Matthew Stone destroys painting and pushes it to new limits

Born in 1982, London-based artist Matthew Stone has created a diverse oeuvre of painting, photography, performance, writing, and – most recently – digital media, as he has become a leading figure in the counter-culture of his city. He played a critical role in the organization of !WOWOW!, a squat-art artist collective that was portrayed as…

Ivan Grebenshikov’s ethereal digital and painted artwork

Kazakhstan-born Ivan Grebenshikov extends his intellectual abstract art across all platforms within his reach. Despite being an extremely skilled oil painter, Grebenshikov is becoming most known for his digital works based on scientific theories and the concept of therapeutic art. Looking at his art as a whole one can find certain traits apparent in all…

Installations of process and memory by Haydn Albrow

London-based artist Haydn Albrow demonstrates her exploration of material and our somewhat futile process of remembering an ephemeral moment. Albrow studies and “captures” the fleeting aspect of memories by transferring photographic images onto different materials through different mediums that bring out spotty and colorful results. Recently, the artist has created plaster casts of ordinary photographic prints and…

Kris Kuksi’s compelling assemblage art

Kris Kuksi has become an established assemblage artist with his iconic relic-like conglomerations of religious, mythological, and historical symbols. These pieces mesh eras and ideas together to create incredibly emotional and powerful sculptures of an epic quality that resonates with the viewer. Their antique appearance creates the feeling of lasting importance and eternal themes. However,…

Andrea Joyce Heimer’s playful and melancholy artworks

Andrea Joyce Heimer uses her flat narrative paintings to communicate playful innocence as well as darker and more controversial themes from personal experience as well as allegorical historical narratives. Heifer grew up as an adopted child in Montana but currently works and resides in New York. The artist is an adoptee whose records are sealed,…

Relief prints and paintings by Matthew Palladino

San Francisco native Matthew Palladino uses printmaking techniques as well as watercolor, acrylic ink, and acrylic gouche to create the majority of his artwork. The artist’s work has undergone relative transformation in the last several years as Palladino has continued to refine and develop both old and new techniques. His early work was generally very flat…

Don Eddy’s photorealistic altarpiece paintings

Represented by Nancy Hoffman Gallery in New York, Don Eddy juxtaposes his painted snapshots to create multi-faced works that feed the viewer a sequence with which one can find infinite contrasts, similarities, and dialogues. Don Eddy was born in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California and went on to receive his BFA and MFA in Hawaii…

Exclusive shadedminds interview with photographer Doug Tolman

Doug Tolman is a young photographer based in Salt Lake City, Utah who uses traditional photo developing techniques to add an incredibly raw feeling to his specially captured meetings between perception and nature. The artist created his latest body of work in an extensive trip through Central America with which he hoped to spark a…

Lin Ke’s post-internet video art

Video art has proven to be a difficult media to document since its relatively recent entrance into the art world. There has been much debate as to what rights one has over a video after its purchase and artists of the craft don’t typically share their videos on public domains so the only way to…