“Paparazzi” is a series of paintings in the technique of soft pastel on paper that portrays women, persons who have been taken as models with magazine covers. A person is a unique individual, and she can’t be the same or similar to some other. The eyes, the lips, the position of the eyebrows, facial expressions, the way they looked at some of the characteristics of the person are to me as a young painter very important. This series of paintings shows the feminine woman, on the one hand, full of pain, suffering and the other woman is a living being with emotions and the likes.
Glitter is the medium of choice for New York City contemporary artist Camomile Hixon who paints images on canvas ranging from super-sized sparkling word messages to otherworldly flowers. Camomile is the artist behind The Missing Unicorn, an interactive street art project that became a viral global phenomenon in 2010. Camomile’s art is held internationally in both public and private collections and she is represented by Tria Gallery in Chelsea, NYC.
Christina Julsgaard chose very early onto pursue her dreams and make a living from her creativity. Already at the age of 20, she had begun working at a Danish design company shortly after which she started her own minimalist fashion label YIIP Copenhagen. “I’ve always had a great desire to create and it’s easy for me to visualize how ideas can become reality,” tells Christina. In 2001, she began to paint and the painting turned out to be an essential, energizing and infectious source for developing the ideas for her many designs. She was inspired by fashion, art, and especially human relationships.
Andrea Stajan-Ferkul is a Canadian, Toronto-based artist who studied Interpretive Illustration at Sheridan College, School of Art and Design. Her background lies in Illustration and Graphic Design, having worked in the fashion advertising industry. In 2000, Andrea shifted her focus to the world of fine art and has since been honing her work, experimenting with loose renderings, textures, and mixed media. Today, her paintings are known for their sensual expressions, subtle colour palette and intuitive mark making – it is the fusion of spontaneity and representation that her work is known for.
Michelle’s stunning abstract canvases are almost overwhelmingly vibrant. “I am inspired by nature and new science that meets spirituality. Creating from a place of no time, no space no body. The colours are vital to convey my message of harmony and well-being and I am interested in the perception of space and emotion through the equilibrated use of color, which I have trained while working in textile design.” Michelle’s works are simply impossible to look away from!
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