K Schwede

 photo tumblr_nkhm3rRhDS1r6rzxao1_1280_zps8bpfzhwh.jpg  photo tumblr_nagfhsVp5i1sqra9oo2_r1_1280_zps1aerjipq.jpg " I am an autodidactic figurative painter currently living in Berlin. In my artwork I am dealing with questions of identity, explore notions of age(ing) and the realization that we all share a deephumanness that is comprised of memories, emotions, and a collective (superficial) awareness of meanings. " - K Schwede  photo tumblr_nq1k0inhkU1qzcapfo1_500_zpssga47gvv.jpg

Jeroen Jongeleen

 photo tumblr_nutzipJ7qD1qarjnpo5_500_zpshvzmevzq.jpg  photo tumblr_nutzipJ7qD1qarjnpo1_500_zpsqfkh65l7.jpg  photo tumblr_nutzipJ7qD1qarjnpo2_500_zpsl31shacx.jpg "The work of Dutch artist Jeroen Jongeleen, otherwise known as Influenza, is characterized by a distinct stance of dissensus: one that opposes both the superficiality of urban design and the increasing colonization of the street. In a practice that engages with images and public space in a militantly active way, he employes numerous methods and materials - including stickers, plastic bags, spray paints and even the human body itself - in an effort to enliven the banality and sterility of the modern city."  photo 1375706509_10962-LON-JJOG-12-08_02_zpsymna2pmb.jpg  photo Upstream-Jeroen-Jongeleen_zps6kq7slh8.jpg

Gottfried Helnwein

 photo 2014-12-23-27.GOTTFRIEDHELNWEIN_zpsegzrlqhf.jpg  photo Gottfried Helnwein Loacutegi Cult 0_zpskyieshl7.jpg Gottfried Helnwein (born 8 October 1948) is an Austrian-Irish visual artist. He has worked as a painter, draftsman, photographer, muralist, sculptor, installation and performance artist, using a wide variety of techniques and media. Helnwein studied at the University of Visual Art in Vienna (Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Wien). His early work consists mainly of hyper-realistic watercolors, depicting wounded and mistreated children, as well as performances – often with children – in public spaces.[1] Helnwein is concerned primarily with psychological and sociological anxiety, historical issues and political topics. As a result of this, his work is often considered provocative and controversial. Helnwein lives and works in Ireland and Los Angeles.  photo Gottfried Helnwein Loacutegi Cult x13_zpsx3vmqtol.jpg  photo 1_zpsws3avhga.jpg

Crystal Morey

 photo 08_cmorey_WalkThisEarthTogether-_zpseuimuldd.jpg  photo cmorey_antlerpdx_04_zpsfuc0pfy2.jpg  photo cmorey_antlerpdx_01_zpsg28kbfpk.jpg " In my most recent work I am using clay to build figurative sculptures of humans encased in animals. I use delicate and emotive gesture, rich texture, and subdued, sepia tones to create telling, intimate objects that capture current psychological, environmental, and cultural feelings. The figures are contemplative and inward thinking, seeing a future outcome that is uncertain. The animals I use are either extinct or have become endangered due to human impact in this era of “great acceleration” since the Industrial Revolution. The concepts behind the work are about our contemporary environmental issues while the visual structure pursues a totemic feel. I am looking at visual material including Native American ceremonial masks and regalia, Byzantine and Renaissance devotional painting, secular portraits and altarpieces, and Egyptian antiquities. I am interested in how human advancements in technology, agriculture, and urbanization have imposed stress on natural ecosystems and the species that live within them. Through my sculptures I try to humanize these ideas and present them in a way that is accessible, interesting, and conversation provoking. I hope that the viewer comes away from my work thinking and asking questions about our role as humans on the earth and our relationship to other living beings. I hope to raise awareness of these urgent issues while also showing our humanity, ingenuity, and ability to be flexible and innovate as species." - Crystal Morey  photo crystal-morey-ceramic-sculpture-1605938935_zpso5375qky.jpg  photo 03_cmorey_ZealotsElixir_zpsuwdnvzo0.jpg  photo Untitled-1_zpsqxsj3u4f.jpg

Lisa Ericson

 photo bliss-sm-653x900_zps5k9l2y55.jpg  photo Gatherer-II-sm-653x900_zpstzpnceqb.jpg  photo Artista-sm-653x700_zpstd53lzxa.jpg Lisa Ericson is an artist based in Portland, Oregon who tends to focus on hybrids in nature as a key element of her gallery work. Having studied painting at Yale she embarked upon a career in illustration and graphic design. The fusion of incredible technical skill, a sound understanding of design theory and a vibrant imagination is evident in her pieces. (via Antler Gallery)  photo Hover-sm-653x900_zpsknnuq8ax.jpg  photo Gatherer-I-sm-653x900_zpsjmhx2cxy.jpg

Walk This Way Tote

 photo purse__19125.1439133478.1280.1280_zpsoxqqh9lq.jpg  photo purse2__11819.1439133469.1280.1280_zps8tlqreou.jpg 'Cleverly designed to have the lanky high heel clad gams work as straps. It features a zipper closure and 2 interior pockets, and 4 purse feet studs on the bottom of the bag. A great gift for the powerful fun loving fashionista.' Buy here.  photo UT81loQXnlaXXagOFbXE__84400.1439140210.1280.1280_zpssuskiqcy.jpg  photo Untitled-1_zpsjsqipegr.jpg

Erika Sanada

 photo 464068_orig_zpsm2f6m3s0.jpg  photo 841119_orig_zpsatjhfd3g.jpg  photo 4813849_orig_zpst3fmazxd.jpg Erika Sanada was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. Her early inspirations stemmed from creatures and characters of Horror films. In 2005, she received her BA in Communications and Design at Nihm University College of Art in Tokyo. After working as a commercial illustrator and a movie studio makeup artist, Erika returned to art school in San Francisco.  photo 8666197_orig_zpsqnsobmlg.jpg  photo 3859663_orig_zpsuj01tpsm.jpg

Corrado Vanelli

 photo queen_of_pain_by_narciusart-d60jo72_zpswzoyptol.jpg  photo 17_i_puppies_share_one_planet_by_narciusart-d62r52n_zpsvulp0xyp.jpg " I paint since I was a child and one of my favourite tools are still pencil and paper. I discovered computer graphics several years ago (around the mid 90's). After some experiments with 3D modeling I decided to work only with 2D painting because I consider it the best way to expand and concretize my ideas. To create my pieces I use mainly Corel Painter (Photoshop for some my old pieces)." - Corrado Vanelli  photo 12_i_by_narciusart-d60nfi0_zpspgbekvma.jpg  photo 397434_1357502917_large_zpslmaguoi4.jpg

Afarin Sajedi

 photo 11705326_889565637787633_8261637705662179988_n_zpsj36nwgog.jpg  photo 10255718_747897458621119_9041392176910140333_n_zpsygvctntr.jpg Afarin Sajedi was born in 1979 in Shiraz. She came to Tehran to study at the Azad University of Tehran where she got her degree in Graphic Design. Sajedi’s creativity, technique and powerful presentation are sure to ensure her an elevated position in the world of Iranian art. In all her works her women’s faces are highly made up be it in pain or joy to show how she visualizes women when they leave the security of their homes to enter the world outside. (via Cross Connect Magazine)  photo 10644737_723802221030643_5782907690108537103_o_zpsgsa2pzq8.jpg  photo 11813476_889565824454281_9029414398081486071_n_zpsyoodk1ru.jpg

Florian Mueller

 photo tumblr_mpjapooP7A1r6w3qso1_540_zpsyxc5tlsv.jpg  photo tumblr_mpjapooP7A1r6w3qso3_540_zpsak5ulbyo.jpg  photo tumblr_mpjapooP7A1r6w3qso2_540_zpshdnihesj.jpg Florian Mueller’s work is exhibited and published internationally and received numerous awards. Since 2013 he is a professional member of the BFF, the German Association of Freelance Photographers. In the same year he founded the „jetztzeit Club“ together with Nadine Targiel and Michael Streckbein to exhibit together, to show the unusual and to give eyes and thoughts a moment to pause. To take the ordinary from reality. After first personal projects, jobs as set-photographer for TV production companies and advertising agencies he developed the desire to progress and to force and establish his way of photographing in order to extend his own artistic and photographically context. Influenced by the second important professional aspect – the communication – arose over time multidimensional and ambiguous images which almost demand an interaction with the beholder. A trend to the abstract can be identified. Not as an alternative to reality, more like an image of substantiality in communication with the emotions and subjective limited perception of the viewer. But the process of abstraction is not limited to the motive itself.  photo tumblr_mpjapooP7A1r6w3qso7_540_zpssjul3g41.jpg  photo tumblr_mpjapooP7A1r6w3qso8_540_zpsum0aolw9.jpg