Nicola Samorì

 photo 22-662x1024_zps29cfef0b.jpg  photo 211-645x1024_zps3c49fa60.jpg  photo 23-1024x681_zps5d1d7175.jpg Nicola Samorì is an artist steeped in the tradition of 17th century Italian painting and sculpture, but with a determinedly contemporary stance. His allusions to the inspiration of Old Masters reveals how Samorì shares with them an idea of creating something new out of what already exists by means of artistic transformation. Works such as his figurative busts and sculptures made from wax push the tradition almost as far as possible from the idealized vision of Ancient Greece and the Renaissance to become deconstructed representations of classical sculpture. Nicola Samorì was born in 1977 in Forli, Italy, and lives and works in Bagnacavallo. He has exhibited widely both internationally and in the UK including solo exhibitions at Kunsthalle Tubingen, Germany and Santa Maria delle Croci, Ravenna. He featured in the Italian Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale. (via Rosenfeld Porcini)  photo 35-1024x614_zpsc66bb7d5.jpg  photo 34-682x1024_zpsc3e00ac2.jpg

Rajesh Kargutkar

 photo Expose-XV15x11incheswatercolouronpaper2014_zps6a599f52.jpg  photo Expose-XVIII15x11incheswatercolouronpaper2014_zpsccc29b38.jpg " I am interested in the tension between reality and representation of existence. I feel inclined to talk about the relationship between obsessions and detailed observance. The works that I do are project based which uses a process of reconstruction and fusion to examine the chaos of the regular city life. I like to experiment with different media like painting, photography, sculpture and video. A choice of media for particular idea is the important part in the process of my work. I always think about the control and releasing point, static and moment. My research area is specific everyday moments in which the consumer world repeats itself. The idea of construction, deconstruction and reconstruction of space; in a way tries to reduce the complication of visualizing my work. I want my work to lend visibility to such minutiae that often tend to get overlooked in the course of grandiose representations and this traumatic mark to be sensual, perfected, mechanical, a controlled gesture." - Rajesh Kargutkar  photo Expose-VI15x11incheswatercolouronpaper2013_zps457c8da4.jpg

Fintan Magee

 photo FintanMagee_ISSA_24_zps3d6de364.jpg  photo 10697236_732874260139357_8510749989369554683_o_zpsd7e1eb28.jpg  photo IMG_9201_zpsf5e1be4d.jpg Fintan Magee is an Australian street artist known for his murals throughout Queensland and later in New South Wales. Magee grew up in Queensland and gained a reputation as a graffiti artist before obtaining a Fine Arts degree and moving to Sydney. He now works out of "The Tate Gallery" above the Toxteth Hotel in Glebe. He received national acclaim for his mural depicting Felix Baumgartner in Brisbane. Described as "Australia's Banksy", Magee's work is recognised for its lack of a political message, compared to other street artists, and its humour.  photo FintanMagee_ISSA_33_zps57dd75e6.jpg  photo 10700284_727576687335781_2202925571723904324_o_zps68a50afa.jpg  photo fintan-magee-brisbane-1_zps288d9095.jpg

Brian Donnelly

 photo tumblr_mpq1ncZkbv1qd8tjxo1_1280_zpsb3600f7a.jpg  photo tumblr_ms7d4szVSc1qd8tjxo1_1280_zpsbb4e18dd.jpg  photo tumblr_mrwd9fDpMi1qd8tjxo1_1280_zps4263e3a6.jpg I stumbled across this fantastic work today of Brian Donnelly. Very, very nice.  photo tumblr_mpc1ivjumM1qd8tjxo1_1280_zpsaeae4a75.jpg  photo tumblr_mq1d6a8CzK1qd8tjxo1_1280_zpsac65e42e.jpg

Monica Piloni

 photo Untitled-1_zpsc3a06223.jpg Amazingly creepy-beautiful sculptures by Monica Piloni, an artist based out of São Paulo, Brazil. Click here to view more of her work.  photo Monica_Piloni_2014_Fotografia_Pigmento_sobre_papel_Edicao_13_70_x_100_cm_3_zps0814dd57.jpg

Jutta Koether

 photo jutta_08_02_1_zps90fab54f.jpg  photo Jutta_Koether_1235310912_2_zps1bf0fa64.jpg  photo 11_zpsbf33f507.jpg Jutta Koether (born 1958) is a German artist, musician and critic based in New York and Berlin since the early 1990s. Koether's paintings are exercises in color, line, form and pattern and often feature text. Her style has precedent in the work of Sigmar Polke and Kenny Scharf. She is also inspired by artists and intellectuals who have created an alternative to mainstream culture, including underground filmmaker Kenneth Anger and musician Patti Smith  photo JK_The_Soul_between_Heaven_and_Hell_2008_zps2583ac6d.jpg  photo Install-Jutta-Koether-3_zpsce6345c6.jpg

Franco Clooney

 photo the_hobbit_by_francoclun-d5pfh92_zpsd235ee52.jpg  photo gandalf_the_white_by_francoclun-d5rgh3f_zpsbd36afa1.jpg Hyper realistic pencil drawings by self taught Italian artist Franco Clooney.  photo thorin_oakenshield_by_francoclun-d5wotvr_zps3f4095a3.jpg  photo gandalf_by_francoclun-d4zh0y9_zpsdd95e0e6.jpg

Gabriel Kuri

 photo gabriel-kuri_zpsc6f75639.jpg  photo 11_zps034869fe.jpg Gabriel Kuri (Born 1970 in Mexico City) 'creates visually refined sculptures, collages, installations, and photographs, working from repurposed natural, industrial, and mass-produced objects (insulation foam, shells, soda cans, and stones, to name only a few). In Kuri’s work, which is often responsive to its exhibition site, questions of form and the nature of sculpture are of equal importance to more social, political, and economic concerns regarding the circulation of commodities (artworks included) and information within a global market.' (via Hammer Museum)  photo 1375706315_11536-MEX-GKUR-12-04_zpsbed1b7a6.jpg  photo Kuri_insta_zps1c5e551f.jpg

Meghan Howland

 photo Pestilence_zps8bb1fa9a.jpg  photo d-1_500_zps24a6955c.jpg Meghan Howland was born in 1985 in Massachusetts, and grew up in rural New Hampshire. She currently lives and works in Portland, ME. Website.  photo Alex_500_zps6884865b.jpg  photo MegH3_500_zps59933897.jpg

Hannah Rothstein

 photo PietMondrian_zps7fc0fe32.jpg  photo VincentVanGoghThanksgiving_zps40fc81bd.jpg  photo GeorgesSeuratThanksgiving_zps381245d2.jpg Hannah Rothstein creates. Born with a contagious can-do attitude, Hannah doesn't believe artists should have to limit themselves to one medium. So, she makes paintings, illustrations, jewelry, murals, carefully crafted copy, and a whole lot of good, clean trouble. In addition to all this, Hannah is often employed as a freelance copywriter and editor.  photo MarkRothko_zps710be292.jpg  photo JacksonPollockThanksgiving_zps430629ec.jpg  photo AndyWarholThanksgiving_zps6930487e.jpg