Guy Harkness is a New Zealand artist, working mostly in acrylic on canvas or ply. His work includes landscapes, still lifes, portraits and classic Kiwi icons. Guy's paintings can be found in collections throughout New Zealand and around the world.
Casiegraphics is currently living in Berlin, London & Munich.
Casie takes much inspiration from nature, the animal kingdom and marine life and drawing such is and always has been her passion. Typically armed with a camera, Casie can often be seen roaming around numerous zoos and aquariums indulging in her passion of photography. By doing this Casie aims to capture and hi-light the natural beauty and pure essence of life in each species (especially the tropical and sweet-water fishes of Asia) which she can later echo in her art. Casie's grandfather who was part of the after war informal art movement in the 40's and 50's in Germany played an instrumental role in her life. The distinct drippy and colourful experimental abstractism of his work is something which Casie has strived to sustain in her own art. Her graphic elements and use of bright colour, drips and bubble style are a result of many years spent experimenting with spray techniques and colour combinations in the graffiti scene. The distinct linear style and papercut technique was specifically developed whilst studying for her degree and this progression can be seen in her publication 'Winged Words' which was an illustrated collection of creature quotations attempting to exhibit the benefits of vegetarianism whilst also attempting to make a broader statement about morality and the treatment of animals by humans. Since her move to Berlin, Casie has moved away from papercut and now works mainly with acrylic, markers, ink, spray cans, canvas and wood. Nothing challenges Casie more than taking an ordinary object and customising it with her artwork transforming it and thus giving it new meaning.
Casiegraphics ultimate aim is to create works of art that depict the realism of the animal kingdom, marine life and their surrounding habitats in a happy, colourful, uplifting and fanciful way whilst still attempting to maintain an urban feel.
Brandon Friend was born in Flushing, NY on April 20, 1980. He attended The University of Maryland College Park in 1998 where he studied in the Honors Art Program and received a BA degree in Fine Art. In 2002, Friend began his professional career with two solo exhibitions in Washington, D.C and Baltimore, MD. In 2008, he received his MFA degree in Fine Art from CUNY Queens College and currently works in his Long Island City studio. Friend’s works have been exhibited in galleries throughout the United States, including Seattle, WA; Kansas City, MO; New Orleans, LA; Austin, TX; Short Hills, NJ; New York, New York. In 2011 and 2012 his works were showcased with Lambert Arts in Fountain Art Fair, NY and Fountain Art Fair, Miami. He has been featured in several print and online publications such as The Washington Post, The Knight News, Working Class Magazine, The Daily Record, The Pitch Kansas City, Radar, artistaday.com, secretstill.com, sweet-station.com, artbookmke.com, and theworldsbestever.com.
Frau Bella – Lichtgedichte der Natur
…ist das gemalt oder fotografiert?
Das ist eine Frage, die ich im Zusammenhang mit meiner Arbeiten oft höre und liebe. Meine Bilder sind alle fotografiert. Sie werden von mir so in Szene gesetzt und unter Verwendung neuster Bildbearbeitungsprogramme bearbeitet, das man sich nicht sicher sein kann, ob es sich um Fotografien oder Gemälde handelt.
Meine Passion sind Stillleben, die ich je nach Stimmung in Bilder verwandle, bis sie zum Teil einen fast surrealen Charakter bekommen. Natürlich achte ich darauf, dass die Natürlichkeit der einzelnen Motive erhalten bleibt. Das ist mir sehr wichtig, denn unsere Natur bietet so viel Schönes, dass ich festhalten und bewahren möchte.
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Born in Australia in 1982, Kareem Rizk is a Melbourne-based collage artist, illustrator and designer who graduated from Monash University in 2004 with a Bachelor in Visual Communication.
After graduating, Rizk’s creative interests began to turn to fine art and illustration, particularly mixed media collage. While working as a Graphic Designer at Melbourne’s No.1 selling newspaper, The Herald Sun, his interest in collage continued to develop and by 2006 it became a focus of his endeavours.
Since his shift of focus to fine art and illustration in 2006 and his pursuit of developing his style, Rizk has earned international recognition and has been noted as one of the contemporary masters of collage, as well as one of the premier mixed media artists working today.
Working mediums include collage, acrylic, oil pastel, pencil, solvent transfers and acrylic transfers. The work is highly textured and often multi-layered with a nostalgic and weathered quality. Rizk’s works can often be vibrant with colour, while others display a very refined or minimal palette.
Working methods also extend to digital collage with a very gritty and realistic display of texture and layering. The digital work began as an experiment in blurring the line between handmade collage and digital collage and it only makes up a small fraction of his entire body of work.
Other work includes freelance illustration, design and art commissions for various clients including news and editorial publications, galleries, university institutes, the boutique fashion industry and the music and entertainment industry.
Exhibitions include solo shows and group shows in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Washington DC, Miami, London, Berlin, West Cork (Ireland), Stockholm, Zurich, Barcelona, Madrid and Milan.
Rizk's work has been published in numerous high profile art magazines and books and his work is held in private collections worldwide.
I am a young artist from Germany. I live and work in Berlin.
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My artwork comprises graphics, paintings, conceptual designs as well as their practical realization. I am influenced by many things as music, books, theatre and all the ordinary things around. If you like my artwork you can find more of them and further information about me at www.ulrikebeck.com.
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