Ferrand pulls on influences as wide ranging as comics, Mexican muralists, and 1950's fashion to create paintings that reveal the beauty of living. His background in film is evident in the strong use of narrative he employs to tell stories about characters and situations that do, have, and will exist; gently unmasking the psychological or emotional state of the subject, inviting the viewer to share and/or identify.
"My not wanting to be the voice of the ghetto (I live in Catanzaro!?!) But an element of aggregation in a reality, where it is true that the geographical distances have been reset, but it is true that we reject everything that is different from us."
McClintock is a former Disney Animation artist. He worked on films such as, ‘Hercules’, ‘Tarzan’, ‘Mulan’, and ‘The Emperor’s New Groove’. He then became primarily a pencil artist up until such time as hand-made traditional film gave way to computer animation. It was time to re-engaged his leaning toward fine arts. He now advances ‘Plane Surface Modeling’ as a means to compose works of art on a two-dimensional surface.
Lemyre was born in Montreal, Canada but has lived most of her life in Lebanon. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts with a minor in Philosophy from the American University of Beirut and is currently a graduate student in the department of History of Art at the University of Toronto. Although having explored various domains in fine arts, she has always found herself returning to mixed media and photography.
She is equally passionate about art making and art history.
I'm a freelance artist/illustrator out of Cleveland, Oh. I've spent the last 8 years of my life working as an IT professional and decided to pursue my art full time late 2016. I recently published the first volume, Shrooms and Blooms, in a series of coloring books in March. My preferred mediums to work with are charcoal, oil paints, pastels and photography. My aesthetic ranges from an impressionistic take on art to abstraction.
Ning Kai/Sabrina Scarpa
Photography duo and couple Ning Kai/Sabrina Scarpa (China/Netherlands) delve into the unknown corners of the natural world, finding moments of revelation, equality and intimacy within thinly populated areas and untouched wilderness.
They wish to surround themselves by places and people that bring out the core of humanity, brings us back to our natural roots, to aim for a state of being in which the boundary between their cultures and backgrounds seems to blur.
Born and raised in Kernersville, NC, USA located outside of Winston-Salem, NC, “The City of the Arts,”but also all over NC as well. Including my stay in asia.
I have always had my hands on various mediums. Which I use to create vigorous works of art with undertones of pop art, cartooning and graffiti. My works embody the spirit of Street Art through the lens of the millennial generation. It is conscious, fun, edgy, and socially diverse. From pictures to apparel, to stickers.
Raymo's aesthetic can best be described by the influence of three primary items - experimentation, graffiti and the countryside.
He primarily paints using acrylic however often experiments with mixed mediums in order to achieve unique techniques. This combined with his experience as a graffiti artist are his color and texture influences. Lastly, growing up in the country, Chad witnessed raw and gritty surroundings, which is apparent in his artwork.
Thalie B. Vernet
Thalie B. Vernet (FRANCE) dives into her sensitivity to give life to her pictures, that often reflect the paradoxes of her personality. She often says, laughing, that she would not be able to ride her horse were she not be wearing make-up on her face, and still, she plays with her masculine looks due to her hair cut very short in order to make her way in a world often made of men.
Ruspoli (UK) works frequently places the human figures and nature in an abstract environment supported by a vivid use of colours where subtle gradation and dramatic contrast express nuance of emotion and sensuous physicality. The work also expresses the direct sensation of lived experience through organic shapes and forms woven from flowing lines and the gaze of the viewer.
jorge ezquerro martinez
I am a realist artist with more than 20 years of continuous work, I exhibit in galleries of Mexico City, Monterrey, Miami with Virginia Miller, Valencia Spain Maika Sanchez. I am an artist very enclosed in my studio and it is very little time the one that I dedicated to the promotion, most of my work is acrylic on canvas and I like to paint everything although the urban landscape and lifestyle is what I like.
Rodrigues is a freelance illustrator and artist living in Brazil. He is self-taught, works with silk screen, produces zines with a small independent publisher. Works mostly with analog collages, prefers the handmade to digital methods. Rodrigues attempts to convey a hidden reality in his works.
Modern Saints is a series of portrait paintings I have done using the style of traditional Christian icons but instead painting the saints as people in our modern world. Not only do they have an updated look, but I have also made them more realistic, and corrected their ages and ethnicity's to show the places they were actually from. I wanted these paintings to appeal to the modern generations to help show them that the church really is more diverse than many think it to be.
Carpaneda began his career at age thirteen painting landscapes and unpretentious portraits. He honed his craft and talent with every new piece created. Today the young boy has become a man, his art acclaiming ever growing international recognition and appreciation! The early years of Fernando's career in Brasilia were not easy due to the strong influence of the "underground" and street culture depicted in his work. Social issues never withstanding.
Scott Austin, Richmond, Virginia
"this particular piece is part of a project that I immersed myself in for a little over two years. some said that I had fallen from the planet during this time, but I was there (in my studio) day and night working happily on a series of collages that would eventually evolve into collage-sculptures.
this project was the beginning of my exploration not only into collage, but more importantly, into paper, color, concept, placement and pattern."
oneandtwo is a Spanish/English artistic partnership. Juan Andres and John McKitterick have worked together since 1992, in London, New York, Costa Rica and Spain.
Focusing on the interconnecting areas within the themes of humanity, society and culture, oneandtwo develop their art through observing, contemplating and discussing the times in which we live. Reflecting on how the present effects society and the individual, the aim of their work is to propose futures.
Claudio Parentela, Italy
Born in Catanzaro, Italy (1962) where he lives and works. Parentela is an illustrator,painter, photographer, mail artist,cartoonist,collagist,journalist free lance... Been active for many years in the international underground scene.He has collaborated & he collaborates with many,many zines,magazines of contemporary art,literary and comics in Italy and in the world.
Marija Verde, Milan
I have acquainted myself in the field of illustration when I was eighteen.
I attended illustration and graphic design class at COMIX school in Naples. Later I got degree in Painting (2013) and in Graphic Design (2016) at the Academy of Fine Arts of Naples.
My style espouses well the fields of fashion and press. I love drawing the female body, especially the face. I love drawing the female body, especially the face. I love drawing with less colours and more imagination.
Brett Cimino, Rhode Island MA
Through my artwork I channel my personal pain, emotions and questions about life. Mainly, what it is about life that I am constantly trying to figure out like my father who holds his master degree in Fine Arts and is a huge inspiration to me. My artwork is an obsession. This is something that I have to do because if I don't, I am not complete and not who I need to be. Every time that my work is selected or someone says, "I want this, I have the perfect spot," it makes me happy in that moment.
Ramona Russu, Corsica, France
Russu a Romanian artist living in Corsica. She started studying Fine Arts at the age of 12 then continued with a BA in Fashion Design and an MA in Decorative Arts at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels.After working as a fashion designer for several years in Dubai and Brussels she decided to get back to painting and illustration building her own creative universe somewhere in between art and fashion.
Marissa J. Menefee
CURRENT LOCATION: Chicago, IL
FAVORITE ARTIST: Martina Nehrling
SECRET TO SUCCESS AS AN ARTIST: Take the failures in stride and be humble with successes and always keep creating.
MAIN GOAL WHEN CREATING ART: To make the viewer stop and take a closer look.
CURRENT LOCATION: Zagreb, Croatia
FAVORITE ARTIST: I don't have a favorite one, but some i admire are Federico Infante, Beatriz Martin Vidal, Virginia Mori.
SECRET TO SUCCESS AS AN ARTIST: I don't know for 'success', but passion and devotion are important.
MAIN GOAL WHEN CREATING ART: To tell a story
CURRENT LOCATION: Washington D.C.
FAVORITE ARTIST: Stacey Rozich, Carl Klewicke quilts, Korean Joseon Dynasty Art
SECRET TO SUCCESS: Being able to reach people and speak to them through my art. I love hearing that I capture hearts and inspire joy.
MAIN GOAL: I want to bring people together and help break down barriers set up by society. I appreciate and celebrate differences in humanity and other cultures, I love finding how alike people are. Celebrating same-ness is my main goal.
LOCATION: Las Vegas, Nevada
FAVORITE ARTIST: Francesco Clemente
SECRET TO SUCCESS AS AN ARTIST: I carve time out to create everyday
MAIN GOAL WHEN CREATING ART: I try not to think about the time when other people will see it, I just think about creating in that moment. It is a lot like meditation. Creating is another way of writing a story with colors that reflect emotion and mixed media that might evoke memory or the texture of some place. It is important for me to be in that moment.
CURRENT LOCATION: Wilmington, Delaware, USA
FAVORITE ARTIST: Peter Doig
SECRET TO SUCCESS AS AN ARTIST: Learning about and connecting with other artists I admire. Being ready for opportunities as they come.
MAIN GOAL WHEN CREATING ART: To create a dream-like space that reminds viewers of a place they may have experienced at one point. My goal is to create a fictional environment that contains elements of familiarity and comfort.
CURRENT LOCATION: Costa Mesa, California
FAVORITE ARTIST: Johannes Vermeer
SECRET TO SUCCESS AS AN ARTIST: Observe, paint, show, repeat.
MAIN GOAL WHEN CREATING ART: To depict things that I have seen, in a way of making them live again, in my heart and on the canvas.
CURRENT LOCATION: Los Angeles
FAVORITE ARTIST: Andy Goldsworthy
SECRET TO SUCCESS AS AN ARTIST: Perseverance
MAIN GOAL WHEN CREATING ART: I believe there is a universal and ever-present urge for transcendence, to go beyond the mundane and experience the sublime. For me, the creation of my work is a sustained meditation. I hope that I am able to provide a significant, and otherworldly experience for viewers.
CURRENT LOCATION: Los Angeles, California
(also the Director of L.A. Photo Curator)
FAVORITE ARTIST: Niki Boon
SECRET TO SUCCESS AS AN ARTIST: Please yourself
MAIN GOAL WHEN CREATING ART: Am I being true to myself? Does the work inform me on a deeper level? If it does, then chances are it will impact others as well.
CURRENT LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA
FAVORITE ARTIST: God
SECRET TO SUCCESS AS AN ARTIST: Believing in myself, working hard, yet smart and being consistent at all times
MAIN GOAL WHEN CREATING ART: I aim for my art to celebrate the acute imperfections and endless perfections that exist within every woman. In essence, my art is a visual dialogue about societyʼs idolization of beauty and the surreal, superficial times we live in.
CURRENT LOCATION: TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA
FAVORITE ARTIST: PIERRE BONNARD
SECRET TO SUCCESS AS AN ARTIST:
Work hard, clear your mind, clean your brushes, don't skimp on materials, follow your intuition.
MAIN GOAL WHEN CREATING ART:
To capture an alchemical essence and convey the transformational and interdependent relationship between darkness, heaviness and obstruction with light, radiance and the ephemeral.