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Michael Zavros

p o p i Michael Zavros was born in 1974. He graduated from Queensland College of Art with a Bachelor of Visual Arts in 1996 where he has subsequently worked as a sessional lecturer in painting and printmaking. Since graduating he has taken part in numerous group exhibitions including Primavera 2000 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Sebastian: Contemporary Realist Painting, Quiet Collision: Current Practice/Australian Style, Associazione ViaFarini, Milan, Italy 2003 and New Nature at Govett Brewster Gallery, New Zealand in 2007. Solo exhibitions include Everything I wanted, for which he was awarded an Arts Queensland Development Grant, at the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane in 2003/2004 and Egoiste at Wollongong Regional Gallery in 2007. p

Herakut

p p Beautiful works by Herakut, two graffiti artists from Frankfurt and Erfurt, Germany - Jasmin (Hera) and Falk (Akut). Love them. herkut2 p p

Alexis Rockman

p p p p p p ' Alexis Rockman is a native of New York City. Born in 1962, he grew up in and around The Museum of Natural History. He is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts. His work has been exhibited internationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions, and is in the permanent collections of several prominent institutions, including Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Brooklyn Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Baltimore Museum of Art. ' p

Aidas Bareikis

p p p p Born 1967 in Vilnius, Lithuania - Aidas Bareikis holds an MFA from Hunter College. He is the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship and a Soros Foundation Grant. Bareikis’ work has been selected the first Athens Biennial opening in September ’07. In addition, he has had solo exhibitions at Grand Arts in Kansas City, MO, The Kunsthalle Wien, Zacheta Center for Contemporary Art, Warsa (via) p

Mihai Criste

p p Have a look at the surreal paintings of Romanian artist Mihai Criste who is fascinated by abstration, mystery and illusion. (via Olesya Zwintershtein) p p 1193074732_22_10_2007_0445252001192

Mark Jenkins

p p p p New installations by artist Mark Jenkins (previously-blogged). So great! p

Ferris Plock

p Ferris Plock is an artist living and working in the city of San Francisco. His work is primarily character-based imagery that incorporates his passion for storytelling. Surrealist and seemingly innocent, Ferris' work doesn't subscribe to any particular genre. Based on sketches, his artwork more often than not incorporates animals or monsters in everyday human conditions- going to work, dodging splashes from cars, walking their pets, or some other scenario involving his amazing creatures. p

Gary Garay

p p Gary Garay <-- Born in 1977; Graduated at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena; Lives in Los Angeles, California. p p

Anne Faith Nicholls

p p p Anne Faith Nicholls is an acclaimed freelance artist and illustrator. Her one-of-a-kind paintings have been displayed in galleries and collections around the world and have earned high praise from art critics, collectors and publications alike. Not only has she made a name for herself as a prolific painter, but Anne has also amassed an impressive portfolio of clients including VISA, VANS, and KEDS, with her unique artistic contributions to a variety of projects as a freelance artist. p p

Simon Schubert

p p p p p ' Simon Schubert (born 1976) is an artist based in Cologne, Germany, his birthplace. From 1997 to 2004 he trained at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in the sculpture class of Irmin Kamp. Inspired by Surrealism as well as by Samuel Beckett, Schuberts works imagine architectonical settings, common situations and objects, whereas the material he uses are either simple or sophisticated - white paper folded or mixed media arrangements. Some of his paper foldings entered the West Collection, Oaks, PA, while the Saatchi Collection, London, owns sculptural works in mixed media. In 2008, Schubert received the ZVAB Phönix Art Award for new-comers. ' (via Wikipedia) p