Pavel Lepeshev is a Russian-based photographer who prefers his shots to do the talking. He doesn’t have a biography, and from other than the fact that he’s from Russia, we know next to nothing about him. What we do know, is that he takes great portraits of women. The kind that showcases their femininity without showing too much skin.
Julien Palast is a photographer based in Paris, France. In his series “Skin Deep”, beautifully proportioned people appear to be engulfed by brightly colored rubber-like substance. It’s a tight fit as the people appear to be completely naked.
If there’s anything that distinguishes men from the Victorian era, it’s their mustaches. For Aaron Smith, a mustachioed gentlemen himself, these men represent a masculine ideal. Their serious expressions, stiff poses, and spectacularly bearded faces does a great deal to mask an inner vulnerability. The extremely colorful palette which he uses to portray these gentlemen were drawn from Bird-of-Paradise and the extravagantly decorated Huli Wigmen of Papua New Guinea. Aaron wanted to draw parallels between the rituals of initiation practiced in tribal cultures and those found in western culture.
Ignasi Monreal was born in Barcelona, Spain. He studied Comic and Illustration at Escola Joso and graduated from Fashion Creative Direction at Instituto Europeo di Design. He is currently a freelance illustrator and graphic designer. His work has been published in magazines such as Vogue Spain, V Magazine Spain, and Harper’s Bazaar Spain.
Beata Rydén is a 26 year old photographer from Sweden. She uses her photography to visualize inner worlds. Beata is devoured by existential questions: Why are we here? How are we supposed to live our lives? What dos it mean to be alive? We can see through her surreal and dreamlike shots that she’s still trying to answer these questions with the magic of photography.
Alexander Fedosov is slowly gaining an audience with art fans everywhere. This Ukranian artist has impressed a lot of people (including quite a few critics) with his otherworldly graphic illustrations. Hiding behind the alias ‘Holllow’, Alexander’s work looks like a pro’s. he might be a professional graphic illustrator for all I know, since there is very little information about him. But I gueass all we really need to know is that this guys makes kick-ass art.
Jag Nagra gets paid to play. When asked what she does for a living, she answers: “I’m a part-time Daydreamer, part-time Designer.” She discovered a passion for Graphic Design and Typography while studying at the Art Institute of Vancouver. Right now, she is starting to explore the world of photography and she hopes to capture the essence of each person she photographs, and each city she visits.
Gábor Miklós Szőke is a Hungarian artist whose massive wooden sculptures are as well built as they are aesthetically pleasing. His installation “The Rocking Horse” is an actual rocking horse which weighed 3.5tons and could accommodate 70 riders. Other equally humongous sculptures include a the 51-foot long dinosaur he created for the Hungarian Wood Festival in 2010 and the 78-foot wooden whale he made for the CET Culture Centre.
Literature and music are Danny Malboeuf’s greatest inspirations. He works mainly with acrylics. Danny’s style may be described as a combination of surrealistic and Pre-Raphaelite sensibilities. He has had numerous one-man exhibitions in the past two decades. His work can be found in various private collection around the world. Some might be offended by the quasi-religious references in his work, but most will simply give a shrug and take a closer look at the big picture itself.
Borondo is a young and promising street artist from Spain. Unlike most artists of today, he doesn’t strive for realism in his work. As a matter of fact, his characters all seem oddly blurred around the edges. Their features seemingly melt together, and at times, even altogether missing. He also has also done some large-scale work in his trademarked blurry fashion which has probably caused many a passer-by to pause and squint to try and make it out.