Mexican-Italian artist Pedro Friedeberg’s occult vision

Pedro Friedeberg specializes in dizzying drawings and paintings full of intricate geometry and occult imagery as well as sculpture and abstract furniture. He studied architecture at the Universidad Iberoamericana, a Jesuit foundation in Mexico City. However, after some time in the program, Friedeberg found he wasn’t interested in the styles of the time. However, he met artist’s…

Raymond Pettibon’s poetic punk art

A high school math teacher until 1978, Raymond Pettibon transformed his career and life as he found his true calling as an artist. His first pieces were made for punk albums and self-published zines. Now, decades later, Pettibon’s drawings and other artwork have made their way into some of the top art collections in the…

Zadie Xa’s personal semiotics translated into multimedia art

Working in the art forms of textile, painting, sculpture, performance, and video, Zadie Xa takes the elements surrounding and enveloping her personal life and conjures them up into beautiful, complex, and intensely unique art. Almost all of her pieces work with one another quite well as different textile works make appearances in videos and performances…

Incredible paintings of symbolic figures by Liang Shang

Contemporary Chinese artist Liang Shang most recently displayed her work with MadeIn Gallery as a part of the ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair 2016. Born and educated in artistic practice in China, Shang is an incredibly skilled oil painter. The artist shows extreme talent and practice in her ability to capture such loose, but starkly…

Streetside contemporary photography by Bert Danckaert

Working out of his native Antwerp, Belgium, photographer Bert Danckaert has made a name for himself with his incredible street side photographs. His photographs are special in that they mimic with texture and color different fields that we have become accustomed to in painting, but not in traditional photography. It’s almost as if Danckaert sees…

Alex Fischer’s digital expansion of the fine art world

Artist Alex Fischer practices the abstract expressionist method of image making within the digital painting world. Fischer further explains the nature of his process saying, “This means I discover compositions and interpret meaning through the activity of making. It’s a practice of conjuring and combining a riot of techniques and subjects. Each piece is twisted…

Brenna Murphy’s bridge to an alternate reality

Portland-based artist Brenna Murphy uses “contemporary folk art tools” (3D graphics, video game development software, virtual reality, 3D printing, etc.) to close the gap between our imagination and reality. The artist combines mystical, ancient themes with futuristic, psychedelic ones to create a unique world of their hybrid. Murphy’s beautiful geometric work is portrayed in an installation…

Caitlin Keogh’s twisting graphic paintings

Keogh’s acrylic paintings, done in a pastel color scale in a style reminiscent of both sign painting and decorative wallpaper, communicate several desires simultaneously while retaining a darkly romantic feeling. Caitlin Keogh has been marked by several respectable art publications in the last few months (Art in America, Artforum, and Cultured Magazine) as being a…

Alternative abstract photography by Tatiana Gulenkina

Russian-born photographer Tatiana Gulenkina pushes contemporary abstraction in the photographic medium with every one of her projects. The one primarily featured here consists of long-exposure shots of large bodies of colored ice, melting over a six hour period. As Gulenkina works with both traditional darkroom methods of photo capturing as well as more modern methods,…