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Cecile Lobert: Video Profile

Brussels-based neurodiverse abstract expressionist Cecile Lobert addresses consciousness in its raw form. Nonverbal and an outsider to conventional development, her impromptu style is best known…

Intricate Visions

UK-baed JR CHUO is is a paper cut and spray paint artist whose work explores the notion of façades in society that conceal harsh realities. His work is inspired by the tragic beauty and striking colours found in dying coral. CHUO cuts all of his designs by hand – thousands of individual shapes work in harmony to form large, seamless designs.

Atmospheric Compositions

Dina Furrer is a Dutch photographer and visual artist based in Tilburg. Her varied portfolio largely comprises still lifes and landscapes; richly detailed works show bold experimentation with colour. Inspiration comes from within the artist herself as well as nature and everyday life.

Harmonious Flow

Gao Hong is an established artist based in China. He started painting using oil and in recent years his focus is the use of ink, in which traditional Chinese materials are combined with modern techniques. City and rural life, development and tradition, and survival and death are key themes.

Exploratory Techniques

German artist Natalie Truchsess has an extensive background in analogue documentary,  landscape and portrait  photography. In her current work she uses abstract photographs to explore the depiction of the subliminal, the unspeakable and the ephemeral.

Broad Vistas

Derrick Breidenthal is an award-winning American artist based in Kansas City. He uses painting to communicate themes of peace, power, struggle and renewal. The artist is currently participating in the group exhibition Fresh Perspectives at Walker Fine Art, Denver until 12 March and his work has been longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2022.

Active Observations

Deborah Moss is a New Zealand-based artist interested in expressing an intimate connection with the natural world and its transcendent quality through colour and emotive mark making to convey the sensation of being immersed in a place.

Reimagined Spaces

Thomas Witzke is a German painter, photographer and digital artist. He focuses on the narrative aspect of colour; this is perhaps best expressed in the L’art pour L’art series, in which the viewer is invited to explore rooms in museums and artists’ studios.

Fresh Perspectives

Erik Paul is a California-based sign maker, graphic designer, painter, sculptor and engineer; the technical and creative aspects of printmaking are a particular passion. This approach has fuelled a varied, joyful career in which the experience in one medium has helped to inform another.

Looking to the Future

Houda Bakkali is a multidisciplinary artist based in Spain. Her colourful, vibrant compositions are created using a variety of new digital illustration and graphic design techniques and reflect the optimism of their creator. Bakkali’s work has been exhibited at numerous art fairs and exhibitions around the world.

Wearable Artwork

Originally from China and based in the USA, Suyu Chen holds an MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Her jewellery and wearable objects are inspired by living in different places and experiencing relationships through the lens of her cultural background.

Picturing Alienation

Tianyuan Hu is a student at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her practice explores alienation, traversing spaces between “the lucid and the lunatic.” The Amorph series expresses these themes as drawn from observations during lockdown.

Personal Projections

Tsai-Ling Tseng is an award-winning and recognised Taiwanese artist with a studio practice based between Taipei and Brooklyn. She has been awarded with admission into highly selective artist residence programmes such as Anderson Ranch Arts Center, supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

New Directions

Minneapolis-based painter Owen Brown holds degrees from Yale College and the University of Chicago. His works are known for their luminosity, colour range and ebullient geometries. He notes: “outrage can guide my brush towards the figurative; at other times I am captured by the language and longing of abstraction.”

Natural Reflections

Rui Sha is an artist with a focus on sculpture and new media. A background as a furniture designer in her native Beijing and an MFA from the School of Art Institute of Chicago have influenced her art practice. Video and nature soundscapes are combined with objects fabricated with natural materials to become carriers of emotional expressions.

Freedom of Imagination

Yuko Mizobuchi is a “neo-primitive” Japanese artist. Shew has recently opened the BrainBrunnGALLERY in Tokyo – a space built around freedom of imagination, where viewers are encouraged to have primitive, innate responses to art, unrestricted by the uniformity of white wall galleries.

Evolving Experimentations

Toronto-based artist Joan Andal Romano questions public and private domains – what to share with the world and what to keep as hers alone. Vulnerability is at the core of her practice. She reads magazines from back to front and also views people in this way; when her mindset is free and heart is open, strangers become friends and indifference to encompassment.

Perceptive Observations

Martin Veigl is an award-winning Austrian artist. His compositions offer collaged portraits with an intuitive blend of colours and forms; a complementary colour palette draws attention to anonymous figures as they are caught in states of transition. Veigl has exhibited widely and his solo show is at Schnitzler Lindsberger Galerie, Graz until 10 April.

Looking Forward

Miroslavo is a Czech painter based in Barcelona. A varied background drives him to explore new techniques, colour combinations and tools in the creation of highly expressive canvasses, each offering a bold point of view.

New Paths

Michael Matzko is a Cincinnati-based photographer. As the first segment of a larger project On Being Human, which asks the fundamental question: “What does a healthy world look like?” Matzko began working on a series during the Covid-19 lockdown, entitled The Self Isolation Project.

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