Romare Bearden’s cultural collages

Artist Romare Bearden, who lived from 1911-1988, used various techniques such as watercolor, screen printing, oil painting, and collage to create his mixed media artworks. Bearden drew the political injustices of his time into a universal, all-encompassing context by creating works of mythological, religious, and classic representation and replacing their characters with those of African heritage….

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…

Abstract spacial visuals from Vladimir Houdek

Vladimir Houdek was born in 1984 in Nové Mesto na Morave in the Czech Republic and currently resides and works out of Prague. The artist has shown his work outside of his native country very much and as a result is somewhat under the radar. However, Houdek has a firm grip on his own visual…

Lui Shtini’s distilled and complex portraits

Native to Kavaje, Albania and currently based in New York, painter Lui Shtini’s oeuvre of artworks have developed and transformed marginally over the years. His older work consists of surrealist still life settings but after a break from painting and after focusing on drawing and mark-making for a time Shtini found new inspiration to create his…

Psychedelic and deep-cutting portraiture from Del Kathryn Barton

Over the last decade, Australian Artist Del Kathryn Barton has become a painter known around the world for her psychedelic portraiture of female subjects surrounded by exotic flora and fauna. She has one the prestigious Archibald Prize for portraiture in 2008 and 2013 and was runner up for the award in both 2007 and 2011….

Insightful and personal photography from Mona Kuhn

Born in Brazil to parents of German heritage, photographer Mona Kuhn has since relocated to the United States where she received her formal training in the art world and currently resides and works. Kuhn is most widely recognized for her large-scale dreamlike photographs that oftentimes depict the human form. The artist has an unusual approach…

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….

Hypnotic worlds drawn by Jess Johnson

Artist Jess Johnson was born in Tauranga, New Zealand in 1979 but spent a good portion of her career based in a warehouse studio and gallery of her own in Melbourne, Australia before relocating to New York earlier this year. The themes of language, science fiction, culture and technology all hold a place in the inspiration held…

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…

Jyothi Basu’s integration of the urban and jungle

Indian artist Jyothi Basu, who currently lives and works in Mumbai, has led an unsteady career as an artist and has not been one to steadily produce a great number of works. Turning out only several canvases a year, his works are somewhat of a rarity but show spectacular detail and finesse in fantastical landscapes distinguished by…