Fusing the art of sculpture and fleshy painting creates hyper-realistic forms that remain surreal in their context. Flesh for thought.
Soaking up the atmosphere of San Francisco and infusing his paintings with the city’s energy, Jeremy Mann manages to distill all of this and more with style.
Graduating Cum Laude in fine art painting from Ohio University, he then earned Valedictorian honours from the Academy of Art Uni in San Francisco where he has been based ever since. Working on wood panels, the pieces are large scale and use a myriad of clever painting techniques and a moody yet vivid colour palette.
Born in Seoul,Korea,Lee graduated with a BFA in painting from the College of Fine Arts, Hannam University and an MFA in painting from Hong-Ik University. He has held two solo shows in Seoul and participated in a variety of group exhibitions in Seoul,Toyko and Beijing. He was awarded the Second Award for the 2006 Seoul Fine Art Award and the Third Award for the Korean Fine Ar t Award in both 2005 and 2006.
Lee Horyon uses overlapping and interlocking images to weave a voyeuristic allure into his oil paintings. Always maintaining a fixed distance from the model, Lee’s work separates the relationship between image and desire. Though the subject itself is revealing and seducing, the intimately intertwined images weave the viewpoint and gaze in an elegant manner.
This californian artist has just received a grant from the Long Beach Arts Council to create a piece of public art in downtown Long Beach. The piece will be part of the Mobile Arts Program, and will be a piece of installation art created to be viewed through large windows in a downtown space.
The artist: “My work has always focused on abstraction, initially with non-objective imagery, and later by examining the concept of abstract art in various ways, questioning its conventions and traditions. These works took the form of painting, painted relief sculpture, drawing and installation.”
Maskull Lasserre was born 1978 in Calgary, Alberta. He spent his early childhood in South Africa and
later returned to Canada. He studied visual art and philosophy at Mount Allision University (Sackville, NB), and sculpture at Concordia University (Montreal, QC). He now lives and works in Montreal,QC.
Lasserre’s drawings and sculptures explore the unexpected potential of the everyday and its associated structures of authority, class, and value. Elements of nostalgia, allegory, humor, and the macabre are incorporated into works that induce strangeness in the familiar, and provoke uncertainty in the expected. Lasserre has been awarded several public sculpture commissions and has exhibited work across Canada and in the USA. He is represented in the collections of the Musée Des Beaux Arts (Montreal), the Government of Canada, Canada Council for the Arts, and the City of Ottawa. MASKULL LASSERRE
By Dan Gould
Derick Melander creates meticulous sculptures out of carefully folded second hand clothes. His work brings attention to the large amount of textile waste that is generated daily, and the clothing used in his pieces are usually donated after the fact.
He explains his work:
I create large geometric configurations from carefully folded and stacked second-hand clothing. These structures take the form of wedges, columns, walls and enclosures, typically weighing between five hundred pounds and two tons. Smaller pieces directly interact with the surrounding architecture. Larger works create discrete environments.
As clothing wears, fades, stains and stretches it becomes an intimate record of our physical presence. It traces the edge of the body, defining the boundary between the individual and the outside world.