Kirra Jamison cultivates ideas. Initial kernels of intuition germinate into lines, forms and patterns that branch and weave and interlay the picture plane with snatches of narrative. Floating amongst the fragments of decorative motif and patterning, vignettes of everyday experience emerge and inveigle the viewer with abundant possibilities of meaning. Harmonious or chaotic, repeated or disrupted, Jamison’s use of patterns and images dismantles cultural boundaries, blurring the divide between high and low art, the East and the West, the past and the present. She exhibits regularly in solo and group exhibitions, and her work is represented in private and corporate collections, including Artbank, KPMG, Microsoft and the Mater Hospital.
After graduating from Tama Art University, Yuri joined Dentsu in 2010. Since then, she has worked on a wide range of work from graphic design for posters, logos, packaging, to integrated branding campaigns. She currently works for clients such as Suntory, TV Tokyo, and Tokyu Railway. Yuri’s work was first recognized on the international stage when she competed in the Young Press Lions at Cannes representing Japan, and won Gold. She then went on to winning gold, silver, and bronze awards at D&AD, ADC of New York, One Show, Cannes Lions, Spikes Asia, and Adfest. She loves traveling, and annually takes four weeks off from work to explore the world.
Kenji Hirasawa (1982, Tokyo, Japan) has always been fascinated by skin-ship, where people interact with each other through the sense of touch. This is due to the fact that the Japanese consider it polite to keep one’s distance when communicating; they bow to each other instead of shaking hands in greetings. Therefore, it is very rare to feel other people’s body temperature in Japan. In this series titled Portraits, the Japanese artist uses thermography to show the beauty of human vitality and to reconnect visually with human warmth.
Marina Dunbar graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from Columbus State University. She currently resides and make art from her studio in Columbus, Georgia. Marina’s media of choice are watercolor and resin. In her Horizon paintings she works with pigmented, luminous resin, building up color and marks with each layer. This way of working allows the artist to create the depth, energy and ethereal nature she desires in her art. The work presented below, from the series Horizon are created with layers of multicolored resin, overlapping to create depth and vibrant color.
Analogue photography has always been at the heart of Andrew G Fisher’s work. Sometimes photographs are all that are needed; sometimes the artist reacts to the photographs to create more. Andrew is self-taught and fiercely independent in his approach to produce work with integrity and meaning. The images below are part of the series ‘Forgotten Corners’, described by the artist with the following words: “The passage of time has always fascinated and intrigued me. Unchangeable and inevitable, a seemingly abstract concept which has confounding effects on every aspect of life. Each of my projects seeks to identify the relationship between time, place and people; how one inevitably affects the others.”
Lucie Khahoutian is an Armenian visual artist born in 1990 in Erevan who is currently part of the Live Wilde Collective. Her work aspire to create enriching encounters between western contemporary visual culture and strong traditional Armenian references. Her art approaches a wide range of topics while being very focused on religion, spirituality, and mystical matters. Lucie’s latest work titled “With All This Darkness Round Me I Feel Less Alone” is about seclusion and dementia, and is very much influenced by Sergei Paradjanov’s imagery and Samuel Beckett’s Endgame. Below a selection of images from the series:
Sasha Kurmaz stood on Bauman Street in Kazan (Russia) alongside other artists who offered to paint a portrait of passersby for a small fee. Unlike other artists, Sasha offered to draw a portrait in modernist tradition. Thus, the person could afford a portrait in a minimalist, abstract or conceptual style. The photos below document the artist’s playful performance:
Artist Aakash Nihalani uses brightly colored tape to create isometric rectangles and squares in art galleries and locations around New York. He has recently started a series where he interacts with these geometric shapes to great effect. Nihalani tries to create a new space within the existing space of our everyday world for people to enter freely, and unexpectedly ‘disconnect’ from their reality. Below a selection from his indoor works:
After establishing himself as an innovator within the graffiti world, with a career spanning the past decade, Felipe Pantone has abandoned letterforms, embracing abstraction, and drawing influence from various disciplines such as kinetic and op art. Felipe Pantone has anchored himself as one to watch within the contemporary field. Below a selection of images from his exhibition W3-Dimensional at Mirus Gallery (San Francisco, California).
Alessandro Canova is a multidisciplinary artist who performed in Italy, France, UK and Japan during experimental music and art events. According to his bio the artist “explores the phenomenological dimension that lies between minimalism and glitch” across a variety of media. He currently resides and work in London. Below a selection from Meta! Space, a series based on an image from Google Maps projected onto a virtual 3D space and reprocessed through an array of displacement algorithms. Visit Alessandro Canova’s website to find out more about his audio and visual artworks.
Liam Stevens is an image maker and designer based in London. He favours simple materials enabling him to craft his work through expressive lines or graphic shapes and is particularly fond of his Pentel 0.7mm mechanical pencil, coloured paper stash and scalpel. Below a selection of our favourite minimalist collage art from Liam, pure elegance and beauty:
Luca Tombolini was born in Milan. After pursuing classical studies he got a degree in Sciences of Communication with a major on visual rhetorics in Italian cinema. While studying at university he came in contact with photography and started to experiment with large format analog cameras, which he currently uses. His photography follows a fascination for desert and primordial spaces. He finds no other places so helpful to meditate beyond everyday life. His photography therefor explores subjects of contemplation, the Self, the Unconscious and the perceived reality.
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Can I Change My Mind? is Beatrice’s most tracky solo production to date, and also the most singular, adroit demonstration of what makes her tick, combining and parsing the most affective, tactile parts of Black Atlantic percussive patterns with a learned appreciation of dub-style economy and concrète texturing. Across 13 minutes of morphing, fractious rhythm, Beatrice renders clear the prismic and rhizomic dub binds and syncopations that connect original, rolling African drum traditions with Afrobeat and highlife, and likewise between proper UK roots steppers, house and ’90s jungle, or, for that matter, the mosaic of modern antecedents which continue to be informed by those styles – from the rites of Shackleton to Tessela’s visceral techno swerve and the mercurial grooves of Rian Treanor or her sometime collaborator, Kassem Mosse.
Bert Danckaert studied photography at the Academy for Fine Arts and the National Higher Institute for Fine Arts in Antwerp. Since the mid nineties, he has been working as a photographer and has showed his work in several solo and group exhibitions in Belgium and abroad. Besides his artistic activities, Danckaert also writes about photography for several newspapers and magazines and has worked as freelance curator. He teaches photography at the Academy of Antwerp. A selection from his series “Horizon” below:
Sinziana Velicescu is a photographer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles, California. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a B.A. in Comparative Literature and Film. Her photography explores human intervention with nature in landscapes that have undergone political, social, or environmental change. Selections from her award winning series, “On The Periphery,” have been shown in galleries internationally in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Hamburg, Melbourne, Tokyo, and Rome. Most recently, Photo Boite named her one of the 30 Female photographers under 30 to watch in 2016. Below a selection of images from her series “Los Angeles”:
Louise Zhang is a Chinese-Australian artist based in Sydney, Australia. Spanning painting, sculpture and installation, her work negates the space between the attractive and repulsive. With an interest in horror cinema, particularly body horror, Zhang investigates the idea of the visceral as medium, method and symbol in negotiating horror as art form.
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The mysterious South Korean photographer Sanghyeok Bang produces hazy, grainy and often blurry black and white intimate images that remind us of a cross-over between Nobuyoshi Araki and Moriyama Daido. Head over the artist’s website for more explicit shots.
Gregory Thielker uses painting and drawing to investigate the conception of site through observation and memory. His hyper-realistic work connects to specific places and calls into question the way recognition and narrative can often sway understanding and perception. He employs graphic materials, such as oil paint and graphite, which are often married with conceptual methods to bring the artist’s role into relief. Below a selection of stunning paintings from the artist:
Amardeep S.is a product designer, occasional front-end developer, & photographer based in New York City. He’s currently working on a number of interesting projects including a barter-based design micro-studio called Studio Free, a monthly newsletter and more… Below a selection from his travel photographs taken between Italy, Slovenia and Austria in 2014.
Kooyong Sohn is currently studying for M.A. in Fine Art Photography at Chung-Ang University. He is an aspiring photographer/filmmaker. He studied Media Communication at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies for his bachelor’s degree. During his college years, Kooyong started making photographs for the magazine he had self-published called Holden Magazine. It is a magazine that was published in 4 volumes, dealing with fresh ways to interpret various aspects of the city, Seoul, in photographic and literary means. From then on, Kooyong started to take photography seriously and made various bodies of work based in Seoul. Below a selection of photographs from his work “Nothing More, Nothing Less”.
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Benton C Bainbridge creates media art, live performances and interactive installations with custom digital, analog and optical A/V systems. For “Lisa Joy / Dueling Vectrexes” the artist utilised two antique video game consoles cross-patched via a simple hack. Bainbridge inserted patch points between the CPU outputs and the vector displays of a pair of Vectrex consoles. Each remains fully functional, and may be played normally with any game cart. Input and output switching jacks allow participants to mix and mingle horizontal, vertical, and brightness signals between the two objects or from synths and other electronic signals ranging from -5 to +5 volts.
Renowned Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto has created a limited edition of 140 scarves for French luxury brand Hermès as part of the “Couleurs de l’Ombre” exhibition. Each piece is a reinterpretation of the famed squared scarf design known as carré.The striking gradients were captured by Sugimoto while photographing the first ray of sunlights in the morning, using a set of prisms and a Polaroid camera.
Yota Yoshida (1981) is a Japanese street photographer who lives in Tokyo. He attaches great importance to shoot photographs in a carefully and considered manner. In his work he tries to capture the atmosphere of the contemporary Japanese society. On this page a selection from his series “From somewhere, to elsewhere”. Yota describes this project with the following words: “I started working on “From somewhere, to elsewhere” only recently – it’s an ongoing project that will take a long time in the making. It’s a short little story, an urban quest for the answer to the questions that make up the title of a Gauguin’s painting: “Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?” The theme of my series is based on those universal, fundamental questions. The pictures also explore the changes in my consciousness and views on society, but I’ll let the photographs speak – if you look at them carefully, I believe you will understand what I’m trying to say.”
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In this project, Olaf Otto Becker focuses on the coastal landscape and the glaciers of Greenland which have become the victim of significant changes caused by global warming. The artist covered 4000 km along the west coast of Greenland alone in a rubber raft in order to document these with a large format camera. The resulting images are absolutely breathtaking. Visit Olaf’s website for more images and information about his projects.
Andy Gilmore, based in Rochester New York, describes himself as a draftsman, designer and musician. His works have been featured in countless publications, shows and exhibits around the world. He explores physical properties and proportions of sound and light in his work. He performs through the synchronization of form and colour, in order to create these geometric works of art. Being a musician, Andy’s inspired by the physics of sound and acoustic.
Samuel Burgess-Johnson is a London based multimedia artist and art director. He made a name for himself by aptly representing numerous record releases through stunning album and singles artwork. Inspired by stimulating visuals and innovation through his creative capacity, Burgess-Johnson has designed a multitude of visual dreamscapes that enriches the sounds of artists such as Usher, Disclosure, Diplo, The 1975, Ta-ku and many more.
Arseni Khamzin is a visual artist based in Montreal, Canada. He graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from the Hartford Art School in 2015 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University in Vancouver in 2011. His first monograph, JMZ, was published in August 2015.
Fantastic work from Swedish illustrator Sara Andreasson. She is also Editor of BBY mag, a digital and printed publication that focuses on the female perspective in text, photography, illustration and art. Don’t forget to check out her website for more brilliant artworks.
Yoshi Sodeoka is a multidisciplinary artist and musician from Yokohama, Japan, who’s lived in New York for more than two decades. Sodeoka’s neo-psychedelic work with video, GIFs and print simultaneously inhabits the world of fine art, music, fashion, and advertising. Below a selection of Sodeoka’s glitchy and psychedelic prints made from distorted videos as their primary sources.
Isabella Nazzarri is an Italian artists currently living and working in Milan. We selected a number of images from her work ‘Innesti’, a series of delicate watercolor artworks featuring floatings shapes in a neutral space that remind an abstract and anthropomorphic herbarium.
British born Boo Saville is better known for his works revolving around the concept of death but we decided to feature some of her most meditative material, spacious canvases covered by beautiful and delicate gradients.
POSE says “I get very obsessed with the work that I create. It yanks me out of bed early in the morning and doesn’t let me sleep at night. I get really high from the relationship I get with a body of work. I try to push my art into new realms by creating new challenges for myself. I get bored quickly if the work seems redundant and I’m not learning anything new. I find myself the most inspired by challenges and uncomfortable territory.”