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Lisa Jones

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These are part of the Symbiosis chair series created by artist Lisa Jones.

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Carl Scrase

p p p p ' Carl Scrase is a perfect example of an artist marking the turn of a tide. At this distinct ebb of the ravenous, rampant seas of consumption and production we‘ve been surfing for the past couple of hundred years and with the onset of the new flow, towards the riptide of Mayan prophesies of fast approaching 2012, Carl is on it, or should I say in it. And he’s splashing around. This new generation of creative humans (to which Carl belongs) are not really concerned with how much money, time or status something is worth, or what kind of flashy object the human next to them owns. They seem to be more interested in what kind of wisdom can be procured, how many friends can be found and how a thing can be recycled or was born from something else. It is all about a search for the spirit, the feeling. Moreover, what it means. We are getting sick of the bland smog of consumerism, the stench of blatant big business and seem to be looking for escape pointers, for enlightenment, for answers and for CHANGE. ' p o

Kirra Jamison

p p p ' Kirra Jamison gained her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, graduating with first class Honours. She is the recipient of the Anne and Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship (2007), and several university awards for academic excellence. She exhibits regularly in solo and group exhibitions, and her work is represented in private and corporate collections, including that of the Mater Hospital in Brisbane. ' (via Jan Murphy Gallery) p p

Julia de Ville

p p p p Julia de Ville ' Cineraria ' installation at Sophie Gannon Gallery in Richmond, Melbourne. Click here for the link. p p

Laith McGregor

p p p ' Laith McGregor works in biro ("they're Bic, by the way") are not your average schoolkid scribbles. His luminescent blue figures are intricately detailed, and gaze with such hypnotic intensity it's easy to believe that they're inspecting you, and not the other way around. " I like the idea that biros are such a commodity," the artist says. "Everyone uses them on a daily basis, but not too many people draw with them." ' (via Time Out Sydney) p

Kilian Rüthemann

p p ' In his works, Kilian Rüthemann always engages with the given situation of an exhibition space. He investigates the architectural and spatial qualities and in a surprising manner and makes precise, generally minimal interventions into the existing structure. In this way he monopolises the space and subversively influences the public's perception. Rüthemann belongs to a new generation of young artists who are again devoting themselves to formal and aesthetic explorations in sculpture, but who are at the same time interested in processes of transformation and dissolution rather than stasis and permanence. The works generally remain temporary alterations which are returned to their original state after the exhibition. The transformation of the working material effectively corresponds to a change in its aggregate conditions. Rüthemann is primarily interested in the ephemeral and the changeable, build-up and decay - both in his works and in the architecture of the exhibition sites. The title of the exhibition refers to a specific interim period within a process during which the artist locates his works. ' (via LikeYou) p p

Anton Henning

p p ' Anton Henning (German, born Berlin in 1964) is a painter whose diverse subjects and styles, from abstract to figurative, from pin-up girls to interiors are plundered knowingly from art history and popular culture. However, unlike Picabia to whom he has been compared, Henning’s diverse paintings are united by a delight in sensual pleasure, a passion for the tactile quality of paint, and a critical and subversive wit. ' (via Re-Title) p

Angelique Houtkamp

o p p p ' Angelique Houtkamp is the inspirational Dutch tattoo mademoiselle of the contemporary art world. Her work is deceptively simple, instantly recognisable and often humorous. Classic old school tattoo imagery mixed with mythological dreams, antropomorphed critters, nautical iconography and haunting Hollywood romance by way of Angelique's distinctive painterly magic and eye for style. ' p

Ken Wong

p p Ken Wong is an artist/illustrator/designer from Adelaide, Australia. He currently work as an Art Director at a computer game studio called Spicy Horse, in Shanghai. His work has appeared in the Spectrum and Exposé art annuals and a handful of magazines. p

Via Grafik

p p ' Sooner or later it all comes down ' installation view of the artwork designed by Via Grafik at the names festival in Praha. The installation appears as a snapshot of a falling down scenery. p