Jim D’Amato

Jim D’Amato (born 1978) is an American artist. His work has been exhibited internationally in galleries, alternative spaces, and museum stores. Jim attended the School of Visual Arts in New York, and studied with Jack Whitten, Marilyn Minter, and Mary Heilmann, among others. He has been included in group exhibitions with Richard Serra, KAWS, H.R. Giger, and more. His work is available in the Pierogi Gallery Flat Files in New York. It is also available at museum stores and art institutions through Art-o-Mat, a unique organization helping make art accessible to the public. In the fall of 2011, he curated “Afterlife”, a pop up exhibition in NYC.

Martin Soto Climent

 photo unnamed 1_zpsqeck4ams.jpg  photo CC_Martin_Soto_Climent_Modelo-2_zpslevmj6cp.jpg  photo unnamed 2_zpslkfrceeq.jpg  photo unnamed_zpsgugqdg7s.jpg 'In his work, conceptual sculptor Martin Soto Climent reshapes everyday items through minimal gestures of recontextualization and balance. The artist gives new life to the detritus of human life by bringing household items and vintage clothing into the gallery in simple-yet-fragile arrangements, such as propped up and splintered car windshields. His clothing pieces, as in rolled-up bras made to resemble eggs or room-filling installations of pantyhose spider webs, are imbued with the erotic tension of such intimate objects. Climent's works call to mind the cheeky readymades of Marcel Duchamp and the Dadaists, André Breton and the Surrealists—not only by virtue of the often-vintage objects he works with.' (via Artsy, Cooper Cole Gallery)  photo CB9893_MSC_John-Brown-Egg-2015_eggshell-plasticine-glass-eye_2-x-2-1-2-x-3-in_zps4ak4bq3p.jpg  photo CB9893_MSC_John-Brown-Egg-2015_eggshell-pasticine-glass-eye_-2-x-2-1-2-x-3-in-2_zpsileavsgo.jpg

Masakazu Shirane + Saya Miyazaki

 photo Garden-Masakazu-Shirane-and-Saya-Miyazaki-2_zpsiy60vjbv.jpg  photo netloid_a-kaleidoscopic-mirror-tunnel-built-inside-a-shipping-container-called-wink-space-by-masakazu-shirane-and-saya-miyaz_zpsf80cavlc.jpg  photo tumblr_inline_nftf5a7Rtf1t4va7w_zps0pafxyos.jpg Masakazu Shirane + Saya Miyazaki is space design firm in Japan, recognized for its work in architecture, interior design, and spatial art.  photo tumblr_inline_nftf4lbdMF1t4va7w_zpsyxavrjms.jpg  photo tumblr_inline_nftf5nlGH81t4va7w_zpsbarqamak.jpg

Akiko Ijichi

 photo akiko-ijichi-japon_zpsaqhuv0my.jpg  photo ijichi-60324-727805_zpsgofu4d0k.jpg  photo Akiko Ijichi-www.kaifineart.com-4_zps69gjxlxl.jpg Please check out Akiko Ijichi's portfolio. Nothing but goodness there. Yea-huh.  photo Akiko-Ijichi-ct_zpsjtm6ctq0.jpg  photo tumblr_nock0x0PWm1t6w45po1_1280_zpsseqcwb7q.jpg

Amandine Urruty

 photo amandine-urruty-disco-ball_zpsv2s1ek8l.jpg  photo amandine-urruty-egg2-TT_zps0fmfmlg0.jpg  photo amandine-urruty-the-lesson-sm_zps0qbqil3e.jpg  photo amandine-urruty-chenille-sm_zpsk3m7vphb.jpg Amandine Urruty lives and works on her bed, with a suit case full of pens always nearby. After studying at University for long years and a brief career in underground music, Amandine Urruty spreads her repertoire of beasts and her gallery of weird characters on all kind of mediums, on paper as on walls. As she masters techniques of traditional drawing, Amandine Urruty offers us a cheerful gallery of deviant portraits, associating grotesque outfits with baroque decorum which miraculously reconcile lovers of alchemistic symbolism to young ladies with too much make up. Indeed, Amandine Urruty builds her images like we would wander in the alleys of a Sunday fee market, borrowing to the mass of objects and to second hand toys their fundamental ambivalence, being wicked and peaceful, decorative and saturated at the same time.  photo amandine-urruty-egg3-TT_zpsezb8rzsj.jpg  photo amandine-urruty-family-portrait-3sm_zpsicjvp780.jpg  photo amandine-urruty-egg1-TT_zpsrldaenrr.jpg

Redd Walitzki

 photo Redd_Walitzki_CandyGears_07_zpsqwqkqmlf.jpg  photo Of-Cabbages-And_zpsaeeyewc8.jpg Redd Walitzki is an internationally-exhibiting emerging artist focused on figurative Pop-Surrealism. Recent solo exhibitions include Modern Eden in San Francisco and Roq La Rue in Seattle. Her work has been showcased in many galleries including Last Rites in NYC, Auguste Clown in Melbourne, Australia, Ayden Gallery in British Columbia. Redd’s art has also been featured on a variety of media outlets including HiFructose, Juxtapoz and Miroir Magazine.  photo Walitzki_13th-Hour-Queen-Bee-shadows_zpscrtxqe2s.jpg

Kevin Peterson

 photo indie-small1_zpsxh9htwqj.jpg  photo Bidding_zps5cekugdf.jpg  photo protector-sm2_zpsgcxsfyhf.jpg Kevin Peterson studied art at Austin College in Sherman, TX where he received his BFA in 2001. Kevin now makes his home in Houston, TX where he works out of Winter Street Studios.  photo eva-web_zps3a3gv99k.jpg  photo coalition1_zpsxcrwe8yh.jpg

Afruz Amighi

 photo afruzamighi-101114-8923_zpsplrxjrb9.jpg  photo afruzamighi-101114-8937-1_zpsq38voeq4.jpg  photo nameless_zps675eu6il.jpg "Nameless" by Afruz Amighi – 2014 (146″ x 11′ x 62″ dimensions variable) – Steel, Mosquito Netting, Wenge, Invisible Thread, Ultra-suede.  photo afruzamighi-101114-8943-1_zpsykqwdjlx.jpg  photo afruzamighi-101114-8945-2_zps3pqhy5ip.jpg  photo afruzamighi-101114-8932-1_zps0qycq5px.jpg

Mab Graves

 photo feraldetail2_zpsjuzsilaa.jpg  photo 1_zpswngqzlrw.jpg Mab Graves is a Contemporary Pop-Surrealist artist and illustrator living and painting in a converted 1800’s tavern in a small corner of the dusty American Midwest. Her work is inspired deeply by fairy tales and old classic literature. She adores narrative. She blames this on her parents who unrelentingly read aloud to her and her three sisters as small, impressionable children. Mab’s passion for creation has been an overwhelming obsession since she could grip a crayon, at about the age of 6 months. She spent her childhood and teen years adoring graphite and pen mediums (but being very suspicious of paints) until she discovered painting in early 2009, and then it was all over. A self-taught artist, Mab’s work has been shown is galleries both nationally and internationally. Her work has been sold in more than 56 countries. Mab’s art has appeared in many print articles in books and magazines and in 2013 she published her first book of paper dolls with Dover Publishing. She currently lives, works and dreams in Indianapolis, IN.  photo il_fullxfull.528850086_t1fg_zpsrk8vwyui.jpg

Colin Christian

 photo teeth_zpscz6uokif.jpg  photo Untitled-2_zpsqbqvkfbd.jpg Colin Christian is a seminal figure and influence in the POP SURREALISM movement of today's artists. He cites his primary influences as the 1968 French - Italian Roger Vadim film "Barbarella" with Jane Fonda, 1960-70's design, and Science Fiction and Avant Garde Fashion. Colin has exhibited his works all over the world including exhibitions in London. Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Rome, New York, Tokyo, and has maintained a steady visibility at important art fairs such as Art Basel Miami and the Metro Show New York. Colin's art has been published in Spectrum, Hi- Fructose and Juxtapoz magazines. He is included in many well known private collections including Mark Parker, CEO of Nike, and King Dotcom, as well as MOMA Vienna. In 2009 Kanye West commissioned Colin to produce an artwork for his "Glow in the Dark" tour. (via Stephen Romano Gallery)  photo Untitled-1_zpsmxu5fosf.jpg