Nai-Jen Yang Evokes a Sense of Magic and Serenity

Nai-Jen Yang (b.1996 Taipei, Taiwan) studied at the Royal College of Art in London. To Yang, it’s about the process as she sees painting as a way to collect, preserve, and/or pack up fleeting moments in life. Instead of the final image she made on the surface of the canvas, it’s the experience she had…

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Cedric Rivrain

Cédric Rivrain (b. 1977, Limoges) is a french artist who lives and works in Paris. He began drawing at the age of 18, and started his career working as an illustrator for publications such as Dazed & Confused, Vogue, etc., and in fashion studios as a designer and illustrator, notably for Martine Sitbon, Hermès and…
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Ji Woo Kim Explores Themes of Identity in the Context of Race and Ethnicity

New York-based artist Ji Woo Kim explores themes of identity in the context of race and ethnicity while questioning the concept of home in relation to her own background as a first-generation immigrant. Through her work, she examines resulting factors such as cultural identification and social dynamics, as well as their effects on one’s growth…
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HyeGyeong Choi’s Paintings are Deeply Rooted in Romanticism and Womanhood

HyeGyeong Choi (b. 1986, Seoul, South Korea) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. As a Korean woman, Choi has set out to defy what’s accepted in Korean culture, by incorporating body image, identity, gender and sexuality in her paintings. Drawing inspiration from nature and landscape, Choi has complimented her subject matter with magical and bright…
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Finding New Meaning in Kristy M Chan’s Paintings

Kristy M Chan (b.1997, Hong Kong) currently lives between London and Hong Kong. Her densely built-up oil paintings combine narratives of migration and displacement, all while depicting her unique style and use of vibrant colors. Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where are you from originally and when did art first enter your life?…
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Michael Hilsman’s Paintings Hint at the Relationship between the Physical and Metaphysical

Michael Hilsman’s work integrates and expands upon the formats of classical painting, in particular the genres of portraiture and still life. Through incorporating elements at once ambiguous and curiously emblematic—plants, shells, and feathers, pieces of clothing, body parts—Hilsman has developed a visual vocabulary that oscillates between naturalism and expressionism. His paintings hint at the artistic…
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Dylan Solomon Kraus is Curious about the Universe

Dylan Solomon Kraus (b. 1987 in Ohio, US) is an artist who lives and works between Berlin and New York, creating paintings using rich color and symbolism to channel his curiosity about the universe. Solomon Kraus compares the symbols that recur throughout his work to the pictorial language of hieroglyphs. The repetition of images in…
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Leonard Baby’s Work Deals with Femininity, Androgyny, Identity, and Feelings of Otherness

Leonard Baby is a New York-based painter whose work deals with femininity, androgyny, identity, and feelings of otherness. These concepts are presented with light, primary color, and subject matter reminiscent of the sheltered and privileged world in which Baby was raised. Baby’s paintings are inspired primarily by European cinema, oftentimes alluding to the fact that…
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Morteza Khakshoor’s Attention to the Male is Striking

Morteza Khakshoor works with a range of subjects, but it’s his attention to the male––in all his foibles, struggles, and pathos––that remains a salient feature of his output. As frequent protagonists in his paintings, like all of his subjects, they result from circuitous paths through found images and memories, seen and remembered, or invented from…
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Brooklyn-based Artist Danielle Roberts Images are Undeniably Seductive

Danielle Roberts (b. 1991 Stockton, CA) is an artist from Gabriola Island, British Columbia. Drawing from personal experience her paintings are emulate a sense of place. By using light and shadow together, she creates a magical essence to her work.Roberts currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where…
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Through his Work, Mark Verabioff Comments on Aspects of Feminism, Art History, and Politics

Mark Verabioff (b. 1963) is a Los Angeles-based artist originally from Canada, who before moving to LA in 2001, was living in New York where he would perform “guerrilla actions” both publicly and in gallery spaces. In his work, Verabioff develops his identity as an antagonist towards the strong order of power in this country…
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Kylie Manning Reveals a Hybrid of Abstract and Figurative Painting

Kylie Manning is a Brooklyn-based artist making work that reveals a hybrid of abstract and figurative painting. With a focus on light and brushwork, Manning creates dark yet humorous oil paintings that entice the viewer to open dialogue about femininity and surrealism. Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where are you from originally and…
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Nigel Howlett’s Surreal Figures Are More Than Just Anonymous

Nigel Howlett (b. 1979) is a British-born artist based in London, United Kingdom. Howlett’s figurative works draw on surreal elements to explore problems of human experience. Very recognizable and unique in style, Howlett’s faceless figures in black and white remain seemingly anonymous while conveying highly expressive body language. Tell us a little bit about yourself.…
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Daniel Crews-Chubb Creates Organically Progressive Quasi-Figurative Paintings

Daniel Crews-Chubb (b. 1984) is a London-based abstract painter originally from Northampton, England whose work employs a traditional expressionistic, painterly language amid a conceptual framework investigating the potency of the iconic image and the dramatic dynamism of historic and contemporary visual language. Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where are you from and how…
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Lord Ohene Creates Recognizable Portrait Paintings with a Unique Technique

Lord Ohene Okyerebour (b. 1990) is a Netherland-based figurative painter born in Ghana, West Africa. Ohene’s way of combining figurative and portraiture techniques has allowed him to develop a unique style of portrait paintings and one that is distinctly recognizable. Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where are you from originally and when did…
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Marco Pariani Works with Mixed Media on Canvas in an Abstract Style

Marco Pariani (b. 1986) is an Italian artist who lives and works in Brooklyn. After regularly visiting Brooklyn starting in 2016, Pariani decided to permanently relocate in 2019. Pariani works with mixed media on canvas in an abstract style, creating a unique and recognizable style. Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where are you…
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Jordi Ribes Blurs the Lines Between Digital and Pictorial Expression

Jordi Ribes (b.1972, Barcelona, Spain) is an artist based in Barcelona. His work is known for blurring the lines between digital and pictorial expression. He achieves this ambiguity through his unconventional use of oil paint, which – devoid of its usual malleability – gives a polished and indistinct effect, combined with the adoption of electric…
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Sabrina Bockler’s Playful Approach Offers a Unique Perspective on Painting the Female Form

Sabrina Bockler (b. 1987) is a self-taught American painter based in Brooklyn, New York, whose work primarily concerns the female figure. Bockler’s playful and colorful approach to painting offers a unique perspective on painting the female form. Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where are you from originally and when did art first enter…
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Amber Andrews Combines Elements of Abstract and Figurative Painting

Amber Andrews (b. 1994 Antwerp, Belgium) graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp in 2016 and is represented by Ciaccia Levi Gallery in Paris and Gallery Sofie Van de Velde in Belgium.
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