José Luis Carranza

 photo Eugene-oacuteleosobretela-80x80cm-2012-bajaresolucioacuten_zps3c1fa2d8.jpg  photo 001CITERA-oacuteleosobretela-180x148cm-2011-_zps1fab659f.jpg José Luis Carranza is an artist working out of Peru. He attended the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes del Peru, a school which is known for sticking to the more classical side of art training. Along with this technical training, he has also spent years studying the work of Peter Paul Rubens and Francisco Goya. In 2009 the French embassy in Peru held the National Passport Contest, and after having won this contest, Jose studied in France and was able to further dissect the work of European Masters. Of course like all good artists Jose is not just looking at the past, modern artists such as Dan Schutz and Neo Rauch are also great inspirations for his work — most recognizable in the way the Jose applies the paint. His work talks about the idea of religion and politics and the state they are in, and the belief that we are born into a world of violence. The paintings have a foreboding quality to them, and even though their may be multiple characters in one piece, there is this sense of isolation to them. (via Creep Machine)  photo P1110220_zpscb4b8bbd.jpg  photo z5_zpsb759c895.jpg

Danny Galieote

 photo saturday-afternoon-in-newport_zps7ec03551.jpg  photo tumblr_mbs8cuz3XJ1qipud5o1_500_zps89c73609.jpg  photo AtPlay-DANNYGALIEOTE--818x1024_zps19894cab.jpg Danny Galieote has a strong background in drawing and painting and has been working professionally out of his studio for over 20 years. His ‘American scene’ paintings and drawings have been exhibited widely and most recently, he is represented by Arcadia Fine Arts in New York. He has also been an animator for the Walt Disney Animation Studios for more than a dozen years working on such films as, The Lion King, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Tarzan, Atlantis, Treasure Planet, Home on the Range, Princess and the Frog and Tangled. (via Laafa.org)  photo tumblr_m7xlopheUr1qevys3o1_1280_zps1fae3d64.jpg  photo Galieote4-1-11PleasurableRegretSM_zpsd1bba1b2.jpg  photo inprogressMaxs2xcropped_zps62699a17.jpg

Jane Lee

 photo 3998179528_cbc6af6894_o_zpscb7585f1.jpg  photo 3997418713_0f98e8ecb5_o_zpsd7ba3811.jpg Jane Lee is one of Singapore’s most noted contemporary artists. She is best known for her inventive techniques and innovative use of materials. She explores the very nature of the way paintings are constructed by treating the components of a painting—stretcher, canvas, and the paint itself—in new ways. In the process, she is re-examining the significance of painting and the relevance of contemporary art practice.  photo 2011_51966_92655_zpsca7e42da.jpg  photo 3998179966_66bd65a4c9_o_zpsc5a90457.jpg


 photo resource_6202561_1304683979c_zps98a61629.gif  photo resource_6202561_13046839628_zps4dc37fe5.gif  photo resource_6202561_1304684025d_zps34c1c7f4.gif Cool illustrations created with red and blue ballpoint pens by Guangzhou based artist Wang2Mu. Looks goodness. Click here for the link.  photo resource_6202561_1304683954h_zpsfbc907a5.gif  photo resource_6202561_1304683970s_zpsb5d472d3.gif

Tom Doyle

 photo 4ca0c943_zps1f79c96d.jpg  photo 754d9b50_zps55da2773.jpg  photo dfd2bd32_zpsee104457.jpg The thrust of American sculptor Tom Doyle’s work—both figuratively and physically—is a desire to suspend forms in space, sustained by just three supports. Although his works range in size from eight inches to fifteen feet, they share the same principle of lift, as if buoyed by the artist’s struggle to achieve weightlessness, or even flight. Doyle uses a Sperber two-man sawmill to carve trees that he fells himself. He devises the final shape of his sculptures after coming up with a support structure. His work has a distinct affinity with the abstract expressionist language used in paintings, particularly that of Franz Kline. Doyle was well-ensconced in the New York art world of the 1950s and ’60s, where he was part and parcel of the creative ferment. Tom Doyle is the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in Sculpture Award and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Award in Sculpture. His works are installed at the New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut; Queens College, Queens, New York; Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, Chester, Connecticut; and the Jean Widmark Memorial, Roxbury, Connecticut. (via Sundaram Tagore Gallery)  photo cffb3fe3_zps0066ee82.jpg  photo SpaceEmbraced71_zpsf027c1b5.jpg

Katrin Sigurdardóttir

 photo Untitled-3_zpse52fd2d6.jpg  photo Install_2_zps5b6a8944.jpg  photo Untitled-1_zpsc7dda945.jpg In her work, Katrin Sigurdardóttir explores the way physical structures and boundaries define our perception. Through unexpected shifts in scale, she examines distance and memory and their embodiments in architecture, cartography and traditional landscape representations. While alluding to real locations, her works question the verity of these places, as well as our account of them.  photo 3_zps4e29a5d4.jpg  photo Untitled-4_zps9891463a.jpg

Jeremy Price

 photo Untitled-4_zpsd1ec9794.jpg  photo Untitled-2_zpsc3b05312.jpg  photo Untitled-5_zps85f8c1de.jpg Jeremy Price was born and raised in London, Ontario. Upon graduating from the Bealart Vocational Art School he attended the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver Film School. In 2008, Price moved to Montreal where he has lived for the past five years. Montreal serves as the major inspiration for his paintings. Their subject matter consists of loose depictions and representations of the streets and neighbourhoods that compose the city. They are unbiased representations of the stagings of the day, of commuting, of living. The images are fleeting moments, snapshots from a life that has a habit of moving too quickly sometimes.  photo Untitled-3_zps2e2274ff.jpg  photo Untitled-1_zps5ddaa924.jpg

Sebastian Wickeroth

 photo blok02_zps042bd394.jpg  photo blok04_zps50978346.jpg Sebastian Wickeroth was born in 1977. Lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany. 'Geometric form and its concurrent disruption, destruction and deformation is also the starting point for Sebastian Wickeroth's art. This can be the forcefully brute presentation of an implied destructive act such as in his work.'  photo blok01_zps6dd09487.jpg  photo blok03_zps1151204d.jpg

Noi Volkov

 photo 2147921_zpsd633de68.jpg  photo 234223-11016296-7_zps74333662.jpg  photo 234223-10979459-7_zps5cd6216b.jpg " Art History has always been a passion of mine. My work depicts famous works, artists, and artistic movements in various ways to illustrate their influence on the art world. I mix artists in unexpected ways but there is always an artistic thread that binds them together. My work is like a tribute to all the artists who have ever inspired me. My work is also intended to put emphasis back on past masters in a fun, unexpected way. I am a sculpture and a painter, I combine both by hand sculpting forms and painting on them as if on a canvas. Together I feel my two mediums come combine to create my personal style." - Noi Volkov  photo 234223-10979599-7_zps8f5d49cb.jpg  photo 234223-11846500-7_zps27470fd6.jpg

Antony Williams

 photo aw_30_Caroline-I-20001_zps94702619.jpg  photo aw_27_Self-Portrait-II-2001_zps0f9c3af7.jpg Antony Williams trained at Farnham College of Art and Portsmouth University in the UK. He works almost exclusively in egg tempera which can be a painstaking and exacting medium, but which allows him to express a deep feeling about the look of the world. All of his work is based on direct and intense observation, can produce as a result a very heightened sense of realism, where every surface detail is given almost equal and constant consideration.  photo aw_24_Jeff2000_zps26904943.jpg