‘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..)
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.
‘I Wanna Be Dirty’ is a commissioned oil on canvas piece about the Rocky Horror Picture Show movie by Grozdana Tilotta from Catania, Italy.
” 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
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
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.
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
” My current landscape paintings are derived from sites that are both visually compelling and charged with implications of use, development and ownership. The conditions of the landscape including light, color, texture and atmosphere give meaning to place. The transformation of land and sky through industry and enterprise may be deliberate, or simply the unintended consequence of the human impact on a fragile environment. My work is both a response to and an interpretation of the world, but it also imparts sentiment through projection that comes from a perspective of anxiety about the condition of landscape and nature in our world today. I endeavor to create a fictional response to an observed phenomenon, a metaphor that is infused with a blend of celebration, apprehension and doubt about our place in the natural world. In this manner, this work may allude to the past and simultaneously project into the future. My paintings are a response to the landscape we inhabit with all its complexity and layered meanings.” – Philip Govedare
” I’m a self-taught artist from Pennsylvania. I draw portraits of my favorite characters from movies and TV.” – Euclase
Pierre was born in 1986 in Port Elizabeth and grew up in Cape Town where he matriculated in 2005. Since then, he has been involved in the art and design industry: he studied interior design at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology before moving to London, where he worked as a student interior architect at KCA International. Pierre works as a freelance artist and designer from his studio in Woodstock, Cape Town, whilst completing his Bachelor of Visual Arts degree at the University of South Africa. Website here.