Los Angeles based artist and illustrator Vivian Shih is a lover of sweets, fashion, the outdoors, and live music. Inspired by human emotions, so-called mundane stories, nature’s beauty, personal style and experiences, she embrace all forms of art and design and believe that no matter how simple the task there is always an opportunity to creating something magical. Vivian earned a BFA in Illustration from Art Center College of Design in 2013.
Christian Lemmerz’ oeuvre’s span is extensive and pluralistic. Regardless of the material, the form or the medium employed, Lemmerz’ work can generally be characterized by aesthetics of effect. The artworks grasp out and clutch into the surrounding environment and call for more than merely contemplation. There are only a few themes and taboos that are not turned upside down in the Lemmerzian universe, which has been stretched between, on the one side, Kant, Heidegger and other philosophers and authors, and on the other, a mass-media dominated world where suffering and death are central themes in an examination that circles around identity, existence and being.
Oleg Oprisсo was born in the small city of Lviv in western Ukraine. From the age of 16 he worked as an operator at a photo lab. At age 18, he moved to Kiev, where he began his professional photography career. At age 23, Oleg Oprisco changed from digital capture to film.
Naomi Devil has found her artistic identity and has created her own pool of topics at a very early stage of her carrier. Her artistic production manifests itself between deconstruction and reconstruction, decomposition and composition. She has a relaxed, easy-going and flexible personality and is capable of re-interpretation.
Paul Chan was born in 1973 in Hong Kong and was raised in Omaha, Nebraska. He received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1996 and an MFA from Bard College in 2002. From the outset of his career, Chan has worked simultaneously as political activist and artist, known for such varied practices as his animated film projections and his invented fonts.
Check out this collection of Star Wars rings by Japanese design firm J.A.P. created for the 20th anniversary of the franchise. Click here for the link.
” My artwork is an ongoing documentation of my immediate frame of reference. I tend to take an introspective approach to art, allowing my intuition to guide me through what needs to be communicated with each piece. Many of my works portray emotions brought upon by the human condition while others simply serve as a meditational outlet through color and shape. My interests include: identity, coping strategies, addiction, and mental health.” – Christina Zimmer Robinson
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Leonardo Drew is known for his dynamic large-scale sculptural installations. On the one hand, Drew’s sculptures can be seen as exercises in formalism rooted in the very experience of looking. On the other hand, these works explore memory by employing a wide range of material to evoke common elements of the human experience and of our diverse histories. (via Sikkema Jenkins Co.)