Angela Deane

 photo gJ2qs_roa_nijWM6_zpsn0kdhhq8.jpg  photo O61fukZGyYz_9Mns_zpstmg9rffi.jpg  photo 99eed2ac0513410605409a1d4a06caea_zpsvtrqglyq.jpg " My work explores the beautiful, painful, and ultimately puzzling, human condition of having memories. What are they? Can we retain them as an experience? Are they individual or shared? Once gone, could your neighbor's be your own? How important is happening versus happened? Through this body of work, I engage with mostly found photographs. Already, these objects have a history unknown to me and speak of another’s memory, removed in both time and space. In these photographs, I cover the people with paint, subtracting the specific identity of each person and transforming them into anonymous ghosts for the viewer to project upon. In this way, a private and specific experience becomes an open and shared one through the material addition of paint on photograph. Through this haunting of the material, the ghosts become us and we become the ghosts. We become the ghosts of our everyday. -Angela Deane  photo uKsSaExW3RGFN9_f_zpse3klxrov.jpg  photo GRXKLRWfT0dMk8Q3_zps8av7evm3.jpg  photo mFAsmPwyQAJbq6wB_zps2kuie4ni.jpg

Sam Weber

" I was born in Alaska, and grew up in Deep River Ontario, Canada. After attending the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, I moved to New York to pursue illustration and attend graduate school at The School of Visual Arts." - Sam Weber

Bailey Henderson

 photo 603ec282f5e7f1b5603e439f80bf1009_zpspuk0ysog.jpg  photo 7d9524266c3e621c61be77ac6d4d7b23_zps8id3meum.jpg  photo 383c1006ad38e91e45c4f2bac6d7969f_zpseglkwrlh.jpg  photo 0fd4f77e796d460e4a6e60df6d9a48da_zpsqcvqrvf2.jpg Bailey Henderson is a Toronto-based sculptor and illustrator, who works in a variety of medium from oil painting to bronze and resin casting. With a sharp eye for detail, Her work focused primarily on creatures, be that real or mythological. Her on-going sculpture series "Monstrorum Marines" focuses on bringing creatures depicted on medieval and renaissance maps to life, in a more realistic and detailed form.  photo 02b1fd1916d658d7ff5a95d28699c004_zpsyf6rn9z9.jpg  photo ac8f3e27908de95a785cda5e810b8cc2_zpsjejnav0r.jpg

Joseba Eskubi

 photo DSC00708_zps1ssedv0x.jpg  photo DSC00718_zpsokrybqco.jpg In these last years Joseba Eskubi (Bibao 1967) has worked a gestural painting, combining techniques and processes that try to accentuate the material qualities of the image. He is interested in organic forms in decomposition, soft and amorphous that accentuate the tactile sense of vision. His work usually presents a kind of stage where there is a single figure, silhouetted against the background., trying to maintain a certain ambiguity that allows the suggestion and evocation. The pictorial gesture builds a credible figure, but at the same time it is decoded as an abstract, and purely material. The idea is that each image has a temperature, a character like a portrait of an unknown thing until you create it. Joseba Eskubi´s process is quite intuitive and fast, acting directly on the canvas. He works with a serial device that causes an obsessive effect, a necessity absurd and indomitable. This repetitive structure, projects itself over time like a big body beating and breathing, the strange body of painting.  photo DSC00719_zpsfcl0j6f3.jpg  photo DSC00715_zpsfawyp8gr.jpg

Paola Bazz

 photo Paola-Bazz-2a_zpsnbrfme2g.jpg  photo 1355865-8_zpsbaugjtuu.jpg  photo 1027072-8_zpsvlcvycpo.jpg " I am an Italian-born and Manchester, UK-based artist. Born in Padua, Italy. I studied painting and drawing in my formative years and completed my degree in Architecture at University IUAV in Venice. Along with house renovations, interiors and store designs, I worked on museum and temporary exhibitions as well as theatrical scenographies in Rome, Padua and Milan between 1991 and 2010. Following my passion for drawing and painting, which I continued alongside my work as an architect, I have always carried out the activity as painter. Using paper, recycled from newspaper glued on canvas, cardboard or wood, as a medium for my paintings I've experimented with techniques, materials and many varying subjects. The faces of people, the movement of the human body and the relationship between public and private in everyone's life, were the themes of my painting. Based in Manchester since early 2012 I am now looking to explore further the dimension and the power of printed paper, along with issues like the conflict of opposites and of 'chaos'- Paola Bazz  photo Paper-Artwork-by-Paola-Bazz_zpsvnqwkbyb.jpg  photo 1332805-7_zpsfmvkiinp.jpg

Andres Serrano

"Even though I consider myself a conceptual artist, I am a traditionalist when it comes to photography. I like to use film and shoot straight. No technical gimmicks or special effects. What you see is what I saw when I looked though the camera. If I've dazzled you with lights and colors, it's because I've dazzled you with lights and colors. Ideas are more important than effects. And effects are always better when they're real. In Lori And Dori, for instance, the conjoined sisters are dressed like fairy tale princesses evoking a dreamy and surreal landscape of the mind. But they're real. Other times I have to make things look real, even if they're not. In White Nigger, a man is made Black through make-up, while a child is "hung" with a harness. Ezra Pound once said, "Make it new." I do. And make it real, too." via link

Jeremy DePrez

 photo JD_6674_UntitledMMMMMMMMM14_110x80_s1_zpshix4tvoy.jpg  photo JD_6490_UntitledMMMM14_63_5x43_5_s_zpst0n11brq.jpg  photo JD_7179_Untitled-MMMMMMMMM14_57x33_s2_zpsmketsxxt.jpg Jeremy DePrez <-- Born 1983, Portland, ME; Lives and works in Houston, TX; Education: MFA, University of Houston, TX 2011 - BFA, University of Houston, TX 2007  photo JD_6671_UntitledMMMMMMMM14_91x59_s1_zpsuzwqchnj.jpg  photo JD_Tenant_InstallationView_83_zpsobxvmbb9.jpg  photo jd-690x517_zpsqpxnr6vv.jpg

Kim Leutwyler

 photo 13d16928b39cf064c98dfb1e1cc1bef7_zpsqeyf1kh3.jpg  photo kimleutwyler_23423423_large_zpswxzq63ts.jpg Artist Kim Leutwyler is a real gem. Definitely worthy of your attention. Here's a little bit about her: "Kim Leutwyler is an American artist currently living in Sydney, Australia. She works in a variety of media including painting, installation, ceramics, printmedia, and drawing. Kim's current work takes its form in large scale paintings primarily dealing with images of beauty, Queer-identity and sexuality. Kim holds concurrent degrees in Studio Art and Art History from Arizona State University, and a Painting and Drawing degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago."  photo kimleutwyler_23434234_large_zpsvznlb20q.jpg

Blake Little

Blake Little is an award winning, Los Angeles-based photographer best known for his ability to intimately capture the energy and personality of his subjects. His skills as a portrait photographer have garnered him a reputation as a favorite amongst celebrities, international publications, and corporate clients.

Carla Barth

 photo 4_78_zpsqoevvr9r.jpg  photo 4_irmas_zpsgl76zazb.jpg  photo 4_releitura_zps2tewutm8.jpg Artist Carla Barth creates some wonderfully charming illustrations. I couldn’t possibly not post it. Click here to view more.  photo 4_ana-voodoo_zpsp1zd9ru0.jpg  photo 4_juju_zpsulrrqcsq.jpg  photo 4_david_zps8mmwo4j1.jpg