Anastasiia Chorna‘s photographs from ‘Absurd’ are inspired by the dichotomy that exists between the beauty and ugliness of post – soviet life in Ukraine. This struggle to make sense of a new reality, a new narrative that fits into contemporary life, has wrought many changes on former soviet states and has often led to violence […]
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Claudia Toran‘s illustrations are bright, vivid and energetic pictures that brighten up the grey monotony of the world, take the beautiful colours of nature and splash it across the page in all its glory; her line fast and fluid, her design aesthetic confident and assured.
Vladimír Vácovský‘s collages are intense pictures, rich, energetic and full of conflicting feelings; handmade, slowly, with care, each fragment revealing more, pulling us into a world that is both dark and brooding, a place that asks questions, probes and demands that we look and search for meaning within the chaos of his images.
Gregory Maitre‘s photographs are rooted in the processes and artworks of the Cubists and Nouveau Réalisme – an artistic movement founded in 1960 by the art critic Pierre Restany and the painter Yves Klein who sought new ways of perceiving the real – as well as the work of the Italian Futurists and Arte Povera […]
While Erika Hess‘ paintings are rooted in the Fauvist tradition and the work of Andre Derain and Henri Matisse – with her use of expressive colour, symbolism and simple forms – her pictures are firmly of the present, in particular this series, ‘The Flower Bearers’, an artistic response to a time, in her recent past, […]
Rory Hamovit‘s photographs from ‘Fortieth Parallel’ retrace the steps taken by the pioneering Irish photographer, Timothy O’Sullivan, whose work for the Geological Exploration of the Fortieth Parallel from 1867 – 1872 came to be the first pictures that recorded nature as an untamed, pre-industrialized land. Images created without the use of landscape painting conventions. A […]
Richard J. Smith‘s photomontages are part of his surrealist journey into the art of the everyday, his pictures a search for the unexpected interrelationships between nature, objects, scenes from his travels and his local neighbourhood. Each made on the move. Immediate. On his iphone. What he calls ‘handcrafted surrealism’.
Aggeliki Kalamara‘s photographs from ‘Utopia’ explore the notion of a place, a community, that possesses highly desirable or nearly perfect qualities. The term was first coined by Sir Thomas More for his 1516 book Utopia describing a fictional island society in the Atlantic Ocean. It’s a word that comes from the Greek: οὐ (‘not’) and […]
Franziska Barczyk‘s illustrations strip away depth and bring us into an abstract plane that plays with colour and form, her pictures an exploration of pattern, a timeless world in which people merge and coalesce with their surroundings.