Apr 18, 2014
Louisiana-born Scott Campbell is known throughout the world as being one of the most talented hands in the world of tattooing. After abandoning a career as a biochemist at the University of Texas, he fled to San Francisco, and began tattooing. He learned the craft at Picture Machine, one of the oldest shops in California, rich with stories and nicotine stained flash on the walls from it’s heyday in the 60′s and 70′s. He now owns and operates the legendary Saved Tattoo in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, whose client list includes New York’s art and design elite, fashion designers such as Marc Jacobs, and a long roster of celebrities including Heath Ledger, Josh Hartnett, Orlando Bloom, Helena Christensen, and Penelope Cruz. In recent years, he has gained much acclaim from fine art communities worldwide for his work in mediums other than skin, including intricately carved sculptures made out of US currency, a series of watercolor paintings based on his experiences during a 6 week stay in a maximum security prison in Mexico City, and graphite drawings done on the insides of eggshells. Campbell has only shown in galleries for a few years, but his work is already seen in some of the most revered collections and museums worldwide. He is celebrated as one of the brightest new voices in the New York art scene.
Apr 18, 2014
Really digging the work of Benze – artist based in Budapest, Hungary. Hope to see more. Click on over to his website to view more.
Apr 17, 2014
Olga Roehl was born in Daugavpils (Latvia) in 1967. The artist now lives in Switzerland. She finished the Rezekne School of Applied Arts, received a Certficate of Artist-Doll-maker at the Moscow School of Design (Tatiana Baeva) and completed the Arts Departement of the Daugavpils University with final examination. The artists headed training courses in doll making in Latvia and Lithuania, cooperated with the Riga Puppet Theatre, made perfomances. Olga Röhl is a director, actress, designer, choreographer and modeller. Since 1998 she has been taking in exhibitions in Latvia and abroad. Her works are in private collections and galleries in Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Lativa, Nederlands, Russia, USA, Canada, Austria, Italy, etc. The works of Olga Röhl are expressive, bursting with life and colour. Dolls a ladylike, erotic, amusing and mysterious. They are an expression of part of the artist’s spiritual world, part of her ideas, emotions and world outlook.
Apr 17, 2014
‘Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s oil paintings focus on fictional figures that exist outside of specific times and places. In an interview with Nadine Rubin Nathan, Yiadom-Boakye describes her compositions as “suggestions of people…They don’t share our concerns or anxieties. They are somewhere else altogether.” This lack of fixed narrative leaves her work open to the projected imagination of the viewer. Her paintings are rooted in traditional formal considerations such as line, color, and scale, and can be self-reflexive about the medium itself, but the subjects and the way in which the paint is handled is decidedly contemporary. Yiadom- Boakye’s paintings are typically completed in a day to best capture a single moment or stream of consciousness.’ (Continue reading here..)
Apr 16, 2014
Alessandro Ripane was born in Genoa (Italy, but he’s lived and worked for a period in Sweden) exactly in the middle of 1989. Due to the lack of wild animals in the city of Genoa, Alessandro bought a lot of books about it. Due to the lack of superheroes in the city of Genoa, Alessandro bought a lot of comics about it. Needless to say, soon became an expert in both categories, even if now draw a little bit of everything, except the aliens, because it is not sure how they are dressed. Now he’s engaged to fight the fall of his hair, to compose sophisticated music of the future, to learn how to draw aliens and watch a lot of movies about monsters and zombies that he has not seen yet.
Apr 16, 2014
‘I Wanna Be Dirty’ is a commissioned oil on canvas piece about the Rocky Horror Picture Show movie by Grozdana Tilotta from Catania, Italy.
Apr 16, 2014
” What is Objective Reality? Does it exist independent on us, or everything around us is nothing else but the fruit of collective fantasy? When we fall asleep, our subconsciousness starts creating its own reality, free from causal-consequent limits, chaotic, sometimes frightening, but always beautiful in its own special way. In my works I try to set my subconsciousness free when I`m awake, to get free from causes, meanings, and to get back to the primordial Chaos. But without a particle of Order, Chaos won`t be the absolute one. I believe that every person,every living being is the fractal God, in other words, everyone of us is God himself capable of changing the surrounding reality or creating the new one. I mean God not in the religious sense, but rather in mystic-cosmological, God who has embodied into the infinity of similar copies to realize the Reason of all reasons – God himself. Thus to me my works mean something more than just pictures – I consider them avatars of thought-forms and new realities with their deities.” – Viktor Slepushkin
Apr 15, 2014
Heath West <-- Born in Houston, Texas; Lives and works in Houston; Education: 2008-2009 Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, New York, NY; 2006-2007 Visiting Student, Studio Wolf D. Prix University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria; 2004-2007 Master of Architecture University of Houston, Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture
Apr 15, 2014
Jon Foster graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 1989 with a BFA In illustration. His works have appeared in publications such as National Geographic, Universal Orlando, Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, Tor Books, Simon and Schuster, Harry S. Abrams Books, Boston Globe, Underwood Books, Knopf, Delacorte, Del Rey Books, Scholastic, Fox Atomic, Little Brown, Nightshade books, Subterranean Press. As well as inclusion in the Society of Illustrator annuals he has received two silver and three gold awards from Spectrum: The Best of Contemporary Fantastic Art. Jon also was awarded the David P. Usher/Greenwich Workshop Memorial Award in the Society of Illustrators annual 43, has been nominated twice for the Chesley Awards, and was winner of the 2008 Dark Scribe Quill Award for Best Cover.
Apr 14, 2014
Gavin Kenyon <-- Born 1980, Binghamton, New York. Lives and works in New York City. EDUCATION. 2006 M.F.A School of Visual Arts, New York, NY