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Klaas Kloosterboer

 photo Ellen-de-Bruijne-Projects-Klaas-Kloosterboer_zpscdbd415d.jpg  photo 01_zps59b84739.jpg Klaas Kloosterboer <-- Born 1959 Noord/Zuid Schermer, Netherlands; Lives and works in Amsterdam; 1979-1983 Education: Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, NL  photo 02_zpsbce139b6.jpg  photo 03_zps24d12efb.jpg

Penelope Gazin

 photo tumblr_n36mm756jq1qcy81to1_1280_zpsa0802044.jpg  photo tumblr_n7mjq7oZs51qcy81to1_1280_zpsa53fc51f.jpg  photo tumblr_mt3rq1Q9Sd1qcy81to1_1280_zps98196989.jpg Penelope Gazin is a freelance artist and an animator based in Echo Park, Califoria. Click here to go to her website.  photo tumblr_mt3re5zVSB1qcy81to1_1280_zps54450453.jpg  photo tumblr_mt3rklxqJL1qcy81to1_1280_zpsfecc4053.jpg  photo tumblr_n1668rLZR11qcy81to1_1280_zps17f0a04d.jpg

Maxwell Doig

 photo swim4_zps1ebacdca.jpg  photo swim2_zps8216ec2b.jpg Maxwell Doig was born in Huddersfield. He graduated from Manchester School of Art in 1988 with a BA in Fine Art and went on to pursue his postgraduate studies in Fine Art at the Slade School of Art, London, between 1988 and 1990. Doig is preoccupied with the human figure and its spatial relationship combined with the interplay of light and shade. His use of unconventional viewpoints depicting static solitary figures along with the application of subtle pigments and textural complexity results in contemplative ephemeral imagery. In 1997 he was awarded the Villiers David Prize. He lives and works in Manchester. (via Albemarle Gallery)  photo swim3_zps8f97605e.jpg

Gosia

 photo 8017383b3ca27173fda7d2a0720ef869_zps184f2a76.jpg  photo d3b9a1a1b04bc95fb9179f80f85b1fad_zps28ccf550.jpg  photo 16a98a2c4c1acba7bc26486be7b60ca0_zpsff3c7104.jpg " Color and line are important elements in my work. They help to capture and communicate the most important aspect of my work, emotion. I am a sensitive person, and while I create whatever I feel somehow gets trapped inside the art. The viewers feel that same emotion. It has become the norm that whenever someone talks to me about my painting, they inevitably end up describing to me how they feel when they look at it, as opposed to what they see. It is a powerful connection that I am thankful to be a part of and the reason I keep painting." - Gosia  photo dbf041e6ea8725f16468c1891530fc37_zps0280b3e4.jpg  photo f584db2b2c8b9beac20be5f8e2567cda_zps428d4ba8.jpg

CJ Hendry

 photo cjhendry00_zps52609a7f.jpg  photo cjhendry01_zpsfea5a9b0.jpg  photo cjhendry09_zpsf9181556.jpg Wow. Please check out the work of the incredibly talented CJ Hendry.  photo cjhendry10_zpsa77bf9d3.jpg  photo screen-shot-2014-04-24-at-1-33-57-pm_zps75facda1.png

Charles Chaisson

 photo CharlesChaisson_RythmicParalysis_full_zpsadee8567.jpg  photo Untitled-1_zpsa0e927a2.jpg Charles Chaisson is currently a Brooklyn based freelance illustrator, but was born in New Orleans, Louisiana where he lived until moving to Florida for college. While in Florida he studied at the Ringling College of Art and Design, where he received his B.F.A. in Illustration. Upon completion of college, he moved to NY to further his education at the School of Visual Arts. He enrolled in the Illustration as Visual Essay Graduate Program, where he received an M.F.A.  photo Voodoo_Charles-Chaisson_zps96757baf.jpg

José A. Roda

 photo tumblr_n73m67TL1b1rh7frqo1_500_zps44a31545.jpg  photo tumblr_n73m0dqajP1rh7frqo1_500_zps64b7182c.jpg Stumbled upon the work of José A. Roda on Tumblr. Let me know what you think.  photo tumblr_n6v418HCWI1rh7frqo1_500_zps5bace07a.jpg

John McCarthy

 photo mccarthy201103_zpsb62879aa.jpg  photo mccarthy201110_zps67f07114.jpg " For me, the paintings from reproductions in the 1960's by Malcolm Morley and Vija Celmins were a breakthrough. It opened everything up, following on from what Duchamp had done. Morley's claim that painting from a reproduction was 'painting from still life', was a statement that seemed to resonate. I want to experiment with that idea of taking a second-hand image and focus on it as an object. When I take an image from a magazine advertisement, I remove the text and information so that the original message is lost and the painting develops an ambiguity and becomes like a ghost. I try to find images of beautiful women who are photographed in a particular way; a kind of non-smiling vacant glamour, which fashionable magazines like to present. Once the image is selected, I screw the picture up and re-photograph it, adding new light sources to accentuate the creases, then crop it to fit the canvas. The image is then painted. The original image, with it's new information, becomes a painting of a piece of paper, rather than a portrait in the classical sense. The reinterpreted picture also gains fresh connotations associated with the fragility of paper and human existence. The elements of detachment and lack of emotion that I am trying to incorporate in the work are crucial to representing a kind of tragic quality that seems to always accompany beauty and glamour." - John McCarthy  photo mccarthy201102_zps0d3b1f4d.jpg

Nicola Alessandrini

 photo mg_0137_zps9cc2213f.jpg  photo mg_0158_zpscc824d17.jpg  photo mg_0143_zps7cd45288.jpg Nicola Alessandrini is a street artist based in Macerata, Italy.  photo mg_0148_zps6f684b7b.jpg  photo mg_0163_zpsce3f5c82.jpg

Wild Dining Plates

 photo wild_dining_panda_plate_mustard_600x600_ceramic_2_large_zps65b8d6b3.jpg  photo wild_dining_giraffe_plate_mustard_600x600_ceramic_large_zps38eba8d5.jpg 'Come face to face with nature over dinner with Wild Dining Plates.'  photo 1_zps5d8aedc4.jpg  photo wild_dining_panda_plate_mustard_600x600_ceramic_large_zpsc76bf5fe.jpg