Robert Indiana

Robert Indiana was a prominent American artist, who rose to fame in the 60’s, and played a major role in Pop Art, hard-edge painting, usage of bold and bright elements and expansion of assemblage art. He used to describe his own work as painting of...

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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...

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contemporary art, video art, time-based installation, acid painting, Kristian Kragelund Kristian Kragelund

Kristian Kragelund is a Danish painter and video artist, whose art explores notions of time and change created through reactions of different materials and objects. Born in 1987, Kragelund studied Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design,...

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Cindy Wright - profile Cindy Wright

Cindy Wright is a highly talented Belgian artist best known for her dark and morbidly beautiful large-scale photorealistic paintings and drawings. Born in Herentals, Belgium in 1972, she graduated with a Master in the Visual Arts in Painting from the Royal...

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An Wei - profile An Wei

An Wei is a Madrid-born street artist and painter of Chinese origin, known for his figurative murals and graphic portraits. Born in Madrid in 1990, An Wei was raised in a typical traditional Chinese family. He spent his childhood drawing on a restaurant table...

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FAKE at the Stencil Masters show in Amsterdam FAKE

What many may see as a true representation of an artist is the ability to invoke emotion with a piece. Often, the relation goes both ways and the art itself is created as a result of sentiment, forming a dialog between the artist and the viewer through the...

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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,...

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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...

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Alison Jackson

The contemporary artist who knows how to explore the cult of celebrity, the phenomena that are created by the media, publicity, and famous figures themselves, is definitely Alison Jackson. Her interest is more focused on commenting photography rather than the...

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street art, urban art, Berlin, stencil, building, architecture, installation EVOL

EVOL is a German street artist, who literally transforms streets with his art. Electric boxes, small planters and a variety of other geometric city forms turn into miniature apartment buildings and many other structures. These urban installations and...

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photography Pieter Hugo

Pieter Hugo is a South-African portrait and documentary photographer, recognized for capturing images of the continent’s marginalized peoples, including the blind, albinos, and AIDS victims in their coffins, all carrying strange and lingering power. He is a...

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photography Phil Borges

Phil Borges is an American documentary filmmaker and photographer, whose work is aimed towards social justice and preservation of different cultural heritages. His images vary from portraits of exiled Tibetan monks to many of the world’s embattled tribal...

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Jeremy Blake

Jeremy Blake was an American digital artist and painter, born in Oklahoma in 1971. The talented and promising artist committed suicide in New York City in 2007, only one week after his girlfriend ended her life. Their deaths stunned their friends, captivated...

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Nancy Graves next to her sculpture, in 1989 © Estate of Arthur Mones Nancy Graves

Nature lover, art-world sensation, and a creator who couldn’t be pigeonholed to only one medium – all this could be used to perfectly describe Nancy Graves, an American post-minimalist artist. Graves shifted her focus between painting and sculpture...

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Alice Neel - Portrait Alice Neel

One of the most appreciated artists of the twentieth century is definitely Alice Neel. This American painter gained her well-deserved glory largely posthumous. She is famous for the portraits of her family members, neighbors, lovers, bohemians, friends, and...

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contemporary art Jay One Ramier

Jay One Ramier is self-taught and multidisciplinary visual artist known as one of the pioneer graffiti artists in Paris and Europe. He mixes painting, street art, video installations and music. Ramier was one of the key figures in building the European...

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NAR - Mural, 2014 NAR

Iakovos Volkov better known as NAR comes from Russia, but now is based in Greece. He considers himself an experimenter, rather than the street artist, and his method of combining and implementing anything that he finds in his surroundings, just confirms this...

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Nguyen Trung - Firebird, 2016 Nguyen Trung

Nguyen Trung is one of the most influential and prominent artists in Vietnam today, where he was born in 1940. Nguyen studied at the Gia Dinh Fine Arts College, and his works can be seen in the Fine Arts Museum in his home Vietnam, the National Museum of...

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