Archives for category: Urban

Christophe von Hohenberg

“Throughout his productive career photographing celebrities, he has worked with magazines including American Vogue, Interview, Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, German Vogue, German Rolling Stone, New York Times Magazine, French Vogue, Hampton’s Magazine, and others. Von Hohenberg has established his place in the art world, as a portrait photographer, with his unique gift for capturing the inner essence of individuals in distinguished and elegant ways. His portraits have been displayed at The Grey Art Gallery in New York, Art and Interior in Berlin and Valentina Moncada in Rome. In addition, Von Hohenberg is actively engaged in shooting advertising campaigns for major companies” Nuartlink Gallery

 

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Sam Friedman

“American artist Sam Friedman has been producing art in Brooklyn, New York, for the last decade. Tending to reflect the natural world, his work is simultaneously loose and precise. Friedman moves between representational and abstract depictions with seeming ease and spontaneity. His earliest “beach paintings”, completed in 2007, originated from his experience of walking towards the sunset during an oncoming storm. This personal encounter of induced visual clarity prompted in the artist’s mind the precise image for a fully formed painting that incorporated the language he had been developing in his earlier abstract work. This focus has occupied the most of his explorations then, resulting in a body of work that continuously breakdown and rebuild a natural landscape” Nuartlink Gallery

 

 

 

Ben Butler

“Butler takes notions of organic growth and its natural laws seriously, though for all the (for want of a less ponderous word) philosophical background he might bring to his task, his work embodies a truly lovely and delicate lightness of being that’s both profound and irresistible”   Fredric Koeppel

 

Peter Land

“peter land was born in 1966 in aarhus, denmark. The artist lives and works in copenhagen, he studied at the royal danish academy of fine arts in copenhagen and at goldsmiths college in london. He is primarily known for his video installations, which are simultaneously tragic and comic. Peter land is especially interested in people’s constant attempts (which often fail) to appear competent, relaxed and convincing in socially predetermined roles.” Statement

Maria Jose Arjona

“Her body of work is divided in two: Single pieces (site specific) and performance cycles which operate in synchronicity within the chronological timeline. The performance cycles, composed by a series of works, are created by the artist as “research spaces” in order to understand the meaning of specific concepts and their effects on the body. Both, concepts and effects, within the frame of an almost scientific method, unfold into different dynamics where the presence of the artist must function outside the boundaries of identity. Arjona’s work does not respond or denounces specific events; the performances their selves, are transformed into questions or bridges uniting distant points of diverse conversations. The artist’s objective then, is to become a connecting entity, operating as medium of visual communication and energy exchange.”

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Bernardi Roig

“Roig is obsessed with death and immortality, aesthetics and eroticism, and the “idée fixe” that the thinking man must reclaim his forfeited ability to relate to others on an intimate level. He realizes that to truly communicate, we need a dialogue of more than the spoken word. Roig speaks to the viewer through his solitary man by forcing us to confront our desires, the human concepts of progress, and social change – all of which remain unfulfilled. With these elusive, undefined objectives the Artist invites a dialogue on the multiple identities of the contemporary man, seen in the light of art and philosophy. It is this, the Artist’s realm of unwritten poetry, which lingers in our mind’s eye long after the works are out of view. For Roig, desire is the only thing that keeps death at arm’s length. It is this tangible proof that we are here, struggling to achieve higher consciousness that defies the vacuum of meaning that exists in a large part of present day art” Claire Oliver Gallery

 

 

 

Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen

“is a self-taught artist whose creative production revolves around classic figurative painting, presented in a contemporary manner. The atmosphere in his subject matter is often depict in a limbo or dream-like state. Despite his realistic approach, photographic accuracy is not what he seeks to achieve”

Claire Morgan

“My work is about our relationship with the rest of nature, explored through notions of change, the passing of time, and the transience of everything around us. For me, creating seemingly solid structures or forms from thousands of individually suspended elements has a direct relation with my experience of these forces. There is a sense of fragility and a lack of solidity that carries through all the sculptures. I feel as if they are somewhere between movement and stillness, and thus in possession of a certain energy…”

The titles of the works are very important, and often make reference to historical or contemporary popular culture, words being appropriated from the titles of films or books, or phrases being manipulated through combination with the artwork. These connections often add a comedic element to the works, a sense of irony or bluntness that keeps them firmly rooted in my experience of the world that we humans inhabit. Though the phrases have a specific history, the jarring between the title and the form can bring a desirable ambiguity through intentionally creating confusion…”

Chris Jordan

Prison Uniforms, 2007     10×23 feet in six vertical panels

Jan Von Holleben

Dreams of Flying

“Crossing the desert on the back of a dog or searching for lost treasures on the bottom of the ocean, Jan von Holleben’s photographs make nostalgic dreams come true.

Jan brings the influences of his parents – a cinematographer and child therapist – to his work. His focus on the visual representation of childhood, ‘Child-History’ and concepts of ‘Playing’, come from his teacher training coursework: he combines these theories with his personal experience and childhood memories. Inspired by classic childhood books as well as modern superheroes, he has produced ‘Dreams of Flying’ since 2002 with children from his local neighbourhood in Southwest Germany – ongoing!”

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