Jason Seiler began his professional career in a rather unorthodox way. After getting in trouble for drawing parodies of his history teacher in high school, Jason’s quick-thinking principle hired him to draw caricatures of different faculty members. A professional artist was born. Jason went on to study fine art illustration at the American Academy of Art in Chicago for two years before beginning his professional work in earnest. Jason’s illustrations and paintings have been featured as covers and interior pieces for Rolling Stone, Billboard, The Utne Reader, TIME, The New Yorker, Der Spiegel, Business Week, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, MAD magazine, GOLF Digest, AD WEEK, KING magazine, Revolver, Guitar Player, The Village Voice, Penguin Group, Disney, The New York Observer, New Line Cinema, Universal Pictures, Aardman Animation, and Sony Image, among others. Jason also worked as a character designer on Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland, helping to create such characters as the Red Queen, the Tweedles, the Bandersnatch and more.
Justine Khamara lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. In 2003 she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) from the Victorian College of the Arts. Khamara’s practice to date has sought to disrupt photography’s smooth, two-dimensional surfaces by building sculptures and collages entirely out of photographs. A flat image, usually figurative, is transformed either by slicing directly into the photographic skin and pulling features into three dimensional form, or by taking multiple shots of a single subject which are then collaged. Often evoking biological processes of replication while also engaging with notions of self-representaiton in an era of instant, endlessly generative (re)productions technologies, her work is best understood as a deeply psychological response to contemporary notions of being (in the existentialist sense). (via Arc One)
Polly Borland (born 1959) is an Australian photographer now living in England. She is known both for her portraits of famous Australians and for several series of stylized portraits.
Victor Safonkin (born August 22, 1967 at Saransk) is a surrealist painter. Victor Safonkin’s work is self-described as Eurosurrealism or European classic surrealism & symbolism. His work is redolent of Salvador Dalí or more particularly Hieronymus Bosch. Victor’s work has been highly acclaimed and in 2005 he was invited to exhibit at the European Parliament in Brussels. The rock band Killing Joke used his Inhuman Rearing as an album cover in 2006. Viktor Safonkin is featured in the 2007 Venus and the Female Intuition, published by SALBRU. Safonkin has been called “one of the most brilliant artists I have seen in a long time” by master Surrealist Professor Ernst Fuchs.
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Jason Yarmosky <-- Born in 1987 in Poughkeepsie, New York, Yarmosky began drawing as a child. He graduated with a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 2010. WIth his past focus on painting his grandparents, Yarmosky devotes his efforts to exploring the concept of the life cycle. His paintings and drawings have been exhibited and collected throughout the United States and around the world. His work has appeared in numerous publications such as Azart Magazine, American Artist Drawing, American Art Collector, New American Paintings, Fine Art Connoisseur, Juxtapoz, High Fructose, and the Huffington Post. He is a past winner of the Elizabeth Greenshields Award.
Since he could lift a pencil, art has always been a prominent part in the life of Albert F. Montoya. Growing up in Yuma, Arizona, Albert spent his childhood preferably solo where he mastered the art of precise coloring within the lines and even created his own daily comic strip which he would draw and distribute to friends and family members. Present day, Albert’s pieces showcase his exploration of new themes and current events. He is constantly evolving, but as of lately his inspiration comes from everything and anything including the nature of bees, robots, alchemy, and politics— all which melt together creating a whimsical and bittersweet fairy tale adventure. In 2010, Albert graduated from the Art Institute of Las Vegas with an Interactive Media Design degree, a second passion next to his artwork. He is also the co-creator of The Artillerist, is a designer and owner for his web company montoyamedia, and also is a musician and vocalist for several personal side projects. He is currently living in Las Vegas, Nevada with his family where he has become a prominent part of the Las Vegas art community showcasing his work at several venues and group shows held during the city art festival “First Friday.”
Michael Zavros (born, Brisbane, Australia, 1974) is an Australian artist. Zavros studied printmaking at Queensland College of Art in the 1990s. Zavros has won three Australian drawing prizes: The Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award in 2002, The Robert Jacks Drawing Prize in 2005 and the Kedumba Prize in 2007. In 2004, Zavros won the Primavera Collex award through the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. In 2010 Zavros won the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize with a portrait of his child Phoebe is dead/McQueen. The previous year, Zavros was awarded runner up in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize with a self-portrait entitled V12 Narcissus. In 2012 he won the inaugural Bulgari Art Award, which included the acquisition of his work The new Round Room by the Art Gallery of New South Wales. He was a finalist in the Archibald Prize in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2013. Zavros has exhibited widely within Australia and his work is held in numerous private and public collections.
Morgana Wallace is a Victoria based artist. Her mixed media compositions are created through a fine treatment of collage working the paper to create multiple layers and various textures. Additionally, she will apply gauche to many of her works to add detail. Each piece brings together references of various mythologies with fantastical and dream like elements, creating engaging and complex works of art. (via Madrona Gallery)