All in Contemporary Art

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.

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.

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.

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.

Toyin Ojin Odutola

Toyin Ojin Odutola was born in Ile-Ife, Nigeria in 1985, and later moved with her family to Alabama. In 2007 she was selected to attend the Norfolk Summer Residency for Music and Art at Yale University and continued her studies at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. She then earned her master’s degree in Painting and Drawing at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco in 2012. She currently lives and works in New York.

INTERVIEW WITH FATINHA RAMOS

Fatinha Ramos is an award-winning Antwerp-based illustrator and visual artist originally from Portugal. After working in art direction and design for twelve years, she took the giant leap of following her dream, working full-time as an illustrator. Since then her work has appeared all over the world and received awards from the Society of Illustrators NY, Creative Quarterly, 3x3 , Commarts magazine, Global Illustration Award, World Illustrations Awards, among others... 

Urs Fischer

Urs Fischer was born in 1973 in Zürich, Switzerland. He studied at Delfina Studio Trust, London; Visited de Ateliers, Amsterdam; and Schule für Gestaltung, Zürich. Fischer’s work is included in many important public and private collections worldwide.