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….

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…

Artist DAAS balances chaos and control

American-born artist DAAS, who is currently based in Kobe, Japan, works with line, shape, and color in a manner that constantly pulls at both chaos and organization in what develops into a microcosm of the natural world around us: Full of random pieces that come together to create a beautiful harmony of balance. The artist…

Sarah Sitkin’s strikingly life-like sculptures

Los Angeles artist Sarah Sitkin creates hyperrealistic yet surreal sculptures of parts of the human form. She creates her bizarre creations using primarily silicone, clay, plaster, resin,and latex. Siskin uses her techniques to at times come as close to reality as possible, accounting for every color change and detail while sometimes using bizarre colors or extreme distortions…

Ruby Amanze’s works in a world of non-linear time

Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze was born in Nigeria in 1982. Shortly after her birth she relocated to the U.K. where she spent most of her childhood before she moved to the United States of American when she was thirteen years old. Amanze’s work is primarily centered around drawing and is almost always done on paper. Her drawings display…

Eddy Ilunga Kamuanga’s versatile acrylic paintings

Born in the city of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eddy Ilunga Kamuanga uses bright acrylic paints to depict an African society of mixed styles and themes. His work seems to be somewhat influenced by advertising and fashion art and photography. It slams together the contrasting cultures found prevalent in urban society…

An unusual and captivating overture of work by Cy Gavin

Young artist Cy Gavin, a Pittsburgh native, currently lives and works in New York where he attends Columbia University as a 2016 MFA candidate. Gavin quickly stepped into the spotlight, garnering attention from all over the internet, after his latest solo show at Sargent’s Daughters gallery, titled Overture, showcased his wonderful work. Several factors make his…

Symbol-heavy painted works by Joram Roukes

Born in ’83, painter Joram Roukes currently works in his studio in Groningen, the Netherlands. He focuses his energies to his career as an internationally recognized artist displaying his analysis on tidbits of western culture and narrow-mindedness. He has worked in New York before as an artist but prefers the small city of Groningen in…

Abstract portraiture by Johan Van Mullem

Johan Van Mullem is a Belgian contemporary painter and sculptor known best for his abstract portraiture. The artist was born to his Flemish parents in The Democratic Republic of the Congo and traveled from country to country growing up as his father was a diplomat. Van Mullem fell in love especially with the country of…

A search for understanding of the natural state by Zio Ziegler

San Francisco based artist Zio Ziegler’s work is one of self-understanding. His aim is to create an experience for the viewer that parallels his own search of creation. The bizarre colors and shapes within Ziegler’s familiar and highly repeated humanoid forms give the sense that there is something beautiful and strange and crazy within each…