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.
Margarita Sheshukova art takes us to places we wish we could go. A place where fairies, nymphs, elves, and dragons abound. Her work catches not just the eye, but the child in us. It also helps that she uses a fantastically colored palette. Fanciful, dreamy, and imaginative, this young Russian artist is a rising star in the mainstream art world.
Charis Tsevis is an award winning visual designer who lives and works in Athens, Greece. He is also the manager of Tsevis Visual Design, a modest graphic design studio. He has an impressive list of clients which include: TIME, Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Fortune, Sports Illustrated (USA), Saatchi & Saatchi Los Angeles, BBH NYC, and many more. Charis is also teaches part-time at the AKTO College of Art and Design.
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.
Glen Preeceis a UK-based artist whose illustrations are impressive not just because of their theme (although the theme is a big factor), but also because of the quality of the rendering. With the skulls, sultry expressions, and the vivid hints of blood, the concept behind his work may be little too dark for some tastes. But as tattoos, they absolutely rock!
Emanuele Ronco is a graphic artist who also goes by the name Rems 182. His work, which mimics numeric photography, shows the face of the subject through the hand which supposedly hides them. For him, the creative act is a ‘necessary and profound form of auto-analysis’ which he cannot do without. His subjects include, among others: a pope, a couple of dictators, a Russian president, several prominent politicians, and a celebrity or two.
People with vertigo or fear of heights shouldn’t go to Regina Silveira’s art exhibitions. Optical illusions like this aren’t easy to make. Even with a concept in mind, you have to have the right perspective. Regina’s work carefully tweaks with our perceptions of depth, height, and distance. This extraordinary artist lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil.
Igor Morski is a Polish illustrator and graphic designer whose surreal work is as thought evoking as they are beautifully rendered. Anyone wishing to glance at his work will find themselves staring. It’s the kind of art that would make a casual observer do a double-take. His work includes, among other fantastic things: a naked, balding, man leaking water from the holes drilled in his body, another one bearing a tied-up giant fly on his back, and a mother and child cat-people.
Nicholas Scarpinato is a young, up-and-coming photographer from Richmond, USA. His work walks the fine, and sometimes blurred, line between fantasy, fiction, and illusion. Yes, they are absolutely digitally altered, but that’s nothing new in this digital age. What makes his work stand out from the rest is the perceived texture of the shots. They have the feel of a classic painting. The concepts behind each one is not too common either.
Fabian Oefneris something of an anomaly. He has managed to combine art with science, and make the result look spectacular. All of his work demonstrates a sound scientific principle behind it. His subjects include: bursting soap bubbles, colored salt, bursting balloons, and ferrofluids. All of them expertly captured using high speed flash photography, long exposures, and other photographic tricks. Fabian conducts his experiments in his small studio near Zurich.