Joel Rea graduated from Queensland College of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Art.
He has exhibited his work in Australia and the United States and has
been acclaimed for his oil paintings in many prestigious art awards
through out Australia. In the Summer 2013 issue
of American magazine Art Business News, Rea is featured as one of thirty
artists under the age of thirty who are revolutionizing the world of
fine arts. In 2014 Rea was selected as a finalist in the prestigious
Sulman Prize held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, and for the
second year in a row was selected as a finalist in the 2014 Black Swan
Portraiture Prize held in Perth.
Daliah Ammar is a
nineteen-year-old Palestinian-American artist based in Chicago. She has with her colour palette, an ability to depict deep emotions using dramatic lights and shadows on each portrait.
The purpose of Daliah’s work is to transcend the notion of the self and
the physicality of paint, resonating from her own vulnerable and
personal experiences – as a means of conveying life as it blooms and
decays from within.
Expressing that awareness of the self and reflecting to the viewer
establishes a relationship between themselves and herself. Daliah’s
works are confrontational, yet, intimate and personal – using the
painted surface as a trope for the physical and psychological presence
between the inner self and external viewer. Source:designcollector