All in Contemporary Art

Mie Olise Kjærgaard

Mie Olise Kjærgaard works in painting, sculptural objects and installation. Since graduating her Master in Fine Art in 2008 and based on her architectural studies, her work has focussed on the theme of the ”man-made construction”, through which she investigates both the nature of the architectural construction – as well as how a construction describes the society, it is a part of.

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.

INTERVIEW WITH FATINHA RAMOS

Fatinha Ramos is an award-winning Antwerp-based illustrator and visual artist originally from Portugal. After working in art direction and design for twelve years, she took the giant leap of following her dream, working full-time as an illustrator. Since then her work has appeared all over the world and received awards from the Society of Illustrators NY, Creative Quarterly, 3x3 , Commarts magazine, Global Illustration Award, World Illustrations Awards, among others... 

Urs Fischer

Urs Fischer was born in 1973 in Zürich, Switzerland. He studied at Delfina Studio Trust, London; Visited de Ateliers, Amsterdam; and Schule für Gestaltung, Zürich. Fischer’s work is included in many important public and private collections worldwide. 

Interview with NPier 

The French artist NPier photographs places where time seems to have stopped. Fascinated by abandonment, NPier believes that beauty in decay demonstrates the fragility of life. NPier researches sites extensively before visiting them. He always looks for places that appear to be anchored in a different reality than our present day-to-day. In his pictures, the light, the complex composition, and the textures of the interior represent a recollection of forgotten splendor. The photograph captures a perfect moment of stillness within the perpetually moving stream of time.

Njideka Akunyili Crosby

Akunyili Crosby was born in Nigeria, where she lived until the age of sixteen. In 1999 she moved to the United States, where she has remained since that time. Her cultural identity combines strong attachments to the country of her birth and to her adopted home, a hybrid identity that is reflected in her work. The artist populates her work with images of family and friends, in scenarios with details derived from everyday domestic experiences in Nigeria and America. These include recollections from the formative years of her upbringing, as well as more recent relationships and experiences. Her work often features an element of self-portrait, as in a series of intimate scenes of the artist with her husband made in the early years of their marriage.

Raku Inoue

Raku Inoue  goes all-white in his latest flower petal compositions. The Montreal-based creative uses flower petals, stems, and leaves to form creatures ranging from owls and tigers to beetles and butterflies in his ongoing Natura series.

Katie O’Sullivan

Classically trained as a figurative painter, Santa Fe artist Katie O’Sullivan challenges the human form by breaking apart its physical attributes to reveal a raw, emotional being. By exposing her characters’ cherished imperfections and unprocessed experiences, O’Sullivan offers a dual perspective on the figure that blends its physical and emotional existence.

Betsy Walton

Artist Betsy Walton loosely imitates the landscape of Portland, Oregon in paintings infused with geodesic rocks and female subjects dressed as spellbinding goddesses. Walton works in layers, leaving some areas of the paintings bare with minimal sketches, while others have been painted, mixed with new media, or patched over multiple times.