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.
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.”
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:
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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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:
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.
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.”
Thomas “Tom” Jefferson Simon was born in 1984, breathes and works in Brooklyn, NY. That’s all we know about him. Find below a selection of his best works to date:
The Series “Lost in Unquenchable Desires” is the result of the current collaboration between the London based photographer Manon Ouimet and the Berlin based collage artist Lara Minerva. The collages aim to express what is too big to be put it into words, an unquenchable and never ending desire. The desire for change, for freedom, for shelter, for dreams coming true and
so much more. Looking at the women and imagining what they are thinking of or wishing for, one can get lost.
Jennifer Mehigan (b. 1988, Singapore) currently lives and works in Clonakilty, Ireland. Mixing digital and traditional methods of painting, sculpture and other processes, Jennifer’s works often subvert our assumptions toward different mediums. Below a selection of images from her work “Eat U Up II”:
Erik Olson paints portraits of his friends. He uses a loaded brush and applies saturated color, creating fractal like shifting planes, building a discontinuity of space and structure. In the process, the likeness and psychology of the sitter remains inexplicably unharmed. The surfaces are composed of thinly applied fields of color and thick loaded-up brushstrokes. The elements of the surfaces seem to be moving in multiple directions simultaneously. It is as if they are spinning through space being formed tectonically by their own gravitational pull while opposing rotational forces are ripping them apart.
Antonio Lee is an artist currently studying visual arts at Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado, São Paulo. In 2012 he received FAAP’s 44th Annual Prize for the works he presented in the same year. The artist mixes various techniques from traditional and contemporary painting in the construction of figurative images that express movement and dynamics.