ASVP (New York)
ASVP began working as a team in 2008, developing a unique, hand drawn, multi-layered graphic style, often marrying iconic eastern and western imagery with recurring nods to advertising, pop and comic book culture. Their work often includes messaging e.g., “We Can Give You What You Want,” intermittently revealing the artists’ dissent from commercial art. ASVP’s work has been showcased internationally in auction houses and galleries, including Doyle New York’s Street Art Auction and Doyle’s Annual Contemporary Sale and most recently at the 2015 Art Basel Festival in Switzerland. ASVP has created outdoor murals in locations as diverse as New York City, Wicker Park, Chicago, Basel, Switzerland and Varanasi, India.
Handiedan‘s artistic universe revolves around some leading visual motifs and yet it amazes thanks to its complexity, both in terms of formal composition and in terms of the technique she uses for making them. These two aspects together determine the irresistible charm of her art. Undisputed protagonists of Handiedan‘s sculptural hand-cut collages, her vintage pin-ups immediately recall the burlesque genre. However if we look into them further many sources of inspiration are revealed: the Neo-Classical and Victorian ages, the Parisian Belle Époque, up to the 1940’s and Post-War sexy imagery. But none of Handiedan‘s ‘models’ really existed. In fact each of them is composed through by assembling anatomical parts of different pre-existing images. The newly formed woman is the result of a complex layering process that gives to Handiedan‘s art a three-dimensional quality and makes a collaged bas-relief out of every work. Her cheerfully sexy creatures seem to lively bend in and out of their background.
Waone of Interesni Kazki (Kiev)
Vladimir Manzhos aka Waone started painting on the streets as far back as 1999. After several years of painting classical graffiti, as part of the Ingenious Kids crew in Kiev, he got bored of letters. In 2003 Waone teamed with Aec and shifted to visual storytelling, painting massive murals without letters and developing a fairy tale visual language. They formed a style of contemporary muralism with a transcendental, ethereal form of public art. In 2005 Waone and Aec established a duo, calledInteresni Kazki, which means, "Interesting fairy tales." During the next 10 years, the guys travelled around the globe painting their colorful surrealistic large scale murals. Famous for their unusual and imaginative imagery, the wide range of characters, elements and symbols, and usage of bright colors and smooth gradients in their works have graced walls from India to Mexico and from Miami to Moscow. Vladimir has an interest in the spiritual and religious traditions of the world and cultures of ancient world. He has been learning the connection between art and spiritual traditions. Once, he even got ordained into an orthodox Christian tradition and studied yoga. Waone believes that art is one of the paths to perfection and divine worlds, and the main goal of an artist is to make the highest divine values understandable for the common man through art. Since 2016 Waone works as a single artist.
Jacob Eveland (Richmond)
Jacob Eveland, has been based in Richmond Virginia since 2008. He spent over a decade growing up in his grandparents antique shop and living on the midwest land in Lebanon, IL. He has a love for animals and the natural landscape he lived on. He works in multiple mediums to show his story of a world that represents his past. Jacob creates pieces that stand for past experience in his life. He blends items and animals he grew up around to make something new.
RIVERA was born in Junin, Peru (1983) and him and his mother moved to Lima when he was seven months old. He grew up in the district of Chorrillos, and went to the national school, where he got interested into art at the age of eleven. His growing interest in art motivated him to devote more time to drawing and painting and at the age of seventeen he intended to attend the Pre National Fine Arts School. However, he dropped out at the last minute to develop his work empirically. Since 1997,Rivera has directed his work as an autodidact and to date he insists on using painting as a reflection of what his perception daily absorbs and keep meeting again with it’s Andean roots for the development of it’s graphic style.
Jason Woodside (New York)
Jason Woodside is an artist living and working in New York City. Recent commissions and collaborations include Colette, Adidas, Saatchi and Saatchi, Faberge, We Work and Jeffery Deithch. Woodside's large scale exterior works grace wall in major cities including Paris, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Sydney and New York City.
Marka27 (New York)
Born in Juarez, Mexico, and raised in Dallas, Texas, Marka27’s foray into the art world began in the city’s streets mastering the art of graffiti. Advancing to earn his BFA from The Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, Marka27 became a household name for his “audio canvas” series and elaborately executed installation art and murals. He has been featured in many lifestyle magazines/ books such as Graffiti Planet, Burning New York, I am Plastic Too and made the cover of "Flux-Designer Toys. Marka27's artwork has been exhibited in high end galleries through out the east and west coast such as, Gallery 1988, Think Space, La Luz de Jesus, The Mills Gallery Boston, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. His artwork has been shown along side established artists, Futura, David Choe, Ron English and Gary Basemen. Marka27 also sold artwork through the world renowned Freeman's Auction House. Marka27 has been commissioned to collaborate artistically by some of today's most well know brands such as, Levis, Pioneer, Scion, Converse, Heineken, VH1, Disney, New Balance and Kidrobot.
Lawrence Atoigue, professionally known as Naturel, is an illustrative based artist who's quickly emerging in today's postmodern scene. His futuristic illustrations have successfully blended methods of Pop and Cubism with a Surrealist vision. Considered an influencer himself with tens of thousands of Instagram fans, his talents have attracted the eyes and support of celebrity clients such as Rihanna, LeBron James, Spike Lee, Swizz Beatz and countless others. Born and raised in Prince Georges County, Maryland, Naturel's work is deeply rooted within today's urban millennial community. After studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, he began a career as a Designer and Art Director for several notable fashion brands. Moving forward after 10 years of industry work, Naturel's craft evolved into the highly sought after fine art paintings and prints that followers are mostly familiar with today. Selling out his debut solo show at Poppington Art Gallery in New York, Naturel began to exhibit his work to much fanfare at gallery's from Miami to London. Shortly after his New york exhibition, the artist began painting murals at several invitational festivals such as Pangea Seed's "Seawalls" in Miami and Cozumel, Mexico, and the popular PowWow! Hawaii. Naturel's countless collaborative projects with brands like Crooks & Castles, Nike, Pepsi, Fiat and others, have all seamlessly brought together his foundation as a designer with his recently mastered fine artistry to make for exciting and successful campaigns and products.
Pat Perry (Detroit)
Pat Perry is an artist from Michigan who writes and makes pictures through careful and cautious observation. He works itinerantly, and is currently based in Detroit
Taylor White (Raleigh)
Taylor White was born in 1985 and grew up outside of Raleigh, North Carolina. Following a creative path that began early in life, White studied at the Savannah College of Art and Design and received a BFA in illustration in 2007. Pursuant to her degree White spent three years working as a storyboard artist for acclaimed Oslo-based advertising agency TRY/Apt, as the first and only full-time illustrator hired in a Norwegian agency at the time. Three years later she relocated to Australia to pursue painting full time, finding a certain spiritual renewal in traversing the textures of urban environments, and furnishing the streets and galleries of Melbourne with her uniquely haunting, expressive portraits of forlorn youth. White relocated to the US in 2014 where she works semi-itinerantly, basing her studio in Raleigh while she continues to travel and pursue opportunities to share her work.
Vero Rivera (Puerto Rico)
Vero Rivera was born in Puerto Rico where she currently lives and works. She always felt a great passion for visual arts but decided to study Interior Design. She obtains an associates degree in 2006 only to see she still felt the desire to study visual arts. In 2011 she completed her BFA in painting at Escuela de Artes Plásicas de Puerto Rico. She first entered the urban art scene working on a series of wheatpaste on abandoned buildings around the city, and then evolved into painting murals in 2013. With her work she tries to make people think of their surroundings and question themselves whether there is enough nature around us.
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