Kari-Lise Alexander

 photo Ophelia_500_zpsdlzxxe2h.jpg  photo Inflorescence-20x24-website_416_zpsgjucxtjy.jpg  photo 2_zpser9mvmey.jpg Kari-Lise Alexander’s expressive work explores themes rooted in her Scandinavian heritage. Innocent maidens float in worlds of their own making, oftentimes losing themselves in their daydreams. At a young age Kari-Lise was always experimenting with paints, pencils, pastels and anything else she could get her hands on. In 2000 she studied fine art for two semesters but left college to pursue other interests. It wasn’t until spring of 2009 that her heart led her back to painting and she hasn’t stopped since. Working from her home studio in Seattle, Kari-Lise creates paintings that captivate the viewer. Her work often reflects the Norwegian folk art of rosemaling. This traditional art is given a contemporary feel in many of Kari-Lise’s paintings as it wraps and entwines itself within the composition, sometimes floating as a ghost as if it were an ancestral reminder. Kari-Lise is currently working with local as well as international galleries.  photo Reverence_429_zpsoysw8ktz.jpg  photo 1_zpsk5djt5ou.jpg

Axel Void

 photo unnameed-770x539_zpsgwoeolyq.jpg  photo IMG_9670-770x539_zps7atjhu9l.jpg  photo GRIS-El-Tepe_3-770x539_zpslppicipt.jpg Axel Void (Alejandro Hugo Dorda Mevs) was born in 1986 in Miami to a Haitian mother and a Spanish father. From the age of three onward, he was raised in Spain. From an early age, he has been strongly influenced by classical painting and drawing. Since 1999, Axel Void has been in contact with graffiti writing. He studied Fine Arts in Cádiz, Granada and Sevilla, and was based in Berlin until moving to Miami in 2013, where he currently resides.  photo IMG_43802-770x539_zpsckhgulcv.jpg  photo Arecibo-770x539_zps1vb90ulm.jpg  photo Tarifa-AxelVoid_14-770x539_zpslo0swaqh.jpg

Takeshi Haguri

 photo haguri_04_zpsglgulua9.jpg  photo haguri_02_zpsg05uxwmp.jpg Takeshi Haguri <-- Born 1957 in Nagoya, Japan. After graduating the Sculpture course at the Aichi University of the Arts in 1982, he moved on to a postgraduate course, graduating in 1984. Since then he has been sculpting in wood mainly, using aluminium for outdoor works. He held solo exhibitions at Gallery Muramatsu (1996, 1998/Tokyo), Art Gallery C. SQUARE (2006/Nagoya), Andersen Park Children's Museum (2009/Chiba, Japan) and many others. As for group exhibitions, he took part in shows such as Kobe Figurative Sculpture Grand Prize Exhibition (1996/Kobe, Japan), Vogtland International Sculpture Symposium (2000/Germany), Fugaku Biennale (2001/Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan) and 16th Taro Okamoto Modern Art Prize Exhibition (2013/ Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Japan). His works are on display at Nisshinnishi High School (Aichi, Japan), Haruno Fureai Park (Shizuoka, Japan), Ijiramura Sports Park (Gifu, Japan), Nishiharu High School (Aichi, Japan), Saya Primary School (Aichi, Japan), Nagakute North Primary School (Aichi, Japan).  photo haguri_03_zpsmo4xadwp.jpg  photo haguri_01_zpsegt5duck.jpg

Marcela Cárdenas

 photo 8_zorra6_zpslps3xhhq.jpg  photo 8_zorra2_zpsjag01lsg.jpg  photo 8_zorra3_zpsrgagapyb.jpg " To find beauty through meticulous finishes done with patience, establishes my point of view towards velocity of contemporary life. I find inspiration in nature to create metaphors and express thoughts about life and death. My work has always been intimately related to nature, this has led me to the construction of an Imaginary full of coincidences and double meanings that takes form with a Series of paintings, etchings and drawings". - Marcela Cárdenas  photo 8_zorra5_zpstzmqsjj1.jpg  photo 8_zorra1_zpsatvzt4wm.jpg

John Jacobsmeyer

 photo Druids_b_zpsqqrcakgj.jpg  photo John_JacobJingleHeimerSchmidt_oil_on_linen_66_x_56_cm_800_zpsxh6chdsh.jpg  photo Painter_of_Light_2011_oil_on_linen_53_x_69_cm_800_zps2lti1lud.jpg John Jacobsmeyer has been an active contributor to the discourse in conceptual figuration in the New York area for the past 15 years. He operates the JJHS Press where his wordless book “More Than Human” was published in 2010 and the portfolio “Safety First” was published for the Shanghai Metro in 2013. Jacobsmeyer earned his BFA from the University of New Hampshire and an MFA in painting and printmaking from Yale University. He teaches printmaking, painting, and art theory at the New York Academy of Art’s Graduate School. He has taught or given lectures at over 40 Colleges and Universities around the world including RISD, Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing, Shanghai University, Vanderbilt University, and the Pratt Institute. He received artist residencies at the Ragdale Foundation, MacDowell Colony, Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program, Anchor Graphics, Cill Rialig Ireland, Shanghai University and Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul. Awards include two fellowships from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, the Basil Alkazzi Award, a Fulbright Fellowship to Italy, a Pollack-Krasner Grant and a New York Foundation for the Arts Artist Fellowship. His work is housed in the permanent collections of the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, New Mexico, the Springfield Museum of Art, Ohio, the States of New Hampshire and South Carolina, and the Cities of Seattle and Shanghai, China as well as numerous colleges, universities and private collections. His work is available at Art Labor Gallery, Shanghai; Davidson Galleries, Seattle; Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn.  photo Art_Project_2011_oil_on_linen_69_x_53_cm_800_zpsi3irollw.jpg  photo 5_b_zpsm4lhjjls.jpg  photo Knotty_Girl_2011_oil_on_linen_69_x_53_800_zpsc8xpyju5.jpg

Hsiao-Ron Cheng

 photo 09ab56beb6b9ccec6846ecc2fa8e36c0_zpsjofqk45x.jpg  photo 16b442969bf37c6c129a3e9df495dee0_zpsdt1tt8ir.jpg Hsiao-Ron Cheng is a 1986-born Taiwanese illustrator. She started to work as a freelance illustrator in 2012 and soon get international attention. In the same year, her work has been shortlisted for Young Illustrator Award. Hsiao-Ron's clients range from fashion brand to design agencies worldwide. Other experiences include a digital painting of 8ft mural for coffee shop interior design.  photo 20a113f4c80fb71a8778390d97a42be9_zpstweunarb.jpg  photo a5a63b5d58c2898a0b4c5ae35f4b6d81_zps1moxyxbn.jpg

Angela Deane

 photo gJ2qs_roa_nijWM6_zpsn0kdhhq8.jpg  photo O61fukZGyYz_9Mns_zpstmg9rffi.jpg  photo 99eed2ac0513410605409a1d4a06caea_zpsvtrqglyq.jpg " My work explores the beautiful, painful, and ultimately puzzling, human condition of having memories. What are they? Can we retain them as an experience? Are they individual or shared? Once gone, could your neighbor's be your own? How important is happening versus happened? Through this body of work, I engage with mostly found photographs. Already, these objects have a history unknown to me and speak of another’s memory, removed in both time and space. In these photographs, I cover the people with paint, subtracting the specific identity of each person and transforming them into anonymous ghosts for the viewer to project upon. In this way, a private and specific experience becomes an open and shared one through the material addition of paint on photograph. Through this haunting of the material, the ghosts become us and we become the ghosts. We become the ghosts of our everyday. -Angela Deane  photo uKsSaExW3RGFN9_f_zpse3klxrov.jpg  photo GRXKLRWfT0dMk8Q3_zps8av7evm3.jpg  photo mFAsmPwyQAJbq6wB_zps2kuie4ni.jpg

Sam Weber

" I was born in Alaska, and grew up in Deep River Ontario, Canada. After attending the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, I moved to New York to pursue illustration and attend graduate school at The School of Visual Arts." - Sam Weber

Bailey Henderson

 photo 603ec282f5e7f1b5603e439f80bf1009_zpspuk0ysog.jpg  photo 7d9524266c3e621c61be77ac6d4d7b23_zps8id3meum.jpg  photo 383c1006ad38e91e45c4f2bac6d7969f_zpseglkwrlh.jpg  photo 0fd4f77e796d460e4a6e60df6d9a48da_zpsqcvqrvf2.jpg Bailey Henderson is a Toronto-based sculptor and illustrator, who works in a variety of medium from oil painting to bronze and resin casting. With a sharp eye for detail, Her work focused primarily on creatures, be that real or mythological. Her on-going sculpture series "Monstrorum Marines" focuses on bringing creatures depicted on medieval and renaissance maps to life, in a more realistic and detailed form.  photo 02b1fd1916d658d7ff5a95d28699c004_zpsyf6rn9z9.jpg  photo ac8f3e27908de95a785cda5e810b8cc2_zpsjejnav0r.jpg

Joseba Eskubi

 photo DSC00708_zps1ssedv0x.jpg  photo DSC00718_zpsokrybqco.jpg In these last years Joseba Eskubi (Bibao 1967) has worked a gestural painting, combining techniques and processes that try to accentuate the material qualities of the image. He is interested in organic forms in decomposition, soft and amorphous that accentuate the tactile sense of vision. His work usually presents a kind of stage where there is a single figure, silhouetted against the background., trying to maintain a certain ambiguity that allows the suggestion and evocation. The pictorial gesture builds a credible figure, but at the same time it is decoded as an abstract, and purely material. The idea is that each image has a temperature, a character like a portrait of an unknown thing until you create it. Joseba Eskubi´s process is quite intuitive and fast, acting directly on the canvas. He works with a serial device that causes an obsessive effect, a necessity absurd and indomitable. This repetitive structure, projects itself over time like a big body beating and breathing, the strange body of painting.  photo DSC00719_zpsfcl0j6f3.jpg  photo DSC00715_zpsfawyp8gr.jpg