Artist: Ryan Hewett
Joe Gegan- “A native Californian, I feel a deep love for the Bay Area Figurative Movement. While a student at the University of California, Davis, I had the extreme good fortune to study under Wayne Thiebaud. I received my MFA from Boston University, working closely with John Walker. My interest is in building paintings from intuition, allowing my hand to work one step faster than I think I can control – always searching, moving, finding as I feverishly edit and re-edit until I achieve completeness. I find painting to be a physical way of thinking, an internal discourse made concrete. Recently, I have been using the breaking down of old paintings, both my own and those of other artists, and repurposing them through collage. The action of this decay is psychologically penetrating and allows for interesting new associations, both personal and formal. My painting has become increasingly sculptural, possessing a physicality that ripples with texture and moves in muscular patterns that add layers of depth. The paintings are very much about my own reach and the movement of paint, my own physicality and touch as I endeavor to make paintings with a complex psychological presence that tries to capture the soul of a place.”
Title: Seated Man
Title: Palekaiko 56x76 Gouache & Spraypaint
Artist: Daniel Mullen
Title: Rendering the Fundamentals 80x110cm Oil on Canvas
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Richard Lapham- I have a passion for psychology, and I focus my work on understanding human nature and our consciousness. I’ve explored how we perceive and internalize visual information in the past, and I am currently interested in Jung’s collective unconsciousness, specifically the idea of archetypes. Using myself as a tool of exploring the unconscious, I visually document how my mind shapes and realizes familiar archetypes in a mash of mixed media. This process usually takes me through cycles of building up a space/subject and breaking it down again. The closest I’ve come to understanding my own unconsciousness is in the moments of ambiguity between a recognizable subject and total abstraction.
Title: Three Nude Figures 13 x 19”. $900. Mixed media (oil paint, pastel, digital c-print, white gesso).
Artist: Georgiana Teseleanu
Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen (1986) “is a self-taught artist whose creative production revolves around classic figurative painting, presented in a contemporary manner. Henrik explores the dark sides of life, nihilism, existentialism, longing and loneliness, juxtaposed with fragile beauty. The atmosphere in his subject matter is often presented in a dream or limbo-like state, with elements of surrealism. His focus on atmospheres rather than narratives and realism leaves his painting open for many interpretations.”
Erik Jones ”Was born in 1982 in a sunny beach community in St. Petersburg Florida.
He received a bachelor’s degree from Ringling College of Art and Design in 2007.
Out of college, Working primarily in cover illustration, Erik toured the US, showing
at different pop culture and art conventions. He gradually made his way to
Brooklyn, New York in 2009, where he now resides.Erik’s work is vibrant and colorful, expressing a heightened sense of realism, captured
in his female subjects, juxtaposed with sporadic mark making and nonrepresentational
forms that could be said to mimic geometric high-end fashion. This effect is achieved by
using multiple mediums such as watercolor, colored pencil, acrylic, water-soluble wax pastel and water-soluble oil on paper mounted to board.”
- Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
- Aperture: f/11
- Exposure: 1/3th
- Focal: 78mm
N. Falling, oil on acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 inches, 2006. Painted from life.
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G12
- Aperture: f/2.8
- Exposure: 1/30th
- Focal: 28mm
Willis- Spraypaint, vinyl, and acrylic on wood 19.5 x 27
Conrad Roset “Spent the first part of his 29 years in Terrassa, his native city, among boxes of crayons, felt-tip pens and notebooks; the other part in Barcelona, surrounded by paints, moleskine notebooks, muses, colored pencils, and in the company of his gray cat. Drawing has been his passion and a constant feature in his life, since he played with his brother at drawing everything they liked until, years later, he draw inspiration from women to create the Muses, his most personal collection. “I search the beauty the body exudes, I like drawing the female figure.”
He received his education at the Joso School and at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Barcelona. Thanks to the spreading of his illustrations through the Internet, he started working for Zara. There, he says, he learnt about his trade, about regularity, and how to study styles of reference illustrators. A year later, he launched himself as a freelance artist, and since then he works for different brands, advertising agencies, and publishing companies.
He has exhibited his work in galleries and museums, such as the MOMA in Virginia, Spoke Art in San Francisco, London Miles in London, Tipos Infames in Madrid, and Artevistas and Miscelanea in Barcelona. Besides, he is a professor of illustration at the School of Design BAU.”
- Camera: Nikon D3100
- Aperture: f/4.2
- Exposure: 1/100th
- Focal: 30mm
Emanuel De Sousa-“Working with acrylic was not a choice but a health issue at the beginning – at the age of 19, Emanuel de Sousa developed a severe allergy to the chemicals in oil paint and diluents, having to give up this medium and switch to acrylics. This became a blessing in disguise, allowing him to explore a medium less used in human figure painting.
Adaptation was almost instinctive, developing and manipulating acrylics until technique was perfected.
Acrylic and charcoal on canvas were, and are, the perfect medium for developing the fundamentals of painting and drawing; with its seductive characteristics, fluidity, thickness, rapid drying and bold graphics, acrylic and charcoal allowed a very swift and decisive build up on canvas, with both a subtle or blunt intent that help convey an energy and pragmatic attitude to both the composition and painting.”
Untitled- Acrylic, charcoal, & spray paint on canvas 160cmx140cm - 2014
Tran Nguyen- ”is a Georgia-based gallery artist and freelance illustrator. Born in Vietnam and raised in the States, she is fascinated with creating visuals that can be used as a psycho-therapeutic support vehicle, exploring the mind’s landscape. Her paintings are created with a soft, delicate quality using colored pencil and acrylic on paper.
Nguyen has worked for clients such as Playboy, Tor, McDonald’s, Chateau St. Michelle Winery, and has showcased with galleries in California, New York, Spain, and Italy. She is currently represented by Richard Solomon and Thinkspace gallery.”