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Tim Maguire

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Though Tim Maguire was born in England in 1958, his family moved to Australia in 1959 where he resided until 1992. Maguire is regarded as one of Australia’s country’s most significant artists. The artist’s current practice involves the painterly reconstruction of digital imagery through a process that refers to printing technology. His large-scale paintings mimic the appearance of smooth, mechanical reproduction but their surfaces are disrupted by random elements of physicality; drips, runs and blotches interrupt their reading as purely printed images. According to Maguire, ” My chemical interventions are more about breaking imagery down, exposing the process that leads to photographic illusion. I want the imagery to be more raw, with its component parts fitting less neatly, and any illusionism to be tentative.” Maguire currently divides his time between the U.K. and France. He has exhibited his work extensively in Australia and Europe for over two decades. The artist’s work appears in the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Galleries of New South Wales, Western Australia and South Australia, and the Kunsthalle Nuremberg. Maguire’s paintings are included in several major public and private collections in the United States, Australia, and throughout Europe.

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Llew Mejia

Llew Mejia is a stylistic illustrator skilled in hand-drawn illustration, pattern/print, packaging, branding, and computer generated illustration. Whose interests include travel, textiles, fashion, folk art, wallpaper, and all types of candy, (except chocolate).In his younger years, his family traveled back and forth between Mexico and the Southwestern United States. As a result he is bilingual and has a unique perspective on American as well as Mexican culture.

Become the Wind by Sakshi Gupta

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” The title of the show, ‘Become the Wind’ is as much a provocation as it is a description of a moment. As a provocation, the phrase challenges you to flow between a tangible state and an intangible essence. As a description, the phrase refers to that moment or state of mind where anything can be. I identify ‘the Wind’ in the title of this show with a state of the self defined by the constant pull and push of two opposing forces – one is that of constantness and the other is that of becoming. It is a state of self that is essential and stable but one that is also continuously evolving.” – Sakshi Gupta

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Medrie MacPhee

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Medrie MacPhee was born in Edmonton, Alberta and has resided in New York City since 1978. She received a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Her work has been exhibited in over 20 solo exhibitions including shows at Keith Talent, London; Michael Steinberg, New York; ArtCore, Toronto; Paolo Baldacci Gallery, New York; Baldacci-Daverio Gallery, New York; Phillipe Daverio Gallery, New York; Stadtische Galerie Haus, Siegen, Germany; the Pari Nadimi Gallery, Toronto; Escape 502, Montreal; Linda Generaux Gallery, Vancouver, B.C; and the Concordia University Art Gallery, Montreal.

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Pieter Vermeersch

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‘There are images that become abstract and there are abstractions that become images. Pieter Vermeersch is not an abstract painter as such but rather an image maker; those mental images he finds in reality by photographic means. There is no such thing as pure abstraction. Everything is connected to some part of reality. The image of different degrees of luminosity or the image of the colour of the rainbow’s prism for instance, they fascinate Pieter Vermeersch by their capacity to represent a recognisable image, both identifiable and abstract, while emphasizing the process of image apparition, this “meta-image” in which time progression and space definition take place.’ (via CCNOA)

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Antarctic Spring

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Here’s a small selection of work from a Russian illustrator that goes by the name of ‘Antarctic Spring‘. More to see here.

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Stephen Wilks

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Bridgwater in Somerset, England, is the hometown of Stephen Wilks, born 1964. He began studying Fine Art and English Literature at the University of Canterbury (Bachelor Degree) in 1987. From 1991 onwards he studied art on the European continent at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris and the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, from whom he received a grant. He later went to live and work in Berlin, Germany. Photography, drawing, painting, and sculpture are Stephen Wilks’s main media. (via Samuelis Baumgarte)

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Eric A. Hammer

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I found some super inspiring works from New York-based artist Eric A. Hammer. Check it out.. nothing but goodness here.

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Kazuhiro Tsuji

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Kazuhiro Tsuji was born in Kyoto, Japan. Throughout his childhood he was interested in art, movies, science, and technology. During high school he focused his career aspirations on special effects makeup and started a correspondence with Dick Smith (Amadeus, The Exorcist, The Godfather). After Tsuji graduated, Smith invited him to work on the Japanese film Sweet Home. After that Tsuji started his own business and worked on numerous Japanese movies including Rhapsody in August, directed by Akira Kurosawa (Seven Samurai, Ran, Yojimbo) . Tsuji also taught makeup at the Yoyogi Animation Institute. In 1996 he was sponsored by Rick Baker (An American Werewolf in London, The Nutty Professor) to work on Men In Black. This started the collaboration between Tsuji( as project supervisor and makeup artist) and Baker that has lasted over ten years. The projects include: Batman and Robin, The Devis Advocate, Mighty Joe Young, Life, Wild Wild West, Nutty Professor II, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Planet of the Apes, Men In Black II, The Ring, The Hunted Mansion, Hellboy, The Ring 2, Click, and Norbit. Baker received Oscar nominations for Life, Mighty Joe Young. Baker won Oscar for Men In Black and How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Tsuji was key staff for this make up team. Tsuji also won a BAFTA award for How The Grinch Stole Christmas, and was nominated for Planet of the Apes. He won the Hollywood makeup artist and hair stylist Guild Awards for Planet Of The Apes and How TheGrinch Stole Christmas. He received Oscar nominations for Click and Norbit.

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Greenhouse by Kyung Woo Han

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Kyung Woo Han was born in Seoul Korea. He has graduated from Seoul National University with a BFA in sculpture and has MFA in Film,Video and New Media at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Green Room is an installation with nothing more than a little paint, some furniture, and clear wire he’s created one of the most stunning spacial visual effects. “All the facts are relevant. People see what they want to see. One fact can be interpreted in several ways depend on our perceptions. In the opposite, two different facts can be looked the same.”

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