All in Painting

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

Interview with Tim Grosjean

Could you please introduce yourself and tell us how you started in the arts? and your first experience in art making?

Art was always part of myself. It was a way to express and communicate with the world without words. For me, is my artistic sensibility related to some life situation that I went trough my young age. It was my way to connect and understand the world.

Sève Favre

Sève Favre is a contemporary Swiss artist and an art historian. For several years now, Sève Favre has focused the main part of her artistic work on abolishing the classic frontier between a work of art and a spectator. She explores fields covering both abstraction and coloured sensations, figurative themes or the musicality of words to increase the sensorial experiences and reflections generated by art. 

Eric Fischl

Eric Fischl is an internationally acclaimed American painter and sculptor. His artwork is represented in many distinguished museums throughout the world and has been featured in over one thousand publications. His extraordinary achievements throughout his career have made him one of the most influential figurative painters of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

Cinga Samson

Cinga Samson (b1986, Cape Town) lives and works in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. He has participated in several group shows, including A Painting Today (Stevenson, Cape Town); In the night I remember curated by Kabelo Malatsie (Stevenson, Johannesburg); Our Fathers curated by Kirsty Cockerill and Chantal Louw (AVA Gallery, Cape Town) and Strata at Greatmore Studios, where he completed a residency in 2011. Safari Fantasy is the artist’s third solo exhibition with the gallery.

Chantal Joffe

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.

Lyuben Petrov

Lyuben Petrov’s approach to painting is characterized by expressive painting representation, clear intensity and energetic paste-like spreads of color or distinctive plasticity. His fantastic and grotesque subjects are often tinged with satirical aesthetics and comical hyperboles. The Bulgarian painter, often deals with themes of the relationship between people and nature as well as the cycle of life and death, often with apocalyptic undertones.

Martine Johanna

Martine Johanna's work is largely autobiographical. Using color, form, and composition as language, she investigates the role of women within a patriarchal culture, beauty, adolescence, oppression, inner worlds and dualism are themes recurring in her wordless communication with both figurative and abstract elements.