Stan Manoukian Grograou

 photo 100612w_zpss5hwom3i.jpg  photo 091712w_zpsosoi1twu.jpg I was thrilled to discover the refreshing artwork of Stan Manoukian Grograou. Don't know much about this French artist but I do know talent when I see it.  photo 092012w_zpsm0se6q01.jpg

Jet Martinez

 photo unnamed 2_zpsv7zg51hk.jpg  photo unnamed 1_zpsxwetlpnb.png Jet Martinez lives and works in Oakland and San Francisco, CA, where he is currently the art director for the Clarion Alley Mural Project (CAMP) in the Mission District. Jet received his B.F.A in Painting and Printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2001 and studied Spanish Literature at the University of Colorado, Boulder (1992-1995). Jet Martinez is the recipient of the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Art in Grant (2009), the Port of Oakland/ Oakland Arts Council Grant for Artists (2005), and the Ivan Majdrakov Award in Painting, SFAI (2000-2001).  photo unnamed_zpsit1xpwdf.jpg  photo 0809128_zps1dxdqznf.jpg

Tara Donovan

 photo -1992_zpszslmoyui.jpg  photo -2027_zpsebf3za88.jpg  photo -1991_zpsir26dtfn.jpg 'Presenting large-scale installations that resemble elements of nature under a microscope and cell-like forms or organisms from the depths of the ocean, Donovan’s body of work derives from recognisable everyday items, such as Scotch Tape, drinking straws, paper-plates, needles, plastic rods and toothpicks. The artist often uses thousands of identical items repeated to produce forms that resemble expansive reflections of nature. The items are stacked, glued, cut and assembled until an alchemy is realised, producing a majestic installation. What often appears as precious stones or minerals in Donovan’s work often turns out to be common materials such as plastic buttons or polyester film, such as in Untitled (Mylar), a freestanding sculpture that will be presented in The Steadings Gallery as part of Donovan’s expansive presentation at Jupiter Artland.' (via Art Rabbit, Jupiter Artland)  photo -2025_zpsny6bjjhm.jpg  photo -1993_zpswlciqhcg.jpg

Julie Legrand

 photo tumblr_nvm0fl0D6v1r03m0qo2_1280_zpsq4iehpnm.jpg  photo 1613c754425df9c5788eb07a211f8e8a_zpsgvqrdouw.jpg Julie Legrand is a visual artist. Several works by the artist have been sold at auction, including 'Renaissance' sold at Christie's Paris 'Artists Angels for Madagascar - Art - Sculptures Zafaminary - Charity Sale' in 2013. (via Mutual Art)  photo g_Bullukian14Legrand08bRose_zpsq7dv5jix.jpg

Roy Livingston

 photo copybigbotcs72RoyLivingston_0021_Layer-Comp-22_zps5i5c60h4.jpg  photo copyN3O-72-Roy-Livingston_0018_Layer-Comp-19_zpsz7o15gxb.jpg  photo copyelectro-robot-72-Roy-Livingston_0044_Layer-Comp-45_zpsl0g5pg28.jpg Roy Livingston is an x-ray artist who has been working x-ray photography for almost a decade. He use X-ray radiography along with photography and anything else he can scrounge up to create his art. He refers to his aesthetic approach as an artistic joy ride as it is always organically evolving as he discovers and develops new techniques. These postings will actually be going back in time as He’s done way more creating than posting, So these posting will be almost an archeological dig as they go back in time revealing layers of his evolution as an artist.  photo tumblr_nvrlrbHohf1r1w416o10_540_zpspjpzdyrc.jpg  photo tumblr_nvrlrbHohf1r1w416o1_540_zpsbgh0m6ps.jpg

Duarte Vitória

 photo 67_zpskkifvofd.jpg  photo awaken1_zpsl0oc7t0r.jpg  photo 59_zpsosr9idh4.jpg Duarte Vitória <-- Born in Penafiel in 1973. Lives and works in Oporto; Education: 1996 Degree in Drawing, Esap, Porto; 2001 Degree in Painting, Esap, Porto; 2003 Degree in Plastic Arts – Painting Branch, Esap, Porto.  photo 14_big_zpsrmolalxv.jpg  photo daring1_zpsb7d6f3fs.jpg

Randy Hage

 photo normal_wpBsX2FZfm_zpsj68surrl.jpg  photo normal_788x0q5ca7czda5zpvqthw7xj6hnkb_zpsztcsc5gl.jpg  photo normal_avr6GzAfcR_zpsujraxwml.jpg Visual artist, Randy Hage, has always been fascinated by the character and often overlooked beauty of aging structures. In the late 90s, he began photographing the cast iron facades in the SoHo area of New York as possible subjects for future art projects (The cast iron and brick structure on this site is a product of that original research). His interest soon moved to the unique street level Mom & Pop storefronts with their hand painted signs, layers of architecture, wonderful patinas and intriguing history. As he continued to photograph these storefronts, it became clear to him that this was becoming more than an art project, it was becoming a documentary project as well. These neighborhood storefronts were closing at an alarming rate, falling victim to large scale redevelopment that was exceeding a normal pace for neighborhood change. Hages storefront project reflects a love for these iconic structures, as well as a passionate interest in the communities that they serve. His sculptures represent more than fading facades, they honor the very soul of the city…its people. Randy Hage has been creating sets, models, and props for the TV/Film and small scale hobby industries for over 25 years. He is a former instructor at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, where he taught set and prop fabrication.  photo normal_9PWYNwBMqX_zpsuox9cbjj.jpg  photo tumblr_nvt44q1c2X1qz9v0to8_540_zpsd1aahsu0.jpg

Markus Linnenbrink

 photo slide_375026_4380060_free_zps8fjwyqid.jpg  photo markus-linnenbrink-color-wall-designboom-01_zps2vg3y0i5.jpg Markus Linnenbrink <-- Born 1961 in Germany, lives and works in Brooklyn, New York; Education: 1985-88 Academy of Fine Arts, Berlin; 1982-85 Gesamthochschule, Kassel  photo tumblr_nv4utsxoPs1r29uz6o2_1280_zpspks2d6hz.jpg  photo tumblr_nv4utsxoPs1r29uz6o1_1280_zpsshsgmsva.jpg

Aron Demetz

 photo Aron-Demetz_03_zpspnoc9vof.jpg  photo A-Demetz_Advanced-minorities_2012_tiglio_cm-215_zpsgnuigqrv.jpg Aron Demetz <-- Born in 1972 in Vipiteno, Demetz lives and works in Selva di Val Gardena; 1986-93 Instituti d’arte di Selva Val Gardena; 1997-98 Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg, under Professor Christian Höpfner  photo sud-lindenholz-210cm-20124_zps0qgwsnyh.jpg  photo Aron_Demetz-03-bloghistapercaso_zpsnpdhya0g.jpeg

Ivan Grubanov

 photo 22a_zpsitrpo9xu.jpg  photo 17a_zps6gy831zc.jpg  photo 18a_zpsapcrt21s.jpg Ivan Grubanov /1976, Belgrade/ received education at the Belgrade Academy of Fine Arts, the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam, Delfina Studios in London and Casa de Velazquez in Madrid. Solo shows include Loock Galerie in Berlin, Laboratorio 987 at MUSAC in Leon, Le Grand Cafe Centre d’Art Contemporain in St Nazaire, Gallery of the Belgrade Cultural Center and Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade, Stroom Center for Contemporary Art in Den Haag, Nogueras Blanchard in Barcelona, Ronmandos in Rotterdam.  photo 20a_zps8vrh1wmm.jpg  photo 16a_zpsn1a3tt1b.jpg