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Jean-Marc Huss 

Born 1958 France

 

Since making Thailand his home three decades ago, Jean-Marc Huss has devoted himself to painting Buddha images, embarking on a splendid iconic journey into the sacred nature and spiritual elegance of the Masters of Bliss.

 

His works are held in public and private collections worldwide, and are often auctioned at prestigious events in aid of charities including the Red Cross, the Prince's Trust and Dalai Lama Foundation.

Between long monsoon retreats deep in the forests of Laos or high in the Himalayas, Jean-Marc creates paintings that are a visual feast; an aesthetic triumph that has imprinted on these Eastern Lords the touching beauty and magnetic calm of another world than ours.

 

"Over 2,000 years ago, the Buddha left his palace as a prince and became a holy vagabond.
He elevated solitude to a virtue and detachment to its essence. At the end of his life, he became king of an unknown realm, leaving us with a smile that reads like a rare and sublime poem of the non-self. This smile embodies the very essence of joy."

 

 

Pierre Matter

born in 1964

 

After a rather mystical childhood, he did without conviction, general studies mathematics but at the same time getting away very soon into infinite space of artistic creation.

 

He tried his hand on oil, poster paint, watercolour, but will did not quite find his soul in these mediums. He finally settled in the form of sculpture which seemed to him evident and of which he delivers to us a reflection of this world we live in today.

 

 

Gajin Fujita

1972 Born, Los Angeles, CA

 

Gajin Fujita born 1972) is a graffiti artist from East Los Angeles. He is a member of LA graffiti crews K2S (Kill 2 Succeed) and KGB (Kids Gone Bad). He was born in 1972 to Japanese parents. Fujita holds an MFA from the University of Nevada and a BFA from Otis College of Art and Design. His work has been widely exhibited at galleries and museums such as Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (Kansas City), L.A. Louver Gallery and several international venues in Switzerland, Greece, and Belgium.

 

Fujita blends Eastern techniques (anime, partitioned screens), and elements (geishas, warriors, demons), with Western, urban imagery (Latino graffiti, U.S. pop culture imagery) in a way that is stunning and vibrant, yet harmonious. His works embody the cultural and class contradictions that are an integral part of urban Los Angeles.

 

 

Sylvain Tremblay

Canadian-born artist

 

Canadian-born artist, Sylvain Tremblay’s paintings are rich in texture and subtle expression.

 

A young and promising artist, Tremblay’s new style is defined by creating pieces that draw inspiration from the obvious. Tremblay’s monochromatic shapes and immortal figures impose a tense duality between the still life and the 3-dimensional world. Using the materials as a metaphor, Tremblay’s work provides the viewer with a dynamic experience, one that is both viscerally introspective and physically reflective of the inaccessible human spirit.

 

Sylvain Tremblay's work has been exhibited throughout Canada and the United States.

 

 

Hi WEN JUE

He Wen-Jue was born in Hunan, China. He has attended the 9th Oil Painting Reseach of Central Academy of Fine Arts, and was elected as the most ten greatest young artists of Hunan Province of the year 2000.

 

Through painting water’s nature – formlessness and eroding power, He Wen-Jue gains unprecedented pleasant and comfort. Water is rapid, and so is its relationship with simmers. They entangle, intertwine just like the society and generation we live right now. The rapidness of high technology and human’s slow pace have become a distinct contradiction; hence, human gradually lose their self-control. Meanwhile, he depicts a trace that human blindly search for. It is rough and bumpy, symbolizing life’s rise and fall. There lies an explicit heart longed so strong for people to recognize and realize. He Wen-Jue chose the expression of water and human fighting to each other to present how people strive in their lives. This straightforward idea somehow delivers a profound meaning of returning to innocence.

 

 

ZAKHAROV Alexandre

born June 1957 ,Kiev

 

Alexander Zakharov, was born in Kiev in June 1957. Recognized master of miniature, painter Alexander Zakharov is also known for his work in various print techniques, including lithography and etching. For the last several years, the artist has been experimenting with new forms of print reproduction, and the current collection is a result of a three-year research in a plate-less method. Painting miniature works in acrylic, Zakharov then creates limited editions of prints from each original. Imploring a unique method of enlarging the works, the creator allows his viewers to see the wealth of colors and intricate details of the original miniature. Since most original works by the painter are sold, the prints allow a wider audience to get acquainted with the work of this artist. Many of the prints are displayed in major public and private collections, including Fogg Museum of Art at Harvard University, The Portland Museum of Arts and New York Public Library.

 

 

SBARBERI Herve

born April 1963 ,Aveyron

 

Sbarberi was born in Aveyron on 16 April 1963 to a family of skilled workers and merchants. His artistic inclination is probably inherited from his Epicurean grandfather who was an amateur painter. Like Sbarberi, his grandfather possessed an incredible sensitivity for all things beautiful.

His talent was recognised when he was as young as 6 years old, winning the first prize of Concours de Dessins d'Enfants organised by Midi Libre. By the age of 10, he was handling oil on canvas.

After completing a certificate in advertising, he was offered the position of Artistic Director in Paris. While holding the job in the day, Sbarberi painted at night: Realism, Surrealism and the play of shadow and light. During this time, he was reminded of the joy of painting and finally left Paris to set up a studio in his hometown of Millau.

Upon returning, Sbarberi's mastery of still life was further refined and he came to develop a style often called "New Figurative". Encouraged by friends, he began promoting and selling his paintings 5 years ago. The overwhelming response did not come as a surprise, considering the fact that Sbarberi's impeccable technique is such a rare gift today when the beauty of realistic representation is being underplayed by most artists.

 

 

ENGLISH Ron

born 1959

 

Ron English (born 1959) is an American contemporary artist who explores popular brand imagery and advertising. His signature style employs a mash-up of high and low cultural touchstones, including comic superhero mythology and totems of art history, to create a visual language of evolution. He is also widely considered a seminal figure in the advancement of street art away from traditional wild-style lettering and into clever statement and masterful “ trompe l’oeil” based art. He has created illegal murals and billboards that blend stunning visuals with biting political, consumerist and surrealist statements, hijacking public space worldwide for the sake of art since the 1980s.

Culture jamming is one aspect of his work, involving 'liberating' commercial billboards with his own messages. Frequent targets of his work include Joe Camel, McDonald's, and Mickey Mouse. Ron English can be considered the "celebrated prankster father of dollar-pop", who wrangles carefully created corporate icons so that they are turned upside down, and are used against the very corporation they are meant to represent. Ron English is considered one of the fathers of modern street art[by whom?] and has initiated and participated in illegal public art campaigns since the early eighties. Some of his extralegal murals include one on the Berlin Wall's Checkpoint Charlie in 1989 and one on the Palestinian separation wall in the West Bank in 2007, with fellow street artists Banksy and Swoon.

English has also painted several album covers including The Dandy Warhols album cover "Welcome to the Monkey House". He painted the cover of the new Slash (album). Some of his paintings are also used in Morgan Spurlock's documentary Super Size Me.

English is as well-known for his photorealist technique and inventive use of color and comic book collage as he is for his unique cast of characters, including sexualized animals, skeletal figures, Marilyn Monroe with Mickey Mouse breasts, the corpulent fast food spokesman MC Supersized, and one of his most significant creations, Abraham Obama, a fusion of America’s 16th and 44th Presidents. During the 2008 Presidential Election, he combined the features of Barack Obama and Abraham Lincoln for a popularly-distributed image entitled "Abraham Obama."

Songs In English is the world's first blog-as-you-go recording project. It is based on the lyrics of World Renowned Ron English and Brooklyn songwriter Jack Medicine. The project is being arranged and produced by the high energy rock stylings of Velvet Rut.

English has also collaborated with Daniel Johnston and Jack Medicine in the Hyperjinx Tricycle project. English most recently created the artwork for Art Nouveau Magazine's first print issue.

English is the subject of a Pedro Carvajal documentary entitled Popaganda, named after one of his art books. He is also a subject of "The Art Army" action figures by Michael Leavitt