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Richard Heinsohn

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” I work with color as a medium which directly and immediately affects the mind. Like Rothko and Gottlieb, I believe color can arouse complex thought and that its impact goes well beyond a merely retinal effect. By juxtaposing deeply saturated hues and values I reach out from and out to a part of the psyche where intellect and emotion interact. The extreme amounts of paint, the craters and the various painterly events all speak to the force of nature in its many intense manifestations. This work addresses global issues of survival, extinction and climate change while also focusing on the act of painting, the diversity of appropriation and the nature of the viewing experience. Most importantly, I place a high value on intuition, enigma, spontaneity and humor in art. The greatest reward for an artist may not be that he or she is understood, but that people continue to find the work compelling, intriguing and fascinating well into the future. As art becomes more philosophical, sociopolitical and academically driven, I feel the need for more open-ended interpretations than tidy explanations.” – Richard Heinsohn

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Lux Xzymhr

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Here are some delightfully charming illustration works by artist Lux Xzymhr.

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Lita Cabellut

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Lita Cabellut is considered to be a painter with a unique pictorial language, using a contemporary variation on the fresco-technique and her own personalized ‘Cabellut-palette’. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe, and has been the subject of much critical acclaim. (via Bill Lowe Gallery)

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Dimas Forchetti

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Click through for some beautiful illustrations by artist Dimas Forchetti. Go.

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Margarita Checa

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Widely considered to be the most significant female sculptor in South America, Margarita Checa’s work is epic in its eloquence, breathing new life into archetypal symbols and dreams. Her hauntingly beautiful figures are at once mystical and primal, conveying an emotional experience unbounded by time. Checa hand-carves ancient olive wood taken from trees that were planted by the Spanish during their conquest and colonization of the Incas. Into this olive wood Checa imbeds inlays of silver, bronze, bull horn, or other exotic South American hardwoods. Checa relates that this aspect of her work attests to her deep ties with her homeland of Peru: “I went to live in Costa Rica in 1992. There I had the strongest sensation that regardless of where I might find myself I carried with me my entire country – its culture, its history, like tattoos all over my body. It was at that moment I started to inlay woods in the different colors and hues offered to me in Costa Rica.”

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John Holcroft

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” I grew up in the sleepy Lancashire village of Parbold and when I was 9 my family moved to Yorkshire where I spent most of my childhood drawing, painting and making stuff from what ever I could find. During my collage years I became a fan of artists like David Cutter, Ian Pollock and Edward Hopper. I left with an HND in Graphic design and was proud of my achievements only to end up in the 90s recessional jobless queue. My past clients include: BBC, TUC, Reader’s Digest, Financial Times, Walker books, The Guardian, The Economist, Haymarket, conde nast, TES.” – John Holcroft

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Dana Park Weiser

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” As a Korean-born adoptee, raised in a Jewish-American home in a large, mid-western city, I use my childhood experiences to explore questions of lost identity, multiple identity and racial identity. I use my personal memories, followed by research, to explore current incidents of racial stereotyping and to reflect on, and bring a unique focus to, contemporary observations on our society. My work is inspired by everyday words and gestures or movements. While my sculptures are often seen as figurative, I prefer to describe them as gestural. The larger works are often a vehicle for capturing a seemingly small gesture or act, which is better captured and understood in a larger context. My sculptures are often literal representations of idioms, such as My Thoughts Exactly… and Child Overboard. While my figures mimic the most simple translations of these words, their connotations are considerably more complex.” – Dana Park Weiser

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Kamil Mirocha

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” I guess the line between being paranoid and being an artist is smaller than one would expect. My name is Kamil Mirocha and I’m utterly devoted to graphic design and batik. Having graduated with an MA in Applied Arts, I moved to the UK, where I’m currently working on a new series of paintings. Constantly discovering the secrets of the batik technique, I have developed my own style, which I hope you will enjoy.” – Kamil Mirocha

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Lola Dupré

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Lola Dupré is a collage artist and illustrator working in the Alpujarra de la Sierra, Andalucía, Spain. The collages are handmade with paper, scissors and glue on wood panels.

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Maykel Lima

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Maykel Lima, ladies and gentlemen. A talented illustrator and digital photo artist based in Madrid, Spain.

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