Klaas Kloosterboer <-- Born 1959 Noord/Zuid Schermer, Netherlands; Lives and works in Amsterdam; 1979-1983 Education: Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, NL
Penelope Gazin is a freelance artist and an animator based in Echo Park, Califoria. Click here to go to her website.
Maxwell Doig was born in Huddersfield. He graduated from Manchester School of Art in 1988 with a BA in Fine Art and went on to pursue his postgraduate studies in Fine Art at the Slade School of Art, London, between 1988 and 1990. Doig is preoccupied with the human figure and its spatial relationship combined with the interplay of light and shade. His use of unconventional viewpoints depicting static solitary figures along with the application of subtle pigments and textural complexity results in contemplative ephemeral imagery. In 1997 he was awarded the Villiers David Prize. He lives and works in Manchester. (via Albemarle Gallery)
” Color and line are important elements in my work. They help to capture and communicate the most important aspect of my work, emotion. I am a sensitive person, and while I create whatever I feel somehow gets trapped inside the art. The viewers feel that same emotion. It has become the norm that whenever someone talks to me about my painting, they inevitably end up describing to me how they feel when they look at it, as opposed to what they see. It is a powerful connection that I am thankful to be a part of and the reason I keep painting.” – Gosia
Wow. Please check out the work of the incredibly talented CJ Hendry.
Charles Chaisson is currently a Brooklyn based freelance illustrator, but was born in New Orleans, Louisiana where he lived until moving to Florida for college. While in Florida he studied at the Ringling College of Art and Design, where he received his B.F.A. in Illustration. Upon completion of college, he moved to NY to further his education at the School of Visual Arts. He enrolled in the Illustration as Visual Essay Graduate Program, where he received an M.F.A.
Stumbled upon the work of José A. Roda on Tumblr. Let me know what you think.
” For me, the paintings from reproductions in the 1960’s by Malcolm Morley and Vija Celmins were a breakthrough. It opened everything up, following on from what Duchamp had done. Morley’s claim that painting from a reproduction was ‘painting from still life’, was a statement that seemed to resonate. I want to experiment with that idea of taking a second-hand image and focus on it as an object. When I take an image from a magazine advertisement, I remove the text and information so that the original message is lost and the painting develops an ambiguity and becomes like a ghost. I try to find images of beautiful women who are photographed in a particular way; a kind of non-smiling vacant glamour, which fashionable magazines like to present. Once the image is selected, I screw the picture up and re-photograph it, adding new light sources to accentuate the creases, then crop it to fit the canvas. The image is then painted. The original image, with it’s new information, becomes a painting of a piece of paper, rather than a portrait in the classical sense. The reinterpreted picture also gains fresh connotations associated with the fragility of paper and human existence. The elements of detachment and lack of emotion that I am trying to incorporate in the work are crucial to representing a kind of tragic quality that seems to always accompany beauty and glamour.” – John McCarthy
Nicola Alessandrini is a street artist based in Macerata, Italy.