Hikari Shimoda

Sparkling and sweet, Hikari Shimoda’s work is at once enchanting and disarming, portraying a world where cuteness and horror coexist. Based in Nagano, Japan, Shimoda first studied illustration at the prestigious Kyoto Saga University of Art and Aoyama Juku School before beginning her career as a professional contemporary artist in 2008. Soon after, she was selected for her first solo exhibition at Motto Gallery in Tokyo and has since held exhibitions in galleries worldwide, including Japan, the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Paul Kremer

Paul Kremer was born in 1971 and is an American artist who lives and works in Houston, Texas. His style can be described as a graphical interpretation of Color Field painting, an abstract style that emerged in New York City during the 1940s and 1950s; and Minimalism, which has its origins in various art and design movements. His work could be seen in numerous group and solo shows. A range of artworks is held in private collections around the cities of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Houston, Austin, Aspen, Norfolk, Birmingham, Hong Kong, Cannes, Toronto, and Lima.


Interview with Kumari Nahappan

Kumari Nahappan is a prominent artist in the region of Southeast Asia; her practice encompasses inter-disciplinary genres, painting, sculpture and installations.  She has forged a reputation for effectively reconciling the language of “international contemporary art” with her own vocabulary and developing a visual identity that is decisively shaped by her cultural roots and beliefs.  

Hurvin Anderson

Born in the UK and raised in the Caribbean before settling in the United Kingdom, Hurvin Anderson creates work embedded with the imagery, colors, and social history of his origins, as well as his early experiences of dislocation. His paintings and drawings are representational, but he typically disrupts their legibility with gestural marks or abstract patterns.

Paulina Olowska

Paulina Olowska was born in 1976 in Gdansk, Poland, and lives and works in Rabka Zdroj and Krakow, Poland. She has had one-person exhibitions at Kunsthalle Basel; the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and the Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw.

Christian Roeckenschuss

Christian Roeckenschuss studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Dresden (vocals and piano) in 1949/50. After relocating to Berlin-West for political and ideological reasons, Roeckenschuss continued his studies at the College of Fine Arts (1951-1957). They are based on the abstract avant-garde of the 1910s to the 1930s and on the clear forms of Bauhaus and De Stijl. Between 1950 and 1958, study trips and the search for his own formal idiom took him to many countries worldwide. Early tendencies of his art concept are recognizable. The first small-scale oil-chalk designs with clear geometrical shapes were created in 1956. 

Becker Schmitz

It is no easy task to describe the extremely heterogeneous work of Becker Schmitz in a few brief sentences. First of all, it is not possible to say clearly whether the work of the Duisburg-based artist is to be classified as “painting”, “installation” or “site-specific intervention”. He takes great pleasure in hopping from one genre to the next and refuses all one-dimensional, constricting categorizations.

Kais Salman

As one of Syria's foremost expressionist painter Salman uses satire to subvert the normalisation of greed, narcissism and ideological extremism that is rapidly defining our era. Salman  has sought to reflect the psychological violence that when excess becomes rationalised and accepted by societies, political corruption,consumerism,cosmetic surgery, religious fanaticism,imperialism and the voyeurism of the digital age have all served as topics of Salman carnivalesque compositions.

Mayuko Ono Gray

My works evolve around my strong interest in the existence of physical body, which I contemplate through art making integrating both Eastern and Western aesthetics and techniques. The works consist of Japanese writings intertwined into one strand, which is a metaphor for life. Working in graphite, I intuitively draw the Japanese calligraphy- stretching, weaving, and changing it- until the composition demands the meticulous solidification of mass, light, and shadow. 

Chantal Joffe

Chantal Joffe brings a combination of insight and integrity, as well as psychological and emotional force, to the genre of figurative art. Hers is a deceptively casual brushstroke. Whether in images a few inches square or ten feet high, fluidity combined with a pragmatic approach to representation seduces and disarms.

Keiichi Tanaami

Keiichi Tanaami was born in 1936 in Tokyo and graduated from Musashino University of Art. Since 1960’s, he has been the one and only artist, who worked actively as graphic designer, illustrator, and artist, without being limited to media or genre, or rather beyond them.

Frank Gonzales

My work is about taking reference from various sources including books, the net and photos to comprise and create my own imagery. By creating my paintings through reference or made up elements, there becomes a play between artificiality and realism.

Daniel McKinley

Could you please introduce yourself and tell us how you started in the arts? and your first experience in art making? I started in the arts because I was never satisfied with the real world. I have always felt that there was more, under yet,we are thought to settle. We are limited in our thoughts. I found that art was my only escape.

Conrad Roset

Conrad Roset spent the first part of his 29 years in Terrassa, his native city, among boxes of crayons, felt-tip pens and notebooks; the other part in Barcelona, surrounded by paints, moleskine notebooks, muses, colored pencils, and in the company of his gray cat. Drawing has been his passion and a constant feature in his life, since he played with his brother at drawing everything they liked until, years later, he draw inspiration from women to create the Muses, his most personal collection. “I search the beauty the body exudes, I like drawing the female figure.”

Lonac

Best known for his large-scale photorealistic murals, Lonac is a highly talented Croatian artist whose amazing works can be found throughout his native country and beyond. His signature huge, eye-catching pieces – created with spray cans and brushes – are usually influenced by skateboard culture, comics, graffiti, movies, music, but also current social issues.

Beatriz Milhazes

Beatriz Milhazes works in the pure aesthetic style of the Pattern and Decoration movement. Influenced by her native land of Brazil, her vibrant and bold use of color and patterns create work that is as much playful, free and psychedelic, as it is geometric, organized and rhythmic.

Interview with Suzi Fadel Nassif

Lebanese born, Suzi Fadel Nassif, is a famed contemporary artist whose creative mind springs to life, artwork of intriguing mobility, wonder and emotional resonance. Naturally gifted from an early age, Suzi was determined to reach the pinnacle of her artistry. Driven by the artistic expressions of Salvador Dali, she developed a keen eye for minute details, analyzing colors and texture. Journeying into groundbreaking abstract impressionism and surrealism, she gains inspiration from the interconnectedness of people from different walks of life, cultural diversity, mysteries of existence and the semblance of emotions.