Painting

Michael Papadakis - Portrait, 2017, Danielle Webster Photography

Michael Papadakis

Artist Statement: I wanted to be a Traveler and an Artist, but I didn’t want to carry all the weight in my pack.   In 2012, I set out on an impromptu journey across Central Asia where I uncovered a hidden power I never knew I had, Patience. This power had been bottled up inside of me my whole life and it wasn’t […]...

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Mikael B - portrait

Mikael B

Mikael Brandrup is a Danish visual artist working within the urban contemporary genre. Influenced by his early years as a graffiti artist, he has developed his own artistic identity combining the graphic footprints of wild-style graffiti. Growing up in...

Raws - portrait

Raws

Kai “Raws” Imhof was born in 1990, in Königs Wusterhausen, Germany and raised in Berlin. After finishing his A-level at the Emmy-Noether School in Berlin-Köpenick, he started the training as a graphic designer at the Best-Sabel Designschule in...

Kelsey Irvin

Kelsey Irvin

Searching for the balance between the past and the present, Kelsey Irvin is an artist whose work simply exudes a deeply rooted sense of nostalgia. According to her own explanation, Irvin finds herself collecting traces of lives already lived, of memories...

William Balthazar Rose - portrait

William Balthazar Rose

William Balthazar Rose is an English painter who lives in Sansepolcro, Tuscany and Bath, England. He works in a number of genres of which he is best known for his ‘Cooks’. William was born in Cambridge, England in the early 1960s. His family moved to...

Ed Moses portrait - photo credit LA Times

Ed Moses

Ed Moses, an eminent American abstract painter was one of the central figures in the Los Angeles circle of artists for more than fifty years. His exhibitions at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles were among the key events at West Coast art scene from 1957 to...

Phil Akashi artist portrait

Phil Akashi

Born in 1978 in Brussels, Phil Akashi is a multi-award winning artist based in Brussels, Hong Kong and La Garde-Freinet, France. Phil Akashi carved out a unique visual language using the aesthetics of Asian languages with a cross-cultural and conceptual...

Paul Owen Weiner - installation view

Paul Owen Weiner

Paul Weiner’s protean output of paintings, drawings, and sculptural works grapples with America’s contemporary identity and history, generating symbols of an American culture in turmoil. Based in Colorado, Weiner grew up a quick drive from the sites of...

Street art

CHAZME

Daniel Kalinski aka CHAZME or CHAZME 718 is a Polish painter, illustrator, architect, and street artist born in 1980 in Laufen, Switzerland. In 2008, the artist graduated in Architecture and Urbanism from the University of Technology in Warsaw. His street...

TWOONE - Photo of the artist - Image courtesy of TWOONE

TWOONE

TWOONE is a hungry animal. This is the way every single article by or about the artist TWOONE begins and it excellently describes the creative nature of this installation and street artist. This is down to the fact he often portrays animal-headed human bodied...

jose rodolfo loaiza ontiveros

Jose Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros

Born in Mazatlan, Sinaloa Mexico, José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros is a talented artist whose work focuses on the manipulation of popular images and pop icons, with influences of Pop Art, and Lowbrow Art. Starting his career in 1998 as a self-taught artist,...

Tinker Brothers - portrait

Tinker Brothers

The Tinker Brothers (Noah and Liam) are contemporary Pop artists currently based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. In 2011, the duo dropped out of their respective studies at the University of Applied Sciences and the University of Technology. A higher calling...

Claudia Chaseling, photo Marko Junttila, detail

Claudia Chaseling

Claudia Chaseling is a German artist, born in Munich in 1973. She is known for painting large canvases, concrete objects, walls and floors. The artist exhibited her works in over fifty solo and group exhibitions, in the United States, Australia, Germany,...

Eric Lacan - artist in his studio

Eric Lacan

Éric Lacan started to draw attention to himself at the end of the 2000’s with black and white wheatpastes under the nickname Monsieur Qui. Behind his sometimes elegant, sometimes scraggy mysterious female portraits hide a subtle satire of society’s...

Waswad - Transhumanism series I, 2017

Waswad

Waswad, also known as Wasswa Donald Augustine, is a Ugandan contemporary and multidisciplinary artist who was trained at Kyambogo University. Waswad created in the past his own world called “Elephania”. “Elephania” sketches a storyline in which his...

Shabu Mwangi - Modernity vs Culture (detail), 2015

Shabu Mwangi

Shabu Mwangi is a Kenyan artist who began practicing art in 2003 and established the Wajukuu Art Project in 2013. Influenced by his childhood in the Lungalunga Slum, Mwangi still feels engaged with the situation of street children in the Kenyan capital...

Xenson - Untitled (detail), 2016

Xenson

Samson Ssenkaaba, better known as Xenson, is a Ugandan artist who follows a multidisciplinary approach that includes fashion, performances, installations, videos, and painting. His work explores contemporary issues of identity and consumption, human excess...

Denis Mubiru - portrait

Denis Mubiru

Born in 1988, Denis Mubiru is a Ugandan visual artist who uses the grotesque to explore the complex yet practical Kampala minibus taxis, better known locally as “Kamunye.” He uses playful, abstract, naïve paintings and pictures to tell the...

Boniface Maina - portrait

Boniface Maina

Born in 1987, Boniface Maina is a Kenyan artist who represents a new breed of promising young contemporary artists in Nairobi. He has exhibited widely in East Africa and internationally. Maina works primarily with acrylics on canvas and ink on paper. He is...

Nancy Gifford - Photo of the artist - Image courtesy of the artist

Nancy Gifford

Inspired by poetry and the world at large, Nancy Gifford is an artist who enjoys using materials in a way they were not meant to be used. Initially driven by an idea that her art needs to be informed by grids and rows of changing color and form, Nancy Gifford...