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Ezra Johnson

p p p p ' Ezra Johnson was born in 1975 in Wenatchee, Washington, and lives in Brooklyn. He received a BFA in painting in 2000 from the California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco. In 2006 he completed an MFA in painting at Hunter College, New York. While at Hunter, Johnson participated in an exchange program with the Universität der Kunst in Berlin, where he studied painting under Daniel Richter. His work has been shown in exhibitions in New York at Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, Tilton Gallery, and Artists Space, and in Los Angeles at Kantor/Feuer Gallery. He is currently a 2006–2007 Winter Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. This is Johnson's first solo museum exhibition.' p

Sofa-Dress

p p p p p ' Sofa-Dress ' is a job of space design and a suggestion of furniture design. The act of putting on the clothes of the “sofa” on the existing chair in itself makes the previous object become a little more cushiony furniture and it also can achieve an intention as a unified space with the same cuticles. Link: Design Studio MAEZM p

Gary Baseman

baseman1 Gary Baseman is a versatile "Low Brow" artist who dabbles in traditional art, clothing, and toys. He also has three Emmy Awards under his belt for a Disney cartoon called Teacher's Pet. Clap, clap, clap. baseman2 baseman3 baseman4

Yukari Masuike

yukari1 Yukari Masuike aka Toronn, a Japan-based illustrator, focuses on mythical creatures and animals. His work reminds me Magic the Gathering trading cards art. yukari2 yukari3 yukari4

HelloVon

hellovon1 HelloVon presents Semblance. It's all graphite and it's all good. Totally my kind of art. Hope be hearing more from this talented artist. hellovon2 hellovon3 hellovon4

Kent Henricksen

p p p p p p " The figures and landscapes that I employ in my new work are appropriated from random sources, such as historical volumes, old newspapers, children’s books, or even French prints from the time of the Musketeers. The Mexican artist Jose Guadalupe Posada, Albrect Durer, Mercer Mayer, and Max Ernst are some of the artists I constantly refer to. I keep an archive of these images that I use as a type of memory bank of past events, which I continually build upon and cull from in creating my own histories and narratives. As much as I combine imagery from opposing eras, I also try to create a broader dialogue by focusing on the interplay between both high and low culture. I’m interested in constructing a discourse or new history by taking bits and pieces to create an enduring narrative or non-history. I think of it as a form of memory recollection or memory re-arrangement. In the same way that a person collects or keeps random experiences as memory, and mixes them up in their mind, I take random images and mix and re-arrange them on a single canvas. It’s more of a caricature or a hyper reality. On their own, the images are insignificant or relatively trivial, but combined with others a paradigm is formed. " - Kent Henricksen (via John Connelly Presents) p

Mike Orduña

mikeo1 Mike Orduña new series Boxeo De La Noche features some of the greatest boxers of all time. Check out his site for more. mikeo1 mikeo1

Greg De Stefano

stefano1 Can you immediately recognize these Nintendo videogame characters? Of course you can!. Photographer Greg De Stefano presents his Brawl series based on the super addictive Super Smash Brothers game. stefano2 stefano3 stefano4

Cleon Peterson

p p p ' Cleon Peterson is an LA based artist whose chaotic and violent paintings show clashing figures symbolizing a struggle between power and submission in the fluctuating architecture of contemporary society. Cleon's paintings are monochromatic while channeling at the same time the fashion sensibility of the early 80's, complete with skinny ties and day glow colors. ' (via Alice Gallery) p p

Peter Coffin

p p p ' Peter Coffin (born 1972, Berkeley, California US) is an artist based in New York City. Coffin received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Davis in 1995, subsequently attending Carnegie Mellon University and receiving an MFA in 2000. His work is exhibited internationally and features in several prominent collections. Peter Coffin is currently collaborating with Al Jaffee inspired by his undergraduate personal encounter with the modern dance choreographer Twyla Tharp. He is the nephew of artist Robert Smithson who introduced Coffin to the study of plant consciousness before Smithson died July 20, 1973 when Coffin was just a year old. ' (via Wikipedia) p p