Born 1979, Canada. Lives and works in Toronto, Canada.
All in Painting
Born 1979, Canada. Lives and works in Toronto, Canada.
Daniel Richter was born in 1962 in Eutin (Germany). Today, he lives and works in Berlin. The artist has shaped painting in Germany since the 1990s as few others have done. In his large-scale oil paintings, Richter dovetails set pieces of art history, mass media and pop culture into idiosyncratic, narrative pictorial worlds.
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.
Born 1947 in Bruck a.d.Mur, Austria, Renate Polzer was working 20 years as a free lance artist and organizor of cultural events in southern Styria. She studied History of Arts on the Karl-Franzens University in Graz and published her diploma thesis as a book „Horst Reichle, Maler und Graphiker“, Biberacher Verlagsdruckerei.
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.
How would you describe yourself and your artwork? Clearly readable minimalism and harmony in everything. Dignity is highly appreciated in my heart. About myself,.. open hearted, easygoing and understanding. My credo is “treat others as you want to be treated”.
In my paintings, the contrasted colors, colliding head on, reign supreme. In delicately expressed, tenuous settings , I let things appear. They are evocative settings, which can be associated with the landscape, although it is a personal landscape, fractured and torn, in which we see intriguing openings. They are like a fleeting punctuation that opens up onto unknown panoramas. In these we see architectonic deviations that allow us to perceive corners and far-off, complicated settings.
Vanessa is driven by a inner demand of exercising painting daily.
Her theme developed when she moved to America from Germany in 2011, where she immediately noticed the triangle and diamond shapes that are used as warning and caution signs here.
Intense in raw imagery and intrinsically timeless in nature, the work of Kevin Rausch serves as a patchwork narrative, weaving together stories and scenes in a rich capturing of contemplative moments that waver just on the verge of concrete recognition. Monumental in scale, Rausch’s large format paintings depict far-away panoramas, distinct in their complex layering and astounding physicality, and the beings that wander continuously amongst them.
Where do you get your inspiration from? The inspirations for my pictures meet me everywhere. In the media, such as film, television and (music) videos, on the Internet, on trips, in newspapers, books, in pictures and texts and in the flow of life itself. My main theme was always the woman. I want to show women in their size and uniqueness consciously and thus to pay respect to those who still do not get enough despite the great daily work. If I was not a painter, I would certainly be involved in women's and children's rights policies.
Jane Theodore lives and paints in Toronto, Canada. Her fine arts background includes exhibited work in galleries, representation by international art distributor Progressive Fine Art and publication by fine art publishers Verkerke Reprodukties N. V., of Holland. Theodore’s paintings are spontaneous explorations of gesture, form and colour. Compositions are revealed as paint is added and subtracted, scratched and scraped, revealing what lies beneath. The paintings’ foundation is high-intensity colour, and invites an intuitive and visceral reaction.
Joelle Provost is a painter who has been steadily emerging into the American art scene over the past decade. Her works have been featured in the Zhou B Art Center in Chicago, ROOM art gallery in Mill Valley, & Spacewomb Gallery in Manhattan.Carving her way through commissions, her works are featured in hundreds of private homes across the United States. She holds an MFA in Studio Art and Integrated Media from Brooklyn College. She has won several awards for her work including Most Outstanding Artist Award, University of California at Davis (2010), and the Charles G. Shaw Award, Brooklyn College (2014 and 2015). Provost has dedicated herself to using her art as a means for communicating issues of Environmental degradation and other problems of our modern world.
Hsi Chun Huang (1985) was born in Taipei, Taiwan.
After getting an art degree at the National Taiwan University of Arts, Hsi Chun chose Europe as a starting point to begin his full-time creation in 2013. He loves to observe and portray the moments that touch him in his daily life, obsessed with just saving bits of memories, of moments in time.
I was born in Taipei, raised in Vancouver and now live in Toronto. I discovered my passion for art, design and music from my artistic parents. Between music and fashion, I chose to pursue a fashion degree at the age of sixteen.
My pieces are reflections of my emotions and beliefs that have kept me doing what I love to do, to create. I want to continue to dream… to progress and find fulfillment; to live in a simple and beautiful state.
My paintings reflect SF Pride participants from 2010 forward. They represent a period when California Proposition 8 was overturned and the Supreme Court opened up the rights to marriage for all 50 states. It was something I never imagined would happen in my lifetime A true celebration of the progress for equality. Every Americans’ dream and rightful expectation. The works also capture the sadness but solidarity from the Orlando Pulse tragedy. A reminder that in many ways we still face the same intolerance from the 70’s.
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.
I am an author and artist. I’ve won awards for both my art and my writing. Since I was a young child, I’ve loved books and art which has carried into my adult life. I’ve always enjoyed the symbolic and visceral attributes of being an artist. I believe art is something one is born with-a desire to create visual pieces from intellectual/emotional attachments and observations. I see all forms of art as being expressed offerings from the artists themselves; a way to help understand and empathize with things of an intellectual and spiritual nature in the world around us.
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.
Cheryl Polcaro is best known for her mixed media work which incorporates layers of photo transfer and acrylic paint on canvas. Her work depicts imagery that seems to come straight from a contemporary version of a Grimm’s fairy tale and balances touches of beauty, whimsy, and darkness.
John A. O’Connor was born in Twin Falls, Idaho in 1940. John has had 36 solo exhibitions of his paintings, including a number of retrospectives, and has participated in more than 200 group exhibitions. He has received numerous awards and honors including a National Endowment for the Arts/Southern Arts Federation Fellowship, and several State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowships. His work is included in a many public, university, college, corporate and private collections nationwide.