Paul Kaptein

 photo 48a2991bec55b285710240cf853a70ad_zpsbd81d1e1.jpg  photo 81793497e0eff9ffecfec3a57743f659_zpsf23d700f.jpg " My work is broadly concerned with the agency of the present moment. By sampling various cultural and temporal trajectories, I’m exploring the notion of the now as a remix of past and future potentialities. This facilitates a renegotiation of perceptual truths resulting in an expression of things not quite truth, yet not quite fiction. Central to this is the underlying theory of emptiness (sunyata). Often considered a void, Sunyata offers endless possibility." - Paul Kaptein  photo 8275ea019dca8a931ad9debb3fb3a7e7_zps5cca0ff6.jpg  photo ae744728ca66a9254ed64c5f894c4953_zps6061cc5c.jpg

Yang Maoyuan

 photo Untitled-1_zpsc7c44e54.jpg  photo 0J1O5360_zpsf801d891.jpg Yang Maoyuan < -- 1966 Born in Dalian, China; 1989 Graduated from the Printing Department, Central Institute of Fine Arts, Beijing, China; 2002 CCAA Award; Lives and works in Beijing, China  photo 025_zps79b33edd.jpg

Sonia Rentsch

 photo Harm-Less-by-Sonia-Rentsch-4_zpsf5e9048f.jpg  photo Harm-Less-by-Sonia-Rentsch-6_zpsfd28554a.jpg Sonia Rentsch is an Art Director and Still Life Artist with a keen eye for detail and a talent for the idiosyncratic. Website here.  photo Harm-Less-by-Sonia-Rentsch-3_zpsfedc3974.jpg  photo Harm-Less-by-Sonia-Rentsch-2_zpsa7bc3dd4.jpg

Kim Byungkwan

 photo 2a557da9fa72aa11d31c852e33f3996f_zpsa0c566c9.jpg Feeling so inspired today. I think it may have something to do with these portraits by Kim Byungkwan - artist from from Seoul, Korea.  photo d3b8dd9ff311152e75d0de0c87d168ab_zps025e8cb8.jpg

Problem by Urs Fischer

 photo tumblr_n1tpr0F95Q1r6q94do5_500_zpsbf79bf79.jpg  photo tumblr_n1tpr0F95Q1r6q94do1_500_zps3b63dce9.jpg  photo tumblr_n1tpr0F95Q1r6q94do2_500_zps400d6ab5.jpg Say hello to my favorite contemporary artist, Urs Fischer! More here.  photo tumblr_n1tpr0F95Q1r6q94do6_500_zpsb0366ce2.jpg  photo tumblr_n1tpr0F95Q1r6q94do3_500_zps466699bf.jpg  photo Untitled-1_zpsc83fcd93.jpg

Toby Boothman

 photo blue-stripes-toby-boothman_zpsf096bab0.jpg  photo Toby-Boothman-1973-Passionforartcom20_zps87be264f.jpg " I was born in 1973 in Bristol, England. In 1994, my life changed when I went to study under the direction of Master Patrick Betaudier in Monflanquin, France. Here at the Atelier Neo Medici, I was taught a modern version of the Renaissance technique known as the Technique Mixed. This technique, which combines detailed under painting with transparent oil glazes, dates back to the time of the 15th century Flemish master Jan van Eyck. Patrick not only taught me how to paint but also how to see things. Technique has become an extremely important factor in my painting, since discovering it, I have enjoyed painting a variety of subjects; mainly figurative but also still life. I currently exhibit my works at the Plus One gallery, London & Galerie Daniel Besseiche in France." - Toby Boothman  photo Toby-Boothman-1973-Passionforartcom34_zpsce4e1f60.jpg  photo Toby-Boothman-1973-Passionforartcom18_zps4bf30137.jpg

Andrea Mary Marshall

 photo ContentImage-14131-266492-GIACONDOMAINCOURSEAMM2012_zpsc639c5d5.jpg  photo ContentImage-14131-266494-GIACONDOWITHSNAKEAMM2012_zpsfd713918.jpg  photo ContentImage-14131-266495-GIACONDOASGUERILLAAMM2012_zps45f75974.jpg Andrea Mary Marshall <-- Born 1982 in Massachusetts; Lives and works in New York City, NY; Education: 2006 BFA, Parsons The New School For Design, New York, NY  photo ContentImage-14131-266493-GIACONDOWITHDOVESAMM2012_zps399a8219.jpg  photo ContentImage-14131-266490-SELFPORTRAITASGIACONDO_THETRASHBAGMONALISA_AMM_2012_zps237c6f92.jpg

Redmer Hoekstra

 photo tumblr_n2pm7lxGXH1qdhfhho2_1280_zps2cda56af.jpg  photo wpac57189f_05_06_zps40acd38b.jpg  photo tumblr_n2pm7lxGXH1qdhfhho4_1280_zps184fdf0f.jpg 'Netherlands-based artist Redmer Hoekstra draws fascinating composite illustrations that merge animals and everyday objects or machines, from a lizard with computer keyboard scales to an owl with books for wings. At times he even brings three or more forms together, as with a whale emerging from a submarine, the entirety of which has the appearance of a banana. Whether you regard the pieces as humorous or slightly disturbing, it’s hard to deny the ingenious way each creature is formed.'  photo wpfc17f7c9_05_06_zps9829cc62.jpg  photo tumblr_n2pm7lxGXH1qdhfhho1_1280_zps03157db2.jpg

Dirk Bach

 photo 2LugeCalmeetVolupte138x26coloredpencilonpaper2009-600p_zps820d6f47.jpg  photo 5OuiTu26x382011-800p_zps088b6c8d.jpg  photo 8EdoAerodrome26x382011-600p_zpsf97ad00a.jpg Dirk Bach is an artist-scholar. His story-filled art has ranged from calligraphic abstractions, to cultural iconography, to brilliantly colored still lives, to personal visions cast against intricate patterns of grass, woven baskets, and oriental carpets. He has worked in almost every drawing and painting medium. He has been a professor of design and art history, an entertaining pianist, and an insatiable reader of books.  photo 4LugeCalmeetVolupte238x26coloredpencilonpaper2010-800p_zpsfe32d430.jpg  photo 4WatchDog26x382011-600p_zps87f20628.jpg

Gilles Barbier

 photo tumblr_n0um5afau21ro74x3o1_1280_zps46f130dd.jpg  photo tumblr_n0um5afau21ro74x3o3_r1_1280_zps5e84ea13.jpg Gilles Barbier is a visual artist who was born in 1965. Gilles Barbier has had several gallery and museum exhibitions, including at the Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington and at the Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois. Numerous works by the artist have been sold at auction, including 'SANS TITRE, (LES IMAGES BULLES)' sold at Artcurial Briest-Poulain-F. Tajan 'Contemporary Art « Scène 21.1 » ' in 2013 for $34,087.  photo tumblr_n0um5afau21ro74x3o2_r1_1280_zps7e3b3b65.jpg