Michele Del Campo is a London-based painter whose work has earned numerous accolades from critics, among which is the “Premio BMW” awarded by Her Majesty the Queen Sofía of Spain. Most of his work feature youthful subjects casually posed against an urban backdrop like graffiti-strewn walls, railroad tracks and street gutters. These days, the prestigious London-based Imago Art Gallery is his main gallery of reference.
As the best steel is created through fire and force, so are the best artists. Christiane Vleugels was forced to make a living making reproductions of someone else’s work. Looking back now, she realized that it was these these tedious and uninspired paintings that helped her perfect her technique. According to her: “The sole purpose of my work is to tempt people to dream. There is nothing I love more than to move my audience to ecstasy by allowing them a peek into my fantasy.”
Fan Xuexian is a Chinese artist who makes portraits of women exceedingly well. As a child, he has always had an interest in painting which eventually led him to make it his career. He graduated from the Hangzhou Normal University Academy of Fine Arts in 2008. As a painter, he has participated in China Oil Painting, Shanghai Art Fair, West Lake Art Fair, and the Shanghai Youth Art Exhibition 09.
Ben Schonzeit better serve the hors d’oeuvre away from his work, or there will be holes in his canvas. Ben specializes in realistic paintings of food. Fruit, vegetables, desserts – he’s got a delicious array of them on canvas. He was born in the middle of the second World War in Brooklyn where he still lives and works today. He numerous one-man shows have been extensively lauded by critics.
Ling Jian was born in the Shandong Province of China in 1963. He graduated from the Qinghua University Art College and has exhibited his work in Germany, Bangkok, Amsterdam, and Italy. the subjects of his paintings are mostly women, and the longer you look at them, the more disturbing they get. Ling tweaks the symmetry and proportion just enough to make the viewer realize that something is off about these women, but not allowing the viewer to figure out what.
Let me introduce myself with a few examples of my recent work………
These flamenco dancing paintings are produced using oil on high quality stretched canvas…. Also available as high quality limited edition prints on textured paper…….
Water is a recurring setting in most of Laura Sander’ paintings. She describes it as “at once mystical and mundane”. Sandra began her obsession with water when she saw a photograph of young girls trying to do normal things like go shopping in a big flood. Her imagination started to run away and she just went with it. Her subjects are usually her then 11-year-old daughter and her friends. Her paintings are a piece of everyone’s childhood we wish we could hang on to. That one magical day in the middle of summer when we didn’t have a care in the world.
Guillaume Bresson is a Paris-based French painter who uses the old technique of grisaille in most of his paintings. Grisaille is the term for paintingexecuted entirely in monochromeor near-monochrome, usually in shades of grey. Bresson’s paintings are inspired by compositions of Poussin and deal with urban violence. Every detail of his paintings are carefully planned. From the clothes and accessories of the models, to the backdrop and poses.
Way back in the Renaissance, they had realism. Now, we have hyper-realism. This art movement stepped out the boundaries of mere realism and aims to make paintings look as real as the real thing. People, when told that what they’re watching is a painting and not a picture usually scream “Faaake!”. In this respect, Pedro Campos is one of the most brilliant hyper-realistic painters out there today. The quality of his work surpasses even that of dedicated photographers.
Jonathan Wateridge is a London-based painter who takes a unique approach to painting. Very much like the artists of yore, Jonathan paints based on mock-ups and models. He has what some might describe as a ‘cinematic approach to painting. He builds a story from the thousands of pictures he takes of his sets, scenes, and actors/models.