All in Contemporary Art

Clare Woods

The paintings of Clare Woods (b. 1972, Southampton, UK) are essentially concerned with sculpting an image in paint, and expressing the strangeness of an object. Originally trained as a sculptor, much of Woods’ work is an exploration of physical form. This understanding of sculptural language and a preoccupation with forms in space, translated into two-dimensional images, underpins her pictorial practice.

Albert Oehlen

Albert Oehlen was born in Krefeld, Germany in 1954. He attended the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg, where he studied art under Sigmar Polke until 1981. During the early stages of his career, Oehlen’s artistic interests and associations were diverse, and included music and painting.

Interview with Christine Marie Nobre

Graduated from Fine Arts School of Versailles, France, Christine Marie Nobre works different technics such as painting, photography and video. She builds something like a small decor with her paintings, mirrors, lights and other things …which she manipulates with her hands.  She goes off in search of adventure and on a journey in vastness as well as in infinitely small. Her mean of conveyance is light. She opens up passages to her imagination which become the visitor’s imagination through cosmic as well as spiritual or organic visions. These visions are the exact opposite of space and time.

Alexander Tinei

Alexander Tinei is a Moldovan artist, who has worked and lived in Hungary for more than a decade now. The starting point for all of his works is some photo found in the media. After that he places his chosen characters into a new context, making their bodies unique via vein-like, colorful, stigmatic signs. The details painted with almost anatomical precision are contrasted with often roughly made, abstract surfaces.

Joan Mitchell

Joan Mitchell was born in Chicago in 1925. After graduating from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1947, she was awarded a James Nelson Raymond Foreign Traveling Fellowship, which took her to France for a year in 1948-49, and it was there that her paintings moved toward abstraction.

Interview with Kat Kleinman

Kat Kleinman is a floral collage artist from the Sacramento, California area. She began her career as an artist in 2016, after she retired as a psychotherapist, working with homeless people for 20 years. Her past work is referenced because it does inform her current work with a focus on positivity and making people feel better, if only for a moment. 

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.

Interview with On-Kyeong Seong

On-Kyeong Seong is originally from Seoul, South Korea. She is an artist and a primarily a mixed media artist, working and living in Boston, U.S.A. She graduated from School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University receiving MFA degree and BFA from Lesley University, Boston. Her work has been exhibited through locally and internationally. Years ago her mother visited her in Boston and she got a chance to learn how to do a sewing machine from her mother. Since then, she has been falling in love with how the textures of machine embroidery carry emotion. She enjoys using a sewing machine as a tool for art making through this process.

Ryan Sullivan

Ryan Sullivan (b.1983, New York) graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence (RI) in 2005. Built up in multiple layers, Sullivan’s large-scale paintings reflect his dynamic and constantly-evolving mode of abstraction, with each painting standing as a physical record of its own creation – both embodying and describing material flows and physical processes. Distinctive and unrepeatable, Sullivan’s works have been praised for their assertion of painting's enduring critical importance and potential.

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.