Jun 10, 2014
Victor Safonkin (born August 22, 1967 at Saransk) is a surrealist painter. Victor Safonkin’s work is self-described as Eurosurrealism or European classic surrealism & symbolism. His work is redolent of Salvador Dalí or more particularly Hieronymus Bosch. Victor’s work has been highly acclaimed and in 2005 he was invited to exhibit at the European Parliament in Brussels. The rock band Killing Joke used his Inhuman Rearing as an album cover in 2006. Viktor Safonkin is featured in the 2007 Venus and the Female Intuition, published by SALBRU. Safonkin has been called “one of the most brilliant artists I have seen in a long time” by master Surrealist Professor Ernst Fuchs.
Jun 9, 2014
Jason Yarmosky <-- Born in 1987 in Poughkeepsie, New York, Yarmosky began drawing as a child. He graduated with a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 2010. WIth his past focus on painting his grandparents, Yarmosky devotes his efforts to exploring the concept of the life cycle. His paintings and drawings have been exhibited and collected throughout the United States and around the world. His work has appeared in numerous publications such as Azart Magazine, American Artist Drawing, American Art Collector, New American Paintings, Fine Art Connoisseur, Juxtapoz, High Fructose, and the Huffington Post. He is a past winner of the Elizabeth Greenshields Award.
Jun 9, 2014
For a project entitled 1,000 Shadows, Brazilian street artist Herbert Baglione invaded abandoned wards in Madrid, Paris and other undisclosed locales to add ghostly shadows to the already eerie buildings. (via Huffington Post)
Jun 9, 2014
Since he could lift a pencil, art has always been a prominent part in the life of Albert F. Montoya. Growing up in Yuma, Arizona, Albert spent his childhood preferably solo where he mastered the art of precise coloring within the lines and even created his own daily comic strip which he would draw and distribute to friends and family members. Present day, Albert’s pieces showcase his exploration of new themes and current events. He is constantly evolving, but as of lately his inspiration comes from everything and anything including the nature of bees, robots, alchemy, and politics— all which melt together creating a whimsical and bittersweet fairy tale adventure. In 2010, Albert graduated from the Art Institute of Las Vegas with an Interactive Media Design degree, a second passion next to his artwork. He is also the co-creator of The Artillerist, is a designer and owner for his web company montoyamedia, and also is a musician and vocalist for several personal side projects. He is currently living in Las Vegas, Nevada with his family where he has become a prominent part of the Las Vegas art community showcasing his work at several venues and group shows held during the city art festival “First Friday.”
Jun 6, 2014
Michael Zavros (born, Brisbane, Australia, 1974) is an Australian artist. Zavros studied printmaking at Queensland College of Art in the 1990s. Zavros has won three Australian drawing prizes: The Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award in 2002, The Robert Jacks Drawing Prize in 2005 and the Kedumba Prize in 2007. In 2004, Zavros won the Primavera Collex award through the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. In 2010 Zavros won the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize with a portrait of his child Phoebe is dead/McQueen. The previous year, Zavros was awarded runner up in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize with a self-portrait entitled V12 Narcissus. In 2012 he won the inaugural Bulgari Art Award, which included the acquisition of his work The new Round Room by the Art Gallery of New South Wales. He was a finalist in the Archibald Prize in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2013. Zavros has exhibited widely within Australia and his work is held in numerous private and public collections.
Jun 6, 2014
Morgana Wallace is a Victoria based artist. Her mixed media compositions are created through a fine treatment of collage working the paper to create multiple layers and various textures. Additionally, she will apply gauche to many of her works to add detail. Each piece brings together references of various mythologies with fantastical and dream like elements, creating engaging and complex works of art. (via Madrona Gallery)
Jun 5, 2014
Aakash Nihalani was born in Queens, NY in 1986 and received his BFA from the Steinhardt School of Culture, NYU, New York. He has had solo exhibitions at the Carmichael Gallery, Los Angeles; Shop Future II, Sean John, Los Angeles; Shop Future I, Sean John, Los Angeles; Ogilvy & Mather, New York; Eastern District Gallery, Brooklyn; Art Assets LLC, Brooklyn; Bose Pacia, New York and 17 Frost Gallery, Brooklyn. His participation in group exhibition includes Les Grandes Traversees, Public Design Festival, Bordeaux; Paraphrase, ARARIO Gallery, New York and BLK RIVER, Street Art Festival – Apocalyptic Colors, Vienna. He is currently based in New York, NY.
Jun 5, 2014
” My work deals with beauty and cruelty, and a darker message is often hidden under an attractive disguise. Our human need to beautify manifests itself in manifold today, as social media entices people to portray themselves as more beautiful, popular and intelligent than in physical reality. Such an urge follows us all the way to death, culminating in mortuary make up. Similarly, my works disguise the sinister under a sugary coating. The disappearance of a childhood friend, Piia, in 1988, shadows my happy childhood memories, and provides a contextual base for exploring opposites such as childhood and adulthood, and beauty and cruelty. The titles often hint at the darker side of my work. Cute as they first may seem, my 436 plaster ducks in a jail cell represent an equal number of prisoners executed in US prisons in a certain time, or toy silhouettes draw the viewers’ attention to a toyshop destroyed by Nazis during Kristallnacht. My methods are both sensitive and brutal – I paint with a gentle touch and destroy the results with a saw or scissors, creating through the process of destruction.” – Ilona Niemi
Jun 4, 2014
Creative photo series by Gem Fletcher – an award winning Art Director collaborating with Photographers across the world. Click here for the link.
Jun 4, 2014
Felix Deac <-- 1984 Born in Satu Mare, RO; Lives and works in Cluj-Napoca, RO; Education: 2009 – present – PhD studies; 2007 – 2009 Master studies in various technics; 2003 – 2007 ’’Ion Andreescu’’ University of Arts and Design from Cluj Napoca, RO, Sculpture section, investigation in sculpture and drawing technics; 1999 – 2003 ’’Aurel Pop’’ Art Highschool Satu Mare