Asier, urban artist resident in El Bierzo, born in Donostia, learned to paint in the streets of Madrid.
"At the age of 8 they told my parents that I had problems with space, I was given a folio and I was not able to draw on the whole surface, I only used a small corner of the whole canvas... years later I realized that around me there were people whose Folios were small and they used the walls as a support to express themselves, thus began my contact with graffiti.
At first I was fixated on the works of other writers in my neighbourhood, from "The Elders", I used the margins of the school books to do my tests, the notebooks had more sketches than notes and exercises... and at 18 I got my first spray kit.
From that day until today I have not stopped being obsessed by "this way of expression" that some call art and others vandalism.
I have travelled through Europe painting both illegally and legally, participating in exhibitions and exhibits."
I have been awarded several awards among which include the prize young creators of the community of Madrid in the modality of graffiti in the year 2008.
My academic training "usable" was brief but intense, the graffiti was still my main focus but I wanted something more, maybe my pieces could take to life and move, so at 20 years I started to work as a courier to pay for studies in illustration and comic design in the ESDIP (Higher School of Drawing) of Madrid. Many years later I did the Diploma in Digital Design at the IED (Instituto Europeo di design) in Madrid.
Being always in contact with the world of graffiti, rap etc... I was able to start making video clips for rap artists, having worked today with several of the most important nationwide, works that combined with my full-time work In a design studio in the capital and with works as freelance for several producers and advertising agencies.
In the year 2014 my life took an unexpected turn and I move to live in Ponferrada, where I currently reside and where I continue to earn my living with my two passions, spray and design.
Visit the Website: asier.com.es
Shreya Arora - A Young Artist- Designer using her talents to bring attention to sexism and injustice.
Written by Scoop Whoop.
Not only is our society grappling with heinous incidents of rape and violence, but we are also hardwired into shaming and blaming the victim in most cases.
A 21-year-old graphic designer, Shreya Arora, responded to this rampant practice of victim shaming by creating a series of posters modelled around magazine covers that talk about how, no matter what the victim wears, or how the victim acts, the blame is always on them.
She shared this satirical artwork titled "The Good Victim Starter Pack", on her Instagram handle, in an attempt to talk about this practice in a way that is 'relatable to more people'.
Recently she shared another set of images on her Instagram handle that deal with sexual objectification of women in pop culture, specifically Comic books.
Art has the power to make you think and change how you view things around you, Shreya and her art does that in the most brilliant way possible.
Cooper & Gorfer - questions of identity and how cultural heritage influences the way we act and perceive the world.
Belonging to a narrative tradition within photography, our work articulates the unconscious aspects of a moment or person. We investigate questions of identity and how cultural heritage influences the way we act and perceive the world. With a deeply rooted interest in the female story, our collaged portraits seek to reference the many layers of personal memories and collective experiences that shape us.
Cooper & Gorfer comprises the artists Sarah Cooper (US, 1974) and Nina Gorfer (Austria, 1979). Their work focuses on the female aspects of cultural identity. Based on the stories and lives of the women they meet and collaborated with, Cooper & Gorfer explore issues of power, gender, memory, migration, dislocation, and the malleability of identity.
The artist duo are known for their distinct hybrid portraits. Their photo-based collages are anchored in an anthropological research of people, place and the genius loci. They reimagine the tradition of portraiture by visually examining and deconstructing the narrative of those they portray. Like art history’s Mannerists and Surrealists or literature’s Magical Realism, Cooper & Gorfer strain observable reality through a complex psychological filter of memories, moods and wounds.
Cooper & Gorfer began their collaboration in 2006. They live and work in Gothenburg, Sweden and Berlin, Germany.
Cooper & Gorfer have had several solo exhibitions, among others, at Fotografiska Stockholm, Hasselblad Center Gothenburg, Kulturhuset Stockholm, Museum Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt and the National Museum of Photography Copenhagen. Cooper & Gorfer's work is included in several private and museum collections, including the National Gallery of Iceland. They have been awarded the German Photo Book Award 2018, and are Hasselblad Ambassadors.
(Born in Tokyo, 1981. Lives and works in Tokyo)
Yusuke Asai uses various materials and expands his world. Including his production at his atelier, he has been making Masking Plant series since 2003, which are permanent marker drawings on masking tapes that are freely pasted on the walls and floors. He collects soil and water from the local area and creates Earth paintings series. He also creates Sprouted Plants series that he cuts out the shapes of animals and plants from the sheet of road marking white line and torches on the road surface. Recently, he has received a lot of attention for large-scale earth paintings that are over 10 meters. He juxtaposes animals and plants without any space, small animals and plants appear inside of bigger living things just like macro exists inside of micro, the ecosystem in the universe.
His significant solo exhibitions are, “Yusuke ASAI: Seeds of Imagination, Journey of Soil”, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Kanagawa, Japan (2015); He has participated in major group exhibitions, such as “All Living Things”, Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka, Japan (2016); “Echigo-Tsumari Art Field”, Tokamachi City, Niigata, Japan (2015). He is also participated in so many art projects outside of Japan such as “yamatane”, Rice University Art Gallery, Houston, USA (2014).
A poem by Yusuke Asai:
To someone reading this word somewhere far away
To people who always care
Do not forget your gratitude
To those who always stay by,
To be saved nearby
I want to hand over the form of appreciation,
Everything about them is a continuum.
It is not mandatory to do anything, but to people close to the inside
To someone far away,
I have to deliver it,
Thank you for always being good.
As you can see again, with that kind of hands, even more
I want to do my best.
Guatemalan artist Darío Escobar’s (b. 1971) lives and works in Guatemala City. He works in various media: sculpture, installation, painting, and drawing. His work often makes use of the concept of the readymade, but the objects Escobar choose are always altered in some way or another.
Through the alterations as well as the placement in an artistic context the objects gain new meanings. General themes in Escobar’s work are the complex relations between globalization, aesthetics, colonialism, modernism and consumerism.
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The Essence of My Creativity
The majority of subjects in my work are based on girls. As a female artist, I naturally show more emotional nuances in my creations than a male artist usually would, with my works reflecting the different stages of my growing up. From being a young girl to a mature woman, the physical and psychological changes that naturally take place, from a happy carefree stage to an emotionally rich stage, to a then more mature stable period.
With an ever changing world continuously influencing different aspects of my life, inspiring me to reflect these changes artistically as they evolve. My works echo a positive view towards the experiences of life and my hopes for a better future. The chubby faced characters I created, with their small mouth and huge eyes… are maybe a reflection of how I perceive myself.
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"Are We Being Fucking Serious?" is a Data Art / Net Art on 178,325 Global Terrorism Data since 1980, the year of the murder of our dreamer, Mr. Lennon.
I invite all the dreamers like you and me and Mr. & Mrs. Lennon over the world
to this website (www.arewebeingfuckingserious.net), to realize the reality of the concept of Terrorism, which are happening all over the world, all over the common place(such as park, street, apartments, public areas) in our daily lives, not only at the warfare locations.
By navigating and watching 178,325 places of terrorism, I want us to imagine, all once again, more seriously.
About Changyeon Lee
Changyeon Lee is a New York-based award-winning artist and director of Studio god’s gift. His practice specialises in kinetic sculpture through the use of mechanical components and natural objects.
Changyeon lives and works in New York City; Las Vegas; Seoul, South Korea. He achieved Master degree in new media arts at New York University with full years grants and received national scholarships from South Korea(from 2015 to 2017).
in 2018, he won the grand-prix at young artist contest from international young artist association, and he is participating in the 2018 scope Miami beach art fair at the United States, coming this December.
As a poet, copywriter, net-artist and kinetic installation artist, he currently expands his area of poetry into the Interactive Media Art. His works have been presented internationally, including United States, Germany, and South Korea. Recent displays of his work include exhibitions at the Museum of Moving Image New York; Interactive Corp(IAC) at Chelsea in New York City; Doosan Gallery at Chelsea New York City; Schwules Museum Berlin; ITP, New York University, New York; 150th Memorial Day of the Civil War of United States New York; among others.
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Mixing art and fashion photography, British artist Miss Aniela (Natalie Dybisz b. 1986) creates a fine balance of contemporary creativity. Her work centres on a fusion of traditional imagery and digitally enhanced motifs, interweaving in a surreal composition.
In Surreal Fashion, Natalie depicts contemporary models with a reference to Renaissance and Dutch masters, shooting in stately home settings across Europe and US. Larger-than-life characters preside over a dreamlike tableaux of chandeliers, taxidermy and four-poster beds; motifs for another, utopic world of the past that we long to inhabit.
Natalie's work has been exhibited by the Saatchi Gallery, House of Parliament, Waldermarsudde Museum Stockholm and Vogue Italia in Milan; and in numerous media including BBC, Daily Mail, Yahoo, El Pais and NY Arts. Miss Aniela’s Surreal Fashion images can be perceived as dream-like visual worlds with allusions to both couture photography and classical artworks, based on staged settings mainly in castles, that are subsequently digitally processed. Her detailed compositions, with their mixture of styles and evocative lighting, arouse associations to archaic palatial settings, Rococo Revival and is a form of contemporary commentary on the artistic expression found in salon paintings of the 18th century.
Many of the images notably feature elements from classical paintings including Adriaen van Utrecht, Melchior d'Hondecoeter and Otto Marseus van Schrieck; creatively and strategically combining modern with old, and birthing a new creation from paintstroke to pixel. Dreamy characters bask in opulent worlds from the sublime to the bizarre. Zoo animals peer from French chateaus, a yellow tulle dress explodes into the canaries of Jean Baptiste Greuze, and painted ships of an English stately home dance upon the waves of a model's cascading skirts. Natalie has been working on the collection for 7+ years, shooting extensively on location worldwide. The result is a visual feast crossing centuries of art history.
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Slavs and Tatars is a faction of polemics and intimacies devoted to an area east of the former Berlin Wall and west of the Great Wall of China known as Eurasia. The collective’s practice is based on three activities: exhibitions, books and lecture-performances.
Slavs and Tatars’ various exhibitions, lectures, and books primarily fall within one of eight research cycles. These cycles range from alphabet politics (Language Arts) to medieval advice literature (Mirrors for Princes) to an investigation of syncretism (Not Moscow Not Mecca), amongst others. This organizing principle stems from the collective’s editorial focus if not their beginnings as a make-shift book-club. Often, exhibitions focus on one particular cycle (for example, Friendship of Nations); at other times, though, they bleed into one another. Like yoghurt, Slavs and Tatars’ work has an element of totum simul: the whole is in the parts.
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Lina Iris Viktor chooses to work in a strictly limited world - it is a mythical one of her creation existing within the zen-influenced, blurred lines of the real and the imagined. The world she imagines is perfectly curated, puristic, and minimalist - it tends to cancel out materiality, to transfer it to the realm of the spiritual & the alchemical. Governed by a purist color palette, her work considers the natural laws, hermetic philosophies, mathematic & scientific principles, and seeks to instill a divine order to all around her.
Working across multiple mediums, she adheres to the colour palette of blue, black, white and 24-karat gold to create paintings, sculptural works, photography, performance works, and installations. Viktor's work fuses apparent contradictions, synchronizing the monumental and the minuscule, decadent and the minimal, the spectacular and the invisible, seeking to heighten the experience of the spectator by creating immersive environments that transport the viewer into other worlds.
Lina Iris Viktor is a conceptual artist, performance artist, and painter. She lives and works itinerantly between New York and London.
Raised in London to Liberian parents, she traveled extensively in her youth also living in Johannesburg, South Africa for many years. The multi-disciplinary approach to her work, which weaves disparate materials and methods belonging both to contemporary and ancient art forms calls into question the nature of time and being. Her works are a merging of photography, performance, abstract painting, along with the ancient practice of gilding with 24-karat gold to create increasingly dark canvases embedded with “layers of light” in the form of symbols and intricate patterns. Viktor regards these dark canvases to be “light-works”. Each provoke a philosophical commentary through material that at once addresses the infinite and the finite, immortality and mortality, the microcosm and macrocosm, in addition to the socio-political and historical preconceptions surrounding ‘blackness’ and its universal implications.
Viktor’s multi-disciplinary practice is informed by a background in film which she studied at Sarah Lawrence College, and her continued studies within photography & design at The School of Visual Arts, along with an education in performance arts during high school. Viktor creates her own mythology as a painter, sculptor, photographer, and performance artist.
Viktor has exhibited at Harvard Art Museums and The Cooper Gallery, Harvard University, Boston; The Kentucky Museum of Arts & Craft, Louisville; and Spelman Museum of Fine Art, Spelman College, Georgia. Viktor has engaged in critical talks, panels & lectures at Harvard University, New York University, The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA, London), King’s College London, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (New York), Saint Louis Art Museum, and Autograph ABP (London).
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Born in Guadalajara, 1974
Lives and works in Guadalajara, MX
The work of Jose Dávila is the result, on one hand, of taking the resistance of both form and material to its limit, and on the other, of the appropriation and recontextualization of poignant works of art throughout history, defining them within a local and contemporary context.
Dávila’s work shows apparently opposed materials where forces and forms are balanced to achieve a harmonious whole that transforms his creations into representations of our doubts and own contradictions. His work is a visual and material aporia, an insoluble logical paradox, where we discover a coexistence of fragility and resistance, calm and tension, geometry and chaos.
His multidisciplinary work often departs from the creation of a visual glossary where all variations are the result of a basic idea; in their arrangement, these basic forms become a language for the totality of the work. Each of the pieces evolve naturally within the specific conditions and characteristics of their format and material.
His sculptures are a reflection of the phenomenon of gravity, the laws of static and dynamic energy, the tractive force used to generate motion and the compression strength, the potential for deformation prior to the rupture of materials, and, above all, of structural intuitions. The assembly of delicately balanced materials highlight the human intervention that transforms the space and re-signifies the object. The structures created by Dávila work within their own logic in the search for the exogenous center of gravity and in the limits of the resistance of the materials, where the form is a consequence of the process.
Jose Dávila studied architecture in the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente in Guadalajara, Mexico, however, he considers himself a self-taught artist, with an intuitive formation.
His work is part of the Getty’s PST LA/LA triennial in Los Angeles and has been exhibited in Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, DE; Marfa Contemporary, Marfa, USA, Savannah College of Art and Design; Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag; Museum Voorlinden, AG Wassenaar, Nederland, Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo MUAC, Mexico City; Caixa Forum, Madrid; MoMA PS1, New York; Kunstwerke, Berlin; San Diego Museum of Art; Museo de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; MAK, Vienna, Fundación/ Colección JUMEX, Mexico City; Bass Museum of Art, Miami; Museu do Arte Moderna, Sao Paulo; The Moore Space, Miami; NICC, Antwerp, among others; and has been featured in international publications such as Cream 3, ed. Phaidon, 100 Latin-American Artists, ed. Exit and The Feather and The Elephant, ed. Hatje Cantz. Jose Dávila has been awarded with the Baltic Artists’Award along with artists Eric N. Mack, Toni Schmale and Shen Xin.
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Valentin Dommanget (born in 1988 in Châlons-en-Champagne ) is a multidisciplinary French artist. He mainly works in painting, sculpture, digital graphics and video.
His practice combines technologies and traditional artistic techniques around experiments inspired by the codes of contemporary art and internet culture. His influences stem from transhumanist and animist theories as well as the Supports / Surfaces movement. His work is a pre-figuration of a future man-machine around a reflection on the creative act.
After obtaining a degree in Fashion Design from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Appliques et des métiers d'Art in Paris, he completed his studies with a Master Fine Art at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. Since 2014 he has been represented in France by the Lily Robert gallery in Paris. He is also co-director of State of the Art , Berlin.
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I am Keyezua a storyteller using art as a communication tool that manages to tell more than my words will ever do. Art provokes, educates and empowers without pity. It is a powerful tool and it is in the hands of this generation to create value for our government, organizations and foundations to put artists as an integral component to the further development of culture, economics, feminism, and individual development in Africa.
What makes me uncomfortable in our society is what helps me create an artwork that deserves to exist as I follow the revolution that happens in my mind when I am not satisfied with a situation that affects human rights. Due to technology as a catalyst for change, everybody can educate and market themselves as an artist but is not everybody that is willing to use art to fight a cause or to provoke and insist in intellectual change. For us, women, we can't just make art to make art look pretty and successfully hang on a wall at home or in a museum. It needs to demand respect, debates, confusion and experiment with tradition. I am Keyezua.
Visit the Website: keyezuavision.tumblr.com
After growing up in Southern California’s Coachella Valley, Phillip K. Smith III received his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design. From his Palm Desert, CA studio, he creates light-based work that draws upon ideas of space, form, color, light + shadow, environment, and change.
Featured in hundreds of online and print publications, Phillip is known for creating large scaled temporary installations such as Lucid Stead in Joshua Tree, Reflection Field and Portals at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, ¼ Mile Arc in Laguna Beach, and The Circle of Land and Sky at inaugural 2017 Desert X exhibition. All of these installations are featured in his latest catalog titled Five Installations published by Grand Central Press. His public artworks are sited in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Kansas City, Nashville, Oklahoma City and beyond; and the artist was recently commissioned to create permanent, light-based works for the cities of West Hollywood, CA and Bellevue, WA. The artist's work is also included in the forthcoming exhibition and catalog Unsettled organized by the Nevada Museum of Art and artist Ed Ruscha.
Visit the Website: pks3.com
Georgina is an all rounded makeup artist with a passion in utilising traditional painting and drawing techniques upon a 3D canvas. She branched into makeup and special effects design in 2014, when she completed a Diploma of Cinemagraphic Makeup at the Australian Academy of Cinemagraphic Makeup. Whilst there, she studied under Emmy award winning prosthetics artist, Chad Atkinson and seasoned film professional, Paige Badenoch and also obtained a certification in contact lens fitting and removal. She recently completed an an Advanced Prosthetics workshop at AACM and the Val Garland School of Makeup.
Georgina competed in the IMATS Sydney 2014 Battle of the Brushes and was awarded second place for her piece in the Beauty/Fantasy Category. She has also assisted on various fashion weeks; the most recent being the 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sydney Fashion Week on the Bondi Bather show. Her work has been published in Laud Magazine, Cole Magazine, Make Up Artist Magazine and MX Newspaper and has been featured in Huffington Post, Daily Mail, Allure, Buzzfeed, Yahoo, PopSugar, Mashable, Entertainment Weekly and Cosmpolitan.
Visit the Website: www.georginaryland.com
Precious Okoyomon - embodied exorcism of the poetic body. I can be whatever the f*** people want me to be.
Precious Okoyomon is a Brooklyn based poet and artist. She is the author of Ajebota (Bottlecap Press, 2016). Her writing has been performed and exhibited at the Baltic Triennial in Lithuania, the Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati, Exo Exo in Paris and MoMA PS1 in New York. Her writing has been published in Hobart, Fanzine, New York Tyrant and elsewhere.
She loves her sweet toy poodle rainbow and is a Leo that is very low key evil. She’s currently working on a book or two.
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Cupid Ojala earned his MFA at Parsons The New School for Design where he developed fantasy spaces that mirror masculine identities of desire onto themselves as social critique.
His exhibitions include The Kitchen, Aronson Gallery, Strange Loop Gallery and Upper Manhattan Open Studios in New York City, Fuchs Projects in Brooklyn, The Stamp Gallery at the University of Maryland and The Button Factory in New Jersey.
Cupid grew up in a conservative, Mormon family in rural Bumpass, Virginia, where he also received his BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University. He transitioned from female to male in 2003 and currently resides in Brooklyn.
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Surfing icon Herbie Fletcher has made notable strides in the art world as a sculptor and painter. His work has been featured across the United States, including at The Hole, New York; Known Gallery, Los Angeles; and Dirt Gallery, New York. Fletcher has also collaborated with legendary artist, Julian Schnabel. The ocean and a great passion for surfing have inspired his work, and many pieces contain large fragments of his personal surfboards. - Tripoli Gallery
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Monira Al Qadiri (b. 1983) is a Kuwaiti visual artist born in Senegal and educated in Japan. In 2010, she received a Ph.D. in inter-media art from Tokyo University of the Arts, where her research was focused on the aesthetics of sadness in the Middle-East stemming from poetry, music, art and religious practices. Her work explores unconventional gender identities, petro-cultures and their possible futures, as well as the legacies of corruption. She is also part of the artist collective GCC.
She has held solo exhibitions at Sursock Museum, Beirut (2017), Gasworks, London (2017), Stroom Den Haag, the Hague (2017), ACUD Macht Neu, Berlin (2017), ATHR Gallery, Jeddah (2017), the Sultan Gallery, Kuwait (2011 & 2014), and Tokyo Wonder Site, Japan (2009). Her participation in collective international exhibitions includes: 20th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil, Sao Paulo (2017), "Glasstress 2017" Palazzo Franchetti San Marco, Venice (2017), "Lets Talk about the Weather: Art & Ecology in a Time of Crisis" Sursock Museum, Beirut (2016), "Invisible Threads: Technology & its Discontents" NYU Abu Dhabi (2016), "DUST" CCA Warsaw, Poland (2015), "Whose Subject Am I?" Kunstverein Dusseldorf, Germany (2015), "Accented" Maraya Arts Center, Sharjah, UAE (2015), "The Return of Ghosts" Hong-Gah Museum, Taiwan (2014), "Never Never Land" Edge of Arabia Projects, London (2014), "Exposure" Beirut Art Center, Lebanon (2013), “X-Apartments” Home Works 6, Beirut, Lebanon (2013), “50/20” Sultan Gallery Kuwait (2011), “Paradiso” Watermill Center, New York (2010), “Tokyo Wonder Wall” Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo Japan (2008), and “In Transition Russia” Moscow Center of Contemporary Art (2008). Her videos and short films have been screened at: Kunsthalle Schirn (2017), Le Centre Pompidou (2016), Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival (2014), "Where is My Territory?" Whitechapel Gallery, London (2014), "Parle Pour Toi" Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris (2014), Medrar Cairo Video Festival, Egypt (2014), “Aboveground Animation” New Museum, New York (2012), “Art Screen” Obrero, Sweden (2012), “Arab Shorts” Arsenale, Berlin (2012), and the Gulf Film Festival in Dubai (2008 & 2009) among others.
Visit the Website: www.moniraalqadiri.com
Born under water, 360 times turned, studied.
Lives and works better elsewhere and in Vienna.
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London based British Ghanaian artist Neequaye Dreph Dsane is best known for his large-scale portrait paintings, oil portraits and letterforms. His work draws inspiration from 80′s British underground comics such as 2000 AD, dramatic lighting of old masters such as Caravaggio and the energy and scale of 70’s New York subway graffiti.
After 3 decades of street based work, Dreph is regarded as a stalwart of the scene and has painted in Asia, Africa, the UAE, Central and South America and throughout Europe. His murals and the accompanying backstories present an alternative narrative, a tribute to living unsung heroes and heroines, larger than life and visible in our public spaces. His paintings are arresting and beautifully drafted, with an honesty and depth of emotion that bring his subjects to life.
Dreph is a versatile visual artist working successfully in a wide range of media. However it is his distinctive style, use of colour and attention to detail that is the common thread throughout all of his work.
Visit the Website: http://dreph.co.uk
Born in Muskegon Michigan, a small town on the shores of Lake Michigan, April grew up enjoying many summers on sandy white beaches. A natural artist, her interest in form, color, and line were apparent since early childhood. Blessed with understanding parents, April was encouraged to focus her education on the arts; exploring music, dance, and many types of visual arts. Her talent allowed her to receive a scholarship to an exclusive private high school for the arts, getting a jump start on her career. She initially focused on ceramics, then in college, developed a passion for blowing glass.
“I was in love with ceramics, but then I tried glassblowing and realized I never wanted to work in clay again, I’d found the thing I wanted to do for the rest of my life.”
Before graduating from college, April started epiphany, a business name synonymous with the collaborative efforts of these dedicated artists. Over a decade later, her success is self-evident; with pieces in prominent collections around the world, and a 4,000 sq. ft world class glassblowing studio.
Visit the Website: www.epiphanyglass.com
Originally from Clearwater, Florida, I received my BFA in Ceramics from the University of Florida and currently live in Atlanta, Georgia. I've interned at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana and Women's Studio Workshop in Rosendale, New York. I'm currently making work as a studio assistant at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia. I keep my practice fresh by trying to constantly challenge myself in the studio. When I'm not in the studio I enjoy travel, hiking, and good food.
I’ve always been drawn to art with layers of visual complexity. I find beauty in repetition and symmetry, and enjoy getting lost in the details. My surface decoration reflects my love of the tight geometric designs of Islamic tiles, the grandeur of rib-vaulted cathedral ceilings, and the graceful curves of art Nouveau. A combination of suspended interiors and pierced exteriors to add to the depth and complexity of my pieces. Constructing forms that push the limits of both the material and my abilities, keeps my practice fresh.
Visit the Website: www.katiebosley.com