Cultural Texture runs deep in the art of Matias Solar

Viewing the selection of medium as a part of the artistic process with various outcomes, Matias Solar creates tantalizing dimensional and textural “pieces” in both the two and three-dimensional planes. The Chilean-born artist uses a vast source of internet-based images, not focusing on any one in particular, as a means by which he develops the…

Brian Kokoska’s art of disguise

Brian Kokoska’s artistic practice is one of disguise and identity. His paintings and sculptures are based around the sensibilities of portraiture, masks, androgyny, youth and post-gender identity. He even sees the human face, and the presentation of it, as something that we use as a disguise, to convey ourselves in a way to belong, feel…

Alicia Reyes McNamara’s vivid dialogue through installation

Brought up in the Mexican-American community in Chicago, Alicia Reyes McNamara brings out vibrant Latin culture and color in some aspects of her work while whitewashing it out in other areas. Her recent installations hold a different quality apart from her older sculpture and painting as she creates a stronger sense of setting and dialogue…

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…

“Matchstick Men” made by Wolfgang Stiller

Wolfgang Stiller is an artist who currently resides in Berlin, Germany. He is best known for his installations and of those installations, he is arguably most famous for his matchstickmen sculptures. The artist is not traditional by any means and doesn’t sculpt from raw slabs of any sort of stone or wood but rather uses…

Hypnotic worlds drawn by Jess Johnson

Artist Jess Johnson was born in Tauranga, New Zealand in 1979 but spent a good portion of her career based in a warehouse studio and gallery of her own in Melbourne, Australia before relocating to New York earlier this year. The themes of language, science fiction, culture and technology all hold a place in the inspiration held…

Tracey Emin’s candid contemporary art

London based artist Tracey Emin reveals honest moments ranging from utter humiliation to her inner-most hopes through a range of mediums including painting, drawing, video, installation, photography, needlework and sculpture. Tracey’s work has an often sexually provocative attitude that firmly locates her collective body of artwork within the feminist tradition of being untraditional. She reaffirms this in her…

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 –…