Brian Catling (born in London, 1948) is an English sculptor, poet, novelist, film maker and performance artist. He was educated at North East London Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art. He now holds the post of Professor of Fine Art at The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford and is a fellow of Linacre College. He has been exhibiting his work internationally since the 1970s.
” The creative process is quite simple. I make sure the image I use as a reference isn’t too well-known, even though the subjects are. I then map triangles over the face drawing, around the different tones on the face. The lines are added in afterwards to determine the amount of tone needed in each triangle.” – Josh Bryan
Viviane Sassen (Dutch, born 1972) studied fashion design and photography before receiving an MFA from Ateliers Arnhem, the Netherlands. Some of her earliest memories are of life in Kenya, where she spent three years as a child. When her family returned to the Netherlands in 1978, Sassen was troubled: “I didn’t feel like I belonged in Europe, and yet I knew I was a foreigner in Africa,” she says. Ten years later, at age sixteen, Sassen revisited Kenya, and she has been traveling and working in Africa ever since. She made Parasomnia, her newest body of work, in a number of intentionally unidentified African countries, featuring anonymous subjects. Parasomnia is a category of sleep disorder whose symptoms include abnormal dreams, nightmares, and sleepwalking. In the surreal pictures in this installation, Sassen invites viewers to follow her on a journey through the mysterious remnants of her memories. (via MoMa)
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” Illustrator and a tree hugger at heart, inspired by music, sun, plants and people. Born in 1989 in Riga, Latvia, as a bright kid, hungry for knowledge and adventure. After lots of travelling with family at early age, I finally feel at home now in Vilnius, Lithuania, where I currently reside and create. In love with traditional drawing, dry media and pencils, as well as forests, cycling and staying late at night.” – Lena Klyukina
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” Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra utilizes bright colors and bold lines while staying true to a kaleidoscope theme throughout his art. The technique of repeating squares and triangles allows him to bring to life the famous people he depicts in his images. This checkered pattern, filled with different textures, lines, and shading, builds up to Eduardo Kobra’s final masterpiece, a larger than life mural for all to see and marvel at.” (via Street Art Bio)
Alice Wellinger is an Austrian based artist/illustrator. Beneath her editorial work she develops her personal art, which is surreal, ironic, dealing with the troubles of daily life and childhood memories.