All in Contemporary Art

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.

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. 

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 Ryszard Miłek

 Ryszard Miłek lives and works in Poland. He has presented his art at more than 150 individual shows and participated in more than 140 collective exhibitions in Poland, Europe and the USA. He is a member of the Polish Pastel Artists’ Association, a member of the Union of Polish Artists and Designers and an honorary member of the Pastel Society of America, NY.

Interview with Mary Manchin

I create beautiful macabre pieces to make you rethink the past and how it is perceived. Almost all of my photos are original images from the early 1900s that I collect from estate sales and oddity shops around Los Angeles. I scans my found photos to preserve the original then photo manipulate and digitally paint them in Photoshop to make them a past you've never seen.

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.

Orlanda Broom

Orlanda Broom has exhibited regularly in London and Internationally since completing her MA in 1997. Her paintings have been selected for curated shows and competitions including Threadneedle Prize, NOAC, BEEP, Griffin, London Group and the RA Summer Exhibition. Her work has been exhibited at James Freeman Gallery, The Contemporary London, Griffin Gallery as well as in galleries in Cape Town, Portugal and Paris. 

Joanne Nam

"I was born in Korea and spent most of my childhood in the middle of a forest. Most of the subject matters of the paintings I created were from those memories in the forest. However, I avoided reproducing simple images of the memories, but I wanted to express the impression of them. The visual images of memories in my head are vague and most of times hard to tell, but the feeling of it is the thing that lasts. If you look at my painting and feel something from it, that is what I tried to convey." - Joanne Nam

Markus Åkesson

Markus Åkesson is a neofigurative painter on the international stage. His work has been shown in galleries and institutions in Paris, Berlin, Brussels, London, Vilnius and Stockholm. Living and working in Pukeberg in Nybro, Sweden, his home and studio are nestled in the woods where he is free to explore motives which relate man to nature and nature to the world unseen. His work is popular in public and private collections both in Sweden and abroad.

Katinka Lampe

Katinka Lampe paints portraits. Or at least, you can clearly recognise the representation of a person. Yet, this is not the main motive of the painting. The portrait merely serves as reason to make the painting. The portrait is the imagery concept. Her paintings greatly appeal to the beholders.

Becky Suss

Becky Suss was born in Philadelphia where she currently lives and works. She holds a BA from Williams College and an MFA from the University of California, Berkeley.Recent exhibition venues include the ICA Philadelphia, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery (Philadelphia, PA), and The Berman Museum (Collegeville, PA). 

Randi Matushevitz

Randi Matushevitz is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Los Angeles. She received her BA from California State University Northridge, and her MFA in Painting from the University of Miami. She has exhibited in galleries, museums and art fairs in New York, Miami, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, Caracas and Xalapa, Mexico. Her work has been featured in the Riot Material, Whitehot Magazine, Huffington Post, Art and Cake, Diversions LA, and the Las Vegas Review Journal.

Jacob Brostrup

Jacob Brostrup (Born .1973). Lives and work in Odsherred, Denmark and Barcelona, Spain. Within the last 10 years, the work of Brostrups has placed itself in the field of semi-realistic painters in Denmark. His works are coloristic, vibrant and the many details grab the viewer and plunges him in the vivid paintings.

Jesse Nusbaum

Jesse Nusbaum, a sculptor from Connecticut, is best known for creating realistic bronze animals. “I strive to replicate the actual subject,” explained the artist during a recent interview, “utilizing micro-detail encourages an intimate, close-up view.” Nusbaum’s commitment to fidelity is displayed in a unique technique he developed to highlight surface details.