Victor Gomez Miami, FL fineartbiblio.com Victor’s art can be found on page 22 in issue 51. After venturing through different expressives ways, I reached a point where I commenced to get away from reality and lose interest in it. Then I decided to delve into the world of forms in themselves, without trying to convey […]Read More Victor Gomez | Featured Artist Issue 51
As an Artist I have always wanted to express the beauty of our African heritage. My paintings are an extension of the classic form of figurative painting using people of color.
Most of my paintings make statements on culture and the human condition. My challenges in creativity continue to evolve, the reason for this is evident in the many events in the times we live in and through.
I’m going into my junior year at FIT NYC and I major in illustration. Since I was a junior in High School, I’ve been into making social/political artwork. I feel it is necessary to bring attention to issues in our society through metaphoric creativity.Read More Kailee Finn | Featured Artist Issue 51
Toni-Lee Sangastiano Chesterfield, VA sangastiano.com @leetoni Toni-Lee’s art can be found on Page 18 Of issue 51. As a scholar of the carnivalesque and an internationally exhibiting artist, Dr. Toni-Lee Sangastiano studies the postmodern sideshow’s American and European processional origins, and its relevance to contemporary language, aesthetics, and media. She makes visible the people and […]Read More Toni-Lee Sangastiano
As a person and an artist, I am all over the place. My art would agree with that statement, if you could ask it. While this used to be an insecurity of mine, art has helped me transform my way of thinking as well as helped me realize that sometimes being all over the place isn’t always a bad thing. While my subject matters fluctuate, the one constant in all of my work is my process. My pieces are crafted with Oil on Canvas and I am obsessed with building many transparent layers. While my style is most obviously recognized as realism from a far, I believe the only way my art can be fully appreciated is by getting up close and personal with each piece, noticing all of the painted textures and minute details.Read More Brooke Poeppel | Issue 51 Featured Artist
Chris Klein Sainte Therese, Quebec, Canada @chriskleinart Chris’s art can be found on pages 8-11 in issue 51 of Artist Portfolio Magazine. Chris is a British artist. Exhibiting his work across Europe and North America, he is most recognised for his series of costume paintings. These are mostly from theatre and film but also from […]Read More Featured Artist | Chris Klein
Melinda Gallop Miami, FL Facebook.com/GOJUArt @GOJUArt Melinda Gallop is a “Self Taught – Brushless Fine Artist” who has traveled the Country, creating and selling her original masterpieces since 2010. One would be hard-pressed to find a person more varied in her interests and talents than Melinda. In addition to being an artist she is also […]Read More Featured Artist | Melinda Gallop
Artistically, I task myself with finding a new genre of visual expression that is representative of the contemporary Asian geopolitical psyche without the influence of Western stereotypes.The two main strands of my work include taking the imagery of traditional Asian tropes and questioning it on the canvas in a humorous or insouciant way through physical manipulation of paint. The second strand involves extensive research comparing contemporary popular images relating to classical Asian culture and classical Chinese paintings. I believe classical Chinese culture and art are formed with a particular state of consciousness that brings us a unique aesthetic experience that in its essence is also a philosophical state of being.I attempt to use the re-presentations of the classical sensibility to create images that generate a moment of absorption in which we can reflect on our shared state of being. This image is dualistic and reciprocal in nature, the lineage and the state of the image are constant and eternal, but as the receiver of the image, the audience is constantly changing and reflective. Within these dualistic relationships, we reflect upon our state of being.Read More Featured Artist | Xuanlin Ye
Roggenbuck’s art deals with the disconnection women can experience to their bodies by complying with standards of beauty and acceptability that are imposed upon them in western culture. These standards are determined by the dominant culture and problematize bodies that don’t satisfy these standards. This failure to satisfy these standards are then remedied with modifications to the body. These modifications come in the form of consumer products that require time as well as money to execute.Read More Featured Artist | Lisa Roggenbuck
Cecile Lobert’s compositions offer snapshots of a non-verbal and neurodiverse artist’s abstract expressionist reactions to every day, existential experiences. Her works document the silent and persistent dialogue between Lobert’s internal soul and the external stimuli of her physical and emotional environments resulting in a raw and unfiltered glimpse at consciousness lain completely bare. An outsider to societal imprints and to the ability to devise, strategize, or premeditate, her art arrives from a pure and unadulterated space of the absolute present, offering a window into a human consciousness physiologically free from what is considered normative. Challenging us to empathize with our own “bare consciousness” or inherent “true self,” untouched by individual history, social, educational or cultural upbringing, Lobert highlights who we may truly be without the conditioning we continuously undergo. Her extraordinary condition in tandem with her consistently vital, prolific output makes her work truly unique, in a category of its own—sui generis—as much of a phenomenon as it is art.Read More Featured Artist | Cécile Lobert
Nikola Gocic (born in Nis, 1980) is an architect by profession and a film reviewer, comic artist and collagist by passion. For thirteen years, he has been publishing his reviews and pieces of artwork on NGboo Art blog. During 2016 and 2017, he was writing movie listicles for the Taste of Cinema website, and since 2017, he has frequently and successfully collaborated on film-related articles with Rouzbeh Rashidi – the Iranian-Irish filmmaker and founder of the Dublin-based company Experimental Film Society. Five of his essays are published in the book Luminous Void: Twenty Years of Experimental Film Society (Experimental Film Society, Dublin, 2020).Read More Featured Artist | Nikola Gocic
Kotaro — Los Angeles, CA boarandcranestudio.weebly.com instagram.com/boarandcrane Howdy, I am an LA-based illustrator & concept artist predominantly focused on character design. When not in work mode, I usually find myself at my very tiny desk churning out new ideas for my personal portfolio. Rather than think of it as a “portfolio,” though, it’s more like playtime. When free […]Read More Featured Artist | Kotaro —