Interview with Irene Hoff

For self-taught Dutch artist Irene Hoff, the world is out of balance which can be seen in the human & environmental challenges we are currently faced with. She craves a world where compassion, intuition and harmony are key elements for living. Irene’s art is filled with hope and inspiration that encourages viewers to become aware of their feelings and beliefs, making space for their true self.

Charlotte Keates

Charlotte Keates (b. 1990, Somerset, UK) is a London-based artist, represented by Arusha Gallery. She has exhibited extensively throughout the UK and has recently been selected for the prestigious Columbia Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries, London – where she was invited to partake in a panel discussion about her work, alongside a select few industry professionals.

Tishk Barzanji

The work of Tishk Barzanji touches on the modernism movement, and surrealism. Inspired by his childhood in Kurdistan, and later moving to London in 1997. His process is about space, colour, deconstruction, breaking boundaries, understanding the living space in this fast moving world and human interactions within these spaces.

Interview with Edmund Ian Grant

 Edmund was born in San Mateo California in 1950 and presently, lives and paints in the Napa Valley. He is an Internationally collected, award winning self- taught artist whose extensive exhibitions over the last 30 years include shows in many USA cities including Los Angeles, Miami, Dallas, San Francisco and New York, and International cities – Florence, Milan, Monte Carlo, Tel Aviv, Venice, London and Paris.

Cinga Samson

Cinga Samson (b1986, Cape Town) lives and works in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. He has participated in several group shows, including A Painting Today (Stevenson, Cape Town); In the night I remember curated by Kabelo Malatsie (Stevenson, Johannesburg); Our Fathers curated by Kirsty Cockerill and Chantal Louw (AVA Gallery, Cape Town) and Strata at Greatmore Studios, where he completed a residency in 2011. Safari Fantasy is the artist’s third solo exhibition with the gallery.

Victor Varela

Painting as a vision intends a dematerialization of painting itself by an intentional setback of perception that problematizes the experience of seeing. What painting sees, as much as what it allows to be seen, comprises the minimum unit of the image as its maximum consequence.

Alexandre Coxo

Alexandre Coxo is a young Portuguese artist who produces his paintings in two extremes: the natural, in the figurative elements; the artificial, by the logical mathematical speech. In this way, it seeks to develop images that somehow we already know and, simultaneously, do not know where or when.

Markus Åkesson

Markus Åkesson is a neofigurative painter on the international stage. His work has been shown in galleries and institutions in Paris, Berlin, Brussels, London, Vilnius and Stockholm. Living and working in Pukeberg in Nybro, Sweden, his home and studio are nestled in the woods where he is free to explore motives which relate man to nature and nature to the world unseen. His work is popular in public and private collections both in Sweden and abroad.

Toyin Ojin Odutola

Toyin Ojin Odutola was born in Ile-Ife, Nigeria in 1985, and later moved with her family to Alabama. In 2007 she was selected to attend the Norfolk Summer Residency for Music and Art at Yale University and continued her studies at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. She then earned her master’s degree in Painting and Drawing at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco in 2012. She currently lives and works in New York.