David O’Kane studied from 2007 until 2012 in Leipzig under professor Neo Rauch at the Hochschule für Grafik Buchkunst. He received a Diplom Degree (with distinction) in 2009 and a Meisterschüler Degree in 2012. He received an extended DAAD Scholarship for his studies in Germany. He also holds a 1st Class Joint-Honours Degree in Fine Art from NCAD in Dublin.
Lynda Howitt's lifelong love for the ocean is reflected in her paintings. Her work radiates a warmth that is compelling, perhaps due to the universal qualities of her subject matter, but also because of her unique vision, in which the opposite elements of nature are successfully merged as to become a single entity. There is a sense of weightlessness and light that embodies her work. Artworks of softly modulating hues, lifting highlights and strokes suggesting clouds or waves breaking, the sea and sky are interwoven, barely distinguishable. She has less interest in depicting specifics of nature than in evoking a sense of emotion.
" I started late in photography. I hadn't studied graphic design: I started in an ad agency as a copywriter. I didn't really have a visual culture, but rubbed shoulders with art directors, photographers, and understood that my main interest was basically visual, even though I had no technical skills whatsoever. As a copywriter, I was denied access to images; I started taking pictures to compensate for the frustration. And in adworld, where things always end up with a logo in the corner, photography allowed me to create more freely. I was probably around 30 when I got started, and soon realized I was really keen, almost obsessively in fact." - Rémi Noël
Aisha Zeijpveld (1983) obtained her degree at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. Living in Amsterdam she works as freelancer for a variety of commercial magazines, while continuously pursuing her personal work. Zeijpveld’s focus on people their nakedness and vulnerability yet simultaneously their potency and pride characterizes her photography. She aims for the absurd, allowing her photographs to be posited on the interface of reality and dream-world, while always maintaining their functionality and clarity.
Kayan Kwok is an artist, illustration and a graphic designer based in Hong Kong. Vintage, retro, pin up, collage are the keywords for her works, she also is fascinated by the advertisment duing the 1920 – 1960 in American. Therefore her work reflected certain element from back then but then she also added some graphic design element, which make it different from traditional collage.
Eckart Hahn was born in 1971 in Freiburg/Breisgau. Eckart Hahn has had numerous shows in many German and American galleries. His works are parts of prestigious collections in Europe and North America. In 2005, he received the Prize of the Artists Association in Württemberg.
'In NEW WAVES, Takashi Homma presents a series of photographs of the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii spanning thirteen years. The photographs of waves depict the coastline continuously un-changed by climate or seasonal time. By reproducing and revisiting the same landscape repeatedly, Homma captures focused reflections of the interaction between pictorial and mental space, the waves and our selves.'
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