New York based artist Cake studied painting at the Pratt institute and began taking her art to the street about three years ago. “Using Street Art as a therapy of watercolors and illustrative line drawings, Cake brings people from her life to the street, delicately addressing issues like illness, addiction and disconnection. With anatomical diagrams and faces, bodies, and gestures as descriptors, Cake explores human suffering and familial relationships in her wheat-pasted paintings with frank stillness, drifting occasionally into drama. ~ Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo”(from Juxtapoz)
Andrew is a self-employed commercial photographer, furniture maker, welder as well as a highly talented assemblage artist. His breathtaking collection of mechanical animals was created using an assortment of recycled automobile and plumbing parts. Each fully articulated animal takes between 80 and 120 hours to complete. (from NDI Gallery)
Chase currently lives in Salt Lake City, UT with his wife, two kids and three cats.
To see more, visit AndrewChase.com.
Born in Kharkov, Ukraine in 1953, Mikhail Gubin studied at the Art and Tech College of Zagorsk in Moscow before moving to New York permanently in 1989. Throughout his residence in New York he has had 30 solo exhibitions and participated in more then 200 group shows.
“For creation of my wooden sculptures I have used objects found from Manhattan’s urban ore. Usually it is plywood, parts of furniture and wooden toys. The City is like a huge caterpillar which carries through itself hundreds of tons of wood. I take pleasure in the process of creation and have joy from the idea, that I will give new birth to the thrown out wooden things. “
To see more of Gubin’s sculptures as well as his other work in painting, drawing, collage, and photography, visit GubinArt.com.
David Ball is a collage/ mixed media artist located in San Francisco. His interests range from observed relationship dynamics and social commentary to more introverted personal works, all in surreal, other-worldly landscapes driven by character and narrative. David creates both fine art and illustration works with the help of his talkative cat, Cho Cho and lots and lots of coffee.
“In a time-intensive process, Ball forms ideas through the first step of abstract painting. He then covers the painted panel with photo images, then engages in a process of what he calls “seaming” which connects and extends images through drawing. Finally he applies a coat of matte medium. A finished piece has up to twenty layers of collage, drawing and medium.” (Andria Spencer for Patron of the Arts)
To see more, visit DavidBall.net.
The latest work by San Diego based sculptor Greg Brotherton (featured). A self-taught fine artist, Greg has spent the past 20 years honing his skills as a sculptor while forging a successful and award winning career as a commercial artist in the film industry. He is also the co-founder of Device Gallery in San Diego.
“With a consuming drive to build things that often escalate in complexity as they take shape, Greg’s work is compulsive. Working with hammer-formed steel and re-purposed objects, his themes tend to be mythological in nature, revealed through a dystopian view of pop culture. Greg’s work has received international recognition, has been exhibited throughout the United States and is collected worldwide. “
To see more, visit Brotron.com.
American painter Joe Sorren‘s “In a Garden Where” opens on October 7, 2011 at Dorothy Circus Gallery in Rome, Italy. Sorren’s works have been published in major publications including The New Yorker, Time, and Rolling Stone, and have been used by Warner Brothers and Atlantic Records.
To see more of Sorren’s work, visit JoeSorren.com.
Los Angeles based painter Gosha Levochkin has a new exhibition entitled Cluster Mess at LA’s Hold Up Art.
Cluster Mess refers to Gosha’s approach to the urban landscape, something that has always intrigued him. His work often strives to capture the aging of a building through the effects of time or use, and how people live among the dense clutter of the city and make it work, while still maintaining an underlying sense of humor.
Of his new works, Levochkin says, “My palette is different this time. I wanted to add more colors and I kind of let them do their own thing,” says Gosha of CLUSTER MESS. “I also added a storyline to my characters which is something that I haven’t done before. My installation will be a good example of showing how everything is disconnected yet connected at the same time.”
The latest work from Chinese-American painter Lu Cong. Born in Shanghai in 1978, Cong immigrated to the U.S. in 1989. After graduating from the University of Iowa with degrees in Biology and Art in 2000, Lu chose to pursue portrait art over medicine. Between 2003 and 2007, Lu was recognized by a number of art publications as a notable emerging artist. Since then, Lu has developed a distinctive look that many has regarded as an original approach to figurative realism. His portraits do not simply capture the physical or emotional likeness of the subject, rather they beckon to establish an authentic engagement – interaction that ensues when one comes face to face with the sensual, the inexplicable, and the unsettling.
Of his work Cong says, “My recent paintings depict young adults, at around the coming of age. I painted them in ways that I feel is most relevant to my experiences. I don’t make art with the overt intension to critique or dissent. However I am aware that what I feel to be authentic is often a reaction against what I feel isn’t. In this case, my approach to painting is in part shaped by my apathy towards the ‘intellectually respectable’ ways of painting; and in part provoked by commonplace and repetitive visuals of ‘mass media.’ My concern when painting is how real it is; not in its actual likeness, but in its immediacy and meaningfulness to myself.” (Vered Gallery)
Check out more of Cong’s work at LuCong.com.
Japanese born artist Yoskay Yamamoto, opened a new solo exhibition at LeBasse Projects in Culver City, California. Picking Up Where We Left Off references the time Yamamoto was able to spend with his family earlier this year after more than an eight year span since seeing his brother. Yamamoto was relieved that they were all able to reconnect as if no time had passed. This reconnection with family has inspired Yamamoto’s new paintings and sculptural works.
Born and raised in Toba, Japan, Yamamoto moved to the United States at the age of 15. A self-taught illustrator, Yamamoto’s fuses the blends pop iconic characters from his adopted western home with traditional and mythical Japanese elements, balancing his Asian heritage with urban pop art.