Clet Abraham turns the ordinary into a statement. He lives and works in Florence, Italy where he has his own studio. According to him, his inspiration from his street signs art stem from a reflection upon our ‘common visual space’. Street signs are everywhere in Italy and he feels that some of them simply ‘verge on the absurd’. What’s an artist to do? Clet improves the signs by placing adhesive stickers that will make every motorist and pedestrian take a second look.
André Felicianois a gardener of art. His colorful installations can be mistaken for a real flower garden, at least from afar. The flowers are faithfully recreated using miniature, plastic cameras. This Brazilian artist proclaims that as a gardener of art, it is his duty to cultivate ideas.
Art is Alice Newberry’s passion. She is a freelance graphic designer with fifteen years worth of work under her belt. She is one of those infinitely lucky people whose love their job. Her work is usually described as digital paintings. The term is a bit misleading as there is no actual paint involved in the process, nor is canvas used. Yet the end result is, at times, even better than the real thing.
Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada is the founder of the New York Culture Jamming movement. He like to challenge the controls imposed on public space, the role models designated, and the type of events that are guarded by the collective memory. He does this by replacing the faces of cultural icons chosen by advertisers with the faces of anonymous people. His large-scale murals avoid imposing a negative impact on the environment. They make the viewer take a long second look at a face that seems to be out of place on a wall, yet perfectly belong.
We’ve heard of blue grass, but blue trees? Konstantin Dimopoulos the artist behind these unusually blue trees, was hoping to make a statement. Trees are everywhere and most of the time and their presence is taken for granted. Konstantin feels that something so essential to our survival should never be taken for granted. Instead of hugging a tree, he painted the trunks with biologically safe pigmented water that will degrade over time. The eye catching effect will surely make anyone look twice.
Sylvain Meyer art has nothing to do with digital manipulation. In a digital world, this in itself, is a rarity. His installments, dubbed “land art” are all nature-inspired. Using the nature as both canvas and paint, Sylvian creates designs with whatever happens to be handy. He has used moss, rocks, leaves, bark, and sticks.
Rose Sanderson has always been interested with insects far back as she can remember. As an artist, her interest in all things small and delicate shows in her work. She has incorporated dragonflies, beetles, and even baby mice on old book covers. Her latest series features various colorful representatives from the order Lepidoptera.
Glass Chess Set
Michael Trimpol was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1958 and raised in Montreal, Quebec. While attending prep school in Stowe, Vermont, Michael was introduced to the art of stained glass and continued to practice this craft while attending Concordia University in Montreal. He taught stained glass and was commissioned to create installations for both residential and commercial buildings. A few years later, he was introduced to the craft of glassblowing and attended the Sheridan College School of Craft and Design in Oakville, Ontario to pursue his new interest.
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Nick Pedersen is a new York-based illustrator and multimedia artist whose work shows a strong environmentalist theme. Most of his work show the modern conflict between man and nature set against an almost theatrical, post-apocalyptic background. His series “Sumeru” metaphorically illustrates the mental journey that is undertaken in Zen Buddhist training and practice.