Randy Hage

 photo normal_wpBsX2FZfm_zpsj68surrl.jpg  photo normal_788x0q5ca7czda5zpvqthw7xj6hnkb_zpsztcsc5gl.jpg  photo normal_avr6GzAfcR_zpsujraxwml.jpg Visual artist, Randy Hage, has always been fascinated by the character and often overlooked beauty of aging structures. In the late 90s, he began photographing the cast iron facades in the SoHo area of New York as possible subjects for future art projects (The cast iron and brick structure on this site is a product of that original research). His interest soon moved to the unique street level Mom & Pop storefronts with their hand painted signs, layers of architecture, wonderful patinas and intriguing history. As he continued to photograph these storefronts, it became clear to him that this was becoming more than an art project, it was becoming a documentary project as well. These neighborhood storefronts were closing at an alarming rate, falling victim to large scale redevelopment that was exceeding a normal pace for neighborhood change. Hages storefront project reflects a love for these iconic structures, as well as a passionate interest in the communities that they serve. His sculptures represent more than fading facades, they honor the very soul of the city…its people. Randy Hage has been creating sets, models, and props for the TV/Film and small scale hobby industries for over 25 years. He is a former instructor at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, where he taught set and prop fabrication.  photo normal_9PWYNwBMqX_zpsuox9cbjj.jpg  photo tumblr_nvt44q1c2X1qz9v0to8_540_zpsd1aahsu0.jpg

Markus Linnenbrink

 photo slide_375026_4380060_free_zps8fjwyqid.jpg  photo markus-linnenbrink-color-wall-designboom-01_zps2vg3y0i5.jpg Markus Linnenbrink <-- Born 1961 in Germany, lives and works in Brooklyn, New York; Education: 1985-88 Academy of Fine Arts, Berlin; 1982-85 Gesamthochschule, Kassel  photo tumblr_nv4utsxoPs1r29uz6o2_1280_zpspks2d6hz.jpg  photo tumblr_nv4utsxoPs1r29uz6o1_1280_zpsshsgmsva.jpg

Aron Demetz

 photo Aron-Demetz_03_zpspnoc9vof.jpg  photo A-Demetz_Advanced-minorities_2012_tiglio_cm-215_zpsgnuigqrv.jpg Aron Demetz <-- Born in 1972 in Vipiteno, Demetz lives and works in Selva di Val Gardena; 1986-93 Instituti d’arte di Selva Val Gardena; 1997-98 Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg, under Professor Christian Höpfner  photo sud-lindenholz-210cm-20124_zps0qgwsnyh.jpg  photo Aron_Demetz-03-bloghistapercaso_zpsnpdhya0g.jpeg

Ivan Grubanov

 photo 22a_zpsitrpo9xu.jpg  photo 17a_zps6gy831zc.jpg  photo 18a_zpsapcrt21s.jpg Ivan Grubanov /1976, Belgrade/ received education at the Belgrade Academy of Fine Arts, the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam, Delfina Studios in London and Casa de Velazquez in Madrid. Solo shows include Loock Galerie in Berlin, Laboratorio 987 at MUSAC in Leon, Le Grand Cafe Centre d’Art Contemporain in St Nazaire, Gallery of the Belgrade Cultural Center and Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade, Stroom Center for Contemporary Art in Den Haag, Nogueras Blanchard in Barcelona, Ronmandos in Rotterdam.  photo 20a_zps8vrh1wmm.jpg  photo 16a_zpsn1a3tt1b.jpg


 photo nemo-no-triv-campania-italy-3_zpsorvgcbkj.jpg  photo Arrow-Sito-813x680_zps69bzj5ne.jpg  photo NEMOS-MURAL_zpsgig2nazi.jpg So much nice work from street artist NemO’s. Stunning and hugely inspiring really. I'm certainly looking forward to seeing what he does next.  photo NEMOs-2_zpslyjcdfji.jpg  photo Brilliant-Street-Art-by-Nemos_7_zpshwpbhbqi.jpg  photo Crow-n-before-sito-996x576_zps6mmqosdd.jpg

Colby Jones

 photo P1010377_1_670_zpsjmnjnsrn.jpg  photo B.C.-2006-022_670_zpsyfesarrw.jpg  photo halloween-in-june-06-032_670_zpskgbugblm.jpg  photo DSCF0357_0111_670_zps3gxo9pht.jpg " I feel we truly reflect our surroundings and the people that occupy it. I grew up in a very nomadic fashion, traveling from town to town, constantly having to adapt to a new environment. I found myself tailoring certain aspects of my personality to fit into each small town I moved to. Because of this, I feel as though I have lived multiple lives through every place I have been to and as an adult I am still following this rhythm. I am keen to pick up and go where the wind blows. This work is a combination of reflecting on the past, contemplating the present and dreaming about the future. I am Canadian born, but currently live and work in London, England. " - Colby Jones  photo Feb272010_2093_670_zpsyvg3libf.jpg  photo B.C.-2006-117_670_zpsexq73tru.jpg  photo B.C.-2006-124_670_zpsnpbvvbcr.jpg

Adrián Villar Rojas

 photo 17218VillarRojas07_zpsrualsy7c.jpg  photo 17218VillarRojas08_zpsz6n1gvmm.jpg  photo 17218VillarRojas05_zpsfycbcnlc.jpg Argentine sculptor and 2011 Venice Biennale exhibitor Adrián Villar Rojas produces monumental site-specific works, primarily in clay. The artist first chose the material for its low price and availability, but since then it has come to influence his concept of form. With their crude physicality and cracked surfaces, his sculptures are redolent of ruins, but their forms are more futuristic than antiquated. A person loved me (2012), a towering structure of interconnected pipes created for the New Museum’s 2012 triennial, was a largely site-responsive work for which Villar Rojas and his team improvised new working methods, applying clay to pieces of polystyrene. My dead family (2009) portrayed a life-size whale, made primarily of clay, wood, and rocks, lying beached in a forest in Patagonia. His pieces are typically destroyed after being exhibited, becoming a sort of temporary performance. “I really love the idea of not having a body of work,” says Villar Rojas, who lists comic books and grunge music as influences. (via Artsy)  photo 17218VillarRojas11_zpstuxpphq0.jpg  photo 17218VillarRojas04_zpshsav2qfb.jpg

Stephanie Inagaki

 photo stephanie-inagaki-25_zpsapo7tald.jpg  photo 59ddf0346817b22a50a9048f118dadfb_zpsxsscivo4.jpg A Southern California native, Stephanie Inagaki received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Boston University's College of Fine Arts and her Master of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute. After studying abroad in Italy and living in major cities around the United States, she has returned to her roots to establish herself as a multifaceted artist in Los Angeles.  photo stephanie-inagaki-27_zpss1zg79ql.jpg  photo stephanie-inagaki-26_zpsecsho7nw.jpg

Hisham Akira Bharoocha

 photo FlauntCoverCopy_zpsdjytejor.jpg  photo HABA_1_zpsfpz75btd.jpg Hisham Akira Bharoocha is an artist currently based in Brooklyn, New York. He concentrates on creating music, visual art, and photography. Bharoocha has had solo exhibitions of his work at D'Amelio Terras gallery in New York, as well as Vleeshal, a state run space in The Netherlands. He has been in numerous group exhibitions at galleries such as Deitch Projects, John Connelly Presents, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. His work has been published in Art Forum, V, i-D, Flaunt, Tokion, Blend to name a few.  photo HABA_11_zpsuqha2rhd.jpg  photo BirdCall_zpsb79xqehz.jpg

Paolo del Toro

 photo tumblr_noebjsTkKN1sxfs4ho1_540_zpsill2dsyp.jpg  photo tumblr_noeb039EvC1sxfs4ho1_1280_zpsxehmpzg8.jpg Well, today’s discovery is the wonderful world of artist Paolo del Toro. Link here.  photo tumblr_noebjsTkKN1sxfs4ho1_540 1_zps11xq9tid.jpg  photo tumblr_noea771vlO1sxfs4ho1_1280_zpsoksiz9td.jpg