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Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen (1986) “is a self-taught artist whose creative production revolves around classic figurative painting, presented in a contemporary manner. Henrik explores the dark sides of life, nihilism, existentialism, longing and loneliness, juxtaposed with fragile beauty. The atmosphere in his subject matter is often presented in a dream or limbo-like state, with elements of surrealism. His focus on atmospheres rather than narratives and realism leaves his painting open for many interpretations.”

Tran Nguyen- "is a Georgia-based gallery artist and freelance illustrator. Born in Vietnam and raised in the States, she is fascinated with creating visuals that can be used as a psycho-therapeutic support vehicle, exploring the mind’s landscape. Her paintings are created with a soft, delicate quality using colored pencil and acrylic on paper.

Nguyen has worked for clients such as Playboy, Tor, McDonald’s, Chateau St. Michelle Winery, and has showcased with galleries in California, New York, Spain, and Italy. She is currently represented by Richard Solomon and Thinkspace gallery.“

Title: Imagine

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Four Furniture Ornaments  Depicting the Tyches of Alexandria, Rome, Constantinople and Antioch. From the Esquiline Treasure, Late 4th Century CE 

The Esquiline Treasure is a collection of over 57 different silver objects discovered in 1793 at the foot of the Esquiline Hill in Rome. All of the pieces date to 4th century CE, during the Late Roman Empire.

The Esquiline Treasure is important for the presence of silversmithing in the Late Roman Empire. Although a number of large late Roman hoards have been discovered, most are from the fringes of the empire (such as Carthage or Roman Britain), and very few objects from the period can be presumed to have been made by silversmiths in Rome itself. The Esquiline treasure is also considered some of the finest examples of metalwork in the Late Antiquity. 

The Esquiline Treasure is also important for the syncretism between Hellenistic religions and Christianity during Late Antiquity. The iconography of the figurative decoration of the treasure is purely pagan, depicting nereids, mythical creatures, and figures like Venus, Tyche and the muses. However, inscriptions on the Project Casket and other pieces in the treasure, suggest that some of the objects had Christian owners. The Esquiline Treasure reflects the survival of Hellenistic traditions, and that many Christians still embraced pagan images, despite the proscription of Hellenistic religion and establishment of Christianity as the official religion of the Roman Empire in the late 4th century CE.

The four Tyches, as well as the rest of the Esquiline Treasure, are on display at the British Museum

Erik Jones "Was born in 1982 in a sunny beach community in St. Petersburg Florida. 
He received a bachelor’s degree from Ringling College of Art and Design in 2007. 
Out of college, Working primarily in cover illustration, Erik toured the US, showing 
at different pop culture and art conventions. He gradually made his way to 
Brooklyn, New York in 2009, where he now resides.   Erik’s work is vibrant and colorful, expressing a heightened sense of realism, captured 
in his female subjects, juxtaposed with sporadic mark making and nonrepresentational 
forms that could be said to mimic geometric high-end fashion. This effect is achieved by 
using multiple mediums such as watercolor, colored pencil, acrylic, water-soluble wax pastel and water-soluble oil on paper mounted to board.“

Title: Ribbon

Alex Yanes- “Sometimes the only way to veer off a path of self-destruction is to set out on a road of creation and self-discovery. When I was at my darkest point, it was my art that planted a seed of hope and allowed me to see all the color in the world. As an artist, creating different pieces of art is the one thing I have complete control over and the one thing that lets me give back. My love of art began at a very young age when I discovered I loved to build things and draw cartoons. Because I was the only one of my friends who could draw, it gave me a sense of individuality and purpose. Using reclaimed wood, I even built a treehouse and skate ramps, which taught me how to take something and make it new again. Despite all the warnings from people who told me that I would never make it as an artist because all artist starve, I have made it, and making art for a living is the one thing that I cherish above all others. My hope is that my art and my style convey that lighthearted freedom I encountered as a youth and that my work inspires people to overcome their own adversities.”

Title: Good Vibes

Kenor (Barcelona)- “Kenor’s organic, kaleidoscopic productions are geometric representations of sound and movement, visual interpretations of music and dance in two-dimensional form. Whilst the production of art must always be understood as a performative act then, Kenor’s images are saturated with this corporeal trace, artefactual remnants of his burning energy. Their multicolored, effervescent hues, their fluid, protean contours, mean we are forced to enter into, to travel into his paintings, to travel within his “abstract architecture”, his architecture “floating in the cosmos”.

Up until 2000, Kenor was focussed on more traditional urban art, obsessed with typography, logos, and textual experimentation. Yet as the Barcelona movement gathered pace, Kenor found himself wrapped up within the changes, forming designs which functioned as “parallel worlds, dreams, hopes, illusions, questions, options and exits”. His urge to transform the city, to counteract the ever encroaching grey with a wealth of colour, has been one which connects these two phases in his career however, an irrepressible urge to “decorate the dead cities”, to make the street a “gallery for everyone”. What thus moves him is the texture of the city, the “boundaries”, the “abandoned, damaged, worn” parts of the street. These sites call him, seduce him, they necessitate repair, resuscitation, reanimation. Kenor has thus become something of a spokesperson (through both his words and images) against the increasing commodification, the greyification of Barcelona, a spokesperson against the new laws which have come to repress so much of the cities previously active street-life. From skateboarding to performance art, break-dancing to busking, street practices have been curtailed whilst the city still attempts to market itself through its liberal, cultural heritage: “They made their own city, and their evolution goes the way they choose, yet it also contaminates the future, keeping marks for another kind of culture in our streets…They want to promote only for their interest. They support for a day the same people they punish to win the sympathy of the young people”.

Despite this, Kenor has continued to produce, to revivify the city, his works increasing to a now monumental size, covering walls all over the world. Yet he has also moved into new realms, not only installatory and sculptural, but a deeper progression into video and performance art. Films such as “Floating Points”, “Dentro de mi”, and in particular "Cualquier lugar, un dia cualquiera”, more readily display the connection between dance and inscription, the choreography of the image. Like a living organism, Kenor thus simply wants his work to keep constantly evolving, to “re-create spaces of freedom”, submitting the viewer to “endless options”. Whatever medium he works within then, he wants the recipient of the image to be a “free player”, a player “able to choose and imagine a new dimension that allows it to grow”, one unrestricted by the image, captured by infinite possibilities of the line.“

Title: Desconstruccion Energia 195 x 130 Barcelona

Alexandra Gallagher "Was born in 1980 in Bury Lancashire. Selling internationally, mainly producing portraits, photography, digital and design work.Recently won second place in the Saatchi Surrealism Showdown with her piece ‘Owl’ which exhibited for a year at the Saatchi Gallery in London 
Alexandra Gallagher’s work celebrates the surreal and bizarre. Between the realms of memory, dreams and experience, her work looks beyond our subjective limits and often tells a story of inner imagination and thought. With elements of humour her work can almost be seen as self-portraiture.

“I take influence from everything around me - like every artist. Fashion, design, other artists, music, culture, society etc. Everything I see, hear and talk about. It all influences what I do. From a short abstract conversations with a strangers, to memories I have as an individual… we all have a story to tell, something interesting that is unique to all of us, as an individual. I love people watching. Looking at people and seeing how I could translate that into a piece of art - from my own perspective.” 

“BIC have been making lighters since 1973 and I had the amazing opportunity to make the sculptures as part of the 40th Anniversary." Made form over 3000 lighters, taking 3 months to make. The sculptures where on display at London’s Victoria station on the 23rd January 2014, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Bic lighters.

 

William Castellana ”is an an award-winning photographer based in Brooklyn,

New York. His B&W images have been published internationally in

periodicals such as Silvershotz (The International Journal of Contemporary

Photography), Rangefinder and Creative Quarterly (The Journal of Art &

Design).”

Title: Matchstick 01

Jaeyeol Han- “Savagery – Reading His Veracious Vernacular

His paintings are crude and coarse. Words of embellishment and supplement are not allowed for these images. They are primitive, like an enormous molecule shrinking for an instant only to explode immediately, escaping the conventional mold in which paintings are often casted in, and approaching us as a conglomerate of chaotic and unidentifiable energy. His main subject is rumination of his own memory, specifically the nameless strangers perambulating amongst.

These are his words. “There are just as many ways of seeing and understanding as the number of humans in this world. Likewise, I paint to express my personal and subjective response to each object.”

Under formal analysis, his portraits traverse the figurative and the abstract. His works are formed from instinct, not with underlying calculations. Contrary to his statement, “I add logic and judgment to the mixture of reason and sentiment”, his paintings are, in fact, rather marks of an upheaval - what Carl Gustav Jung had often referred to as primitive image – during which the subconscious manifests. His artworks accentuate feverous subconscious rather than cold logic, and therefore the process of “capturing none but the dynamic tension between emotion and reason” is rooted in primordial intuition yet to become coherent thoughts. His argument, “the outcome of this process is a visually rich surface, painting”, is finally completed. The result, what we witness, is his veracious vernacular.

Jaeyeol Han received Bachelor of Fine Arts from Suwon University, and has since held two solo exhibits including the latest one at Gahoedong 60. He also participated in a number of group exhibits, receiving Award of Excellence from Seoul Digital University earlier this year in March.”

Title: Passers-By Inward Oil on Linen 39x29.5cm, 2013

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Fabien Delaube - “Picasso was my first influence
i used to travel a lot, and, instead of taking photos of people i meat,i had to take time to draw their faces just in remembering, and fixe their own personality as I could..
I love grece and her story, her different gods, the ancient greeks writers(Homer , Sophocle..) that’s why I give greek names to some of my paintings
as well as the Japanese story, the cambodge and thailand and China too.
I used to work a lot for theatres and i loved the way that a man can act and be someone else.
I’m interrested too by the way that a lot of people hide their real personnality behind a strong static hard mask..and behind the mask, there always a fragil human being.”

Title: Belelgeuse