ValÃ©ry Grancher is best known for selling Internet art in the contemporary art mainstream. In 1999, Grancher had a solo exhibit in a contemporary art museum in the United States, the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, California. Editions du Seuil at the time, published a book about him which was sold at the Pacific Film Archive[citation needed. Grancher’s art is a mix of conceptual and pop art references, sometimes with a sense of humour, sometimes appropriating the fads of the day. When Grancher started in the art world in 1995, he used emails in his art to show the processes and exchanges of the Internet community (email art) in physical installations like ‘Alone’ (1995). In 1997 he used webcams in his project ‘webscape’, which dealt with the concept of “cybertime.” In 1998, Grancher experimented with pop art in his ‘webpaintings’ project.  In 2002, as Google began to dominate the Internet, he launched the “Search Art” collaborative project by creating a piece called ‘Self Portrait.’  Google had become a buzz word in the art world. ‘ (via Wikipedia)
Oil on canvas paintings by the talented Kate Waters. You can find more of her work on Galerie Voss. Link here.
Russ and Reyn is a photography team based out of New York. They photographs anything from art to fashion, still life to stop motion films.
Tokyo-based artist Gunji Yusuke’s website is full of great colorful work like these things I’m showcasing here. You dig?
Stan Chisholm will construct an installation/environment using a variety of two and three-dimensional materials in a large narrative vignette filled with idiosyncratic figures. A recent graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chisholm was featured in â€œScrewed Inâ€ at the Regional Arts Commission in 2008. (via Laumeier Sculpture Park)
Flicks by Toronto based photographer Ian Pool. So coooool!! Link here.
” 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
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