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Mike Mellia: Another Day in Paradise

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” After the unexpected passing of my father at age 62, I began creating cinematic scenes around New York that were reminiscent of his life. The American theme and unsettling locations that emerged seemed to create a tension with the time and place they inhabited. These landscapes and surroundings unveil a cold and strangely moving beauty, a series of movie stills that tells a story through its mood. ” – Mike Mellia

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Urs Fischer

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” I always have a lot of things going on because some things take years to make and others take five minutes. I like that there’s always something going on. Working doesn’t have such a momentous feel – like it’s all or nothing.” – Urs Fischer

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Stephen Ibbott

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Stephen Ibbott graduated in 2001 with an MFA from the University of Guelph (Canada). Since then he has exhibited his work widely in gallery exhibitions and Art Fairs. His work has been reviewed by the New York Times, Toronto Star, Canadian Art among others. He has also won many awards including the “Arts 2000″ National Prize for the Visual Arts and a 2012 Ontario Arts Council Grant.

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Joseph Parra

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” There is an innate desire to replicate an individual through artistic production. Traditionally, as an artist works to render the human figure in any medium, they come to face specific requirements that can often be constraining. For the figure to become more than a combination of forms, one must dive deeper and reveal something that is otherwise unseen. In challenging conventional portraiture, I expel the physical features of an appropriated individual and expose layers to reflect the varied constructs of what it is to be human. These layers can be abstracted, acting as reminders that we are merely a union of ideas. Exposure and concealment are my tools, carried out via printmaking, digital printing, drawing, and painting. Sanding techniques also come into play, to reveal an image beneath multiple opaque and transparent layers or to rid the figure of its physical information altogether, obscuring identity. There are no signifiers to time or place, yielding greater emphasis on the figure. In my charcoal drawings more anatomically correct layering of bodily interior is included as well as moments of landscape, textures, mark making, and cellular structures. This generates a push and pull as the abstract marks create the figure while also diffusing it into abstraction.” – There is an innate desire to replicate an individual through artistic production. Traditionally, as an artist works to render the human figure in any medium, they come to face specific requirements that can often be constraining. For the figure to become more than a combination of forms, one must dive deeper and reveal something that is otherwise unseen. In challenging conventional portraiture, I expel the physical features of an appropriated individual and expose layers to reflect the varied constructs of what it is to be human. These layers can be abstracted, acting as reminders that we are merely a union of ideas. Exposure and concealment are my tools, carried out via printmaking, digital printing, drawing, and painting. Sanding techniques also come into play, to reveal an image beneath multiple opaque and transparent layers or to rid the figure of its physical information altogether, obscuring identity. There are no signifiers to time or place, yielding greater emphasis on the figure. In my charcoal drawings more anatomically correct layering of bodily interior is included as well as moments of landscape, textures, mark making, and cellular structures. This generates a push and pull as the abstract marks create the figure while also diffusing it into abstraction.” – Joseph Parra

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Anita Kunz

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” I’ve been illustrating for international clients for over 30 years. I’ve done numerous magazine covers (The New Yorker, Time, Rolling Stone, The NY Times) and book jackets, as well as many artworks for advertising agencies. I’ve received many awards including the Order of Canada (Canada’s highest civilian honor), and a Lifetime Achievement award from the Advertising and Design Club of Canada and my works are in permanent collections of Museums and galleries world wide.” – Anita Kunz

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Titti Garelli

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Titti Garelli was born in Turin, where she lives and works. For over twenty years her pictures have been requested by the publishing world and by major international advertising agencies.

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Anders Krisár

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Works by Swedish artist/photographer Anders Krisár (1973). Anders is born and raised in Stockholm. He went to the School of Communication Arts in London and studied Music in NYU.

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Jon Shireman

Jon Shireman (previously blogged) is a New York City photographer specializing in still life, travel, architecture, and portrait photography.

Philippe Parreno

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Philippe Parreno is a French artist and filmmaker who lives and works in Paris, France. Parreno regularly exhibits internationally. His work is included in the collections of many institutions such as the Centre Georges Pompidou, France; 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan; the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York; the Walker Art Center (USA); Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA; the Guggenheim Museum New York, USA; and Tate Modern, London.

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