Chenyi Sun (1991, Shanghai, China). He has studied painting for many years. He is skilled at oil painting, water media, acrylic, sketch, pastel, printmaking, mixed media.Sun is using artistic languages to present his perception of a three-dimensional world in a two-dimensional picture while at the same time expressing ideas surrounding the feeling of isolation and loneliness. He is interested in exploring the relationship between people and the world in which they live. Relationships are always complicated, and everyone has their own perspective on the world and their relationship to it. Through isolation, He explore the sincerest version of the person inside. He found that using different reflections of mirrors and glass helps to increase space. The rooms or spaces he paints a narrow world where the feeling of isolation can be exaggerated. Whether alone at home or a crowded subway car, people can feel equally isolated. Meanwhile, most of his work will connect time and space to contrast the feeling of isolation between vagueness and reality. He presents this movement in his subway series.Read More Featured Artist – Chenyi Sun
A photo, a fingerprint, a signature, and DNA are all methods we use to identify a person, but they are just a means to match a name or face to an individual, not to describe who they are or to translate their identity.Read More Featured Artist – Jason Bryant
Stephen Mangum is a representational painter born in 1954 in Mississippi and currently living and working in San Francisco, California. A graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute with a BFA in painting, he is known primarily for his large-scale portraits. His works have been juried into and won awards in numerous national and international competitions and exhibitions and also published by PoetsArtists, International Artist, Create!, Artist Portfolio, Spotlight magazine and the Circle Quarterly Art Review. Most recently, he was selected from the finalists of the Crocker-Kingsley Biennial for exhibition at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. His paintings are in private collections across the U.S.Read More Featured Artist – Stephen Mangum
This work is a series of updated versions of The Penitent Magdalene. It is a study of sorrow, shame, seduction, sensuality and sadness. They are other-worldly, suggesting a religiousness but with fractal tattoos of sensual vixens [or are they saints?] and bilateral symmetry often witnessed in churches. These are all digital, built with digital photography, fractal, flame and painting software, printed on metallic paper on plexiglas. Each of these draws from the Magdalenes of Titian, LaTour, Perugino and Caravaggio.Read More Featured Artist – Paul Pinzarrone
Figuration is part of the pareidolia of our human perception, when we see clouds or plants with faces, they are the recognition of our being in nature. Therefore, this is my sense of figurative art.
The two paintings I am submitting, represent two ancestral aboriginal plants that appear as human beings when they are seen. And also I am submitting two portraits of our Earth planet, called IRÍRIA by the bribri aborigins and the other one, SULARÄ SEED GIRL, called like that by the cabecar aborigins, both from my country Costa Rica.
Haimeng Cao is a freelance artist in Los Angeles. He graduated in ArtCenter College of Design, illustration major. His skills focus on concept design and visual development. The medium of the work is digital painting, rendering and modeling. He was influenced by several dystopian novels, especially 1984 and Brave New World, and the artists such as Mobius and Katsuhiro Otomo. The theme of his work is mainly about future city landscape design, the atmosphere and mood of the works otherwise indicate the totalitarian and formalized future societies. Every piece of work has unique camera angle and displays spectacular panorama of the city. Each city has different architecture styles and atmospheres. The story is established within those techniques.Read More Featured Artist – Haimeng Cao
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Featured Artist Donna L. Byers – Osoyoos, BC, Canada Instagram Greatly influenced by the five senses, Donna’s art tends to focus on the things that bring joy to the heart, fond memories to the mind and comfort to the soul. Pleasant, interesting subject matter, linear style and the use of brilliant colours makes her ‘romantic-at-heart’ […]Read More Featured Artist – Donna L. Byers
Since the focal point of any environment is not the art but the viewer – everything I create begins with filling my mind and heart with the cares of specific people looking for comfort and encouragement.Read More Featured Artist – Catharine A Deever
I am a self-taught artist & have been a serious artist since the age of 8 years old with a focus on pencil & digital drawings and acrylic & oil paintings, but I work with other mediums as well including computer graphics & minor video editing & production. My purpose as an artist is to share, convey, & recreate the love and passion that I feel in whatever the subject matter is that I am working with. Through the creation of art, one is able to explore one’s passions, perhaps creating inspiration & the drive within others to strive for their own goals.
Always continually striving to learn & improve my craft, I work with all kinds of subject matters, but my main specialty focuses on animals & nature. I have always loved animals since very young, & I feel their spirits and souls which I love being able to convey thru my art. My artwork is available throughout Ventura & LA counties, online thru my website, online vendors, & social media, & as far away as 2 Kung Fu schools in China.
Featured Artist Brittany Minnes – Brooklyn, NY Brittany is strongly influenced by pop culture, continuously examining the trends that it brings. She has done hundreds of paintings, with her subjects being primarily women. Brittany flawlessly captures the essence of women ‘now,’ visually celebrating and romanticizing their every day moments. Brittany’s paintings of women indulging in […]Read More Featured Artist – Brittany Minnes