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Julien De Repentigny

 photo JulienDeRepentigny_kusama_1_zps3b9e14d8.jpg  photo JulienDeRepentigny_kusama_2_zps435e3580.jpg " I always wanted to work with balloons. I wanted to create something different. Not just show the balloon as an object but create a world with them. I created new shapes of balloons and played with colours." - Julien De Repentigny  photo JulienDeRepentigny_kusama_3_zps3270acb8.jpg

Joey Salamon

 photo KillingFields-1200x952_zps0967fbf8.jpg  photo YouHaveArrived-1200x889_zps9c2e9e91.jpg Born in West Lafayette, IN and raised in Midland, MI, Joey Salamon (b.1988) from an early age showed exceptional artistic talent. He experimented with styles for years until discovering the medium of paper collage while studying fine art at Grand Valley State University on Michigan’s west side. After graduating from GVSU in 2010, Salamon moved across the country several times while honing his craft and expanding his range in mediums. From working newspaper design jobs in Chicago and on the Hawaiian island of Molokai, interning with renowned paper-artist Jen Stark in Miami, briefly living and working at the Acorn Community Farm commune in rural Virginia, he eventually found himself back in his home state of Michigan by settling in the New Center neighborhood of Detroit in the summer of 2014. Salamon has produced work for clients including Slightly Stoopid, The Polyphonic Spree, Murder by Death, The Airborne Toxic Event, The Disco Biscuits, The Orwells, The War on Drugs, Adeline Records, Naukabout Music Festival, The NORML Foundation, Fifth Estate Magazine and Grand Valley State University and has been featured on the Juxtapoz Magazine website, People of Print, and Scene 360 Magazine. Known for his detail-oriented, eye-popping and colorful psychedelic work, Salamon credits many themes as inspirations for his creations such as; botanical illustration, ancient cultures/civilizations, cityscapes, outer space, the use of repetition, the 60s counterculture/90s grunge movement, contemporary fashion and street art.  photo StayFree-647x1024_zpsef313fa9.jpg

Andra Ursuta

 photo crush_zpsf8241910.jpg  photo crush4_zps84a88c45.jpg Andra Ursuta was born in 1979 in Salonta, Romania, and lives and works in New York. She received a BA in art history and visual arts in 2002 from Columbia University. Ursuta has had several solo shows in New York, and her work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions, such as The Encyclopedic Palace, 55th International Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (2013); Busted, High Line, New York (2013); Expo I, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York; Ostalgia, New Museum, New York (2011); and Looking Back / The Fifth White Columns Annual, White Columns, New York. This is Ursuta’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States.  photo crush1_zpsb1c1c8ad.jpg  photo crush3_zpse21cbdd6.jpg

Sarah Jarrett

 photo IMG_1681_zps708411b2.jpg  photo IMG_1024_zps21303d2d.jpg " I make painterly and dream like images using iphone and ipad. I am inspired by the poetry of landscape and the endless creative potential of the portrait. I have been working from my studio in the beautiful Norfolk countryside for the last twelve years licensing my images to the fine art publishing industry. I am constantly looking for meeting points between painting and photography." - Sarah Jarrett  photo IMG_1198_zps0b981736.jpg  photo photo-255_zps10f23547.jpg

Merve Morkoç (Lakormis)

 photo 300579c834c9895801e7e3843f2b9618_zps51d8b25c.jpg  photo d0cb1e4b092da4c9cb71960e147812ad_zpscdb3da6e.png " Merve Morkoç's paintings are inspired by the culture and life of the streets, where she feels independent. For her, the internet, streets, gallery walls, paper and materials of any size can easily turn into efficient spaces. In this context, the artist is enthused by animation figures, commercials and narrative styles of urban origin that surround her." (via Galerist)  photo a6711e16bf27109a0a6457d2ae19d01a_zpsd0ea7f6a.png

Stunt Buffet by Olli Keränen

 photo stuntbuffet01_zps232a10f9.jpg  photo stuntbuffet02_zps5b27c210.jpg  photo stuntbuffet04_zpsdf053889.jpg Stunt Buffet by Olli Keränen - A buffet cart containing a squid ink pasta dish dropped from a ramp. Website here.  photo stuntbuffet07_zps61b62a98.jpg  photo stuntbuffet06_zpsb56f6e48.jpg

Brian Catling

 photo b-interview_6_zps4f5e9f13.jpeg  photo no_mouth_hushclops_mg_7475jpeg454x640_zps63b0dac8.jpeg Brian Catling (born in London, 1948) is an English sculptor, poet, novelist, film maker and performance artist. He was educated at North East London Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art. He now holds the post of Professor of Fine Art at The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford and is a fellow of Linacre College. He has been exhibiting his work internationally since the 1970s.  photo b-interview_4_zpsc248b300.jpeg

Josh Bryan

 photo 011_zps00295920.jpg  photo 01_zpsb58c5def.jpg " The creative process is quite simple. I make sure the image I use as a reference isn’t too well-known, even though the subjects are. I then map triangles over the face drawing, around the different tones on the face. The lines are added in afterwards to determine the amount of tone needed in each triangle." - Josh Bryan  photo 02_zps6d0e30ce.jpg  photo 03_zpseeca746e.jpg

Viviane Sassen

 photo NowThen_zps5fe2f228.jpg  photo DNA_zps7b6c3573.jpg  photo Kathleen_zpsd95247f8.jpg  photo Mirrorman_zpsc9b9f16c.jpg Viviane Sassen (Dutch, born 1972) studied fashion design and photography before receiving an MFA from Ateliers Arnhem, the Netherlands. Some of her earliest memories are of life in Kenya, where she spent three years as a child. When her family returned to the Netherlands in 1978, Sassen was troubled: “I didn’t feel like I belonged in Europe, and yet I knew I was a foreigner in Africa,” she says. Ten years later, at age sixteen, Sassen revisited Kenya, and she has been traveling and working in Africa ever since. She made Parasomnia, her newest body of work, in a number of intentionally unidentified African countries, featuring anonymous subjects. Parasomnia is a category of sleep disorder whose symptoms include abnormal dreams, nightmares, and sleepwalking. In the surreal pictures in this installation, Sassen invites viewers to follow her on a journey through the mysterious remnants of her memories. (via MoMa)  photo DarkumanJunction_zpsa501e95d.jpg  photo Victoria_zpsceff370f.jpg  photo Totem_zps898e8897.jpg

Lena Klyukina

 photo 2602699_orig_zps1ba5daaa.jpg  photo tumblr_mya34o45Ml1r05oujo6_r1_1280_zpsd9e3c447.jpg  photo 2091926_orig_zpsd2b905dd.jpg  photo 476110_orig_zpsa98d7f7f.jpg " Illustrator and a tree hugger at heart, inspired by music, sun, plants and people. Born in 1989 in Riga, Latvia, as a bright kid, hungry for knowledge and adventure. After lots of travelling with family at early age, I finally feel at home now in Vilnius, Lithuania, where I currently reside and create. In love with traditional drawing, dry media and pencils, as well as forests, cycling and staying late at night." - Lena Klyukina  photo 79f3f71306d3f21293b1cb18b87b72cc_zpsecd4b5b2.jpg  photo 9612171_orig_zps456d0ec4.jpg  photo 3718998_orig_zps737cc4f4.jpg