José Lerma recasts our ideas of interpretation through painting

José Lerma uses an inventive approach to traditional painting and portraiture that abstracts in constant flux between references to personal history as well as historic figures and events. Lerma’s pieces give an immediate sense of distortion and chaos with innumerable layers of paint onto seemingly random substrates. But as one spends more time with the…

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…

Dasha Shishkin’s contemporarily surreal paintings and prints

Dasha Shishkin’s lively line-based paintings may differ in content from figurative to completely abstract, but they all contain the same energy and pulse of consistent color and expression. Some of the artist’s works are reminiscent of post-impressionist scenes from cafes, bars, and clubs with multiple pieces made of incredibly similar scenes and a general loose…

Jake Silby’s stirring photographic compositions

Contemporary photographer and New Zealand native Jake Silby manipulates the world around him to display itself in beautiful, moving compositions of simple interchanged between color scheme and texture. The artist graduated from Massey University with a degree in design and has since taken his talents to New York and London where he has most recently…

Esoteric paintings of balance from Yun Kyung Jeong

South Korean-born, London-based artist Yun Kyung Jeong paints in a feathery style of mark making to create abstract and daunting patterns that manifest the meeting point between chaos and balance in which we exist. The artist works primarily on unprimed canvas in acrylic paints and exercises the repetition of a leaf shaped mark as a symbol…

Our oversaturated world painted by Josh Reames

Josh Reames compiles various images of different textures and paints them into his non-narrative paradigm artworks. The paintings relay a sense of over saturation while retaining balance based on the way our ever-polarizing world is portrayed through the internet and social media. He uses primarily airbrush techniques to lay down his paint also uses classical…

Greg Ito’s simple and symbolic paintings

Based in Los Angeles, young artist, art magazine producer and editor, and gallery operator, Greg Ito produces incredible minimalistic and representative juxtapositioned paintings. Ito juggles all these facets of the art world by being careful to never overwork himself and balance time in a way that allows all of his endeavors to develop and flourish….

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…