A consistently wide-eyed wanderer, Kate Zambrano explores the human condition though visual stimulation. Often coupling the standard idealization of beauty with a deep, haunting melancholy, she uses monochromatic and subtle colors in her paintings to create a genuine and simplified journey into individuality. She works with different mediums and techniques as well as incorporating texture and drips to create an unsettling concept of what is attractive.
Her work is made to bring up the emotions, ideas, and opinions of the viewer. It forces self-exploration and internal dialogue. She leads the viewer to reflect on him or herself.
Kate is an American painter hailing from across the United States. She grew up, with her sketchbook in hand, having a fervent desire to recreate the things she found beautiful. Self-taught and ambitious, she works night and day on her passion for art with a temporary head space in her studio.
David is an internationally acclaimed and collected artist who continues to push the limits of contemporary realist oil painting. "Reflecting the language of dreams, these dark, hyperrealistic tableaux suggest bizarre and intriguing narratives. Cheifetz paints alla prima, an oil painting technique in which wet paint is applied to previous layers of wet paint. He works without detailed underpainting or studies, creating atmosphere through prominent, expressive brushstrokes and strong chiaroscuro." -Artsy.net
Born 1987, Oberhausen, Germany Lives and works in Germany
"Victor's works grab your mind, spirit, senses and childhood simultaneously and immediately. It's all of Jules Verne, Tim Burton and Lucian Freud at once. It's dark and it's whimsy. It's sensual and childlike. Andrew Wyeth with fisherman's muscles. It's a jocular and hallowed family. It's based in reality, but vivid with alternate universes suffused with reverence for the body. There is juxtaposition of the beauty and noir that inhabit recesses of our minds. Objects, people, events, contexts that should not exist together nor imagined to our eyes are evident on the screen of Victor's mind duplicated in oils. He rediscovers the ochre, blacks and whites of the past and reimagines the future. Panoramas, wind blown skeletonized trees; seascapes, octopi and bald men. Kitchens filled with zoo creatures and creatures of the deep. His models are the village and family - never more flattering or at risk, and bravely exposed."
"A ride with Grasso is a ride in the hidden areas that inhabit our unconscious, and remain repressed and denied until so provocatively exposed as natural world order in his art. It is both our fear and our lust. It is fulfillingly appealing, while revealing our most hidden secrets now well exposed - seemingly as natural as Disney - gone Louvre."
-Dr. Jacob J. Steinberg, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Professor, Dept of Pathology
Kit King (born November 29th, 1987) is an emerging contemporary artist, currently living and working in the French Canadian countryside of Curran, Ontario, whose works can be found in galleries, museums and collections across the globe.
Native Californian Aaron Westerberg grew up in San Diego. It was a class in traditional life drawing that drew him to continue his art training. He studied with Jeff Watts and attended the California Art Institute, where he later taught, and expanded his focus to include the works of nineteenth century American and European Masters. Aaron feels a connection to these great painters of form and light. In his paintings, he strives for elegance and timelessness while striking a balance between classic techniques and contemporary subject matter.
His work has been highlighted in national and international publications including Fine Art Connoisseur, Artist’s Magazine and American Art Collector, and has been exhibited in fine art galleries throughout the United States. Aaron is a Signature member of the California Art Club.
Corey ‘Oda’ Popp is an emerging Japanese-American contemporary artist, currently living and working in the rural French Canadian countryside, who's works can be found in exhibits, permanent collections and museums around the globe.
Primarily working in oils, Oda creates hyperrealistic paintings with the traditional Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi- a practice in simplicity and reduction. With meditative method and application, Oda’s work expresses an appreciation of the ingenious integrity of natural objects and process, as he paints large scale stones and minerals, that remind the viewer of where the advanced world we now live in, was built from.
His recent collection of representationalism work examines aesthetic and industry. Through his sincere portrayal of contemporary art, we learn about the roles core elements play in todays world, and through a high level of detail, and textural approach the viewer becomes part of the meditative practice as the eyes are carried over the repeating textural patterns and finely rendered details of the rough and raw forms.
In an ever advancing chaotic world, Oda’s work breaths clarity, with the absence of pretence and artificiality, through understated truth, and beauty.
“Earth has created and left for us the most wondrous specimens- for which we then mine, break down, shape and form into the structures we now know and use today. My paintings serve as a reminder of the beauty within earth's most simple forms, before becoming humanities' complex world.”
Daniel Maidman is a Brooklyn-based artist.
In addition to group and solo shows in New York City, and across the U.S., Maidman's work was selected by the Saatchi Gallery to be displayed at Gallery Mess in London, and has been exhibited at the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art. His art and writing on art have been featured in ARTnews, Juxtapoz, Hyperallergic, American Art Collector, International Artist, Poets/Artists, MAKE, Manifest, and The Artist’s Magazine. He blogs for The Huffington Post.
Derek Harrison has worked as an artist almost all of his life. It all began with experimental art in various mediums. These ranged from watercolor to spray paint, tattooing, illustration and eventually to oil painting. A full spectrum of mediums experimented with as an artist beginning to learn his craft.
Working primarily in oils, he works and resides in his downtown studio in Santa Barbara, teaching various painting and drawing workshops and exhibiting his pieces in galleries and museums throughout the country.
NYC based painter
Che Leviathan is a painter from Long Beach, California. As did most of us, Leviathan started drawing and painting at a young age, while still a toddler. Somewhere on the course of her life, she fell in love with the ideas of rock and punk subcultures and it has been fueling her art ever since. She took those aspects and channeled them into her characteristic painting style. Che originally learned about art in Atlanta, in the Savannah College of Art and Design. It is here Leviathan got her BFA and was taught how to oil paint. Through classes, she met the works of Gustave Courbet, Goya, Albrecht Durer and Velazquez, all of whom have heavily influenced her own art. Leviathan tried hard to figure out how they pulled off their techniques and through this learned a lot about different methods of painting. Che started working shortly after graduating and quickly got herself into figurative painting