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Born in 1979 in Gwang ju, South Korea, Jung Yeon Min currently lives and works in Paris, France. Min began her art education at an arts high school in Korea, followed by four years at Hong Ik University in Seoul, and then three years at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris.
Influenced by Hieronymous Bosch, an early Netherlandish painter famous for his apocalyptic fantasies, Min denies any easy affiliation with the more recent influence of Surrealism, although she admits, “Bosch… put so much imagination in his works, it became a kind of pre-Surrealism.”
“Min’s works are highly imaginative and rich. One finds multiple worlds, the extraordinary and the realistic, notions of micro and macro, and manipulations of space and time in her work.”
To see more of Min’s work, visit Kashya Hildebrand Gallery.
“Tiffany Bozic is a self-taught artist currently living and working in San Francisco, California. Bozic has spent the majority of her life living with and observing the intricacies of nature. Having grown up on a farm in Arkansas, she was inspired by the natural world at an early age. Blending her external observations with the internal world has led her to refine a distinct style.
Her work has the traditional air of tightly rendered illustrations with a highly emotional range of surreal metaphorical themes. In her paintings and sketches she presents her vision of life’s struggles and triumphs that are largely autobiographical. Her wide array of subjects are inspired both from her extensive travels to wild places, and the research specimens at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, California.
Bozic’s work often incorporates richly pigmented acrylic paint on solid maple wood panels. Over the years, she has developed a complex process of masking and staining the maple panels in which she paints on. By doing this, the natural grain can collaborate with each composition using multiple layers of watered down acrylic paint.” (bio from artist website and Joshua Liner Gallery)
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Dena Schuckit has a BFA from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and her MFA from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. She was a master printer with Crown Point Press for twelve years.
Schuckit works from stacks of saved and categorized photos pulled from online news. “My hybrid landscapes chart loose and abstracted scenes of construction, destruction and the suspended chaos that often accompanies the two. The process decontextualizes the action from any specific event, instead drawing from the connections that emerge in the process of organizing the photos. Online news is often accompanied by entire slide shows of photos capturing the drama and dynamism of the disaster and the surprising and unplanned landscape that is the deconstructed physical manifest. Sorting stacks of these pictures is a way of mapping my relationship to my landscape. Pattern, shape, color, and event overlap and repeat in a complex rhizome charting the ebb and flow of civilization vs. nature.” (from artist website)
Schuckit’s work is included in the collections of the University of the Arts, London and the Parsons School of Design, New York. Her current solo show ” The Garden is a Raging Sea” at David B. Smith Gallery in Denver, Colorado runs August 27th through September 25th.
To see more visit DenaSchuckit.com.
Chris Langstroth has been a full-time artist for 20 years after graduating from the Ontario College of Art, and later Ryerson University in Toronto, specializing in film and photography. He has participated in numerous solo, group and juried exhibitions, and has his works in many corporate and private collections.
Searching for the most compelling combination of imagery and abstract paint quality, Langstroth often makes his work balance on the edge of abstraction and figuration.
“I enjoy the physicality of thick paint and use knives to smear on one wet layer over another or to excavate through existing layers. Although I strive for a certain ‘visual plausibility’ in my work, representational accuracy is not my prime objective. The most enigmatic and interesting qualities particular to painting have to do with the transformation of pigment in paste to an image on canvas. I am, therefore, seeking to retain some visual evidence of the process used in making the image as a subtext for reading or interpreting it.” — Chris Langstroth
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Born in 1959 in Dordogne France, Daniel Castan is a graduate of the Fine Arts School of Bordeaux. Previously a graphic designer, Castan worked with such organizations as UNICEF, Pierre Balmain, the UN, and ZIPPO. It was not until the age of 40 that he picked up a paintbrush for his own enjoyment.
Painting with a palette knife and an oil alkyd, Castan works from his memories and his imagination while maintaining some realism. “
To see more, visit Castan-Daniel.odexpo.com.
“Monsoon paints people who have been worn down by the lives they have lived, and that wear and tear shows in their eyes, their skin… even their posture. But as world weary as they are, he always treats them with the respect and dignity that a hard-lived life deserves. It’s remarkable for a self-taught painter to be able to depict people from the inside out. To show us how their struggles in life have affected the way their skin hangs on muscle and bone… so that we can clearly see who they are, and imagine what they have experienced. These are not “pretty” paintings… but they are beautiful in their own way. ” (from Lindsay Gallery)