Fran O’Neill

Fran O’Neill, born in Wangaratta, Australia, O'Neill attended Monash University, earning a BFA. Her post-graduate work was at the New York Studio School's Certificate Program, and her MFA was completed at Brooklyn College in 2012. In 2007 she received a Joan Mitchell Foundation award.

Interview with Bo Song

Where do you get your inspiration from?
I’ve had the pleasure to live and visit several countries throughout my life. I usually love to stay somewhere calm with a beautiful setting that inspires me to paint. So often while at home, I explore through my mind and the juxtaposition of my memories and feelings help to unveil the concepts for my art pieces. I would paint instinctively without detailed sketches and only rely on pure intuitions. 

Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar

Franco-Iranian artist Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar’s oil paintings are well-known for exploring his visionary and philosophical views on life and humanity, derived from the artist’s personal life experience of post-revolution Iran, including the Iran-Iraq war, a two-decade experience in an uncertain place and sensitive time of the artist's life. 

Interview with Ali Al-Ezzi

How would you describe yourself and your artwork?

In beginning of my art career, I tried to separate the characters of my revolutionary personality but I totally failed in that you can say my artworks whether if they were paintings or photography works from the first sight you will not like it because it's got nothing to do with anything that people used to see in paintings or photography works but after they will fall in love with it.

Wilhelm Sasnal

Polish painter and film-maker Wilhelm Sasnal is renowned for his incongruous and quietly unsettling portrayal of our collective surroundings and history. Drawing on found images from newspapers and magazines, the Internet, billboards or his personal surroundings, Sasnal’s paintings act as an archive to the mass of sprawling images that flood contemporary society

Interview with Tim Grosjean

Could you please introduce yourself and tell us how you started in the arts? and your first experience in art making?

Art was always part of myself. It was a way to express and communicate with the world without words. For me, is my artistic sensibility related to some life situation that I went trough my young age. It was my way to connect and understand the world.

Sève Favre

Sève Favre is a contemporary Swiss artist and an art historian. For several years now, Sève Favre has focused the main part of her artistic work on abolishing the classic frontier between a work of art and a spectator. She explores fields covering both abstraction and coloured sensations, figurative themes or the musicality of words to increase the sensorial experiences and reflections generated by art. 

Eric Fischl

Eric Fischl is an internationally acclaimed American painter and sculptor. His artwork is represented in many distinguished museums throughout the world and has been featured in over one thousand publications. His extraordinary achievements throughout his career have made him one of the most influential figurative painters of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

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.

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.

Fatinha Ramos

Fatinha Ramos is a Antwerp-based illustrator and visual artist originally from Portugal. After her graduation as a graphic designer in Porto, she moved to Belgium. Twelve years later after working in art direction and design, she made a switch on her career following the old dream of becoming a full-time illustrator, and to work on different artistic projects. 

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.

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.