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

Flavia Pitis

 photo 2012spontaneouseventsoflifeI40-50cm_zpsbfa3da87.jpg  photo reflectionofathoughtdet_zps1039773e.jpg Flavia Pitis’ art explores issues of identity and isolation. Her painting does not have the function to represent reality, but to make present what is missing in reality. Most times, Flavia Pitiș realizes this by isolating the subject and his confrontation with the loneliness of the chiaroscuro. Darkness introduces the immaterial, but sensitive forms of expecting something indefinable and outlines the aura of a mysterious presence. The universe of Flavia Pitiș’s actions unfolds in rooms without natural light. Painted by using the chiaroscuro technique, these works present actions that seem to be condemned by being made in the dark. In particular, this dark background creates the opportunity for the appearance of glows, flashes and reflexes. There is nothing else to help define space than the shadow cast by the human figure. (via Nasui Collection & Gallery)  photo spontaneouseventsoflifeIV201240x50cm_zps1b52d299.jpg

Potentialdust by Jeff Gerber

 photo tumblr_n1vnyq2Yq71tsii1eo1_1280_zpseada965d.jpg  photo tumblr_n1vll47fDB1tsii1eo1_1280_zpsae67369f.jpg  photo tumblr_n1vl73W8tH1tsii1eo1_1280_zps3935ed59.jpg  photo tumblr_n21px3tMt71tsii1eo1_1280_zpsaa1a31d5.jpg Thank you for existing, Jeff Gerber! For links, click here, here and here.  photo tumblr_n21pqa5bo41tsii1eo1_1280_zpsed6bd513.jpg  photo tumblr_n1v9rmtDfo1tsii1eo1_1280_zps5cf50096.jpg  photo tumblr_n21qhcM2lv1tsii1eo1_1280_zps28b7da6d.jpg

Natalia Arbelaez

 photo 5copy_zpsc344456f.jpg  photo Untitled-1_zps2e5fdcef.jpg Natalia Arbelaez is a 2nd generation Colombian immigrant, born and raised in Miami, FL. She received her B.F.A. from Florida International University. She is currently receiving her M.F.A. with a concentration in ceramics and sculpture from The Ohio State University. Arbelaez currently works in ceramic, sculpture, and fiber. She is a storyteller who explores themes of reproduction, sexual differentiation, feminism, spirituality, and nature, all while treating her subject matter with a sense of humor, pride, and divinity.  photo 9_zps38fd5010.jpg

Chris Stone

 photo FACES_003_zps4de78023.jpg  photo SKETCH_BOOK_004_zps97c95469.jpg Chris Stone is an artist practicing his craft through every means possible. From writing, painting, illustration and sculpture to filming, editing, and photography. Believing the idea that creativity should not be limited to a single expression. He has been commissioned by such companies and agencies as Nike, MTV, Starz, Kellogg's, Bacardi, Goat-Milk, Draft NYC, Ralph NYC, and others.  photo FACES_001_zps7f35f921.jpg

Joshua Suda

 photo Joshua-Suda_04_zpse87ca51e.jpg  photo neversleep_zps5b1c41c6.jpg " I paint pictures. I've been born with an innate requirement to create, and by circumstance paint is the vehicle I have chosen. At the easel there is meditation, maybe some insanity that takes place. Sometimes I praise it, sometimes it's my scapegoat. It's a yin and yang thing going on. Whatever it is, there is a drive to get the cerebral into the physical without the ultimate concept ever fully unveiled; and that is why I paint. I'm like a dog chasing a ball but the difference between the dog and I; is that I never catch the damn ball!!" - Joshua Suda  photo Eye3_zpsfd4ee371.jpg  photo eye_zps72226a10.jpg

Hafner House

 photo Hafner-EXT-04-1600x800_zps74e62a11.jpg  photo Hafner-EXT-07-1600x1000_zpsdc8ec1b9.jpg  photo Hafner-EXT-03-1600x1000_zps9e86e894.jpg  photo wHafner-EXT-01_zps3f11011a.jpg A modern house in Büschelhof, Germany located in the countryside next to a forest which allows for an open living configuration and a high level of privacy. The residential building is designed for a couple with an independent area for guests and is divided into two parts: one introverted area, articulated by an arrangement of smaller openings following the surrounding typology of the neighborhood; its counterpart is an extroverted zone facing the forest and the beautiful view of the valley. The exterior space is interpreted as an extension of the open living area. The abstracted shape of the gabled roof draws an analogy to the surrounding roof typologies, which is common in Southern Germany. The transformation to an open cubic design made a maximum size of openings possible, as well as the visual merging of living and nature. Link.  photo Hafner-EXT-02-1600x1000_zps65dfca6a.jpg  photo Hafner-INT-01-1600x1000_zps2e664948.jpg  photo wHafner-EXT-05-1600x1000_zpsf3f00513.jpg


 photo tumblr_mwddhgSQ1k1r05oujo1_1280_zps35b2fbad.jpg  photo tumblr_mwddhgSQ1k1r05oujo2_1280_zpse57815c2.jpg " We got together as a team on 2009, we began our wanderings with experimental animation shorts, with time our bonding has increased giving place to a more consistent line of work. We are self taught, we came from Psychology and Philosophy studies which became very handy on our later work. Our style could be considered Lowbrow or Surrealistic Pop and our artistic philosophy always come from a concept that might be shown or neglected at the final shape of our work. We consider ourselves multidisciplinary, we came to think that because we have done projects that include very different media and we have covered pretty much the whole spectrum of techniques including animation, video art, digital art, fineart, illustration, wall painting and sculpture. We have been influenced by many things, movies, comic books, music … and social aspects that concern us and try to give expression to manifest ourselves through our work using imagination to disseminate our thoughts." - CRAJES (Carla Rendón and Jessica Ruiz)  photo _MG_6386_zps90cdaaf8.jpg

180 Canvases by Instant Hutong

 photo cf48b76c3d62cd058a2f0faf7d17ab3e_zps254ca2b0.jpg  photo 8cc7c89f8e6f99bebf41630442e7907a_zpsad655107.jpg  photo f390031ae06f72a895f60d933b914ed2_zpsbf793b60.jpg 180 Canvases is a site specific installation designed to fill the space of Arrow Factory gallery in JianChang Hutong, Beijing. Arrow Factory is a 15 m² independently run alternative art space founded by artists Rania Ho and Wang Wei, which occupies a former vegetable stand and which is now hosting exhibitions on a monthly base. We played with the original concept of the space, a shop-like show window facing the hutong lane, inserting an element of surprise to catch attention of passing-by viewers. The contrast of a colourful Wunderkammer featuring 180 canvases painted by hand strikes with the grey colour of surrounding walls, bringing some reminder to local tradition of chinese colourful paper cutting and the common habit of people to hang up wires on which they put clothes to dry on the public lanes. On the other hand, the installation will continue the research project called Theory of Moments, undertaken by Marcella Campa and Stefano Avesani, on investigating and reshaping the not defined, abandoned or under-used spaces in downtown Beijing.  photo db617bb0152d62da34a5f069fddbaf07_zpscced17df.jpg  photo 57d549a143e57eb6fe0ac320158d6adf_zps18ed1a18.jpg