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Alvin Epps

 photo Nas_zps18ad6fd5.jpg  photo Stripes_zps7a8835f6.jpg Illustrator Alvin Epps share a portfolio online, and it's chock-full o' amazing work. Love finding people I didn't know about who are totally awesome!  photo Posterboy_zps500d5061.jpg

Tartan Ribbon by Adam Ferriss

 photo 903x600xrsz_h600_6_25jpgpagespeedic_c6ikU2gci_zps1190b926.jpg  photo 925x600xrsz_h600_6_6jpgpagespeedic80hMv_g83K_zps8b97b187.jpg  photo 902x600xrsz_h600_6_15jpgpagespeedic3YSz4lKQ3m_zps26536711.jpg Adam Ferriss was born in Richmond, VA in 1988. After receiving a BFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD he relocated to Los Angeles, CA where he currently resides. His recent work utilizes the RGB Tricolor separation process and pixel sorting algorithms as procedural mechanisms to initiate iterative changes in light and pixel structure.  photo 896x600xrsz_h600_6_3jpgpagespeedicdpjKBZ5B9S_zps04617aa9.jpg  photo 918x600xrsz_h600_6_26jpgpagespeedic9DDIpACeKK_zps6474fd4c.jpg  photo 900x600xrsz_h600_6_19jpgpagespeedicaa8GDuZhnt_zpsf1fe7722.jpg

Frans Franciscus

 photo DK_Plage_website_zps7916541f.jpg  photo WMMafter-Memling_zps4241dad1.jpg  photo CX_theNewlake_after-Memling_zpse2caee5a.jpg The works of F. Franciscus present an exhibition highlighting modern art mostly inspired by classic European paintings often with a biblical background. The artist’s sources of inspiration include pieces by painters like Hendrick ter Brugghen, Caravaggio and Bronzino. He combines or re-arranges compositions of old masters depicting biblical stories in an up-to-date and idiosyncratic fashion. His themes are put in a modern context in an intelligent way, resulting in humorous and appealing art that can sometimes shock the viewer as well. Franciscus´paintwork is in no case meant to insult but allways tries to create space for a broader view on human kind. F. Franciscus (27 April 1959, Utrecht) studied at the Utrecht School of Art. He lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In addition to paintings his work includes sculptures and films. Since 2012 Franciscus created under the name Franciscus & Franciscus together with spous Rienus Gündel Franciscus a growing series digital portraits named “Digital studies after Memling”. There have been exhibitions by Franciscus and by Franciscus & Franciscus in galleries, artfairs and museums in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Jordan, Spain, Swiss, South Africa, U. K. and U.S.A.  photo R-I_zpsf84bc162.jpg  photo BdK_zpse54e595b.jpg  photo BB-after-Memling-2012_zps5a4e5afd.jpg

Bill FitzGibbons

 photo Bill-Fitzgibbons-LightChannels7_zps6afc5e9d.jpg  photo tumblr_mra90dO9l01s90ws2o1_1280_zps41b361fd.jpg  photo LightRailsbyBillFitzgibbons_04_delood_zps7e2448e0.jpg Bill FitzGibbons received his BFA in Sculpture and Art History from the University of Tennessee, and his MFA in Sculpture and Multi-Media from Washington University in St. Louis. Bill has received over thirty public art commissions in five countries. In 1979 he became the first curator at Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis, Missouri. From 1985 until 1988 he was appointed as the Director of Sculpture at the Visual Art Center in Anchorage, Alaska. In 1988 he became the Department Head of Sculpture at the San Antonio Art Institute. In 1991 he was selected as a Fulbright Scholar for the Hungarian Art Academy in Budapest, Hungary. Bill has served on the adjunct faculty at Trinity University in San Antonio and has been the Executive Director of the Blue Star Contemporary Art Center since the summer of 2002. Currently Bill serves on the board of directors of the International Sculpture Center.  photo light-channels4_zpsf0573839.jpg  photo 7c6e934205c0c2dced4254f295348a47e2c379291377329357_zpsb0a89c64.jpg

Marco Chin

 photo editorial_92h_zpsc3497b1f.jpg  photo editorial_92c_zps3f5069b0.jpg Marco Chin (previously blogged): "My work explores issues related to gender and sexuality through the re-presentation of the male figure and the subversion of traditional male archetypes. The most recent piece, "Machoman" is a wearable soft sculpture plate that alludes to armour and creates a dialogue between forms traditionally thought of as masculine and effeminate."  photo editorial_92g_zps6734af49.jpg

Lori Nix

 photo 12_zps2a15c62b.jpg  photo 10_zps65c42768.jpg  photo 06_zps5ce8a9cb.jpg " I am often asked questions about the inspiration for my work as well as my working process. As a ‘non-traditional’ photographer (I construct my subject matter rather than go find it) people find it hard to grasp what exactly it is that I do. And the fact that it is all done in front of the camera, with no digital manipulation, adds its own set of challenges. Building materials, lighting, issues of scale and space all become significant when you are recreating the world on a table top." - Lori Nix  photo 13_zps77d3772f.jpg  photo 27_zpsde3f2dda.jpg  photo 05_zps67689871.jpg

Denim Art by Ian Berry

 photo Denimu_Portraits_Face_Denim_zpsbfc0339e.jpg  photo Denimu_Art_london_punk_zpsd1a57e9b.jpg  photo Denimu_Art_avalon_pub_zps4abcad43.jpg 'We all love denim, don't we? It's the great democratic fabric, worn by everyone from the farmer to the aristocrat, the manual worker to the oligarch. But for the British artist Ian Berry, it is so much more. It's probably fair to say, Ian is obsessed. This is the guy who changed his stage name to Denimu and made a career out of turning jeans into works of art. Ian conjures remarkably detailed portraits and urban landscapes using nothing more than discarded jeans. Over many weeks he cuts, stitches and glues using only the varying shades of the fabric to provide contrast and shadow. The effect is amazingly detailed images, with a depth and texture that is hard to reproduce in print and online.'  photo Denimu_Art_soli_zpsb97fcbf5.jpg  photo Denimu_Portraits_BADASS_zps790a62a8.jpg  photo Denimu_Art_Hampstead_tube_zps12f9eb23.jpg

Francois Chatier

 photo Big-Boy1-1004x1024_zps34b5242a.jpg  photo ILLOGICAL1-1024x574_zpsd4593ada.jpg  photo Lets-go-2-1004x1024_zpsc0cb0e0d.jpg  photo Self-portrait1-1004x1024_zps99c786cd.jpg A collection of brightly colored still life paintings by Canadian photorealist painter Francois Chatier. Have a look guys.  photo Youre-in-good1-1004x1024_zps15b0cece.jpg  photo Where-Have-I1-1004x1024_zpsff43b47b.jpg  photo A-vacation1-1004x1024_zps5bf9fc8f.jpg

Fernando Mastrangelo

 photo DSC1713_zpse6f58455.jpg  photo DSC1709_zpse9dd61ca.jpg  photo DSC1721-copy-545x400_zpsf7a2f54b.jpg Fernando Mastrangelo (b. 1978) lives and works in Brooklyn. Currently he is at work on Al One (2010-) to date, the most ambitious and comprehensive sculptural installation to address the increasing complexities of social networking in our present time. Mastrangelo is also completing his largest private commission to date, and recently moved into his new studio space in Bushwick Brooklyn.  photo DSC1734-599x400_zps61dcfb9a.jpg  photo DSC1730-616x400_zps10d869dd.jpg  photo DSC1732-650x400_zpsf413a584.jpg

Matt James Stone

 photo PageImage-507571-3372236-mbanana2_zps982dca4d.jpg  photo PageImage-507571-4793695-PageImage5075713372311bronzebanpaint_zps277763c7.jpg  photo PageImage-507571-4790304-PageImage5075713300225edit22222_zps079e1b8d.jpg 'Fruit is an amazing series of banana sculptures by artist Matt James Stone. Born in 1979 in West Virginia, he is a sculptor who currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.'  photo PageImage-507571-4793703-bananaedit1_zps66a0b1f9.jpg  photo PageImage-507571-4793696-PageImage5075713372310bronzebananapaint1editcopy_zps2ae128fa.jpg