Zlatan Vehabivic

 photo rockbottomriser_zps2ba14bdf.jpg  photo leviathan_zps50c7877a.jpg Zlatan Vehabovic, b. 1982 Banja Luka, lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia. Vehabović earned his Ph.D. in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. Vehabović is among the most highly regarded young artist in Croatia having won First Prize for Zagreb Salon 2010, The International Association of Art Critics (AICA) Award 2010, as well as an Essl Award in 2007, (Emerging Artists in Southeast Europe) 2010, and with solo exhibits in 2011 and 2013 at Lauba Museum in Zagreb, Kranjcar Gallery, Zagreb (2011). (via Marc Straus)  photo 2_zps0e9a8771.jpg  photo 1834385413-Croatia3-Croatia-s-biggest-leap-since-independence-KyA_zps3af1eb1a.jpg

Leonardo Drew

 photo 4307_LD12420N_zpsc49ed7cd.jpg  photo 7078_LD12420K_zps1e08c7a1.jpg  photo 1819_LD12420P_zps1ab3bfe5.jpg Leonardo Drew <-- Born in Tallahassee, Florida, 1961; Lives in San Antonio, Texas & Brooklyn, New York; Education: The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY; B.F.A.,1985 Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, 1981-1982 (Photos via Sikkema Jenkins and Co)  photo 8936_LD12420A_zps4b87b426.jpg  photo 791_LD12420L_zpse8d647cc.jpg

Experimental Bookshelves

 photo 309a81816913e03cc587f3e61b693c1e_zpsd8553c54.jpg  photo a90f403a2b9f994cf472494caf0366e7_zps7a0c3fc6.jpg Experimental Bookshelves by Ulterior Projects (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) - Using code to generate furniture.  photo 7e79a0f2e344ed501832d537a8fbe8a1_zps628e6dd7.jpg

Lauren Fensterstock

 photo LFKohlerInstall_web_zps13488e55.jpg  photo instalacion1_zpsa2b6521f.png Lauren Fensterstock is an artist, writer, and curator based in Portland, Maine. Lauren’s work is held in private and public collections internationally. Her artwork has been featured in recent exhibitions at The John Michael Kohler Art Center (WI), The Austin Museum of Art (TX), The Bowdoin College Museum of Art (ME), the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design (CA), The Ogunquit Museum of American Art (ME), the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (OR), the Portland Museum of Art (ME), The DUMBO Art Center (NY), and the Oliver Sears Gallery (Ireland).  photo Untitled-1_zps7c3aabc1.jpg  photo 5047d4b1769dfd28a44c4edc9199da66_zps090c0978.jpg

Meg Brown Payson

 photo 12_04-19_899_1000_zps0e6486af.jpg  photo 3_05-2_zpsc8d0d424.jpg " I am fascinated by the human need to construct meaningful order in a world filled with too much information. My work focuses attention on embodied perception and on that ordering intelligence which precedes and exceeds the limits of language. At the core of this interest is a love for one deeply familiar landscape, refreshed and illuminated by adventures in radically unfamiliar ones; and by a profound concern for the frequent dislocation of human culture from its place on a wild earth. My images are new worlds, unmoored in space and impossible to narrate. They are made of chance accumulations and abrasions of paint, each layer contributing new information and each layer leaving its trace. I seek to establish order in these new worlds by grouping and sorting all the bits; adding, intensifying or sublimating color and form until everything fits." - Meg Brown Payson  photo 12_04-17_848_1000_zps5768b669.jpg  photo 1_05-1_zpsb4c87c39.jpg


 photo f7bb33f6d58c4ba67d01a84ea00c1867_zpsfaf6215b.jpg  photo 3798e8215c9783b5e08ecceca14fdb20_zps172dfa1f.jpg Office coffee cup concept design by Tomislav Zvonarić of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Link here.  photo d86ea50f26829cdea666e51b1b4815bf_zps80023d00.jpg

Christy Langer

 photo vernal-emergance-e1327299443857_zps605e666a.jpg  photo love-bite_zpsd7a8048e.jpg  photo sevens_detail_zpsdf306c1d.jpg " My work as sculpture is inspired by my interest in the embellishment that can occur during the marriage of gradual ingestion and manipulation of reference. Each work, although deviated, are reconstructions of previously existing models; I utilize these animal forms to illustrate the disparity between reality and remembered experience. As the works evolve into an aesthetic state closer to realism while simultaneously referential origins based in truth degenerate, the boundaries between reality and falsity become blurred and permeable." - Christy Langer  photo double_bunny_zpsfe25d758.jpg  photo lean-b_zps83e3dfbe.jpg  photo Christy-Langer-studio-4_zps006f0c1b.jpg

Jolene Lai

 photo tumblr_n4206clF8l1qzamioo1_1280_zps3a20250c.jpg  photo tumblr_n4206clF8l1qzamioo2_1280_zps4190876e.jpg Jolene Lai is a Los Angeles-based artist and illustrator born and raised in Singapore. After studying painting at Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts in Singapore, Jolene studied graphic design at UCLA and spent a year working at movie-poster design house, The Refinery Creative, before returning to focus on fine art. She works primarily with oil on canvas or mixed media on water color paper. With bold use of color, shape and intricate detail, she creates images with a seductive aesthetic and subject matter that weaves in emotions of whimsy, melancholy, irony and absurdity.  photo tumblr_n4206clF8l1qzamioo3_1280_zps8c971e3a.jpg  photo NightMarket_zpsc9c1c170.jpg

Dan LuVisi

 photo gto___homer___by_danluvisiart-d66wqvp_zps9c93ce1e.jpg  photo gto___lenny_and_carl___by_danluvisiart-d66sbo7_zpse17a91b7.jpg The portfolio of LA-based artist Dan LuVisi is definitely worth a look.  photo grand_theft_otto___part_1_by_danluvisiart-d665ndh_zpsb863a65e.jpg

Derrick Piens

 photo 30720-7406391-IMG_6055_zpse74b96c5.jpg  photo 30720-7406101-IMG_5980_zps853c5203.jpg  photo 30720-7406222-IMG_5999_zps7b40ba0d.jpg " My current studio practice considers the continuous process of transformation that materials and objects undergo throughout time. I create abstract, unidentifiable objects that evoke or depict a sense of the transient through the creative and constructive process and the overall sculptural form. I am interested in the evocative and emotive qualities of colour and its potential to direct and inform the viewer’s understanding of the work. I often consider the materiality of colour: the superficial qualities of applied surfaces verses colour that is intrinsic to the material itself and solid throughout. Sculpture defines a direct physical relationship between the viewer and the objects that they encounter and a conscious use of scale reaffirms that relationship. I make work that is relatable to the human body in scale to reinforce the physicality of material within my work." - Derrick Piens  photo 30720-7406331-IMG_6052_zpse78a42a6.jpg  photo 30720-4770461-Reef_2013_zps6d7e925c.jpg  photo 30720-3054116-IMG_4939_zps88317735.jpg