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Jen Mann

Jen Mann Graduated OCAD U with a BFA in 2009. She Lives and works in downtown Toronto. Jen talk about her art here.

Erika Huffman

 photo tumblr_n4voq1yT3P1qg572jo1_500_zps698f78bb.jpg  photo tumblr_mspqhcVT8V1qg572jo1_500_zps9d9f8244.jpg " In the winter of 2010 I bought a DSLR camera with the intention of taking pictures of my 8 month old son. My slow compact camera just wasn’t fast enough to keep up with my son, or so said the salesman who talked me into spending several hundred dollars more than I had initially intended. I drove home from the store with buyer’s remorse, wondering why I had let myself be suckered into spending so much money. When I looked through my new camera’s viewfinder for the first time, however, I was reminded of my love of photography that I had long ago forgotten. I am a shy and introverted person by nature but have a strong desire to connect with people. Photography allows me a safe place to do that. These photographs are a record of shared moments of intimacy and are, as such, reflections of both myself and my subjects." - Erika Huffman  photo tumblr_n4o657t4Z31qg572jo1_500_zps8d4c5ca4.jpg

Adam Lupton

 photo 42_escapeweb_zps695fd42a.jpg  photo 42_butterflyeffect1web_zps4ec167fc.jpg Canadian artist Adam Lupton's gaze explores psychological and sociological struggles in modern society. Painting in oil, blurring lines between realism and expressionism helps Lupton probe the internal and external dialogue faced in his multi-directional narratives. His recent work pits moments of choice against the visualization of their outcomes: temporal planes coexisting on a singular surface. With the notion of quantum mechanics having every possible outcome to a situation realized in splintered universes, he paints figures with varied levels of connection to reality. To question our process of free will as well as our concepts of space, time, fate, and self; if every decision comes true in one parallel life or another, are we as free as we think we are? Lupton's design work balances on the idea of effective communication and purposeful aesthetics, and that from the ground up everything should be started with a solid concept. Lupton's processes lean heavily towards idea generation and conceptualization: things start out through the hand, ideas converge and diverge, and the outcome creates an experience for the user: a connection. His diverse background gives him the ability to straddle and draw upon the two slightly neurotic worlds of visual art and design.  photo 42_thelonesomecrowdedmindohtheseussmall_zps7ca60866.jpg

Paulette Jo

 photo 61275e16d50aaeb55e92639529b19c85_zps89fedc0a.jpg  photo 9f96f88462864a79bf5f2a846bc42d8e_zps56c7e87c.jpg Paulette Jo (Born 1989) is a Mexican graphic designer who has found a way to describe her inner thoughts by drawing and painting. Website here.  photo 0952cca2f58e0cef6a15fd3b07fd95d8_zps7275888d.jpg

Minghao Dong

 photo tumblr_n7s3tfqxtP1qdhfhho4_r1_1280_zps847cd86a.jpg  photo tumblr_n7s3tfqxtP1qdhfhho2_r1_500_zpsf15eb515.jpg Minghao Dong (b.1983, China/France) Minghao Dong was born in Inner Mongolia, China. Graduated from University of Dalian in 2008, Minghao works predominantly in the medium of painting but also engravings and installations. Gerard Richter has been the greatest influence. This new series of paintings is a reflection of the artist pondering on the properties of human, life and death in a time characterized by impatience, fragments, nihility, and a duality of highly developed civilization and disorder. Minghao Dong has had solo exhibitions in Dalian at Tianyi Gallery, and has participated several group exhibitions in China. He lives and works in Paris since 2009.  photo tumblr_n7s3tfqxtP1qdhfhho3_r1_500_zps1afa3810.jpg

Marcelo Daldoce

 photo Marcelo-Daldoce-in-memory-of-you_zpsb19f2491.jpg  photo Run-Run-Run1_zps4625f6b5.jpg " My work focuses on the terrain beyond the conventional two-dimensional landscape of paper and canvas. In bringing to life a flat surface, I strive to create a puzzle between what is real and what is illusion, what is painted and what is manipulated, turning paint to flesh, paper to sculpture. The figures surrounding the paper folds represent the old habits we have from our parents, experiences, traumas….. It is our duty to brake these patterns and become ourselves." - Marcelo Daldoce  photo Marcelo-Daldoce-tomorrow-Ill-change_zps09d5a3aa.jpg  photo Sweet-Nothing_zps6d787494.jpg

Hom Nguyen

 photo 9089672893_093280f05a_b_zps18b4eab8.jpg  photo 9314104032_72b0800624_b_zps8ba07d79.jpg Love it? More are waiting for you over at Hom Nguyen's website. Go!  photo 8965896623_6aecfd2b7f_b_zps81f0d6fd.jpg  photo 10065233575_03487d6756_b_zps2f96aebe.jpg

Masao Kinoshita

 photo SAILOR1_zpsa7e3e6d8.jpg  photo MAENAD1_zps76e4f9e5.jpg Masao Kinoshita <-- 1971 Born in Nagano Prefecture, Japan; Education: 1991 B.A Sculpture course of Department of Fine Arts, Tokyo Zokei University  photo 121DOG1_zps7952be6a.jpg  photo _MG_7288-filtered_zps23a284eb.jpg

Denyse Thomasos

 photo thomasos_2010_12_MaidenFlight_0_zps9db77daa.jpg  photo milroy23rv6_zps930fdf8d.jpg  photo 121116DenyseThomas2800x600_zps7954c02c.jpg Denyse Thomasos (October 10, 1964 - July 19, 2012) A talented and vivacious painter, Denyse won many prestigious national and international awards including a 1997 Guggenheim Fellowship, a 1999 Canada Council Millenium Grant, a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, a Joan Mitchell Foundation Award in Painting and completed a travel ersidency at the American Academy in Rome. Her works are exhibited internationally and have been reviewed across North America and in major art journals. She has been a major stable of the Olga Korper Gallery since her first show in 1998, when her striking architectural structures and weaves narrated a history of the psychological impact on people of colour from slavery to the present day. Travel has always been a major element in her life and work, steering her interest in colour, line, and space towards the homes and harbours she discovered on her adventures to Africa, China, India, and South America.  photo thomasos2006_01_zpsd7f61b4c.jpg  photo img_9989_zpsed9179d3.jpg

Shirana Shahbazi

 photo 033838e1cb6778561ddacb98a282a508eb30edec_zps67c927b1.jpg  photo large_zps597eb9a0.jpg  photo 6e5425f178ebf5e8cd4533b7ed8384ad57ad85f9_zps389d54be.jpg Shirana Shahbazi (born 1974) is an Iranian-born photographer who now lives in Switzerland. Her work includes installations and large conceptualized images of everyday life.  photo 24097_zps3e9186d0.jpg  photo 493ea82d056bb804ccdec775f28377ea2f4f8fcd_zpse14532ec.jpg