Dustin Yellin’s abstract figures suspended in glass

Dustin Yellin is an artist living in Brooklyn, New York where in 2011 he founded Pioneer Works, a center for research and experimentation in contemporary culture. He is also involved with the artist collective known as Bazaar Teens. Yellin believes that both process and material should be evident in an artwork’s form. His pieces are…

Katsuyo Aoki’s flowering ceramic sculptures

Katsuyo Aoki describes in her artist statement that she uses ceramics in her method of expression, incorporating differenct decorative styles, patterns, and symbols to create her work. The forms included in Aoki’s works each contain a story from historical backgrounds, ideas, myths, and allegories. Their existence causes one to feel many different things from adoration to disgust depending…

Beaded punching bags and direct messages from Jeffrey Gibson

Jeffrey Gibson studied contemporary art at the art institute of Chicago, and then the Royal College in London. After having been out of school for a couple of years he turned to his heritage and started incorporating a Native American aspect to his work to create a novel hybrid and since then has had tremendous museum and critical support in…

Beautiful large-scale sculptures from Matt Wedel’s otherworldy imagination

Sculptor Matt Wedel received his MFA from California State University and began teaching there in 2007. Since then he has extended his teaching career to multiple art institutes across the nation while he has kept up his personal practice in Athens, Ohio. In his studio Wedel builds, glazes, and fires each piece of each larger-than-life ceramic…

Martin C. Herbst’s surprising portrait paintings

Modern artists have always depended on the inspiration of historical styles, movements, and painters. Austrian artist Martin C. Herbst reevaluates these historical themes and theories of classical portraiture. While still striving to capture likeness and mood of his subjects, Martin combines these aspects with unexpected representation by painting onto surprisingly different shapes that interact with the…

Urs Fischer’s contemporary works

Urs Fischer is a Swiss-born artist primarily listed as a sculptor of various medias, although he also paints, draws, and creates mixed media works. His work revolves around the idea that so many of the objects, situations, and themes in our world will remain the same throughout the course of our entire lives. However, the…

Photographer LINNNN captures minimalistic, natural beauty

South Korean photographer LINNNN’s photos use subtleties in color and composition to accentuate and allow natural forms to breath and leave a lasting impression on the viewer. LINNNN remains for the most part anonymous and has refrained (as far as I can tell) from posting photos of herself or information about her background on the internet. The artist unifies her pieces…

Pastel courts and superimposed photos from Ward Roberts

Photographer Ward Roberts has developed an interesting concentration of work in capturing pictures of sports courts seemingly coated in soft, pastel colors. Ward’s desire to document these courts is rooted in his childhood growing up in Hong Kong where he saw unity in cultural differences among the plethora of kids from different backgrounds. The pastel colors…

Noemie Goudal’s challenges on reality and perception

Goudal is a French artist that graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2010 and has since been an artist based in London and Paris. The artist went through a relatively complex process of creating this black and white series in which she found intriguing concrete structures that have ties to standard normalities of everyday life…

Dark and detail-oriented artwork by Leopold Rabus

Contemporary artist Leopold Rabus is from the rural community of Cortaillod, Switzerland. He believes that the essence of life is found in the intricate details and fleeting feelings that we observe and experience everyday simultaneously. His work displays the microcosm of the small town he lived in – and the people he knew in it –…

Emotional, high-contrast ink drawings by Sail Uselessarm

Sail is an artist born in 1980 in Oslo, Norway who moved to the Pacific Northwest before his first birthday. He describes his work as being something pulled out from mythology dealing primarily with symbolism, especially as personal symbols. The work of the artist features an Asian and Native American flare to it that he claim to…

Immaculately detailed lithographs by Wayne Kimball

Wayne Kimball is an artist based out of Utah who also spent some time studying in Arizona. He describes himself as follows: “…a right-handed Caucasian male artisan who makes lithographs in a subterranean chamber situated near the mouth of Battlecreek Canyon. Although he does not hear very well, he does wear bifocaled spectacles to improve…