Larry Richardson | 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.

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Hari Lualhati | Issue 51 Featured Artist

Hari Lualhati Cape Town, South Africa harilualhati.yolasite.com @harilualhati Hari’s art can be found on pages 16 & 17 in issue 51. HARI LUALHATI: BIOGRAPHY Hari Lualhati is a full-time artist who is permanently based in Cape Town, South Africa. She prefers her latest artworks to be called as “SOULWORKS” because they are a direct connection […]

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Kailee Finn | Featured Artist Issue 51

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.

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Toni-Lee Sangastiano

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 […]

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Brooke Poeppel | Issue 51 Featured Artist

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.

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Sihua Liu | Issue 51 Featured Artist

Sihua Liu | Changde City, China twitter.com/SihuaLiu Sihua is our issue 51 Cover Artist. … Issue 51 I have been practicing art for more than 20 years and has earned an MFA from Hunan Normal University.I remember when I was a child there was a poster of the crucifixion of Jesus hanging in my home. […]

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Artist Portfolio Magazine Issue 51

Artist Portfolio Magazine Issue 51 is now available Issue 51 Print $20 Digital FREE ARTIST IN THIS ISSUE Sihua Liu | COVER ARTIST Chris Klein | BACK COVER ARTIST Brooke Poeppel Hari Lualhati Toni-Lee Sangastiano Kailee Finn Larry Richardson Emily Rankin Victor Gomez Andy McIntyre Sam Dolman Veronica Winters Lisa Roggenbuck Andrey Pochernin Cécile Lobert […]

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Featured Artist | Jason Bryant

Jason Bryant Brooklyn, NY bryantpaintings.com @Jasonbbryant 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. For as long as I have […]

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Featured Artist | Melinda Gallop

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 […]

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Featured Artist | Thomas Riesner

Thomas Riesner Leipzig, Germany facebook.com/thomas.riesner.de @thomas.riesner1 I was born in Leipzig in 1971 and I still live here today. Alredy in elementary school I often painted “abstract” instead of the given concrete drawing. I later retained this style or changed it to “abstract Figuration”. I painted alot at home, always without professional guidance. I didn´t […]

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Featured Artist | Xuanlin Ye

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.

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Featured Artist | Lisa Roggenbuck

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.

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