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Edward Kwong

p p " I was born and raised in the very damp and beautiful Vancouver, BC. I received my Bachelor of Design with a major in illustration at the Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD) in Calgary, AB. During that time I spent about eight months as an intern in between my earlier semesters at Bioware Corp. doing character design. I now have since moved back and spend my days drawing, painting and dreaming about far away places. " - Edward Kwong p

Elizabeth McGrath

Los Angeles-born artist Elizabeth McGrath has always had an eye for the strange beauty in the grotesqueries of life; this appreciation is nowhere more evident than in her work. Inspired by the relationship between the natural world and the detritus of consumer culture, she brings forth a new cavalcade of creatures from the darker corners of the streets, the city, the imagination. It is this melancholy interaction between man-made status symbols and suffering specimens of nature that make up her intricate body of work. Today she lives in Downtown LA with her hairless dogs Blue and King Tut, and her Husband Morgan Slade. They play together in the band Miss Derringer. Previously on Sweet Station: Elizabeth McGrath p

Tasha Kusama

p Tasha Kusama was born and raised in San Francisco, California. She has some truly lovely work in her online portfolio. Check it out. p

Brecht Vandenbroucke

p Flickr Find: Brecht Vandenbroucke p

Ebon Heath

p p New York based artist Ebon Heath creates typographic sculptures called Stereo.type. ' Stereo.type is a project which Ebon Heath has been exploring for the past ten years and which questions the physicality of our typographic language. The results of these studies are hand cut and laser cut kinetic word mobiles and installations. '

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. '