May 9, 2014
Andrea Hasler was born in Zürich, Switzerland, and currently lives and works in London, UK. She holds an MA Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art & Design.Her wax and mixed media sculptures are characterized by a tension between attraction and repulsion, and highly influenced by artists like John Isaacs, Berlinde De Bruyckere and Louise Bourgeouis. Recent solo projects include ‘Burdens of Excess’ at GUSFORD | los angeles, ‚Irreducible Complexity’ and ‚Full fat or semi-skinned?’ Next Level Projects, London. Hasler’s work was recently exhibited at the 1st Santorini Biennale of Arts in Greece, 2012. Her recent solo exhibition Irreducible Complexity will be featured in the upcoming documentary Snapshots of Shoreditch, looking at the art scene in the East End of London. Hasler also chairs artist talks at Next Level Projects and regularly lectures on contemporary art, with a focus on women artist and the body, at various institutions including the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London. Most recently, Hasler has won the Greenham Common Commission for 2014 and is currently artist in residency at Chisenhale, London.
May 8, 2014
One of Indonesia’s most revered and internationally active contemporary artists, Agus Suwage has been featured in approximately 150 museum and gallery exhibitions around the world, and his works are included in most comprehensive collections of Southeast Asian contemporary art.
May 8, 2014
This series of paintings by Sean Mahan is part of a larger series of ﬁgurative paintings on wood. The paintings are social-realist graphite renderings on oak and birch, colored with thin washes of acrylic. They depict a sense of wonder at the simple inherent sweetness of the human character and its conﬂict with structures of power and control. In this series, the symbol of the “shadow person” is repeatedly used to pose questions about those “in the shadow of power,” and to pose questions about our insulated view of the impact popular consumer culture has on others.
May 7, 2014
Ausra Osipaviciute is a talented portrait, fashion and advertising photographer based in London. Check her out.
May 7, 2014
” Made with a serious smile and a wry mind in Dewsbury, England Now living and working in Lucerne, Switzerland A deep wish for continued renewal and re-invention is reflected not least in my activities as an artist. My objects and installations mirror an independent minded, intellectual and emotional panorama which is a direct manifestation of the eclectic, polyvalent and curious way in which I occupy myself with anything that is any way remotely connected with the nature of being and man’s interaction with and perception of the world within and without him. My investigation of a diversity of subjects, such as death, religion and existence, is far from scientifically based but relies rather more upon a radically subjective view of me and my surroundings. I have a profound desire to communicate intricate ideas in a concise and reduced, often ironic manner, using a variety of easily (and not so easily) available domestic and adapted (p)re-manufactured materials. the confirmation and extension of self is a central theme in my work. ” – Michael Goodward
May 6, 2014
” Ongoing project, where I use light and colored background to make plastic bags look magical. Creating a landscape within the plastic bag. Plastic bags are a huge contributor to the landfill waste, and are extremely harmful for our oceans and the creatures living there. Do not say yes to a plastic bag when shopping. These plastic bags were found in the street.” – Vilde J. Rolfsen
May 6, 2014
Madrid-based artist Sara Landeta has a lot of things to look at on her website. Please view her lovely works here.
May 5, 2014
Cane Dojcilovic <-- Born 1963 in Sabac, Serbia; Lives and works in New York City; Graduated at Belgrade University of Arts (Academy of Fine Arts, Painting Department). Diploma (1988) awarded by the University of Arts, following a five-year program in Fine Arts, with a major in Painting. Participated in over hundred juried group exhibitions in Europe and United States (mostly in New York City) and several independent exhibitions.
May 2, 2014
After graduating from the RCA with an MA in design products, Chris Labrooy first began to use 3D as a simple tool to visualise ideas for furniture and products that he could not afford to produce. As 3D technology and hardware evolved, Chris LaBrooy saw an opportunity to explore CGI as a creative medium in itself with which he could subvert and twist familiar everyday things into new typographic and sculptural forms. Chris LaBrooy is interested in the intersection between typography, architecture, product design and visual art. Chris LaBrooy has exhibited at the design museum in London and has been featured in many publications covering design, products, typography and illustration.
May 2, 2014
Magic Sweater is an illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia who is inspired by classic comics and cartoons. His influences include Harvey comics, classic Disney animated features, early Peanuts, vintage Little Golden books, animator Jim Tyer, Hanna Barbera cartoons and Mad Magazine.
Magic Sweater’s artwork is mostly created with traditional mediums such as pen and ink or lead pencil and then either coloured digitally or traditionally.