Apr 19, 2016
(b. 1973 in Gianyar, Bali, lives and works in Jogjakarta, Indonesia) Nyoman Masriadi’s paintings frequently depict superhuman figures whose narratives, while rooted in Indonesian cultural history, offer witty and often biting social commentary on contemporary life and global pop culture. Through his control of light, shadow and volume, Masriadi endows these monumental characters with a sculptural, almost three-dimensional presence. Sometimes these characters appear in the archetypal roles of comic book heroes, cowboys, soldiers and athletes, but just as frequently, they are just powerfully built men and women engaged in solitary acts of strength or captured in private moments of vulnerability.
Apr 18, 2016
is an internationally acclaimed photographic artist. In 2015 Epson, the world leader in photographic printing technology recognized Tadder as one of the top influential photographers, producing a TV commercial and worldwide ad campaign featuring Tadder and his work. Most recognized for his highly inventive conceptual advertising photography Tadder has been ranked in the top 200 photographers worldwide by the prestigious Luezer Archive Magazine 8 years running. In 2012 Tadder created a viral collection of images that was ranked by Time magazine as one of the top internet sensations of that year. The collection made news worldwide and became the top trending feature on Reddit for two days. Tadder’s work hangs on the walls of world leaders in politics, business, art and sport, having been commissioned to make personal portraits for notables like President George W. Bush, Bill Gates, and Manny Pacquiao. In 2010 he was commissioned by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation to make a collection portraits then used in an art installation at the home of Bono. Other subjects of note include the NFL’s best, Tom Brady, rap icon Ice Cube, the world’s best swimmer Michael Phelps, and countless other influencers.
Apr 13, 2016
The multidisciplinary practice of Sydney-based artist Tim Silver
is inextricably hinged on time, both conceptually and materially. Working across sculpture, photography and installation, Silver explores the interface between time and decay, particularly in relation to the human body. His sculptures are often made from entropic materials, such as fairy floss and putty, which begin to decompose from the moment of their assembly. By photographically capturing these stages of decay, the artist presents us with a microcosmic image of our own inevitable trajectory towards death. There is a paradoxical beauty that emerges from within the warped and crumbled forms, precipitating a poignant awareness of the preciousness and fragility of human life. Silver’s works are held in many important collections including Artbank, Sydney; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Australia Council for the Arts; Mint Museum, North Carolina, United States; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Ten Cubed Collection, Melbourne and University of Queensland Art Museum Collection, Brisbane.
Apr 12, 2016
--> Born 1976 Santa Rosa, CA; Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA; Education: MFA, Hunter College, New York, NY, 2006; BA, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, 1999
Apr 11, 2016
" I'm currently working on animal photography, and I hope to get a book published in the near future. This particular project focuses on cats and dogs, but I'd love to expand to pandas, cheetahs and owls. Why animals? Other than the fact that I grew up with them, and have a profound fascination with what goes on in their minds, I believe that capturing a faithful, telling portrait of them is surprisingly easy. I don't think that animals understand what a camera is, so when they look into a lens, they are not conscious of their appearance. As a result, they don't adjust their expression, posture or body language, they just are what they are. With this formula, we are left with all the elements of a posed portrait, without the fundamental posed nature. " - Robert Bach