Jon MacNair

 photo WD_zpsnxwnnppa.jpg  photo escape_zps2nf3tbwv.jpg  photo OOTI_zpskrf1lppq.jpg  photo HAD_zpsqz9s6da4.jpg Jon MacNair was born in Seoul, South Korea and grew up in the suburbs of Southeastern Michigan near Detroit. He graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2005, where he earned a BFA in Illustration. His commercial work has appeared in various editorial publications and mainly been used for apparel and package design. Clients include: Monument Snowboards, 21st Amendment Brewery, Grove, Corpse Corps Boards, Willamette Week, On3P Skis, The Stranger, Tooth & Nail Records, Closed Casket Activities, Baltimore Magazine, Annalemma, Urbanite Magazine, Baltimore City Paper, Slice Literary Magazine, Pittsburgh City Paper, The Riverfront Times, Rockpile Magazine, The Washington Square Review, Hyphen Magazine and Computer Arts Projects.  photo BALB_zpsvzvn1hjq.jpg  photo AFC_zpsikcrqgld.jpg  photo NTB_zpsfgjyq08j.jpg

Sergio Garcia

 photo Sergio_Garcia1_zps3ggwlmrm.jpg  photo SergioGarcia_OurLilAngelKnowsSignLanguage-1024x942_zpsflexdshm.jpg  photo Garcia_child-hand-cast0550-1024x973_zpszfcoh4on.jpg  photo Sergio_Garcia_view2_zpszhgeucp0.jpg " We, as humans, are naturally drawn to the unorthodox. I have always enjoyed the use of the unconventional as a base for my artwork. I enjoy creating art that people can relate to and that stimulates the creative subconscious. Not only to create an emotional relationship between art and viewer, but to conjure up questions of how and why. It is this desire to create a connection with the viewer that fuels my creativity. My passion is creating a perfect balance of light and shadow. Light is the core of my artwork. Without light there is no art. Without art there is no life. Amen, brother." - Sergio Garcia (via Thinkspace Gallery)  photo sergiogarcia_Im_Going_Going_Back_Back_2_sculpture_zpsyz13lkq8.jpg  photo sergiogarcia_I_Dont_Mean_To_Be_Blunt_sculpture_zpsatoxchwt.jpg  photo image1_zpslc4pjk7k.jpg

Fintan Magee

 photo ADL-member-1_zpsdajetb5j.jpg  photo DSC06323_zpsfaq8khvm.jpg  photo DSC05392-1_zpsozlrsf6w.jpg Fintan Magee is a Lismore-born, Brisbane-based artist who works as an artist, illustrator, designer and muralist. Magee's work often depicts the surreal, using extemely illustrative characters. His art is recognizable through it's sheer size and style, often transporting the viewer into a world of unexpected beauty and chaotic balance, highlighting the extraordinary nature of our everyday existence.  photo DSC06326_zpsybpmrpg8.jpg  photo 1_zps82ucnyba.jpg

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