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…

Resin-cast relic sculptures from Amy Brener

Hailing from New York City where she currently lives and works, artist Amy Brener creates beautiful assemblage-based sculptures made up of translucent layers of pigmented resins. After graduating from the University of British Columbia, where she originally bounced between several different creative fields, Brener turned to resin casting, a process she was deeply intrigued by….

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…

Ben Venom’s quilted graphics

After graduating with his MFA from San Francisco Art Institute in 2007, Ben Venom’s artwork has become an iconic meeting place between traditional domestic craft and cutting punk imagery. He describes his style as, “…opposing forces colliding at lightening speed.” His symbols derive from the occult, heavy metal, mysticism, vintage tattoos, and motorcycle gangs. The…

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…

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…

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…

Jacob Hashimoto’s suspended kite murals

Born in Greely, Colorado, artist Jacob Hashimoto has found a very unique niche in his art. His works are best known for using traditional Japanese methods to create large-scale “tapestries” out of thousands of hand-crafted paper and wood kites. While they are three-dimensional and could be described as sculptures, these works also invite associations with painting;…

The cultured paintings and sculpture of Jagganath Panda

Jagannath Panda was born into a family of priests in Orissa, India and has moved between several cities like his small and rural homeland and several large cities like London and the rapidly-growing city of New Delhi where he currently works and resides. He has completed several degrees in sculpture as well as a Master’s…

Despina Stokou’s art of new language

Contemporary artist Despina Stokou, a native of Athens, Greece, uses text as a main form of expression in her paintings. What sets her apart from other artists who implement the magic of words in their craft is that she has wandered into a region of language yet to be searched out by the art world….

Unique experimental photographs from Matthew Brandt

Young photographer Matthew Brandt, based in Hollywood, California, has brought radical new experiments to the field of photography with his ingenious artworks that at times seem to make perfect sense, and at times seem to blow the mind away, but all of his pieces are beautiful and natural combinations for an rather experimental orthodox form…

An unusual and captivating overture of work by Cy Gavin

Young artist Cy Gavin, a Pittsburgh native, currently lives and works in New York where he attends Columbia University as a 2016 MFA candidate. Gavin quickly stepped into the spotlight, garnering attention from all over the internet, after his latest solo show at Sargent’s Daughters gallery, titled Overture, showcased his wonderful work. Several factors make his…