Aya Haidar

 photo 201209080914251b9_zps6a38adb4.jpg  photo checkpoint-2010_zps86652a1f.jpg " My focus on developing inter-cultural dialogues is a vital step in the support of offering alternative ways to see the world, and initiate debate and dialogue about the globalised world we live in. I see my work contributing to dialogues around global cultures, media and questions of identity, both national and personal. I explore whether the durational aspect of craft, more so than other artforms, expresses concepts of time, through the way in which the hand of the artist is inherent within the medium. Alongside this a consideration of whether the voice is inherent within craft and its histories, alluding to feminist narratives by bringing the domestic into a more discursive platform. By reviewing history, authorship and authenticity, Cultural and historical customs are drawn out. Networks are re-worked where the material shapes the way the viewer identifies with stories and engagement can happen. Stories are recounted, history, authorship and authenticity are again revisited." - Aya Haidar  photo Untitled-1_zps47f866e6.jpg  photo IMG_8462_zps77391a1e.jpg

Jessilyn Park

 photo Jessilyn-Park-147_zps9f900f96.jpg  photo Jessilyn-Park-157_zps7bfe35bc.jpg  photo Jessilyn-Park-152_zps5b7ec245.jpg Orlando based artist Jessilyn Park specializes in 'paintings using both oil and acrylic that bring life to any room. Studied under world-renowned impressionist artist Leonid Afremov.'  photo Jessilyn-Park-160_zps4a1282ad.jpg  photo Jessilyn-Park-150_zpsee797a34.jpg  photo 17529_517516878301495_2060002192_n_zps9c5a1dcf.jpg

Hanne Maren Meldahl

 photo 11_01-1_zps8b045d9b.jpg  photo 11_02anjacarr_zpsc91a706c.jpg  photo 11_04anjacarr_zpse2c30145.jpg Installation: Radio-controlled creatures (made out of human hair, bacon, laqure, and paint) reacted on the movements of the audience and followed them in the room. Link here.  photo 11_03anjacarr_zpsb7b275a5.jpg  photo 11_bj_zps99169723.jpg

David J. Merritt

 photo 20110403103446706_zps35621415.jpg  photo purplepharohwide_zpscaf1a5d6.jpg  photo purplepharohmed_zpse4b3638d.jpg David J. Merritt (b. 1979, New Jersey) holds an MFA in Studio Art from New York University Steinhardt, 2011 and a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2004. Currently he lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.  photo brokenface_zpsb9811bd3.jpg  photo brokenfacedetail_zps5fae39df.jpg

Vince Low

 photo bc0de2e8407a5274f619d256777e3ba6_zps7e3e7835.jpg  photo 2bce59f6f46aa6ec5af1dfe661cc6f88_zps1453211d.jpg  photo 757cb6e4d1f4770e1c28caa60bec6e64_zpsa83bf638.jpg Beware of Vince Low. He's an incredibly talented illustrator hailing from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Check him out.  photo 692453dc651fc9d9b7a544f349b3e5e2_zps1b1d4d55.jpg  photo 033e44ebdcc5ebdcaa0b4119809bee5c_zps501098fe.jpg

Sarah Braman

 photo sb_DONK_zps3fd8ece7.jpg  photo BramanSmallFry_zps2e3f7a80.jpg  photo 6a00d8341c630a53ef0168e9e7585b970c-600wi_zps1bdba220.jpg  photo SBDONK_zps2969c189.jpg Sarah Braman was born in Tonawanda, NY, in 1970. She currently lives and works between Massachusetts and New York. Braman is co-director of CANADA Gallery, New York.  photo sarah-braman-at-mitchell-innes-and-nash-11-3-11-3_zps3cfd7198.jpg  photo Braman_Sarah_09_zps07d45aea.jpg  photo sarah-braman-at-mitchell-innes-and-nash-11-3-11-1_zps9779a085.jpg

Ester Partegas

 photo 4_zpsd8452890.jpg  photo 2_zpsdb990e17.jpg  photo 5_zpsdfb93ad3.jpg Ester Partegàs (b. 1972 La Garrigia, Barcelona) is a contemporary artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She has an M.F.A. (Sculpture) from the Universitat de Barcelona, and has completed Postgraduate studies at Hochschule der Künste, Berlin. She participated in the International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York in 1999. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including The Aldrich Museum, CT; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; 2nd Moscow Bienniale; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro NC; Walker's Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee WI; Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA; Cercle Cultural Caja Madrid, Barcelona; Sculpture Center, New York; Rice University Art Gallery, Houston TX; Queens Museum of Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, New York.  photo 3_zps1c3393c5.jpg  photo 1_zps10f4427e.jpg

Basi Mateo

 photo basi1_zps63f45da1.jpg  photo nueva1_zpsbe6372ce.jpg A nice gallery of lovely oil paintings by Spanish artist Basi Mateo. Link here.  photo una-mirada-541x700_zps034775b5.jpg

Luciano Podcaminsky

 photo Untitled-7_zpsc93611f3.jpg  photo Untitled-5_zps7d6c4da6.jpg  photo DSC4526-copy-565x849_zps0ce22029.jpg  photo Untitled-6_zpsed6a5f5a.jpg Argentina-based artist and film director Luciano Podcaminsky's work is so dynamic and exciting. A true pro.  photo Untitled-2_zpsf89e44e7.jpg  photo Untitled-1_zps91f6df38.jpg

Fabrice Fouillet

 photo Untitled-2_zps1be38299.jpg  photo f3_zps344e8a83.jpg  photo f6_zps6da5a2b8.jpg Fabrice Fouillet was born in 1974. He first studied sociology and ethnology, then photography at the Gobelins school in Paris, and specialized in still lifes. He currently lives in Paris and regularly works with many magazines, such as Vogue, Wallpaper, Numero, L’Express, Le Monde, The New York Times... His out-of-studio approach fluctuates between art and documentary and aims to explore the close relationship of men with their environment. His work favours a thorough architectural approach and stems from a particular outlook and idea, serving uncluttered aesthetics. In 2013, his series on new places of worships, "Corpus Christi", won the Sony Awards in the category "Architecture".  photo f1_zps578949e1.jpg  photo Untitled-1_zps56691796.jpg