Painting

Tony Curanaj


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tony Curanaj (b. 1973) was born and raised in New York. He is a young, dynamic, multi-talented painter who studied at the School of Visual Arts, The National Academy of Design and the acclaimed Water Street Atelier. Curanaj’s style is illustrative, stemming from his multifarious involvement in a myriad of artistic endeavors. Although his focus was ...

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Adam Caldwell


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Adam Caldwell created a series based on the novels of his grandfather, Erskine Caldwell. A best-selling author of more than 50 books, including “Tobacco Road” and “God’s Little Acre,” Throwing in layers of images of ancient ruins, social protest, war, and architecture, he seeks to explore the tension between the work of Margaret Bourke-White, an amazing 20th ...

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Chakaia Booker


Friday, May 18, 2012

Chakaia Booker received a B.A. in Sociology from Rutgers University (1976) and a MFA from the City College of New York (1993). She was selected for the Whitney Biennial in 2000, awarded the Pollock-Krasner Grant in 2002 and received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005 Booker’s work has been exhibited widely both nationally and internationally. Select solo ...

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Pema Rinzin


Saturday, May 5, 2012

Pema Rinzin was born in Tibet in 1966 and grew up in Dharamsala, India, where he studied with Kalsang Oshoe, Khepa Gonpo, Rigdzin Paljor, and other master artists from 1979 to 1983. Rinzin subsequently taught Renaissance, Impressionist and Abstract Expressionist art, as well as cartoon drawing for eight years at the Tibetan Children’s Village Scool ...

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Mary Sibande


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Mary Sibande, born 1982, lives and works in Johannesburg. She obtained a B-Tech degree in Fine Arts at the University of Johannesburg in 2007. In Sibande’s practice as an artist, she employs the human form as a vehicle through painting and sculpture, to explore the construction of identity in a postcolonial South African context, but also attempts ...

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Hannah Chloe


Sunday, April 15, 2012

Hannah Adamaszek is a freelance artist. She was born in 1981 in the UK and graduated from Bournemouth with an art degree. She has been living there most of her life, but was lucky enough to go and work in Austria, Switzerland and Australia for a few ski seasons. Everyday life and people inspire her, she ...

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Rogier Willems


Friday, April 13, 2012

As an artist Rogier Willems creates mainly realistic portraits of large proportions in traditional oils on canvas. He is specialized in full-length portraiture. These days he also paints small scale paintings; 50x65 cm. The detailed space in which a person is depicted, takes up an intriguingly meaningful challenge with the person portrayed. This space and ...

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Joseph Loughborough


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

AWARDS AND ASSOCIATIONS Selected Courvoisier/Guardian Future500 Artist 2010. Daffodil Award 2009. Farnham Maltings 'No Strings Attached' Award 2009. Norden Farm 'Granted' Award 2009. RESIDENCYS Paris - 2010 Vitry sur seine. SOLO SHOWS London - Futre Tense Gallery 2012 (Drop me an email to be updated) Brighton - The Artists Residence Gallery 2008. SELECTED GROUP SHOWS Lille Art Fair - Lille ...

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Tiffany Bozic


Sunday, April 1, 2012

Tiffany Bozic has spent the majority of her life living with and observing the intricacies of nature. Having grown up on a farm in Arkansas, she was inspired by the natural world at an early age. Blending her external observations with the internal world has led her to refine a distinct style. Her work often incorporates richly ...

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Danny Figueroa


Saturday, March 31, 2012

Danny Figueroa aka Wesr was born in Chiclayo / Peru and grew up in Lima. In 1996 he started as one of the first graffiti writer with Peru's classic characters. In 2006 he met his German wife in Peru. Since 2008, Danny Figueroa lives in his works recited Berlin.In Danny Figueroa, the aesthetics of Japanese ...

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Deborah Bell


Friday, March 30, 2012

At first glance, Deborah Bell's paintings defy the laws of gravity. Yet, as the viewer's eye is drawn closer, what seems so free and airy reveals the ties of being human - those bonds we all forge with our hearts and eyes. What does it mean to behold, to believe and to feel? These are ...

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Jen Mann


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Jen Mann is a Canadian artist living just outside of Toronto. She attended OCAD U from 2005-2009, receiving her BFA in printmaking. Since then she has focused on painting and developed a large body of work, which explores the subconscious, and focuses on ideas of freedom, perceived beauty, identity and home. Jen loves to garden, cook ...

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The Date Farmers


Sunday, March 25, 2012

Artwork by The Date Farmers echoes Mexican-American heritage rooted in California pop culture. Their paintings, collages and three-dimensional sculptures contain elements influenced by graffiti, Mexican street murals, traditional revolutionary posters, sign painting, prison art and tattoos. Living in the peaceful seclusion of the desert, the artists often travel across the border, into Mexicali and Oaxaca ...

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Sozyone Gonzalez


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Born in Brussels, influenced by his neighborhood, its stories and legends, Pablo Gonzalez works his Art around the world of Villains. His first drawings decorate his pairs cells, and wins his first star in the field during winter '82 recopying an old belgian 100 franks banknote. Two days of work that will serve his brother, ...

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Augustine Kofie


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Lives and works in Los Angeles. When you first view Augustine Kofie’s artwork you immediately are struck with the skill and intensity of his technique. You can understand his love of process and structure. With strong interest in architecture, form and shape of typography, 1960’s iconography, contemporary music and street culture, Augustine constructs a dialogue in his work that ...

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Lou Ros


Saturday, March 10, 2012

Lou Ros, 26, began painting at the age of 17. He started doing graffiti for fun with friends on the walls of buildings. But this game soon became a real addiction to him. Subsequently, the fast and spontaneous simple tag that he performed gave way to more sophisticated and substantial works like murals. Learning to paint ...

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Ryan Arenson


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Arenson began studying Fine Art at the Johannesburg Art Foundation in 1989 and went on to complete his BAFA at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. Between 1996 and 1998 he participated in group exhibitions and had his first solo exhibition in 1998. In 1999, he was awarded first prize in the Absa L’Atelier ...

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Ryan McLennan


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Ryan McLennan was born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1980. In 2002 he received a BFA from the Painting and Printmaking Department of Virginia Commonwealth University. Since then he has exhibited work in Los Angeles, New York, Boston and Richmond, Virginia. He is a recipient of the 2008/2009 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship and was featured ...

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Robert Hodgins


Friday, February 24, 2012

Robert Hodgins immigrated to South Africa when he was 18. In 1940 Hodgins joined the Union Defense Forces and served in Kenya and then Egypt. In 1944 he returned to England and later attended Goldsmiths College, London where he studied art and education. In 1951 Hodgins received an Arts and Crafts Certificate at Goldsmiths and in ...

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Oliver Vernon


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Oliver Vernon was born in New York in 1972. He received his BFA from Parsons School of Design in 1995, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn. He has exhibited his work in cities all across the United States including New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego, and Chicago, and has also shown ...

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Erik Bendix


Thursday, February 23, 2012

  Artist Statement "The main driving force behind my work has its origins in cartoon-based imagery with its ubiquitous presence within popular culture, and my painterly translations of these into something idiosyncratic and significantly less defined. Of particular relevance is the moment when a painting occupies the space of the interstice in content as well as in style. ...

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Ann Marshall


Monday, February 20, 2012

Ann Marshall grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and earned her BFA from School of Visual Arts in New York City. She has worked in a gallery, illustrated an award winning children's book on the Holocaust, and traveled nationally and internationally as an ethnographer and consumer anthropologist . Her fine art work has been exhibited in New York City’s Gallery at Lincoln ...

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Nelson Makamo


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Nelson was born in Nylstroom (now Modimolle) in Limpopo. He participated in a number of local exhibitions in Limpopo before finding his way to Artist Proof Studio in 2003. He received his APS Certificate in Advanced Professional Printmaking in 2005. Since then, Nelson has worked as a professional artist and as marketing and sales administrator ...

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Frank Auerbach


Monday, February 6, 2012

Frank Auerbach was born in Germany, however, in 1939 his parents sent him to England to escape the Nazis as part of theKindertransport Programme. Even at a young age, his artistic ability was evident. He went on to study at St Martin’s School of Art in London from 1948 to 1952. After that he studied at ...

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Various and Gould


Friday, January 27, 2012

Various and Gould is an artist duo , which has been working in close collaboration since 2005. Mutual interests like their love for paper, the enthusiasm for accidental beauty in the everyday life, collaborations, and above all working in the public space, is the basis for their teamwork. Together they playfully take on the otherwise ...

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Jaybo Monk


Thursday, January 26, 2012

  Jaybo (1968) is a runaway, setting out and wandering along in a physical as well as in a creative sense. In his youth, he ran away from his house in southern France, settling in Berlin-Kreuzberg at the beginning of the 1980’s, where he busied himself as a graffiti writer, street actor and hip-hop musician. When he founded ...

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Stefan Strumbel


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Stefan Strumbel (1979) uses traditional motives that are associated with his origin, the Black Forest. On an abstract level, Strumbel deals with the paradigms of “home“ and simultaneously questions its concept. The exhibition encompasses objects from folk art that refer to the clichéd notions of home, folklore and popular piety: the traditional cuckoo clock, wooden masks ...

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Kelsey Brookes


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

  Kelsey Brookes (1978)  is a former biochemist who attributes his raw style to an education system “that refuses to teach scientists to draw.” He abandoned biochemistry because, “I thought I was going to be there for a few months to get myself some money. Three years later I was left wondering if I had become ...

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Arth Daniels


Friday, January 20, 2012

Arth Daniels was born and raised in Highbury, North London. Drawing influence from an eclectic mix of fine, traditional and street art, Arth Daniels' work is a culmination of many disciplines. With an Illustration background and furthering independent studies into fine art, Arth takes it upon himself to develop his own mix of fractured photorealism. Using ...

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Elbow Toe


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Under the name Elbow Toe, Brooklyn based artist Brian Adam Douglas has been pasting his distinctive woodcuts, stencil work, large-scale charcoal drawings and collages onto the walls of cities all around the world throughout the past decade. His diverse practice is anchored by an interest in the human gesture as a powerful form of communication, one charged with unspoken narratives and he ...

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