URS FISHER “PROBLEM”
Artist Urs Fischer (Photo by James Ewing)
- Problem Painting
- Serious Problem
- Historic Problem
- Half a Problem
- Sloppy Problem
- Innocent Problem
Daniel Martin (b.1982, Netherlands)
After having left the computer graphics industry in 2013, Leiden based artist Daniel Martin fully committed himself to his art. He attended several art fairs with great success. Being spotted by media as the emerging artist on those fairs his work was shown and talked about on television, radio, various publications and was elected artist of the month in which he was preceded by other prominent dutch artists. Daniel is now preparing for his first big solo show in September. Daniel Martin’s most recent work comprises explicit portraits of defiled faces, and the images have an unsettling expression. It feels like the portraits were deliberately damaged after the painting was completed. This consciously cultivated spontaneity in painting is intrinsic to Martin’s work. A misshapen tree, that imperfection of beauty, is a source of inspiration to Daniel Martin. A ratio affected by chaos. That violation of appearance is anonymous and sidelines the individual’s identity and character, and it makes the faces dissolve or return in nature’s chaos.
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Laurence Demaison (France) Portraits With Smoke, 2013
Beppe Giacobbe (Italy)
Beppe Giacobbe graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Milan and then continued his studies in New York at the School of Visual Arts. Although eventually returning to Milan, Beppe’s palette reflects the lights of his beloved homeland of Sicily. Beppe’s work is regularly winning awards in all the major U.S. and Italian annuals. Beppe is especially pleased that United Airlines currently includes his work in their illustrated campaigns; his imagery has regularly been on Travelsmith catalog covers; and his award winning graphic author portraits are covers for Rizzoli’s classics. Beppe loves illustrating children’s books… his depictions of city noises for Clang Clang!, was just published by Simon & Schuster. Aside from illustrating, Beppe enjoyed 12 years of teaching at the European Institute of Design and always makes time for sculpting from knick-knacks and pieces of wood he finds along his walks.
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After obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual and Media Arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM), creation has always been a starting point for Véronique Buist to realize various projects. Being involved in different backgrounds such as graphic design, publishing, cinema and event design, her interest for all art forms had quickly turned into a multidisciplinary tool. Since her graduation, the artist completed several exhibitions, solo and collective, in addition to managing artistic events. Born in Montreal, the artist currently work and live in Paris. She reinterpret everyday rituals and try to make them more delightful and intelligent using illustration, photography, collage and writing.
In L’Imposture series, photographs whose context is unknown are trafficked through painting, drawing, cutting and embroidery. This gesture is a personal and subjective translation of the collected images. By modifying the memories of others, all notions of interpretation, memory and time effects are challenged. This impostor role brings out new stories by generating a different point of view of the same situation.
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