All in Contemporary Art

Interview with Time Lin

Where do you get your inspiration from?

In the past work style, I need to be creative every day. My head has been trained to produce in a short period of time. However, art is a perceptual thinking, and it depends on the brewing, precipitation, rumbling, and presentation of the heart. It takes more time, and later discovers that travel is an excellent model that allows art to think through the tempering of time, creating an intriguing and eternal viewing.

Lyuben Petrov

Lyuben Petrov’s approach to painting is characterized by expressive painting representation, clear intensity and energetic paste-like spreads of color or distinctive plasticity. His fantastic and grotesque subjects are often tinged with satirical aesthetics and comical hyperboles. The Bulgarian painter, often deals with themes of the relationship between people and nature as well as the cycle of life and death, often with apocalyptic undertones.

Martine Johanna

Martine Johanna's work is largely autobiographical. Using color, form, and composition as language, she investigates the role of women within a patriarchal culture, beauty, adolescence, oppression, inner worlds and dualism are themes recurring in her wordless communication with both figurative and abstract elements. 

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.

Monica Tap

In her work, Monica Tap uses landscape to consider questions of time and history, technology and memory. Her paintings are arrangements assembled from various fragments: outtakes from painting’s history, elements from her own snapshots, colour notes, memory.

Kris Knight

Kris Knight is a Canadian artist whose paintings puncture the membrane between dream and reality, historical and contemporary, light and dark. Within their apparent ambiguity, Knight’s sensitive character based paintings and portraits of queer men are an evocative combination of romanticism and nostalgia, exploring notions of performance in both an everyday and theatrical dimension.

Stephanie K. Clark

Utah-based artist Stephanie K. Clark considers herself a painter, but the works she creates are not made with a traditional painterly medium. Using embroidery techniques and strands of floss in a spectrum of colors, Clark paints little houses, landscapes, and other scenes that look as if they exist in the natural world and are being lit by the moon or sun.

Daniel Bilmes

Daniel Bilmes is a contemporary painter, working in Los Angeles. His approach is characterized by deep personal exploration, combining realism with elements of symbolism and abstraction. Through tactile textures and delicate expressions, his paintings weave together the magical and mundane. His work is at once hopeful and brooding. Realistic and symbolic. Somewhere between the vitality of the Russian circus and the gravitas of a Churchill speech. 

Hernan Bas

Born in 1978 in Miami, Florida, Hernan Bas creates works born of literary intrigue and tinged with nihilistic romanticism and old world imagery. Influenced by the Aesthetic and Decadent writers of the 19th century, in particular Oscar Wilde and Joris-Karl Huysman, Bas’s works weave together stories of adolescent adventures and the paranormal with classical poetry, religious stories, mythology and literature. 

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.

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.

Jocelyn Hobbie

Jocelyn Hobbie is a visual artist based in New York City known for her brilliantly painted canvases of attractive young women in introspective states. She creates a situation of inadvertent voyeurism with the viewer drawn into circumstances where personal judgment becomes subsumed by an overall mood.

Sho Tsunoda

‘Being an international individual has helped me to think globally and made me aware of how to make paintings that will potentially communicate with many people of the world regardless of their cultural background. While I embrace our personal uniqueness, I seek collective humanity in all we share’. -Sho Tsunoda

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.