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Jean-Robert Drouillard

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” It was after studying literature and creative writing that I headed to the sculpture. I graduated from the School-carving workshop of Quebec in May of 2000 (now called Maison des Métiers d’art). In 2002, I founded with four other artists, Coop The Block 5. This is a workshop of artistic located Limoilou where I work today. I am a teacher at the House of Crafts since 2004. I am represented by galleries Lacerte in Quebec and Orange in Montreal since 2008. I live in the city center of Quebec.” – Jean-Robert Drouillard

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Space Food by Giorgia Zanellato

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” I’m a product designer born in Venice in 1987. I started my design studies at IUAV University of Venice where I developed a strong understanding at the functionality of objects and based my design around this. After the bachelor I wanted to develop my design by focusing on the shape of the object. In 2009 I moved to ECAL to improve my drawings skills. For my master project I wanted to investigate a part of design that I wasn’t familiar with. I did my thesis about “Soprammobili” which means ornaments knick knacks in italian. I wanted to understand how and with which criteria to design an ornament. I was used designing my objects around the limit of its function and materials. The research I did in two years was about how to design an object that has no limits, no rules to follow, but just visual and emotional aspects which change from person to person. I’m actually working in Fabrica’s design department, the Benetton’s communications research centre.” – Giorgia Zanellato

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James Jirat Patradoon

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James Jirat Patradoon (born 1985) is an Australian Artist/Illustrator. He creates character driven visual art, born of fictional worlds of borrowed imagery that act as distorted mirrors to our reality, mashed-up and remixed to create new stories. Inspired by the fashion and costume of black metal music, gangster rap, professional wrestling, sci-fi films, and superheroes, James’ work is an irreverent take on the stoic nature of macho pop culture.

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Alison Watt

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Alison Watt was born in Greenock in 1965 and studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1983-88. From 2006 to 2008, Watt was the Associate Artist at The National Gallery in London, an intense period of work culminating in the spectacular solo exhibition Phantom (2008) which explored her enduring fascination with one particular painting in their collection, Zurbaran’s ‘St. Francis in Meditation’ (1635-9). Alison Watt is represented by Ingleby Gallery.

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Khalil Chishtee

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Pakistani artist Khalil Chishtee uses grocery plastic bags and trash bags, to create these life-sized figural sculptures.

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Samantha Keely Smith

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Samantha Keely Smith‘s artwork represents a striving to reconcile the inner world of instinct and the tidal sweep of our emotional life, with an external world that is both beautiful and hostile in its natural grandeur. She attempts to map the place where these worlds intersect.The translucent layers of paint, contrasting soft ethereal brushwork and harder edged sweeping gestures, echo this divergence and depict a timeless place that hovers between dream and reality in a way that is simultaneously alluring and menacing. The work exhibits the struggle between and among the variety of human impulses: impulses that are as necessary as they are contradictory, and which therefore constantly undermine our psychic and social coherence even as they endow us with vitality, soul, and life.

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Joshua Nissen King

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” We all employ defense mechanisms to guard what resides in the depths of us. Whether these façades are intentional or not they still exist. We wear many masks depending on our surroundings; we are chameleons in that sense. In my paintings, the figures get pushed back into space as flat color dictates their immediacy. The atmosphere is abstract and ambiguous, lending little information as to the context of the figure. I work on canvas and wood panel using acrylic and oil paints. I start with undirected action painting to create the ground. Then, with the use of glazes, I proceed to push areas back and bring some forward. This creates an atmosphere the figures occupy, rendering only some areas realistically while leaving others more mysterious and undefined. The manner in which the figure is painted combines the deconstruction of shape and color, light and shadow, with that of something more realistic. Fragments of the arms or face will be painted more defined where other areas may trail off. The final shattered image is a metaphor for the way in which we—like chameleons—obscure our identities. ” – Joshua Nissen King

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Valerie Hegarty

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For Valerie Hegarty, the joy of her work lies in its destruction rather than its making. Centring her practice on the politics of the American myth, Hegarty’s canvases and sculptures replicate emblems of frontier ethos – colonial furniture, antique dishware, and heroic paintings of landscapes and national figures only to demolish them by devices associated with their historical significance. (via Saatchi Gallery)

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Iñigo Sesma Gonzalez

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“I was born in 1987 in San Sebastian, Northern Spain. I´ve been interested in art and everything that involves a creative mind since I was a child. As soon as I finished at the University of Barcelona, UB, I moved to New York where currently I´m working on my own projects, while expanding my artistic discipline. Although I am interested in different styles of art I am currently using a more figurative style as my language. The works that I produce are created in response to cultural realities in context, referring specifically to the devolped societies. Beggining a dialogue with the intent to promote different visions of Popular Culture, always working from a critical, ironic and humorous standpoint. Most of my works are made with oil or mixed media on canvas or wood surface.” – Iñigo Sesma Gonzalez

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Amalia Pica

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” I usually exhibit combinations of autonomous pieces that come together as installations. So the space in between them is just as important as the works themselves. I have a sense that meaning is created by bouncing off each work onto the other. I like to think of my shows as conversations.” – Amalia Pica (Argentinian artist based in London, UK)

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