photo unnamed-4_zpswjqye0js.png  photo unnamed-1_zpsfpzqf9ug.png  photo unnamed_zpsbehsqdy4.png Tamen, which translates to “they” in English, is a collective comprising artists Lai Shengyu (born 1978) and Yang Xiogang (born 1979). In their digital photographs and paintings, Tamen juxtaposes elements of traditional Chinese life—for example, a bride by a river—with symbols of the country’s recent meteoric industrialization and economic growth, like luxury sports cars. The artists, who co-create every piece, cite René Magritte and Edward Hopper as influences, explaining, “Our pictures hold up a mirror to contemporary China. This mirror should not just show the outer layer of reality. We are much more concerned with the psychological effects of China’s rapid modernization.”  photo unnamed-2_zpslziajhgr.png  photo unnamed-3_zpsrhzijfyf.png

Israel Hershberg

 photo unnamed-4_zpsmswbjx4k.jpg  photo unnamed-3_zpsxicxnu46.jpg  photo unnamed-2_zpszntv1axq.jpg Israel Hershberg was born on November 7, 1948 in a Displaced Persons camp in Linz, Austria. In 1949 he immigrated to Israel. In 1958 he moved with his parents to the United States where he attended the Brooklyn Museum School, Brooklyn, NY from 1966 to 1968. In 1972 he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, in 1973 his Master of Arts from the State University of New York, Albany, New York. From 1973 to 1983 he was Instructor of painting and drawing at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland. In 1983 he taught painting at the New York Academy of Art, New York, New York. Israel Hershberg moved back to Israel with his wife and family in 1984. In 1991 he was awarded the Sandberg Prize for Israel Art and in 1998 the Tel Aviv Museum of Art Prize for Israel Art. The artist is the Founder and former Artistsic Director of the Jerusalem Studio School in Jerusalem and is currently the Director & Founder of the JSS in Civita Summer School & Residency in Italy. His work is included in private and public collections internationally. Israel Hershberg is represented by the Marlborough Gallery, New York, and lives and works in Jerusalem, Israel.  photo unnamed_zps3tilkn9v.jpg  photo unnamed-1_zpsgweqfgmv.jpg

Jittagarn Kaewtinkoy

 photo unnamed-5_zpsj5se1mhx.jpg  photo unnamed-2_zpscrl7nimh.jpg  photo unnamed-1_zpsvv0kmbez.jpg Jittagarn Kaewtinkoy was born in 1979 and completed his Bachelor of Fine Art at the Rajamangala Institute in 2001. In the current exhibition, Jittagarn has produced a series of portraits and paintings of well known politicians and of iconic personalities with the intent to explore their sense of commitment towards freedom and justice. It turns out that they often fall into two categories – good and bad. As a person committed to freedom, justice and transparency himself, the artist questions his subjects' intentions and aspirations and whether they are sincere or exploit their positions as leaders and role models. Jittagarn is a contemplative individual who is observant of his surroundings and likes to depict people's characters in his work. He often executes his paintings in a cartoon like manner with bright colours and a fair share of irony. Jittagarn has participated in several art exhibitions in Thailand and also in the USA (2010).  photo unnamed-3_zpshgaspdxs.jpg  photo unnamed_zpsyti3cglj.jpg  photo unnamed-4_zpsqg73hl0d.jpg

Kelly Blevins

 photo unnamed-3_zps4bjqn2qc.jpg  photo unnamed-2_zpsmqquhs1p.jpg " I am a 2 dimensional artist combining the oddities of philosophies, politics and the nude body. The body of work I produce is generally large in scale to create clear, strong statements in relevance to universal concepts related to human nature to create a specific presence. Each drawing starts by applying charcoal powder with a large brush for basic shape and composition. Thereafter, an eraser and a charcoal pencil are used to develop a realistic representation of my visions." - Kelly Blevins  photo unnamed-4_zpsvf5hbvva.jpg  photo unnamed-5_zps6gawkwa4.jpg

Yoan Capote

 photo unnamed-2_zps6lryxkfb.jpg  photo unnamed-1_zpsinepwpu6.jpg The artist did molds of real bones with provenance from different dead people; then, he reproduced each one of them in wax, adjusting them and creating the representation of a new subject in that sculpture.The weight of the concrete is used like a symbolic element. Equilibrium is a metaphor of struggle and resistance. Gravity reminds the spiritual weight that everyone supports and talks about fragility of our own life. Link here.  photo unnamed_zpsfxnub13p.jpg

Adonna Khare

 photo unnamed-3_zpsrba42e1r.jpg  photo unnamed-2_zpsi9nmp2c9.jpg  photo unnamed-1_zpswxsz4bwa.jpg Adonna Khare is an America Artist mainly focused on carbon pencil on paper drawings. She received her Masters of Fine Art from California State University Long Beach. Her work has been collected by prestigious public and private collections throughout the world. In 2012 she won the world’s largest art competition ArtPrize, competing against over 1500 artists from all around the world. She has been featured in the Los Angeles Time, NPR, The Huffington Post, Daily Mail, Juxtapoz Magazine, Mashable, My Modern Metropolis, Saatchi Gallery as well as thousands of blogs, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram pages.  photo unnamed_zps5p6audzw.jpg  photo unnamed-4_zpsb2p0hcjd.jpg


 photo unnamed-4_zpsrorfc2ao.jpg  photo unnamed_zpscqrodd8n.jpg  photo unnamed-2_zpsaj77pdc3.jpg JUCO represents the collaborative work of Julia Galdo and Cody Cloud. They first met at The San Francisco Art Institute in 2002 where Cody received his MFA in photography and Julia her BFA. Their first projects together were actually class assignments. Team JUCO is based in Los Angeles, CA.  photo unnamed-5_zpsgtztn6wb.jpg  photo unnamed-1_zpsd1yfwruh.jpg  photo unnamed-3_zps51s4lsru.jpg

Sandra Chevrier

 photo unnamed-5_zpsf2zbqzwh.jpg  photo unnamed-2_zpsgftzgbnu.jpg  photo unnamed-3_zps4rjsjscs.jpg Sandra Chevrier currently lives in Montreal, Quebec. She is a gaze collector, an idea chaser and a full time single mom. Her work takes her traveling over a broad range of fluctuating emotional enigmas and concepts that have set the standard of our modern communication. Working in a home studio, Sandra produces her work at a full-time scale, aggressively pursuing a common thread until it is worn away, leaving her to begin on a new path.  photo unnamed_zpsdcncsjxl.jpg  photo unnamed-1_zpsom7794xv.jpg

Louise McNaught

 photo unnamed_zpszhmmemev.jpg  photo unnamed-1_zps3asbrfzk.jpg  photo unnamed-4_zpshoq4nlhn.jpg Louise McNaught completed her Fine Art Degree BSc (Hons) in 2012 at the University of Greenwich, and she has continued to work as a professional artist ever since, with international representation.... Louise‘s creations feature nature, animals, and the celestial realm in glorious, blazing neon hues, where the animals are God-like, Sublime and ethereal in their luminescence. McNaught's work is motivated by emotive and spiritual experiences which has manifested in a mixed-media approach. Her soft style suggests a delicate relationship between nature and ourselves, making a clear point about man's destruction of nature - which flutters jewel-like in the balance. When focusing on endangered species the imagery often takes on a duality of not only what is happening to the animal itself, but also relfects how we feel psychologically about the effect the human race is having on these species.  photo unnamed-2_zps3z7gpb4z.jpg  photo unnamed-3_zpsqpdxl6x0.jpg

Maartje Korstanje

 photo unnamed-2_zpspkyafhvl.png  photo unnamed-1_zps3kxiizne.png Maartje Korstanje <-- Born in 1982, Goes, NL; Lives and works in Amsterdam, NL; Education: 2005-2007 Sandberg Institute, Fine Arts, Amsterdam, NL; 2001-2005 AKV St. Joost, Breda, NL  photo unnamed_zpsvx0efyzv.png  photo unnamed-3_zpspa8captk.png