Swiss artist LÃ©opold Rabus was born in NeuchÃ¢tel (Switzerland) in 1977. He studied at the AcadÃ©mie Maximilien de Meuron, NeuchÃ¢tel (1993-94), the Ã‰cole dÂ´Art, La Chaux-de-Fonds (1994) and the CitÃ© des Arts de Paris (2000). He received the ‘Premio Lissone’ award, Italy, in 2005 and the ‘Swiss Art Award’, Basle in 2006.
Photos via Galerie Adler
David Spriggs is influenced by Futurism and Cubism, as well as digital art and cinema. He received his B.F.A. from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver and his M.F.A. from Concordia University in Montreal, where he currently lives and works.
‘ Adam Hathorn was born in New York in 1977. After bouncing around the tristate area a bit, he and his family settled down in Boston, Massachusetts. An above average intellect and way above average Attention Deficit Disorder led him to turn his notebooks into sketchbooks, his social studies class to art class and gym to nap time. Besides skateboarding, and lighting things on fire, drawing evil shit was all he really cared about. From old Pushead skate graphics to underground comics, anything gross or funny was what made the cut on his trapper keeper. In 8th grade, Hathorn was supposed to do a report on something that he planned spending a lot of money on, so he chose tattooing. Instead of spending a lot of money on it, he turned it into a career, and has used it to fund numerous adventures, rent, and a gang of stuff he does not need from the swap meet. After high school, Adam attended the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia where he also did a tattoo apprenticeship. After doing his time in the south, notably Savannah and Atlanta, he moved west to find gold. He now resides in sunny San Diego where he can be found slingin’ and stingin’ tats with the Guru Tattoo wrecking crew, and keepin’ it real on the regular with the rest of the folks in this show. ‘ (via ArtSlant)
Piot Brehmer <-- Born in Beuthen, 1965. Studied painting at the Kunstakademie DÃ¼sseldorf & Karlsruhe with Marcus LÃ¼pertz. Lives and works in DÃ¼sseldorf, Germany.
‘ Scott Fife has been exhibiting his sculptures and drawings since 1976 in galleries in Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles and Vancouver, BC and in museums including the Frye Museum (Seattle), the Tacoma Art Museum, the Boise Art Museum, the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (Spokane). His work is currently included in the 2008 Art on Paper Biennial at the Weatherspoon Museum of Art in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Missoula Art Museum in Montana will host a solo show of his work in 2009 and he will have a solo gallery exhibition at Platform in September of 2009. Scott lives and works in Seattle. ‘
… for that untidy, unkempt, undone look that women love. The typical well-groomed segment of society has no idea how long it can take to achieve the perfect bed-head look. Itâ€™s not as easy as it looks…until now! One swipe of The Uncomb and youâ€™re good to go. Design: MartÃ GuixÃ©
Tallur L N – Born 1971; lives and works in Bangalore, India.
‘ Until December 1999, Tallur had never been outside India. He refers to his life before 1999 as a â€˜period of imaginary knowledgeâ€™, based largely upon reading art history books or looking at reproductions in books and magazines in an attempt to imagine the reality of contemporary art and the art world. He would see scenes of New York in Hollywood movies or glossy photographs but, as he says, â€˜After my first visit to New York, I was stunnedâ€™. He refers to this phase of his development as â€˜a period of tourist imaginary knowledgeâ€™. Tallur is from rural India, an altogether different environment from its urban counterpart in terms of its culture, economy and geography etc. and he considers the hand made quality of village utensils for example, rather than manufacturing, an important influence on the way in which he fashions his sculpture. Tallur uses this distinction deliberately as part of his visual language encapsulated in his sculpture and installations that contain many references to traditional Indian symbols. Part of his practice has been to translate this symbolic order into a contemporary language that speaks about the depth and diversity of traditional Indian life. He describes the process as follows, â€œI play the role of a curator in my works â€“ bringing in the context for a discourse – and personally, I enjoy absurdity a lot.â€ ‘ (via Initial Access)
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