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…

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…

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…

New perspectives from printmaker and street artist Troy Lovegates

Troy Lovegates may be better known by the more anonymous name of “Other.” The artist stands as one of several prominent printmakers-turned-street artists such his more well-known contemporary Swoon as they and others merge techniques from both medias to execute unique stylistic and compositional changes that make their work prominent and recognizable. Lovegates does mural projects as…

Kris Kuksi’s compelling assemblage art

Kris Kuksi has become an established assemblage artist with his iconic relic-like conglomerations of religious, mythological, and historical symbols. These pieces mesh eras and ideas together to create incredibly emotional and powerful sculptures of an epic quality that resonates with the viewer. Their antique appearance creates the feeling of lasting importance and eternal themes. However,…

Christiaan Conradie’s experimental oil paintings

The South African, Spanish-speaking, surf-loving artist Christiaan Conradie has found wings in the world of art after working in the design and advertising industry for several years. The artist never attended art schooling from an institution but found an incredible mentor in Julia Teale, who taught life drawing classes and passed on her art-making philosophies to…

“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…

Kate Steciw’s spliced internet collages

Brooklyn-based artist Kate Steciw’s sculptural and photographic collage pieces take fragmented pieces of color and images from the internet and “interrogate the relationship between reality and virtual representation, splicing together a disparate group of objects that mirror how internet is consumed;”. Her artworks are primarily made up of images inspired from events in popular culture. However, when…

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…

Brendan Tang’s ceramic mash-up

Brendan Lee Satish Tang was born in Dublin, Ireland of Trinidadian parents and is a naturalized citizen of Canada where he now lives and works as an artist. Tang gained his appreciation for the ceramic medium while attending a formal art education in the American Midwest and has since made it a critical material in his…