Brandice Guerra

 photo guerra-diprosopus_7.75x7.75_zpshwyzgls2.jpg  photo guerra-the_prince of vilas_county_8.75x11.75_zpsjm12fy4v.jpg  photo guerra-chicagoist_review_5-27-15_zpsg3ownrzk.jpg " Oddities, disease, and death have long fascinated artists. My attraction to morbid imagery is the product of a profound love of nature coupled with a fear and subsequent fascination with disease. My attraction to natural, life-sustaining, beautiful things is at uncomfortable odds with my attraction to natural things that can also cause suffering and death. It is borne of an overarching interest in subjects that exist in between or just outside of established categories. My paintings of these images are records of my attempt to try to understand and classify things for which there might not be a tidy classification. My work often contains images of animals. I am interested in historical interactions between science and art and the use of animals as symbols in art and visual culture. Studying animal symbolism can allow us to better understand our own nature and the nature of our relationship with the creatures with which we share our world. Drawing and painting and the study of natural history have been married since before the Enlightenment. Illustrations of animals provided access to knowledge and wonder that could best be communicated visually. Wonderment is a kind of intellectual passion. I think it can lead to better appreciation and stewardship of animals and by extension the entire natural world." - Brandice Guerra  photo guerra-california_condor_head _study_ 4x4_zpswqjykbce.jpg  photo guerra-el_almiqui_con_sus_hijos_guantanamo_9.75x7.75_zpse8af9jhd.jpg

Alice Aycock

 photo 9sculptureba_zpsuriaipja.jpg  photo 9sculpturebc_zpscn5w1g3s.jpg Alice Aycock was born in Harrisburg, PA. She received a B.A. from Douglass College and an M.A. from Hunter College. She was represented by the John Weber Gallery in New York City from 1976 through 2001 and has exhibited in major represented by Galerie Thomas Schulte in Berlin and Fredric Snitzer Gallery in Miami. Her works can be found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, NY, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Brooklyn Museum, the Louis Vuitton Foundation, LA County Museum, and the National Gallery. She exhibited at the Venice Biennale, Documenta VI and VIII in Kassel, Germany and the Whitney Biennial. She has had two major retrospectives.  photo 9sculpturebb_zpscfulwo2k.jpg  photo alice-aycock-park-avenue-paper-chase-waltzing-maltida_zpstztqk7tg.jpg

Steve Cutts

 photo rat-trap-web_zps9hbb54wu.jpg  photo 934330_orig_zpsjxpjzdtx.jpg  photo 818758_orig_zpsdfukd0us.jpg " I'm an illustrator and animator working in London. I previously spent several years as an illustrator at London creative agency Glueisobar working on digital projects for a wide range of clients including Coca-cola, Google, Reebok, Magners, Kellogg's, Virgin, 3, Nokia, Sony, Bacardi and Toyota. In 2012 I left Glueisobar to venture into the world of freelance and since then I've been working with production houses and agencies such as Analog Folk, Lean Mean Fighting Machine, Stink Digital, The Gaia Foundation, Athlon and Bite Global to name a few. My work has also been featured on various television channels throughout the world, including the Adult Swim network and Channel 4. I mainly work with After Effects, Photoshop, Flash and Cinema 4D." - Steve Cutts  photo 4895042_orig_zpsjodesq1b.jpg  photo 1379104_orig_zpsopzfgeen.jpg


 photo 1010_abyss60_2_1024x1024_zpsyczl6xbb.jpg  photo 12_DSC9174_grande_zpskzlijqky.jpg  photo 05_DSC9161_grande_zpsdgirys3z.jpg 1010, pronounced “ten-ten” lives and works in Hamburg, Germany. Though he’s a veteran graffiti and street artist, 1010 recently came to recognition on the international stage for his series of op-art murals, illusionary works which suggest colorful portals inhabiting the urban landscape. These massive works have appeared throughout Europe, India and South America. For his gallery shows, 1010 scales down his oversized murals into smaller, and more tangible works comprised primarily of acrylic paint on hand-cut paper. 1010 is represented by Hashimoto Contemporary.  photo 02_DSC9154_grande_zpsqe5vi9wr.jpg  photo 20_DSC9191_b712d6b8-7a68-4644-8211-3f37b87e5f4c_1024x1024_zps77xkepik.jpg

Par Avion

 photo par_avion_portrait_zpsxlcodzl4.jpg  photo par_avion_long_zpsvwjkm4i7.jpg  photo par_avion_detail1_zps4pey3itp.jpg  photo par_avion_money_zpsxpfrpm5a.jpg For Par Avion, Sydney-based artist duo Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro have acquired a small Cessna airplane, from a scrap airplane merchant in their native Australia. The artists then deconstructed the entire body by cutting it into small pieces and applying postage directly to the surface of each. These 69 parcels were then sent onward to Frey Norris by air freight over a period of a week and arrived by a much amused and occasionally confused postal carrier.  photo Sean_Claire_web_install_2_zpsbkttq8c9.jpg  photo Sean-Claire_origami-airplane_lg_zpsxp3lcpdl.jpg

Maggie West

 photo jourdan-miller-by-maggie-west-2_410_zpshjdxqzz8.jpg  photo jourdan-miller-by-maggie-west-7_410_zpsve37bgpk.jpg  photo jourdan-miller-by-maggie-west-9_410_zpsoktzbgzl.jpg  photo jourdan-miller-by-maggie-west-3_410_zpsdqljw8zb.jpg Say hello to Los Angeles-based beauty photographer Maggie West . Loveliness.  photo jourdan-miller-by-maggie-west-1_410_zpsyhni8uto.jpg  photo jourdan-miller-by-maggie-west-4_410_zpsd8r87ylg.jpg  photo jourdan-miller-by-maggie-west-5_410_zps848xc8dg.jpg

Sarah Louise Davey

 photo image 1_zpsjnuwfngo.jpg  photo image 4_zpsgaiirazf.jpg  photo image_zps99fplb5z.jpg " Through the vessel of the figure and materiality of clay, I create sculptural objects and installations to evoke intuitive, visceral responses informed by our subjective notions of physical image and societal norms. I question my own experiences of these through the various personalities that emerge with each hybrid portrait, as they are often a mix of whimsical beauty and exaggerated macabre. Posture and pose illustrate the psychological scope of the feral female while their wide-eyed gazes portray an emotional duality that is constantly evolving within each beastly image. At the heart of these works is the eternal push and pull of the spirit. The two-headed beast, the twin within, living just beneath the skin, sharing the shell and breathing life in through the cracks. They are psychic creatures blistered by hope and beaten with twinges of nostalgia." - Sarah Louise Davey  photo image 5_zps0geerbib.jpg  photo image 2_zps7u4fvqbm.jpg  photo image 3_zpshltkvjgn.jpg

Peach Blossom by Pip & Pop

 photo Untitled-4_zpsplkoddys.jpg  photo Untitled-3_zps2wyqmkti.jpg Australian artist Tanya Schultz is Pip & Pop, and her candy floor installation in Taiwan called Peach Blossom. What do you think?  photo Untitled-2_zps1xg1tpjg.jpg  photo Untitled-1_zpsyjjvilsm.jpg


 photo -Oh-Hein-Kuhn-Da-won-Kang-age-19-August-13-2007_zpsqk3ap1kg.jpg  photo hein-kuhn-oh-cosmetic-girls2_zpsjlmx1jiy.jpg  photo cosmetic-girls-hein-kuhn-oh-7_zpslppbp4ce.jpg Starting as a documentary photographer who captured the social landscapes on the streets, Hein-kuhn oh has focused on documenting specific groups of people that present a certain type of social convention created by the Korean society past 10 years. Especially in 1999, his solo exhibition ‘Ajumma, Portraits of Middle-aged Women in Korea’ created the ‘Ajumma Syndrome’ in Korean society through his distinctive theme and style. Since then, he had pursued with constant interest on portrait study of ‘Women Series’ such as ‘Girl’s Act-high schoolgirls in uniform’ and ‘Cosmetic Girls- teenage girls with trendy make-up code. Through this, Oh reveals the common notions and stereotypes that are influenced by entertainment media in Korean society.  photo hein-kuhn-oh-cosmetic-girls75_zps6rpjzijy.jpg  photo 12_zpspagte3bm.jpg

Jason Botkin

 photo 29_jason-botkin-allkin-blueface-mask-sm_zpsjyfh2bko.jpg  photo 29_jason-botkin-allkin-dogface-mask-sm_zps9zsjmhuj.jpg  photo 29_jason-botkin-allkin-redface-mask-sm_zps7uoli4jx.jpg Born in Denver, Colorado in 1974, Jason Botkin received his BFA with honours at the Alberta College of Art and Design. Botkin has exhibited in Canada, the United States, and Europe, and is the Co-founder and Director of EN MASSE, an ongoing series of large-scale, multi-artist collaborative black and white murals. Botkin lives and works in Montreal.  photo 29_jason-botkin-allkin-fireface-mask-sm_zpsog5oeyay.jpg  photo 29_jason-botkin-allkin-greenface-mask-sm_zpsln8hmt2n.jpg  photo 27_285371422051404548095604908754n_zpsnarvurt3.jpg