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Mark Dean Veca - Photo of the artist - Image via arrestedmotioncom

Mark Dean Veca

Mark Dean Veca made a career for himself by fusing art historical and pop cultural references in his loud, large-scale murals, ink and acrylic paintings on canvas, and drawings. Often relying on 18th-century French toile-style patterns to produce organic shapes, psychedelic landscapes and surreal cartoons, Mark Dean Veca’s forms resemble brains, intestine...

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Jean Cocteau - Photo of the artist - Image via pinterest

Jean Cocteau

Jean Cocteau was an enormously prominent French artist and author widely recognized as one of the major figures of Dada and Surrealism, two key early avant-garde artistic movements. With a portfolio that spanned painting, novels, poetry, plays and films,...

Orestes Hernandez

Orestes Hernández is a massively talented artist who belongs to the aspiring generation of young Cuban artists regarded as a future backbone of this nation’s art scene. He is known for his expressive and cartoon-like representations that allow him to...

Word to Mother - Photo of the artist - Image via arrestedmotioncom

Word To Mother

Word To Mother is a British urban author who combines many creative influences and translates them into uniquely stylized pieces of art. An illustrator and tattooist with a history of graffiti, this London-based artist draws his inspiration from a background...

Atsushi Kaga - That sounds absolutely normal, 2014 (detail)

Atsushi Kaga

Atsushi Kaga is a Japanese visual artist, working in mixed media, painting, drawing, animation and sculpture. He is best known for his practice steeped in popular culture. Born in 1978 in Tokyo, the artist got his education at the Tama Art Institute in Tokyo,...

Johnny Thornton

Johnny Thornton is an American artist whose work explores the constructed self through the singular lens of the degrading body. He always had an interest in different strategies of representation and his recent paintings are an amalgamation of both figurative...

Maayke Schuitema

Maayke Schuitema is a Dutch artist who lives in Wassenaar and works in the city of Hague where she was born in the year of 1947. If one wanted to use as little words as possible to describe the work of this author, he or she would say that the art of Maayke...

Joao Ruas

Finding his artistic muse in ancient allegories and mythological fables, João Ruas is a Brazilian author whose illustrations depict fantastic characters placed in contemporary settings. It’s these deeply compelling and unique images that have been slowly...

Mr Penfold - portrait - photo by Chelone Wolf

Mr Penfold

Tim Greshman otherwise known as Mr Penfold works in a variety of fields and mediums, including painting, graphic design, screen printing, installations, and large-scale murals. His distinctive style is recognizable by a formulated set of conditions that he...

Maqbool Fida Husain, artist, photo credits - Web Neel

Maqbool Fida Husain

One of the most internationally recognized 20th-century Indian artist was definitely Maqbool Fida Husain, who became famous for his diverse narrative paintings , usually created in series, but also for making prints, photography, and films. Also known as MF...

Johnny Taylor - profile

Johnny Taylor

Johnny Taylor is a Los Angeles-based artist known for his bright colored acrylic and mixed media paintings. He uses oil spray paint, screen printing, and stencils on canvas or wood to create his inimitable pieces. Taylor was born in 1971, in Helena, Arkansas...

Monkey Bird

Monkey Bird is a duo of French contemporary artists born and working in Bordeaux. They are known for using symbolic anthropomorphism in their artworks. That means they are depicting wild animals in urban areas. The duo is active since 2010. They work in a...

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Aris

Aris is an Italian street artist whose work started with the initial idea to explore the notion of letters. He never cared much for characters and figures, wanting to explore his focal point of interest. Along the years, he has worked with KNM crew, PBS and...

Wangechi Mutu portrait, 2012 - Photo by Kathryn Parker Almanas

Wangechi Mutu

Wangechi Mutu is a multimedia Kenyan artist, one of the most praised and significant diasporic African artists on the contemporary scene. In the mixed media of animated movies, installations, painting, and collage she is incorporating African imagery and...

Eliane Gervasoni

Eliane Gervasoni specializes in various printmaking techniques, such as intaglio, aquatint, carborundum, collography and embossing. After studying printmaking and participating in several workshops, this passion was born. Eliane soon opened her own studio and...

Lebo Tladi - portrait

Lebo Tladi

Starting from a young age, Lebo Tladi has spent a tremendous amount of time training his eye and mind for attention to detail. His ingenious hand drawn artworks tell stories that keep the spectator’s mind busy with their enticing web of details. The artist...

Kelly Tunstall - Portrait of the artist in front of her work

Kelly Tunstall

Kelly Tunstall is a San Francisco-based artist known for her paintings of elongated, large-eyed female figures. She is a part of an artistic collective KeFe consisted of her and her life partner Ferris Plock. A prominent figure on the San Francisco art scene,...

Robert Motherwell - Portrait

Robert Motherwell

Considered as one of the most eminent American Abstract Expressionist painters, Robert Motherwell is not just a founder of the New York School, alongside Philip Guston, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko, but has also proved himself as an...

Sibylle Schwarz

The wide array of impressions, observations, and experiences form the art of Sibylle Schwarz as a cathartic and utopian. Throughout her several decade’s long activity, the artist has flirted with various media and genres in order to channel her most...

Mimei Thompson - Lunar Asparagus, 2013, show at Art First Projects, installation view #2, photo credits - Art First

Mimei Thompson

In Mimei Thompson’s paintings the reality of everyday images shifts in and out of focus; from vegetables, insects, animals, minerals and landscapes – everything has an unquestionably alien and hallucinatory appearance. She is a Tokyo-born British oil...