Our relation to painting by Martin Lukáč

Martin Lukac grew up in Slovakia’s capital, Bratislava, amid a mash up between 90’s pop culture and communism. Since those days he has continued in his art studies in other Eastern European countries. His style of abstract painting is rooted in his geography and perspective of influence of western civilization. Lukac’s paintings vary from series to…

Essence of nature captured in Abraham McCowan’s relief prints

Currently a printmaking professor at Dixie State University, Abraham McCowan grew up with a special love for nature and the desert scenery of the West. He was especially inspired by the landscapes of the American West and northern Mexico. His artwork however, instead of replicating the plants and animals native to these areas, takes things in…

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….

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…

Delaney Allen’s mystic photographic oeuvre

Delaney Allen’s alluring art practice consists of the capture of photographs of landscape, still life, and the self portrait, implementing intricate focus on texture and composition from the world around her. Allen’s landscapes stand out immediately in their ephemeral notions. Seeing  the artist’s images, one sees things that they normally wouldn’t experience, even if they were…

Polarity by Jonas Larsson Folkeson

Swedish photographer Jonas Folkeson takes the most infinitely ephemeral moments and encloses them within his stark, pouring images. The artist captures his work in a manner that allows the viewer to share the experience as if they were present and close with the subject. This series of work makes no attempt to define anything, to…

Harry Brereton’s combination of classical and contemporary

Aside from jumping out of apartment windows, artist Harry Brereton combines immaculate classical modeling technique with very contemporary themes and technologies to create incredibly provoking and likable artwork. Brereton’s body of work consists mainly of paintings, graphite drawings, sculptures, and digitally drawn pieces that seem to hold subtle resemblance to the amazing works of Urs…

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…

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…

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,…