Caro Niederer (born in Zürich 1963) is a contemporary artists who lives and works in Zürich. Niederer works in a variety of media. Her work encompasses techniques such as painting, photography, video as well as silk tapestries. Niederer is, along with Pipilotti Rist and Sylvie Fleury, one of the most popular contemporary female Swiss artists. Human day-to-day situations from her private life and her immediate environment are the source for most of Niederer’s works. These personal snapshots are then re-worked in paintings or form the template for huge hand knotted silk carpets, which the artist gets produced in China. The transformation of an image through its replication in another media is a core theme of Niederer’s work. In a ongoing photo series called Interieurs Niederer photographs her sold works in situ in their new owners’ homes and offices.
Mona Hatoum was born into a Palestinian family in Beirut and has lived and worked in London since 1975. Her sculpture, video, drawings and installations have been widely exhibited throughout the world. Since 1994, there have been more than twenty solo museum and institutional exhibitions of her work, the largest and most comprehensive of which was a survey initiated by the Hamburger Kunsthalle that also traveled to Kunstmuseum Bonn, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, and the Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art (2004 – 05). Hatoum was Artist-in-Residence on the DAAD program (Berliner Künstlerprogramm, Deutscher Akademischer Austrauschdienst) in 2003-2004 and has since divided her time between Berlin and London. In 2011 she had solo exhibitions at Alexander and Bonin, New York and White Cube, Mason’s Yard, London. Recently, Hatoum had solo exhibitions at the Goetz Collection, Munich and Arter, Istanbul. (via Alexander and Bonin)
Dylan Shields was born in Brighton UK. He traveled extensively, working, absorbing other people and cultures, before returning to the UK to study Fine Art at Northumbria University in Newcastle. Whilst at University he was invited to enter, and consequently won the competition to design the Dutch 2 Euro Erasmus Commemorative coin, 2011. Dylan now lives and works in London. Dylan is an artist predominantly focused on sculpture, investigating the relationship between traditional, narrative painting and contemporary materials. He explores the relationship between art history and its context in modern society, highlighting the forgotten narratives of old masters. He uses re-cycled cardboard and parcel tape to produce work that is at once familiar but dramatized by its original use of form and perspective.
Inhyuk Jo is a talented illustrator/graphic designer based in Seoul, Korea.
” My work is interested in the phenomenon of making memories. By constructing scopes that project future nostalgias, my paintings aim to channel a mundane hedonism, fueled by a cloud of expectations and threat of the ordinary. In drawing from the traditions of both the grand portrait and the DIY genre of decorative pattern painting, the paintings start in a place of ‘pretty’, and, in examining the subjects’ dysfunctional relationship with their environment, become increasingly violated through the use of garish color, rough texture, and a surface sediment of opulent, store-bought, celebratory trash. Referencing holiday photographs, family portraits, and the materiality of disposable decor, my paintings attempt to create expected histories.” – Celeste Rapone
Jason Haggerty is a visual artist based out of the Gold Coast currently completing his Bachelor Degree in Digital Media, majoring in Fine Art and Art Theory at Queensland College of Art. The central concern of his research is the growth and rapid evolution of cyberspace, the ways in which intense streams of information are shifting the nature of human interaction, concepts of self, popular culture, social networks, advertising, and the duality of online and offline presence and the overlapping of online content into real life. Utilising technology and new medias such as motion and body tracking, video, computer software, audio synthesisers and 3D modelling/printing, Jason’s practice challenges the conceived notions of art making, with installations and digital sculptures that place the viewer’s experience as paramount. With an appreciation for art practice, art theory and curatorship, Jason has worked closely with Griffith University’s White Box Gallery and Jugglers Artspace to curate and install various exhibitions, and also completed an internship at The Walls Gallery at Rabbit+Cocoon.
” I was working as a freelancer collaborating with some studios on concept art pieces. I was working externally with Arkane studio, Dishonored game project. Also I was working on few illustrations on movie project with Viktor Antonov. Now I’m working as concept artist in Vatra Games Studio, Brno, Czech Republic.” – Sergey Kolesov aka Peleng
Some say that artist Chris Maynard is slightly feather-obsessed. “It’s true,” he says, “my work with feathers gives me a satisfying perch from which to view the world.” He only has time to turn a small portion of his ideas, which fill many notebooks, into feather designs. His favorite tools are the tiny eye surgery scissors, forceps, and magnifying glasses passed down through his family.
These are digitally colored photo-works from scanned black and white negatives and digital colored photo-works from digital images by (previously-blogged) Teun Hocks.
Teagan White is a freelance designer and illustrator from Chicago, currently living and working in St Paul, Minnesota, where she recently earned her BFA in Illustration from the Minneapolis College of Art + Design. Her body of work encompasses intricate renderings of flora and fauna, playful depictions of cute anthropomorphic critters, illustrative typography, and everything in between. The subtleties of nature and reciprocal relationships between organisms are her primary inspirations, and her work typically incorporates flat, limited color, decorative arrangements of organic forms, and obsessive detail.