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Cary Leibowitz - Photo of the artist - Image via nycstateoftheartcom

Cary Leibowitz

Since his emergence in the 1990s, Cary Leibowitz has established himself as a self-loathing, reluctant artist with a stellar reputation for making incredibly simple and effective art. Also known by his humoristic artistic pseudonym of Candy Ass, Leibowitz critiques the pretentiousness of the art world and the commodification of today’s art. This New...

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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,...

Victoria Fuller - Photo of the artist - Image courtesy of Victoria Fuller and Photocredit of James Prinz Photography

Victoria Fuller

Victoria Fuller is an exceptional multi-disciplinary artist who works in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture and installation art. She authors large-scale public art pieces, interior wall and free standing sculptures, intriguing installations...

Jim Houser artist portrait

Jim Houser

Best known for his works in installations, painting, sculpture and collage, Jim Houser is an American self-taught artist and one of the original members of a group Space1026. Houser was born in Philadelphia in 1973. His art explores words and the semantics of...

RYR - Photo of the artist - Image courtesy of RYR

RYR

Reuven Schockner, by far better known within the art scene by his pseudonym of RYR, is a German author who initially started out on the streets where he was honing his artistic skills through graffiti painting. Before long, he made a bold decision to move...

Michal Skapa

Michal Škapa is a Czech street artist who was a big part of the most expressive wave of graffiti writers that shaped that nation’s urban scene during the 1990s and 2000s, effectively turning it into the scene we now know and love. With many...

Pasta Oner

Pasta Oner is a Czech author primarily known for his colorful street art and impeccable murals which he has been flawlessly creating for some time now. Although he initially started out as someone who exclusively creates street work, Oner has slowly been...

Louie Cordero

Louie Cordero is a Manila-based artist from the Philippines whose body of work is underlined by an air of ambiguity – his artistic world is often described as bizarre or riotous, and sometimes even grotesque or wretched. On both the conceptual and...

Ian Francis - profile, contemporary art

Ian Francis

Ian Francis is a British mixed-media artist, whose paintings, inspired by the visual style of modern computer games, often depict violent, urban scenes. Born in 1979, Ian Francis was raised in the west of England, in the city of Bristol. His desires and...

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...

Benjamin Burkard

The particular focus on creating narratives of humans and machines formed the artistic practice of Benjamin Burkard and made him develop fantastical and eerie artworks. Although the artist is interested in the world after tomorrow, his agenda cannot be...

Tim Bengel

The particular interest in fragments of memory led Tim Bengel in creating impressive artworks made out of gold and sand. By employing peculiar toponyms as well as human portraits, the artist managed to both articulate his own experiences and question the very...

Jose Maria Cano

José María Cano is a Madrid-born musician and visual artist known for paintings that are focused on current issues like human rights, prostitution, capitalism, and wars like the one in Iraq. But his art also includes events and persons from his personal...

Hendrik Beikirch making art

Hendrik Beikirch

As someone who has come a long way with his intimate and detailed portraits of people, Hendrik Beikirch has recently decided to start exploring narratives that have historical elements of the Soviet realism. Although he mostly uses a limited black and white...

Tala Madani, artist, photo credits - oh-nena

Tala Madani

The Los Angeles-based artist Tala Madani is widely known for the irony and rich in narrative paintings that are made by using a bold and diverse palette of colors, together with loose brushwork. The more detailed and smaller pieces, as well as video...

Hieronymus Bosch - The Triumph of Death (detail) - Image via guliverlooks delights seven home hieronymous sins

Hieronymus Bosch

Influential for centuries after his death yet still completely shrouded in mystery, Hieronymus Bosch was a Dutch medieval artist whose apocalyptic depictions and religious visual narratives haunt everyone who views them regardless of the time period in...

Portrait of the artist by Ottavio Leoni, c.1621 (detail) - Image via jeremydummett Naples paintings of Saint Matthew, Peter, John and Paul are more important then the church painted virgin head

Caravaggio

Probably the greatest painter to have ever lived, Italian artist Caravaggio was unquestionably the most revolutionary author of his time. One of the main fathers of modern painting, Caravaggio abandoned the rules that had guided a century of artists who had...

Seth Armstrong in front of his artwork

Seth Armstrong

The artist who knows how to combine hyperrealism and surrealism is definitely Seth Armstrong. Although he sometimes changes his style, texture, and surfaces on which he works, what is constant in his paintings is the motif represented in the exploration of...