpg  photo 1_zpsrsggsbfu.jpg Tim Hawkinson is a multi-media artist whose intricate, poetic works explore nature and the human experience through inventive use of materials, form and imagery. Hawkinson has been featured in many exhibitions around the world including the 1999 Venice Biennale, the 2002 Whitney Biennial, and solo exhibitions including The Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C.; The Whitney Museum, New York; Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sidney.  photo unnamed_zpshvdgkb8q.jpg  photo unnamed-3_zpsixbcdh8k.jpg

Tadas Cerniauskas

 photo unnamed_zpsyqsafl08.jpg  photo unnamed-1_zps0jobvydx.jpg  photo unnamed-4_zps5kh4c9wa.jpg " Every single day I spend at my studio and my creative process resembles playing. And everything I create comes out of curiosity. The same happened with a project 'Black Balloons'. For an extensive amount of time I had an idea to connect two balloons. I found a free minute between the other currently run projects, bought two balloons, and got overwhelmed by the result. It was so unpretentious and so magical at the same time! That opposition created by two very simple and playful objects once again brought a unique childlike sense of discovery. This experience uncovers a lot and the more one looks at it, the more it becomes true: "simplicity is genius". For the first test I only used two balloons and two different gasses: helium and sulfur hexafluoride - the light and the heavy ones. Later on I worked out how to make the balloons float in the middle of a glass tank without connecting them to anything. It's a never ending story of an explorer... Now I'm building these sculptures one by one, keeping my fingers crossed and hoping that soon enough everyone will have a chance to see them alive. Knowing that these particular installations last for a considerably short period of time, they are really alive.Furthermore, they interact with the spectator in so many ways - one can only imagine how a sculpture made out of 400 balloons would react to a wind that one creates just by walking by." - Tadas Cerniauskas  photo unnamed-3_zpsdfa7urwx.jpg  photo unnamed-2_zpscnfxvbez.jpg  photo unnamed-5_zpszolw230r.jpg

Carrie Ann Baade

i  photo 11x14-butterfly-1_zpsoa3i0yno.jpg Born in Louisiana, Carrie Ann Baade received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago that included one year of study at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy, and her MFA in Painting from the University of Delaware. Her paintings combine remnants of Renaissance and Baroque imagery, creating surreal landscapes inhabited by exotic flora, fauna, and figures. As a contemporary painter, she returns to the relevant moments in art history in order to reclaim them. Baade’s artworks are in collections around the world and have been featured in numerous publications. She has been awarded the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs Individual Artist Fellowship in 2010 and the Delaware Division of the Arts Fellowship for Established Artist in 2005. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries nationally and internationally, including solo exhibitions: the Delaware Contemporary, Billy Shire Fine Arts in Los Angeles, the Ningbo Art Museum in China, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, Florida. Raised on the front range in Colorado, she now lives and works in Tallahassee where she is an Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at Florida State University.  photo bride_carrieannebaade_zpsrqsmowy5.jpg  photo The_Perilous_Compassion_of_the_Honey_Queen_by_Carrie_Ann_Baade_zpslmxuy5uk.jpg

Kate Copeland

 photo unnamed_zpsei3sr8zp.jpg  photo unnamed-3_zpslxppuhl1.jpg  photo unnamed-2_zpsxqxu6lrj.jpg Kate Copeland is a talented freelance illustrator based in London. Link here.  photo unnamed-4_zpsbztvxs2l.jpg  photo unnamed-1_zps6icbhvyf.jpg