Loads of great photographs from Michael Ostermann, artist based in based in Vienna, Austria.
Lois Andison was born in Smiths Falls, Ontario. She currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario. She received her BFA (Honours) from York University in 1990 graduating First Class with Distinction. She also studied at Sheridan College of Applied Arts and Technology where she Graduated with High Honours and was awarded the Board of Governors Silver Medal. She is represented by Art Mûr in Montréal and by Olga Korper Gallery in Toronto. Her kinetic sculptures/installations investigate the intersection of technology, nature and the body. Using movement to initiate an exchange with the viewer, Andison’s work poetically explores social and technological concerns through the construction of the hybrid art object. Exhibiting nationally and internationally, her sculptural installations have been shown in Toronto, Montreal, Lethbridge, New York and Mexico City.(via OKG)
Lana Crooks loves the antique, the creepy, the cute and the mysterious. A textile sculptor by trade she resides in the depths of Chicago, IL. Constructing creatures from fabrics and found objects, she is a purveyor of faux specimens and soft curiosities. Sought after for her pattern-making abilities, Lana has frequently been spotted teaming up with other artists to breathe three dimensional life into their illustrations. Crooks is also a member of the OhNo!Doom collective in Chicago and the gallery director for Clutter Gallery in New York. But, on an average day, you can find her in the studio surrounded by skulls, old books, model ships, faux fur, glass eyes, a menagerie of stuffed friends and a cat named Tanuki.
‘Donald Ross also known as “scribe” is 37 years old and currently lives in Kansas City, Missouri of the United States. The animated, public murals by Scribe are readily recognizable in Midtown Kansas City and throughout different part of the United States, Canada and down into Mexico where he has both painted murals and had gallery shows. Scribe incorporates a menagerie of animal characters developed over many years representing a particular, self-referential trait that he inserts in various scenarios. Scribe intersperses personal iconography, biblical and fairytale references, animation and metaphor in works intended as contemporary parables for public audiences, hence the use of his artist name and persona. Through accessible idiom and image, Scribe incorporates humor and play in the conveyance of serious messages regarding personal integrity, attainment of knowledge, and adventure.’ Website here.
” In this series called “IRÉEL” I mixed photographic elements with painting techniques. A hyperrealist painter aims to achieve a result which looks like a real photographic picture. A pictorialist photographer’s desired result is visually equivalent to a painting. The photographs are real, I’ve just applied some color/toning effects, adjusted the contrast and a few skin retouch. ” – Flora Borsi
Since graduating from The School of Visual Arts in 1986 Peter Scanlan spent most of my time Illustrating and designing, using old school traditional media as well as digital paint and ink. I live in Demarest, New Jersey with my wife, three kids, and various animals. Clients include Marvel Comics, Universal Studios, Warner Brothers, Hasbro, HBO, Samsung, CNBC, Pfizer, Electronic Arts, Nintendo, CBS Records, Polygram, The Franklin Mint, The New York Times, The Village Voice, Berkeley, Baen, Scholastic, Tor, Doubleday.
New York-based SOFTlab planted a flowery installation inside Brazilian footwear brand Melissa’s local flagship store. Link here.
‘Shen Shaomin (born 1956, Heilongjiang Province, China) is an artist based in Sydney, Australia, and Beijing. He has exhibited internationally in exhibitions including the 2006 Liverpool Biennial, Mahjong at Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland and Dialogue at East West Gallery in Melbourne.’
Baltimore based illustrator and graphic designer Samuel Tefcon got talent coming out of his ears. Go check him out.
Karley Feaver (born 1978, New Plymouth) studied at Wellington School of Design (Industrial Design) and at Unitec (3D design). In 2011 Karley was one of 14 artists chosen to exhibit at the United States Ambassador’s Residence in Wellington, as part of the Art in Embassies Program curated by Nathan Huff and James Brown. In 2013 she was invited as a guest artist for Remake: Emerging Artists at The Academy of Fine Arts in Wellington. Also in 2013, she was invited to exhibit at solo show at Saatchi & Saatchi gallery in Auckland. Karley works across a range of disciplines including painting, sculpture and taxidermy. Karley’s works are held in the James Wallace Arts Trust collection, Westpac New Zealand’s corporate collection and in private collections in the UK, Australia, Russia, Switzerland and New Zealand.