‘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.
” I always wanted to work with balloons. I wanted to create something different. Not just show the balloon as an object but create a world with them. I created new shapes of balloons and played with colours.” – Julien De Repentigny
Born in West Lafayette, IN and raised in Midland, MI, Joey Salamon (b.1988) from an early age showed exceptional artistic talent. He experimented with styles for years until discovering the medium of paper collage while studying fine art at Grand Valley State University on Michigan’s west side. After graduating from GVSU in 2010, Salamon moved across the country several times while honing his craft and expanding his range in mediums. From working newspaper design jobs in Chicago and on the Hawaiian island of Molokai, interning with renowned paper-artist Jen Stark in Miami, briefly living and working at the Acorn Community Farm commune in rural Virginia, he eventually found himself back in his home state of Michigan by settling in the New Center neighborhood of Detroit in the summer of 2014. Salamon has produced work for clients including Slightly Stoopid, The Polyphonic Spree, Murder by Death, The Airborne Toxic Event, The Disco Biscuits, The Orwells, The War on Drugs, Adeline Records, Naukabout Music Festival, The NORML Foundation, Fifth Estate Magazine and Grand Valley State University and has been featured on the Juxtapoz Magazine website, People of Print, and Scene 360 Magazine. Known for his detail-oriented, eye-popping and colorful psychedelic work, Salamon credits many themes as inspirations for his creations such as; botanical illustration, ancient cultures/civilizations, cityscapes, outer space, the use of repetition, the 60s counterculture/90s grunge movement, contemporary fashion and street art.
Andra Ursuta was born in 1979 in Salonta, Romania, and lives and works in New York. She received a BA in art history and visual arts in 2002 from Columbia University. Ursuta has had several solo shows in New York, and her work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions, such as The Encyclopedic Palace, 55th International Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (2013); Busted, High Line, New York (2013); Expo I, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York; Ostalgia, New Museum, New York (2011); and Looking Back / The Fifth White Columns Annual, White Columns, New York. This is Ursuta’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States.
” I make painterly and dream like images using iphone and ipad. I am inspired by the poetry of landscape and the endless creative potential of the portrait. I have been working from my studio in the beautiful Norfolk countryside for the last twelve years licensing my images to the fine art publishing industry. I am constantly looking for meeting points between painting and photography.” – Sarah Jarrett
” Merve Morkoç‘s paintings are inspired by the culture and life of the streets, where she feels independent. For her, the internet, streets, gallery walls, paper and materials of any size can easily turn into efficient spaces. In this context, the artist is enthused by animation figures, commercials and narrative styles of urban origin that surround her.” (via Galerist)
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.