Allegorical lithography from Kathryn Polk

Kathryn Polk is a printmaker based in Tucson, Arizona where she is the co-owner of L VIS Press, a lithography print studio. However she travels often to do printmaking workshops at different universities and presses around the country. Polk’s artworks use a language of symbols unique and personal to herself. However, upon inspection, many of these symbols are…

Heikki Marila’s paradoxical abstracted paintings

One of Finland’s most renowned contemporary artists, Heikki Marila is known for his expressive abstracted paintings that he creates in his studio and hometown of Turku. Marila uses history as a source of constant inspiration, especially for his most recent works. Whether using an old motif, biblical theme, or actual historical photography as his painting’s…

Poetic photography from Polish artist Janek Zamoyski

A native of Warsaw, Janek Zamoyski plies his trade as a contemporary photographer in the world of fine art. His works begin to envelop the gap between painting and the photographic process by composing images that guide the mind toward the abstract. The more time spent looking at these photographs, the more compelling they become….

Graphite and ink portraits from Franz Graf

Austrian artist Franz Graf was born in 1954 and resides and works in his nation’s capital of Vienna. The artist (who will be participating in next week’s Vienna Contemporary 2016 with Galerie Krinzinger) works to compile the practices of the abstract, ornamental, and figurative approach to art making. He does this through the mixture of…

New perspectives from printmaker and street artist Troy Lovegates

Troy Lovegates may be better known by the more anonymous name of “Other.” The artist stands as one of several prominent printmakers-turned-street artists such his more well-known contemporary Swoon as they and others merge techniques from both medias to execute unique stylistic and compositional changes that make their work prominent and recognizable. Lovegates does mural projects as…

Xooang Choi’s surreal and hyperrealistic sculpture

Korean sculptor Xooang Choi’s surreal and hyperrealistic figurative sculptures portray the bleak reality of human relations and contemporary psychology through uncanny and sometimes grotesque features that pull in and engulf the viewer. Sometimes compared to Ron Mueck for his similar style of sculpture, Choi confronts his audience by creating sculptures that mimic reality through intricate…