All in Painting

Bianca Berends

Born in the Netherlands, Berends has had a life of travel and currently lives on the Caribbean island of Curaçao where she works from her home studio. She has been recognized by The Portrait Society of America as one of today's leading artists, and her paintings have been exhibited in well-known museums and galleries in Canada, The Netherlands, and the UK, including as part of the prestigious BP Portrait award.

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. 

Malgosia Jankowska

Painter Malgosia Jankowska was born in 1978 in Sochaczew, Poland and studied painting in Warsaw and Berlin. With fine brush strokes, she sets people and nature in opposition to each other. She masterfully creates pictures of stunning depth and spaciousness by alternating translucent and pastose colors. Mysteriously, white light bursts through the tree trunks of some paintings like a white haze. The filigree lines, together with the softened tones – sometimes restricted to a single color on a white background, hearken back to the engravings of old fairytale books.

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.

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.

Peter Doig

A leader of his generation, Peter Doig is a Scottish artist who was able to propose a new set of questions and alter the way we understand art. In a time when new techniques were dominating and when painters and painting, in general, were considered quaintly anachronistic, he forged a new painterly language: an ironic mix of Romanticism and post-impressionism to create haunting landscape vistas.

Alexander Lufer

Alexander Lufer (b.1965, USSR) is a Berlin based artist. He studied architecture at St. Petersburg University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, and even before graduating, he defined his profession as a free artist. He took part in various group and individual exhibitions, including ERARTA Museum of Modern Art in St. Petersburg, Central House of Artists in Moscow, Nice and Leon.

Interview with Cho, Hui-Chin

Cho, Hui-Chin finished her Bachelor of Fine Art at Slade School of Fine Art 2014-2018 (First-class honours on the Dean's list). Having grown up in a richly integrative country, She has a deep interest in using an amalgamation of materials, especially the vintage or antique materials, to create philosophical dialogue through distorted subject matter and abstract motifs, and the enduring insistence of a grotesque iconography of baby sustains her work.

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