Jeffrey Gibson

 photo Untitled-1_zpsfktipxko.jpg  photo Jeffrey-Gibson_300_zpseyrxvvfg.jpg  photo Jeffrey-Gibson_302_zpsciaydbsb.jpg Jeffrey Gibson grew up in major urban centers in the United States, Germany, Korea, England and elsewhere. He is also a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and half Cherokee. This unique combination of global cultural influences converge in his multi-disciplinary practice of more than a decade since the completion of his Master of Arts degree in painting at The Royal College of Art, London in 1998 and his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1995. Gibson’s artwork intermingles elements of traditional Native American art with contemporary artistic references. Thus powwow regalia, 19th parfleche containers, and drums are seamlessly merged with elements of Modernist geometric abstraction, Minimalism, and Pattern and Decoration. Here there is an echo of Frank Stella, Josef Albers, and Lucio Fontana – canonized in our current dialogue which has little or no inclusion of Native American art which Gibson provides comparable weight and equivalence. (via Marc Straus)  photo Jeffrey-Gibson_303_zpsn9epfjju.jpg  photo Jeffrey-Gibson_305_zpsx7sluku0.jpg

Tomoyoshi Sakamoto

 photo 69bbd3ad08743d77b7de71d082fc4933_zps5uevufyi.jpg  photo 17102241787_4759af58ff_b_zpsvmzys9mb.jpg  photo tumblr_no1t2rvAYf1rnz1s9o1_1280_zpsjonoerxq.jpg Checkout the work of Tomoyoshi Sakamoto. Worthy of your attention. That's all.  photo sakamoto01_zpshiwmykoh.jpg  photo 17123458199_031cb30931_b_zps8fkhniez.jpg  photo N12-11_zpsbp9nmmw6.jpg

Harma Heikens

 photo 22bladerunner_zpslsa1xtec.jpg  photo 8sweet-nothing_zpssqlhdpnw.jpg Harma Heikens seduces the viewer with stereotypes in advertising and pop culture. But her life-size images confuse. Big blue eyes pull you into her world with issues such as poverty, war and sexual exploitation that may look sweet but have a bitter aftertaste. Heikens images are often based on reality.(via KochxBos Gallery)  photo 10the-virgin_zpsrqub6d79.jpg  photo 5born-to-serve_zpsvxzbjrnw.jpg

Kari-Lise Alexander

 photo Ophelia_500_zpsdlzxxe2h.jpg  photo Inflorescence-20x24-website_416_zpsgjucxtjy.jpg  photo 2_zpser9mvmey.jpg Kari-Lise Alexander’s expressive work explores themes rooted in her Scandinavian heritage. Innocent maidens float in worlds of their own making, oftentimes losing themselves in their daydreams. At a young age Kari-Lise was always experimenting with paints, pencils, pastels and anything else she could get her hands on. In 2000 she studied fine art for two semesters but left college to pursue other interests. It wasn’t until spring of 2009 that her heart led her back to painting and she hasn’t stopped since. Working from her home studio in Seattle, Kari-Lise creates paintings that captivate the viewer. Her work often reflects the Norwegian folk art of rosemaling. This traditional art is given a contemporary feel in many of Kari-Lise’s paintings as it wraps and entwines itself within the composition, sometimes floating as a ghost as if it were an ancestral reminder. Kari-Lise is currently working with local as well as international galleries.  photo Reverence_429_zpsoysw8ktz.jpg  photo 1_zpsk5djt5ou.jpg

Axel Void

 photo unnameed-770x539_zpsgwoeolyq.jpg  photo IMG_9670-770x539_zps7atjhu9l.jpg  photo GRIS-El-Tepe_3-770x539_zpslppicipt.jpg Axel Void (Alejandro Hugo Dorda Mevs) was born in 1986 in Miami to a Haitian mother and a Spanish father. From the age of three onward, he was raised in Spain. From an early age, he has been strongly influenced by classical painting and drawing. Since 1999, Axel Void has been in contact with graffiti writing. He studied Fine Arts in Cádiz, Granada and Sevilla, and was based in Berlin until moving to Miami in 2013, where he currently resides.  photo IMG_43802-770x539_zpsckhgulcv.jpg  photo Arecibo-770x539_zps1vb90ulm.jpg  photo Tarifa-AxelVoid_14-770x539_zpslo0swaqh.jpg

Takeshi Haguri

 photo haguri_04_zpsglgulua9.jpg  photo haguri_02_zpsg05uxwmp.jpg Takeshi Haguri <-- Born 1957 in Nagoya, Japan. After graduating the Sculpture course at the Aichi University of the Arts in 1982, he moved on to a postgraduate course, graduating in 1984. Since then he has been sculpting in wood mainly, using aluminium for outdoor works. He held solo exhibitions at Gallery Muramatsu (1996, 1998/Tokyo), Art Gallery C. SQUARE (2006/Nagoya), Andersen Park Children's Museum (2009/Chiba, Japan) and many others. As for group exhibitions, he took part in shows such as Kobe Figurative Sculpture Grand Prize Exhibition (1996/Kobe, Japan), Vogtland International Sculpture Symposium (2000/Germany), Fugaku Biennale (2001/Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan) and 16th Taro Okamoto Modern Art Prize Exhibition (2013/ Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Japan). His works are on display at Nisshinnishi High School (Aichi, Japan), Haruno Fureai Park (Shizuoka, Japan), Ijiramura Sports Park (Gifu, Japan), Nishiharu High School (Aichi, Japan), Saya Primary School (Aichi, Japan), Nagakute North Primary School (Aichi, Japan).  photo haguri_03_zpsmo4xadwp.jpg  photo haguri_01_zpsegt5duck.jpg

Mike Mellia

 photo 4.mike-mellia-6.2015_zpsmrkdxv0z.jpg  photo 6.mike-mellia-6.2015_zps9slxnsye.jpg  photo 1.brooks-brothers-mike-mellia_zpsuuuwxyey.jpg Mike Mellia (b.1980) is an American photographer whose allegorical imagery relates to larger conceptual ideas, telling stories through a painterly technique and creating cinematic compositions. Mellia's signature style is a distinct aesthetic that combines an old-world sense of beauty with complex conceptual modern ideas. His images often raise a tension with viewers' preconceptions about a subject. He has held several solo art exhibitions in NYC and his work has been commissioned by a variety of commercial clients. Mike Mellia graduated from Columbia University in 2002 and lives in New York City.  photo 58.mike-mellia-a-selfie-a-day_zpspsropqu8.jpg  photo 1.mike-mellia-6.2015_zpsrnaf4dcr.jpg

Marcela Cárdenas

 photo 8_zorra6_zpslps3xhhq.jpg  photo 8_zorra2_zpsjag01lsg.jpg  photo 8_zorra3_zpsrgagapyb.jpg " To find beauty through meticulous finishes done with patience, establishes my point of view towards velocity of contemporary life. I find inspiration in nature to create metaphors and express thoughts about life and death. My work has always been intimately related to nature, this has led me to the construction of an Imaginary full of coincidences and double meanings that takes form with a Series of paintings, etchings and drawings". - Marcela Cárdenas  photo 8_zorra5_zpstzmqsjj1.jpg  photo 8_zorra1_zpsatvzt4wm.jpg

John Jacobsmeyer

 photo Druids_b_zpsqqrcakgj.jpg  photo John_JacobJingleHeimerSchmidt_oil_on_linen_66_x_56_cm_800_zpsxh6chdsh.jpg  photo Painter_of_Light_2011_oil_on_linen_53_x_69_cm_800_zps2lti1lud.jpg John Jacobsmeyer has been an active contributor to the discourse in conceptual figuration in the New York area for the past 15 years. He operates the JJHS Press where his wordless book “More Than Human” was published in 2010 and the portfolio “Safety First” was published for the Shanghai Metro in 2013. Jacobsmeyer earned his BFA from the University of New Hampshire and an MFA in painting and printmaking from Yale University. He teaches printmaking, painting, and art theory at the New York Academy of Art’s Graduate School. He has taught or given lectures at over 40 Colleges and Universities around the world including RISD, Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing, Shanghai University, Vanderbilt University, and the Pratt Institute. He received artist residencies at the Ragdale Foundation, MacDowell Colony, Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program, Anchor Graphics, Cill Rialig Ireland, Shanghai University and Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul. Awards include two fellowships from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, the Basil Alkazzi Award, a Fulbright Fellowship to Italy, a Pollack-Krasner Grant and a New York Foundation for the Arts Artist Fellowship. His work is housed in the permanent collections of the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, New Mexico, the Springfield Museum of Art, Ohio, the States of New Hampshire and South Carolina, and the Cities of Seattle and Shanghai, China as well as numerous colleges, universities and private collections. His work is available at Art Labor Gallery, Shanghai; Davidson Galleries, Seattle; Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn.  photo Art_Project_2011_oil_on_linen_69_x_53_cm_800_zpsi3irollw.jpg  photo 5_b_zpsm4lhjjls.jpg  photo Knotty_Girl_2011_oil_on_linen_69_x_53_800_zpsc8xpyju5.jpg

Hsiao-Ron Cheng

 photo 09ab56beb6b9ccec6846ecc2fa8e36c0_zpsjofqk45x.jpg  photo 16b442969bf37c6c129a3e9df495dee0_zpsdt1tt8ir.jpg Hsiao-Ron Cheng is a 1986-born Taiwanese illustrator. She started to work as a freelance illustrator in 2012 and soon get international attention. In the same year, her work has been shortlisted for Young Illustrator Award. Hsiao-Ron's clients range from fashion brand to design agencies worldwide. Other experiences include a digital painting of 8ft mural for coffee shop interior design.  photo 20a113f4c80fb71a8778390d97a42be9_zpstweunarb.jpg  photo a5a63b5d58c2898a0b4c5ae35f4b6d81_zps1moxyxbn.jpg