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Chris Slabber

 photo d970dcc0406537e0b91daf09e84e8eca_zpsda08ae01.jpg  photo af4b511592c438113e1b14180f9d4821_zps0d9d257e.jpg " Inspired by the works of Alberto Seveso, I created my own series of paint in water sculptures. The idea behind this series was to show that from Destruction comes Creation. As the paint falls there is a constant point of creation, but at the same time it destroys itself. " - Chris Slabber  photo b9728770097938d7d1dacb93f0464400_zpsc0c33169.jpg

Thierry Carrier

 photo 1413_zpsa87ef135.jpg  photo 1407_zpsc2dd9425.jpg  photo tumblr_n04czaZm5m1rfltouo6_500_zpsac9977a9.jpg Thierry Carrier (Born in 1973 in Corrèze) works with sensitive art more than with perceivable art. His painting is the reflection of his own aspiration to silence. Indeed, his figures (which are often a representation of himself) are not established in a recognizable geographical space. His painting are willingly untitled. These unusual codes made of him an artist different from the others portraitists. In front of several arrangements, the spectator can discover a world of silence, an uncluttured representation of humains, an impenetrable figure with an inexpressible poetry. (via Twentytwo Gallery)  photo 1411_zpsf6022870.jpg  photo 1250_zps2773bca4.jpg  photo tumblr_mzd90eBGDF1qdhfhho5_1280_zpsa5390a88.jpg

Markus Leitsch

 photo markus-leitsch_suit_2009_no-3_detail_resize_zps25342dc2.jpg  photo w028_zpsf4a1334d.jpg Markus Leitsch explores the complex relationship between cultivation and domestication. What is the source and the motor of human creation transforming our environment? There is a desire for perfection and immortality humans project on technology, but what are the consequences and the monstrosities resulting from it? His at times deft and morbid installations, videos and photographs using stuffed animals and explicit sexual imagery are somewhat related to the tradition of the art movement ‘Wiener Aktionismus’, while he develops his very personal adaptation of it.  photo markus-leitsch_suit_2009_no-2_detail_resize_zps39456439.jpg  photo Untitled-1_zps92e0830e.jpg

Alex Prager

 photo 1176_orig_pragerimage002_zpse46c3c9d.jpg  photo 2-Alex-Prager-Crowd2-Emma_zpsa347031d.jpg  photo AP_Rachel_and_Friends_2009_hr2_zps97040733.jpg Alex Prager (born November 1, 1979) is an American art photographer and filmmaker who lives and works in Los Angeles. Her photographs primarily use staged sets and models to create "film-like" images that invite a myriad references, not only to the history of Hollywood and photography, but also the cinematic image in art contexts. The subjects of her works, exaggerated and costumed, some times "hyper-real" speak to the ambiguity of seduction and spectacle.  photo 2013_ap_Crowd_10_Imperial_Theatre_PRESS_zpsce2cfd83.jpg  photo 8_Alex_Prager-Crowd__11__Cedar_and_Broad_Street__Courtesy_the_artist_and_Lehmann_Maupin__New_York_and_Hong_Kong-7_zpsb7a4b409.jpg  photo 2_Alex_Prager-Crowd__4__New_Haven__Courtesy_the_artist_and_Lehmann_Maupin__New_York_and_Hong_Kong-4_zpsa337fe89.jpg

Karen Ösp Pálsdóttir

 photo Grayweb_zps00c7db8f.jpg  photo Gray-web_zps229d4036.jpg " I create my paintings by dissecting my images into multiple digital layers, creating an accumulated image over time. The process always begins with a black silhouette of the portrait and finalizes with small white transparent marks. My subject is my surface and the process is a silent performance. The Paintings I make are derived from the documentation of the silent performances I perform with my subjects. The layered paint on my subject's face develops into a mask which represents the projected layered personal history of the subject. When my subject discards their painted mask, it represents a self supporting individual growth, a release of the self, a shedding of self-projections and a reclamation of the self." - Karen Ösp Pálsdóttir  photo Kamilla_zpsc01f5fce.jpg

Markus Linnenbrink

 photo marcuslinnenbrink1_zps870789b4.jpg  photo markus-another-close-up_zps5c963929.jpg Markus Linnenbrink was born in Germany in 1961. He attended Gesamthochschule in Kassel as well as the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin. His work is included in the permanent collections of The Hague Ministry of Culture, the Hague, Netherlands; Harvard Business School, Cambridge, MA; Harvard College, Cambridge, MA; the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH; Museum Neue Galerie, Kassel, Germany; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; the San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA; UCLA’s Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA and the West Collection, Oaks, PA, among others.  photo firstth110933_zpse5538356.jpg  photo y6jpazxzxnpvr0d9_zps5243ccad.jpg

Sandra David

 photo Untitled-1_zps6758a9f2.jpg  photo Untitled-3_zpscd50aefd.jpg " At the formal level, the round is a key concept. I hope that one is attracted to my pieces, that one has wanted to touch them. It is a form that welcomes the hand and calls for contact: feminine and soothing. The circle is the symbol of all, the basic form which includes all others, and therefore, the basic theme that includes all the others. " - Sandra David  photo Untitled-5_zpsc9a07c00.jpg  photo Untitled-4_zpsada943f2.jpg

Hynek Martinec

 photo Cero-Tore-02-web_zps4833cc1a.jpg  photo obrland07_zpsb443ab06.jpg Born 1980 Broumov, Czech Republic, Hynek Martinec graduated in 2005 from the Academy of Fine Art in Prague. During his studies he spent one term as an exchange student at Middlesex University, London (2002), and another at The Cooper Union, New York (2004). Martinec's work has been exhibited in both national and international venues including National Portrait Gallery in London, The Prague Biennale (Flash Art) and The British Painting “Beyond Reality” (Galerie Rudolfinum). He is represented in numerous private collections in Europe, including the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum, London and at the National Gallery, Prague. In 2007 he won the BP Young Artist Award. After his graduation at AVU 2005 he lived in Paris for 2 years. Since 2007 Hynek Martinec lives and works in London.  photo hory01_zps25d066e4.jpg  photo obrland02_zpsf277f16e.jpg

Berta Fischer

 photo bfischer_web_1_zpsea883abb.jpeg  photo tumblr_m6wm2wX2yp1r39ofuo1_1280_zps2f30ffa7.jpg Berta Fischer's (Born 1973; Lives and works in Berlin) remarkably light sculptures are abstract and reductive in a poetic sense of the word. Her work appears to be the sum of material and form. Fischer uses synthetic materials like PVC and acrylic glass. Still her compositions seem natural in their own unconventional way.  photo large_zps031c17ba.jpg  photo berta-fischer-sozo-2011-1346776994_b_zpsbc5945af.jpg

Leo Villareal

 photo LEDLights_Installation_NYC_BleekerStSubway_ByLeoVillareal2_zpse36c67ed.jpg  photo IMG_0001_zps082efddf.jpeg  photo LEDLights_Installation_NYC_BleekerStSubway_ByLeoVillareal_zps532bc0fd.jpg Leo Villareal received a BA in sculpture from Yale University in 1990, and a graduate degree from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Interactive Telecommunications Program. Recent exhibitions include, a survey show organized by the San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, which continues to tour several museums in the United States. He has completed many site specific works including, Radiant Pathways, Rice University in Houston, Texas; Mulitverse, The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC; Diagonal Grid, Borusan Center for Culture and Arts, Istanbul, Turkey; Stars, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, New York, and the recently installed Hive, for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority at the Bleecker Street subway station in Manhattan. Among the projects Villareal is currently working on, Bay Lights for the Bay Bridge in San Francisco will spectacularly light the bridge, reflect on the water, and glisten throughout the city. Villareal is a focal point of the James Corner Field Operations design team that will renew Chicago’s Navy Pier, and commissioned installations at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, and The Durst Organization in New York City, will be in visible public spaces. Villareal's work is in the permanent collections of many museums including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum, Kagawa, Japan; Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.  photo hive2_zps6ca25e2a.jpg  photo DSC_0037_zps52ebbdf1.jpg