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Erik Stenberg

p ' Erik Stenberg paintings are humorous and colorful depictions of outlandish scenarios. The subjects of his works are random, yet relatable and inviting. They are technically masterful, and wildly entertaining. His work has been featured in the Chicago Reader, Crown Point Star, Hammond Times, Post Tribune, Creep Machine, the Hive Gallery and on Talent Database. Erik was one of six talented local artists selected to paint a mural during the 2007 Silver Room block party held in Downtown Chicago. He has shown at several exhibitions throughout the Chicagoland area, The Hive Gallery in Los Angeles, CA, DVA Gallery in Chicago, IL in 2007 and at the Omegacon Exhibition in Birmingham, AL in 2008. Erik currently resides in Griffith,IN .Erik works for Beryl Martin, a creative company who he helped sculpt the largest replica of the statue of liberty in 2008. ' p

Chris Peters

p p Chris Peters creates his art in his Los Angeles studio. He trained for three years at the Gage Academy of Art, completing their program that emphasizes academic painting techniques. His work has been exhibited in numerous galleries devoted the Los Angeles Pop Surrealism / Lowbrow Art movement, including Copro/Nason Gallery in Santa Monica, La Luz de Jesus in Hollywood, and as a featured artist for Cannibal Flower.

Thomas Woodruff

p ' Thomas Woodruff has had over 20 one person exhibitions, and his paintings have been included in museum shows internationally. His major gallery works are created in series. In the past these works have often been elegaic in nature and have dealt with the AIDS epidemic. Some of his major projects are The Secret Charts (1994), a series of tromp l'oeil scrolls depicting an alphabet of loss; Apple Canon (1996), his collection of 365 individual apple portraits to keep the doctor away; and All Systems Go (1999), images organized as “missions” incorporating rocketships, Woodruff’s meditation on the end of the millenium. ' p

Eric Fortune

Eric Fortune is known for his thought provoking content and for the mastery of his craft. The work provides a beautifully rendered visual that provokes the viewer and pulls them in for closer inspection. His paintings often deal with people and their relationships. The trials and adversities that they strive to overcome, exaggerated and blown out of proportion. His work gives a loose narrative of characters caught in a world their own. The imagery is quiet and dynamic often with a touch of melancholy and soft surrealism.

Usugrow

' Usugrow explores the minimalist methodology of black ink on white paper, creating his own world of organic contrasts. His contemporary subject matter is infused with traditional attention to craftsmanship and detail, adding a spirituality and dynamic tension rarely associated with the genre. '

Koibito

If you have cash laying around and can't figure out what to do with it call me or I guess you can buy this cute vinyl toy by Yoskay Yamamoto for $80. Soo cute. Link here. " Once upon a time I had a goldfish named Tuna. But he passed away because of my laziness and mistreatment.. So I painted him for his memory.. But at same time Koibito symbolizes the sense of alienation that I felt growing up in Cali...Its kind of like the phrase " fish out of water"....I felt and still feel like I don't completely fit in my environment...both in Japan and the US...." - Yoskay Yamamoto

Daniela Edburg

Daniela Edburg was born in Houston, Texas in 1975. Grew up in San Miguel Allende and studied Visual Arts in the National University San Carlos Academy (Mexico City). Her work has been published and exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide. She currently lives and works between San Miguel and Barcelona.

Chris Scarborough

Some stunning graphite and watercolor illustrations by Nashville-based artist Chris Scarborough a.k.a. Scarboy. Also be sure to check out his photo gallery while you're visiting his site. Creepy stuff.

Faile

p p p Faile (Pronounced like "fail") is an international artist collective formed in 1999 and based in Brooklyn, New York. They are recognized as some of the pioneers of global contemporary street art. The three founding members are Patrick McNeil (Canada), Patrick Miller (U.S.), and Aiko Nakagawa (Japan). From initially wheatpasting screen printed posters on the streets of New York and major world cities, they progressed to the more permanent medium of stencil graffiti. Their instantly recognizable pop culture images in posters and stencils have allowed Faile to diversify into other areas encompassing fine art, sculpture, design, fashion, music, and housewares. Despite this, the core of their work remains printmaking, stenciling, and painting. (via Wikipedia) p

Linn Olofsdotter

p Linn Olofsdotter, from Sweden, has explored many mediums before solidifying her career in the illustration field. After getting her education in both advertising and graphic design in Europe and the US, she moved to Brazil to start up a motion graphics studio along with her husband and creative partner. More recently Linn worked as a senior art director at a Boston advertising agency. p