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,…

Max Hooper Schneider’s world out of order

Working heavily in the assemblage and animatronic genres of art making, Max Hooper Schneider has jumped into the art world of the elite over the last few years with his innovative and eerie sculptures, even cracking himself into a Gagosian show. Schneider’s work revolves around an idea that functions as an aesthetic as well as a…

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…

Monumental abstraction from Frauke Dannert

Frauke Dannert is an exceptional collage artists that maximizes the outcomes of her craft by repeating her images, diminishing their individual gravity, and creating something beautiful, foreign, and obelisk out of their parts. Finding her collage fodder through photocopies, the internet, and newspaper clippings, Dannert oftentimes finds a certain strong and architectural element to focus…

Miyazawa Masaaki’s infrared photography

Photographer and film director Miyazawa Masaaki has taken the medium of image capturing and continuously pushed and pulled at its limits and opportunities in both experimentation and industry. This particular series of the artist’s work highlights an infrared method of photography that puts a unique aura over images taken in its format. The stark blacks…

Gushing hyperrealistic still lifes by Eric Wert

Playing with themes of reflectivity and bursting moisture, Eric Wert manipulates the genre of still life painting into fantastical proportions of extreme saturation of color as well as composition. The artists takes this classical (and oftentimes viewed as “stuffy”) art form from its era of origin and wrings it out to its contemporary potential with…

Joanna Szproch’s impassioned photography

Polish-born, German-based photographer and mother Joanna Szproch has refined and transformed her contemporary style as she expresses the beauty found in the spaces between vulgarity and innocence, the blunt and nonchalant. Szproch applies a flurry of polishing, light colors to set the mood for the beautiful variety of texture found within her work. The artist’s…