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Tomoo Gokita

 photo 16460200373_2b3f673e43_b_zpslkmd4nwm.jpg  photo 16894135749_022412c1c8_b_zpsy61dsta4.jpg  photo 16894135799_b0bf77a4c9_b_zpskmohcht3.jpg  photo 16872957137_69b8b6affb_b_zpszyslncwc.jpg Tomoo Gokita (b. 1969) lives and works in Tokyo. Honor Fraser Gallery has presented two exhibitions featuring Gokita's work to date: Heaven (2009) and Vanity Drunko (2007). In 2014 Gokita was the subject of the large-scale solo exhibition, Tomoo Gokita: The Great Circus at the Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art in Sakura, Japan. His work has also been included in such thematic shows as Wonderful My Art, Kawaguchiko Museum of Art, Yamanashi, Japan (2013); The Unseen Relationship: Form and Abstraction, Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art, Sakura (2012); Gateway: Japan, Torrance Art Museum, CA (2011);VOCA 2009: The Vision of Contemporary Art, Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo (2009); New York Minute, Macro Future Museum, Rome (2009); and Collected Visions, Pera Museum, Istanbul (2009).  photo 17080356815_442f1a5888_b_zps0lryshft.jpg  photo 2_zpskz29dmfo.jpg  photo 1_zpszbcgjteo.jpg

Tadas Sidlauskas

 photo loop_tadassidlauskas_small_zpssikg41ak.jpg  photo sleepanddream_tadassidlauskas_small_zps5ghgnnqp.jpg " My work consists of both, realistic and abstract elements. I work mainly with oil paints. Every piece of art I create is personal to me for different reasons. While creating the work, I'm more interested in conveying mood and emotion than simply trying to copy the exact scene or idea that I have in my head. I use color, ornamentation, abstract shapes, human figures and other elements to build an emotional connection with the viewer. I spend a lot of time traveling and it heavily affects my art." - Tadas Sidlauskas  photo thoughtstadassidlauskas_zpszrpiovpx.jpg  photo loop2_tadassidlauskas_small_zpsayzcksim.jpg

Stan Manoukian Grograou

 photo 100612w_zpss5hwom3i.jpg  photo 091712w_zpsosoi1twu.jpg I was thrilled to discover the refreshing artwork of Stan Manoukian Grograou. Don't know much about this French artist but I do know talent when I see it.  photo 092012w_zpsm0se6q01.jpg

Jet Martinez

 photo unnamed 2_zpsv7zg51hk.jpg  photo unnamed 1_zpsxwetlpnb.png Jet Martinez lives and works in Oakland and San Francisco, CA, where he is currently the art director for the Clarion Alley Mural Project (CAMP) in the Mission District. Jet received his B.F.A in Painting and Printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2001 and studied Spanish Literature at the University of Colorado, Boulder (1992-1995). Jet Martinez is the recipient of the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Art in Grant (2009), the Port of Oakland/ Oakland Arts Council Grant for Artists (2005), and the Ivan Majdrakov Award in Painting, SFAI (2000-2001).  photo unnamed_zpsit1xpwdf.jpg  photo 0809128_zps1dxdqznf.jpg

Tara Donovan

 photo -1992_zpszslmoyui.jpg  photo -2027_zpsebf3za88.jpg  photo -1991_zpsir26dtfn.jpg 'Presenting large-scale installations that resemble elements of nature under a microscope and cell-like forms or organisms from the depths of the ocean, Donovan’s body of work derives from recognisable everyday items, such as Scotch Tape, drinking straws, paper-plates, needles, plastic rods and toothpicks. The artist often uses thousands of identical items repeated to produce forms that resemble expansive reflections of nature. The items are stacked, glued, cut and assembled until an alchemy is realised, producing a majestic installation. What often appears as precious stones or minerals in Donovan’s work often turns out to be common materials such as plastic buttons or polyester film, such as in Untitled (Mylar), a freestanding sculpture that will be presented in The Steadings Gallery as part of Donovan’s expansive presentation at Jupiter Artland.' (via Art Rabbit, Jupiter Artland)  photo -2025_zpsny6bjjhm.jpg  photo -1993_zpswlciqhcg.jpg

Julie Legrand

 photo tumblr_nvm0fl0D6v1r03m0qo2_1280_zpsq4iehpnm.jpg  photo 1613c754425df9c5788eb07a211f8e8a_zpsgvqrdouw.jpg Julie Legrand is a visual artist. Several works by the artist have been sold at auction, including 'Renaissance' sold at Christie's Paris 'Artists Angels for Madagascar - Art - Sculptures Zafaminary - Charity Sale' in 2013. (via Mutual Art)  photo g_Bullukian14Legrand08bRose_zpsq7dv5jix.jpg

Roy Livingston

 photo copybigbotcs72RoyLivingston_0021_Layer-Comp-22_zps5i5c60h4.jpg  photo copyN3O-72-Roy-Livingston_0018_Layer-Comp-19_zpsz7o15gxb.jpg  photo copyelectro-robot-72-Roy-Livingston_0044_Layer-Comp-45_zpsl0g5pg28.jpg Roy Livingston is an x-ray artist who has been working x-ray photography for almost a decade. He use X-ray radiography along with photography and anything else he can scrounge up to create his art. He refers to his aesthetic approach as an artistic joy ride as it is always organically evolving as he discovers and develops new techniques. These postings will actually be going back in time as He’s done way more creating than posting, So these posting will be almost an archeological dig as they go back in time revealing layers of his evolution as an artist.  photo tumblr_nvrlrbHohf1r1w416o10_540_zpspjpzdyrc.jpg  photo tumblr_nvrlrbHohf1r1w416o1_540_zpsbgh0m6ps.jpg

Duarte Vitória

 photo 67_zpskkifvofd.jpg  photo awaken1_zpsl0oc7t0r.jpg  photo 59_zpsosr9idh4.jpg Duarte Vitória <-- Born in Penafiel in 1973. Lives and works in Oporto; Education: 1996 Degree in Drawing, Esap, Porto; 2001 Degree in Painting, Esap, Porto; 2003 Degree in Plastic Arts – Painting Branch, Esap, Porto.  photo 14_big_zpsrmolalxv.jpg  photo daring1_zpsb7d6f3fs.jpg

Randy Hage

 photo normal_wpBsX2FZfm_zpsj68surrl.jpg  photo normal_788x0q5ca7czda5zpvqthw7xj6hnkb_zpsztcsc5gl.jpg  photo normal_avr6GzAfcR_zpsujraxwml.jpg Visual artist, Randy Hage, has always been fascinated by the character and often overlooked beauty of aging structures. In the late 90s, he began photographing the cast iron facades in the SoHo area of New York as possible subjects for future art projects (The cast iron and brick structure on this site is a product of that original research). His interest soon moved to the unique street level Mom & Pop storefronts with their hand painted signs, layers of architecture, wonderful patinas and intriguing history. As he continued to photograph these storefronts, it became clear to him that this was becoming more than an art project, it was becoming a documentary project as well. These neighborhood storefronts were closing at an alarming rate, falling victim to large scale redevelopment that was exceeding a normal pace for neighborhood change. Hages storefront project reflects a love for these iconic structures, as well as a passionate interest in the communities that they serve. His sculptures represent more than fading facades, they honor the very soul of the city…its people. Randy Hage has been creating sets, models, and props for the TV/Film and small scale hobby industries for over 25 years. He is a former instructor at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, where he taught set and prop fabrication.  photo normal_9PWYNwBMqX_zpsuox9cbjj.jpg  photo tumblr_nvt44q1c2X1qz9v0to8_540_zpsd1aahsu0.jpg

Markus Linnenbrink

 photo slide_375026_4380060_free_zps8fjwyqid.jpg  photo markus-linnenbrink-color-wall-designboom-01_zps2vg3y0i5.jpg Markus Linnenbrink <-- Born 1961 in Germany, lives and works in Brooklyn, New York; Education: 1985-88 Academy of Fine Arts, Berlin; 1982-85 Gesamthochschule, Kassel  photo tumblr_nv4utsxoPs1r29uz6o2_1280_zpspks2d6hz.jpg  photo tumblr_nv4utsxoPs1r29uz6o1_1280_zpsshsgmsva.jpg