ARTISTS & STUDIOS
Adriano e Michele
est 1996 (Milan, Italy)Giuseppe Bomparola
b 1961 (Roccabernarda, Italy)Gianfranco Corbetta
A prolific and fervent colourist, whose classy portraits of fancy women inspire a fashion and pop starlet portfolio.
b 1933 (Besana Brianza, Italy)Curzio Di Giovanni
Barely-there drawings of sequential moments from the artist’s past form a visual archive of lived and imagined memory.
b 1957 (Lodi, Italy)Massimo Mano
Architectural portraits merge figuration and abstraction as features two-dimensionalise into seamless multifaceted forms.
(Portugal)Miguel Angelo Claro
est 1993 (Madrid, Spain)Pilar Rodríguez Gallego
b 1965 (Madrid, Spain)Inés Gonzalo
Industrious potter, painter and draftswoman whose intricate creations reflect an idiosyncratic and visceral perception of the figurative form.
est 2002 (Washington DC, USA)Shawn Payne
b 1983 (Washington DC, USA)Eileen Schofield
Fashionista and jazz buff Payne is a footwear fetishist whose paper prototypes tread a hopeful path to a career in his beloved shoe industry.
(Nenonpelto, Finland)Kalle Pakarinen
b 1994Marja Leena Ruotsalainen
Inventor and model-maker, Pakarinen’s passion for functional design is a prerequisite for his future dreams of a factory life.
Arts of Life
b 1949Gaby Carroll
Brendal’s repertoire of presidential portraits repre-sent an affectionate and official ode to his beloved country’s past.
Boldly executed paintings obscure windows and doors with bright imagery, lending discarded objects iconic art status.David Krueger
Arts Project Australia
est 1973 (Victoria, Australia)Alvaro Alvarez
b 1965 (San Jose, Costa Rica)Dionne Canzano
Books, magazines and calendars provide raw inspiration for this careful copyist who endlessly draws and re-draws his inner artistic goals.
b 1970 (Melbourne, Australia)Alan Constable
Wistful works in shaded pastels convey big cats in the wild and the king of rock n' roll in this ambitious wide ranging oeuvre.
b 1956 (Melbourne, Australia)Leo Cussen
Registered blind artist whose astonishing 20 year practice of paintings and ceramic cameras reflect a fascination with a distant world of sight.
b 1959 (Melbourne, Australia)Miles Howard-Wilks
The artist's taste for Hollywood glamour and TV kitsch gives forgotten fictional characters eternal technicolour lives.
b 1979 (Melbourne, Australia)Julian Martin
Artist, animator and ARF football fan, whose non-stop graphics of the deep blue sea have won him critical acclaim.
b 1969 (Melbourne, Australia)Anthony Romagnano
Methodical colourist whose distinctive still lives abstract into symbols through gradual layers of ever expanding shades.
b 1985Catherine Staughton
Pop, pop, pop, go Romagnano's jigsaw colours, idiosyncratic re-inventions of the album cover heroes from the dawn of 3 minute rock.
est 1998 (Schwäbischen Alb, Germany)Romina Bafaro
b 1983 (Ehingen, Germany)Roland Kappel
Painterly abstracts and pencil drawn sketches document this humorous artist's daily cable wrangling routine with technical and lyrical precision.
b 1949 (Reutlingen, Germany)Marco Schmitt
A construction site obsessive whose crane, digger and traffic sign opus recalls a childhood of urban renewal and his own architectural practice.
b 1986 (Coesfeld, Germany)
Schmitt’s very minimal lines define everything he sees around him, from cityscapes to bottles of alcohol to thunderstorms and the open highway.
est 2001 (Linden, Germany)Uwe Breckner
b 1973 (Transylvania, Romania)Birgit Gigler
Breckner lives and breathes the fairground, labouring on intricate models of card, paper and glue to recall the details and memories of his youth.
b 1961 (Linden, Germany)Atelier Asfodelo
A keen observer of the every day, Gigler transforms objects and fascinations into playful, larger-than-life studies.
est 2008 (Parma, Italy)Mattia Fiordispino
b 1986Giovanni Rosselli
Framer, draughtsman and engineer, this motor and sci-fi enthusiast populates his universe with spacecrafts, sports cars and teleported warriors.
b 1951 (Parma, Italy)Marika Tresanini
Barber, butcher, shopkeeper, lifeguard and carpenter whose art treads a spiritual journey to the gods via eroticism, paganism and Christianity.
est 1978 (Norfolk, UK)Roy Collinson
1946–1999 (London, Britain)
An instinctive colourist with a strict work ethic, Collinson’s self-regarding opus celebrates a boy’s own world of cops, cowboys and guns.
Bethlem Arts – Bethlem Royal Hospital
est 1997 (Kent, UK)Albert
est 1985 (Rotenburg, Germany)Immo Fiebelkorn
b 1956 (Rotenburg, Germany)Sylvia Krause
An intimate artist whose delicate countryside daydreams tell of a narrative Christian background through finely rendered watercolours and oils.
b 1977 (Salzhemmendorf, Germany)Hildegard Meyer
An inky utopia of night skies and country days form the distant and familiar world of this lyrical part-time painter.
est 1999 (Livorno, Italy)Veronica Martinelli
1961-2009 (Livorno, Italy)Marinella Parente
A figurative artist of enormous confidence who changed her surname from Brigiotto to Michelangelo to accredit her true inspiration.
b 1977 (Livorno, Italy)
Words become pictures and pictures become words in this curious reproductive oeuvre encompassing the sea, celebrity culture and crime.
b 1982 (Brisbane, Australia)
Social commentator Hughes warns the world with cautionary media tales retold in fast primary colours and bold just-say-no text.
b 1970 (Manchester, Britain)
Peering faces and flying buildings populate the output of this newly discovered artist whose private visions unfold in wax crayon and pen.
est 1994 (Wiltz, Luxembourg)Jurgen Berg
b 1974 (Luxembourg City, Luxembourg)Carlo Wertheimer
Facial expressions, African beasts, fashionable clothing and objects of wonder, all become fodder for Wagener's insatiable and engaging pop styling.
est 1974 (Oakland, USA)Ramon Avalos
b 1969 (Michoacán, Mexico)Louis Estape
Repeated arcs of dense coloured wax indicate the artist's physical process, obscuring the paper with a dark iridescent and all-consuming glow.
b 1938 (Honduras)Steven Geeter
A commanding presence whose constant low-volume monologue complements his prolific and vivid illustrations of friends, family and faith.
b 1963 (Mississippi, USA)Dan Miller
Martin's memories become hand-drawn snapshots of his family's Arkansas farm, replete with trucks, snakes, pocket knives and cell-phones.
b 1961 (San Francisco, USA)Donald Mitchell
Miller's art speaks through the gradual repetition of letters and words, drawn, painted or typed, building to the point of formalist abstraction.
b 1951 (California, USA)Erin Punzel
Cross-hatched fields of linear fixation hide autobiographical faces and forms, buried on the page in Mitchell’s prolific monochromatic oeuvre.
b 1985 (California, USA)William Scott
Colour, lots of it, all the time, everywhere, Punzel's never-ending saturation is a source of joy for the books, paper and canvases she fills.
b 1964 (San Francisco, USA)Gerone Spruill
A highly skilled self-taught artist whose commercially appealing imagery retells a high-rise future for his impoverished low-rent childhood past.
b 1973 (Oakland, USA)William Tyler
DJ Disco Duck is an encyclopaedic music buff superstar, whose pop comicbook epic reveals the misadventures of his colourful Chocolate City cast.
b 1954 (Ohio, USA)George Wilson
The 30 year practice of this natural born storyteller weaves a semi-fictional art narrative lived out with his real-life twin brother.
b 1946 (California, USA)
An artist of few words, Wilson's large-scale figurative drawings gracefully communicate his vibrant inner energy and perception of daily life.
est 1983 (San Francisco, USA)Daniel Green
b 1985 (San Francisco, USA)Camile Holvoet
Entertainment, politics and sport collide in Green's graphic listings, inked onto wooden panels with personal comments and immediate concerns.
b 1965Evelyn Reyes
An energetic illustrator and colourist, Li’s loose gestural drawings capture the frenzied street and moments of voyage.
b 1957 (California, USA)
Methodical choices and continuity of process are central to Reyes' astonishing abstracts and gives them a unique form, colour, texture and shape.
Debajo del Sombrero
est 2007 (Madrid, Spain)José Manuel Egea
b 1988 (Madrid, Spain)Miguel Ángel Hernando
Unremitting layers of biro encircle clippings from glossy magazines to obscure the inhabitants of Egea's dense and evocative underworld.
est 1984 (Rhode Island, USA)Andy Lacouture
b 1970 (Charlottesville, USA)
Wordsmith, humorist and more recently, embroiderist, whose pool hall obsession is revealed in a unique and tactile eight ball-ography.
Oscar Jason Dumo
Mary Anne Adriano
est 2002 (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil)Raimundo Camilo
b 193 (Ipu, Ceará state, Brazil)
Polished ballpoint banknotes form a collectable creative currency, revealing that the smiling banker's face is perhaps the artist's own.
est 1973 (Brooklyn, USA)Yasmin Arshad
b 1975 (Florence, Italy)Amy Caliri
Charts, calendars, phrases and dates form repetitive multicoloured assemblies in this sharply inquisitive artist's infinitesimal practice.
b 1955 (Massachusetts, USA)Larry Edmiston
Despite limited mobility and cognitive skills, poet Colby's finely drawn minimalist repetitions reflect a powerful inner life and aesthetic eye.
b 1958 (Baltimore, USA)John Howe
Cute teenage girls, faces turned away, skirts a little too high, these are the artist's High School crushes, lost to the passage of time.
b 1955-2009 (Boston, USA)Abdel Michel
Kirshner's insatiable curiosity with modernity is remembered in evocative and scratchy sketches of thunderstorms, bulldozers and daily breakfasts.
Diaries of daily activities take fragile sculptural form, as the buses and buildings reduce to object.Gilberto Palascios
b 1948 (London, England)
The myth of early American authors is maintained in Salter's spare and painterly portraits, reminiscent of a style contemporary to its subjects.
est 2001 (Frankfurt, Germany)Julius Bockelt
b 1983 (Frankfurt, Germany)Holger Frischkorn
A free-hand artist whose structuralist drawings reflect an inner musicality and rhythm through their abstract and minimal patterns.
b 1974 (Frankfurt, Germany)Hans-Joerg Georgi
Large-format minimal figures fetishize hardcore male bondage, a sexual behaviour known to the artist only through his canvas expressions.
b 1949 (Frankfurt, Germany)Stefan Häfner
Vast aircrafts of adhered cardboard set a mission to flee an uninhabitable planet in this visionary artist's drawn and sculpted flying cityscapes.
b 1959 (Frankfurt, Germany)Andreas Skorupa
Häfner's mesmerising Future City is a three-dimensional masterplan for evolution, imagined from private studies of architecture and construction.
b 1967 (Frankfurt, Germany)
A natural historian whose visual analysis of Japanese woodcuts and 18th Century saints provide rich pickings for his figurative meditations.
est 1954 (Maria Gugging, Austria)Leonhard Fink
b 1982 (Vienna, Austria)Heinrich Reisenbauer
Objects, figures, buildings, maps, electronics, monsters, text, all are ingredients in the dense visual of this hungry young monochrome artist.
b 1938 (Kirchau, Austria)Günther Schützenhöfer
With motifs, methods, orders and organisations, Reisenbauer's 30 year art practice brings enforced harmony to an otherwise unruly visual world.
b 1965 (Mödling, Austria)Karl Vondal
Everyday objects lose perspective, form, detail and sense in the fabulous pencilled abstracts of this perceptive and observational draftsman.
b 1953 (Obersiebenbrunn, Austria)
Delicate pastels outline busty blondes and their priapic lovers in the fictional autobiography of legendary creative love-maker, Vondal.
(The Hague, Netherlands)Liliane Jansen
b 1977Piet Keus
b 1948Fabian Puls
Robbert van Stekelenburg
est 1990 (New York, USA)Everette Ball
b 1982 (Alexandria, USA)Melvin Way
A young adventurer whose conquest of Manhattan under his grandmother's eye is recalled in delicate sketches of mighty bridges and cityscapes.
b 1954 (South Carolina, USA)
An instinctive creator whose prior life on the street informs complex algorithmical formulae, intended not as art, but perhaps as answers.
(Michigan, USA)Willie Jones
1949 - 2009
est 1991 (Rotterdam, Netherlands)Ben Augustus
b 1960 (Rotterdam, Netherlands)Paulus de Groot
A predominantly non-verbal artist whose line-drawings place text, numbers and Playboy pin-ups in the football clubs and TV shows of his daily life.
b 1977 (Rotterdam, Netherlands)Louise Guardia
The son of artists, Paulus' paintings reflect the death of his father, his own discovery of sex and the horror movies he watches every night.
b 1969 (Paramaribo, Suriname)Wendell Jesse Kerwhen
A silent savant whose photographic memory and perception lend a precise and lucid drawing style to Rotterdam's architecture and transportation.
b 1988 (Terneuzen, Netherlands)Jeroen Pomp
A fearless gunslinger who lives with his mother, Kerwhen uses pencils to explore a penis obsession and themes of armaments and masculinity.
b 1985 (Rotterdam, Netherlands)Celeste Versluis
A full-time draughtsman who fills every paper edge to edge with plant life, cityscapes, fruits, animals and a twisted bird’s eye perspective.
est 1992 (Vielsalm, Belgium)Pascal Cornélis
b 1963 (Aye, Belgium)Eric Derkenne
Colours blur, eyes to the side, as men of every shape and size chat in the narrative of this comedically expressive portraitist.
b 1960 (Stavelot, Belgium)Irène Gerard
Working exclusively with his ballpoint pen, Derkenne's impactful figurative abstracts beat an interior rhythm communicated only through image.
b 1958 (Eupen, Belgium)Josiane Herman
The human form is the starting point for this artist's work, inspired by images from art history, recontextualised completely as her own.
b 1970 (Verviers, Belgium)Joseph Lambert
Pencil shadings and fields of white chalk speak of a black and white world view where buildings and figures loom large.
b 1950 (Grand-Halleux, Belgium)Benoît Monjoie
An unknown alphabet invented over 15 years ago has become a musical creation, spreading out in monotone waves across the paper.
b 1960 (Liège, Belgium)Jean-Jacques Oost
Women's magazines fascinate Monjoie, whose provocative sideways eyed models give him no end of pleasure - and his mother no end of aggravation.
b 1963 (Liège, Belgium)Dominique Théâte
The nude female form is Oost's domain, be she a black and white impression drawn on film or a brash colourful cartoon with naïve genitals.
b 1968 (Liège, Belgium)
Self-portraits inspired by his identity card feature in the graphic-novel autobiography of this fictional WWF wrestler and parent-fixated painter.
est 1995 (Japan)Yasuhiro Hirata
b 1962 (Osaka, Japan)Masato Naka
Astonishing text-based artist and entertainment obsessive whose lists, letters and diaries reflect his passions, from Kabuki to Chip 'n' Dale.
b 1962 (Osaka, Japan)Masahiko Ooe
Dense objects and landscapes of smudged pastel speak of a fertile inner life and the desire to communicate to all.
b 1965 (Osaka, Japan)
Domestic animals become abstract sculptures in the built-up white, green and black canvases of this gifted, intense and gentle figurative painter.
(Laren, Holland)Han Ploos van Amstel
b 1926 (Amsterdam, Holland)
This urgent vehicular artist refused all instruction and let the cars, trains and trams of his interior take over his exterior creative oeuvre.
est 1995 (Oberschleissheim ,Germany)Franziskus von Branca
b 1959 (Munich, Germany)Manfred Henke
Influenced by arduous childhood journeys with his mother, Cäsar's paintings are peppered with trams, cable cars and the Wuppertal monorail.
b 1952 (Warendorf, Germany)Mario Jambrešić
Designer, musician and one man rhythm section, Henke reproduces the tunes which capture his ear on the maps and atlases which capture his eye.
b 1966 (Paderbom, Germany)Sabine Münch
Jambrešić's guards are cut-out talismans, doctors, lawyers and upright citizens, folded in his trouser pocket until ready to commit to a frame.
b 1963(Munich, Germany)Thomas Schlimm
A prolific late bloomer whose patient engravings depict an inner cosmos of mammals and sea creatures, both recognisable and strangely alien.
b 1961 (Munich, Germany)
The circus recalled in languid large format works invites this gentle comedian to revel in the memories of his entertaining youth.
(Wellington, New Zealand)Daryl Kennedy
est 2002 (Osaka, Japan)Yuichi Kitaike
b 1984 (Osaka, Japan)Takeshi Sakamoto
Human beings of colour grids are existential mosaics in the ever-increasing population of Kitaike's distinct and creative world.
b 1988 (Osaka, Japan)Tomoyuki Shinki
The larger-than-life comicbook characters of this soft spoken figurative artist reveal a bustling internal world of heroic animalistic proportion.
b 1982 (Osaka, Japan)Eiji Takeda
A combat sports fanatic whose hysteric grapplers squash bodies in fondly remembered CG matches and across vast scrolls of densely inked paper.
b 1980 (Kochi, Japan)Katsuhiro Terao
Advertising motifs form the basis of this delicate slow motion practice, personalising 21st Century branding into an intimate and aesthetic form.
b 1960 (Osaka, Japan)Kazuhiro Yoshimune
An epic metal welder whose deconstructed collage and scratch-board opus challenge impossible architectural feats which cannot fail to astonish.
b 1984 (Osaka, Japan)Mitsuo Yumoto
Over 200 colour notes form the basis of an ephemeral painterly non-style, as objects are relieved of all detail to become symbols of inner being.
est 1987 (Goes, Netherlands)Marianne Schipaanboord
b 1965 (Appeldoorn, Netherlands)
The epic battle between the artist and her body are all but forgotten in the delicate watercolour fragments which diarise her world-class work.
(Netherlands)Kevin van der Heijden
est 2002 (Saitama, Japan)Yuichi Saito
b 1983 (Saitama Prefecture, Japan)
A young painter whose visual abstractions reflect daily televisual obsessions and the repetitive alphabetic gestures of the letter “mo”.
Kunst En Vliegwerk
(Netherlands)Fabio de Best
est 1994 (Copenhagen, Denmark)Christian Carlsen
Oline Cecilie Hedegaard
b 1990Gunnar Karlberg
Historical figures and legendary personalities re-turn to life in the hand of this Danish devotee.
b 1955Thomas Larssen
An uncompromising draftsman and painter whose intense and fast creative technique results in complex sketches and repetitive canvas variations.
Birgit Neja Jensen
Society and its mannerisms are carefully studied and reinterpreted in Jensen's graphic, high-style and predominantly figurative paintings.
est 2003 (New York, USA)Kenya Hanley
b 1975 (New York, USA)
Cell phones, cupcakes and culinary confections fill fantasies and patisseries in the grid based universe of this self-confessed sugarholic.
est 1980 (Ried im Innkreis, Austria)Josef Hofer
b 1945 (Wegscheid, Germany)
A non-verbal contemporary figuratist whose everyday art making practice exemplifies his unfettered creativity, enthusiasm and legendary onanism.
Little City Arts
est 1959 (Illinois, USA)Charles Beinhoff
1939-2007 (Chicago, USA)Jeff Burke
A remarkable diarist whose visual inner life is recalled in the everyday images of his art workshop and witty fantasies played out on the page.
b 1973 (Illinois, USA)Brian Kaplan
A musical artist who hums elaborate melodies as he weaves abstract layers of words, phrases and cut-out collage into wild fields of painted colour.
est 1998 (Carpi, Italy)Cesare Paltrinieri
b 1964 (Concordia, Italy)Gianluca Pirrotta
Softly rendered chalk portraits of politicians and historical icons form an imagined coterie for this intense and solitary figuratist.
b 1980 (Palermo, Sicily)Franco Veneri
Eye-catching grids connect Pirrotta with the buildings and football fields he loves, linking them to his own colourful emotions and memories.
Kunstwerkstatt Mosaik Berlin
est 1996 (Germany)Till Kalischer
b 1967 (Berlin, Germany)
The evocative comic strip creations of this self-taught satirist speak of the females and fast cars of the Berlin street
Tiny relics of icons and saints are private symbols of worship for this devout and traditionalist painter.Dorota Filak
est 1982 (Ellignies–Saint-Anne, Belgium)Jean-Jacques Bonnier
b 1941 (Jumet, Belgium)Alexis Lippstreu
Words and their associations create philosophical streams of felt-tip consciousness in this non-verbal artist/poet's handwritten oeuvre.
b 1972 (Suresnes, France)
Sensitive copyist whose tiny figures wrapped in sheets of lead and coloured pencil contrast with giant faces in primary palette paint.
est 2004 (Chicago, USA)James Allen
b 1985 (Chicago, USA)Louis DeMarco
Superman, Prince Charles and Prince William star as leading men in the vivid painted canvases of this starry-eyed pop singer-songwriter.
b 1985 (Chicago, USA)Adam Hines
Bold affirmations and cloud spreadsheets flow from the imaginary island of Loudemar, home to this esoteric artist, musician, designer and writer.
The Center for Public Art and Design – North East Folk
est 2009 (Bridgeport CT, USA)Ricky Hagedorn
b 1953 (Connecticut, USA)
A 30 year wood shingle practice documents vintage cars, planes and eateries, pictorially coded so the artist knows the time and date of creation.
(Hiroshima, Japan)Hiroe Kittaka
Inventor of a unique written language comprised of signs, letters and ideograms understood only by her and her late blind father.
Russia Special Life
est 1984 (Hamburg, Germany)Benjamin Binder
b 1989 (Hamburg, Germany)Michael Gerdsmann
Wooden protective covers for dictaphones and cassette players reflect the recording fixations that fuel this one-off artist's technological dreams.
b 1968 (Hamburg, Germany)Bernhard Krebs
Visually impaired artist whose crochet oeuvre of electrical appliances and potted plants lends these ordinary items extraordinary creative form.
b 1951 (Hamburg, Germany)
From child prodigy to lifetime painting activist, Krebs’ every waking moment is dedicated to the depiction of memories and television stars.
est 1981 (Morganton, USA)Laura McNellis
A lifetime opus of tempera on newsprint documents the buildings, meals and fashions which make up this enigmatic artist's creative worldview.
(London, Britain)Duwayne Brooks
b 1957 (Tennessee, USA)
Inked illustrations adorn a diaphanous dream-world where loved ones, music and abstract shapes happily collide.
Survivors Art Foundation
(New York, USA)Julio
Julio’s delicately rendered modern-day folk scenes speak of the archetypal pleasures of his native Gua-temala.
est 2002 (Poznan, Poland)Przemyslaw Kiebzak
b 1973 (Poznan, Poland)Henryk Żarski
Foreboding monochromatic exteriors of castles and Gothic structures infer a dense private land, unknown to all but their mysterious Polish creator.
b 1944 (Jabelwaren, Germany)
A silent mid-life painter whose first brush stroke encouraged him not only to speak, but to reveal the images of a fertile and vivid interior.
est 1964 (Florence, Italy)Giuseppe Barocchi
b 1958 (Bagno a Ripoli, Italy)Giovanni Galli
Biffoli is a classical portraitist whose great loves are his sitters, psychoanalysed with paint on canvas until each session is complete.
b 1955 (Florence, Italy)
A comicbook convert whose conspiracy universe of war weapons and space rockets liberate him to rescue ample starlets in tight-fitting lingerie.
Galerie der Villa
est 1999 (Hamburg, Germany)Thomas Beisgen
b 1961 (Hamburg, Germany)Bernd Ollhorn
People, hundreds of them, tiny circles, dabs of watercolour, a country of abstracted rows immediately recognisable as the distant land of Beisgen.
b 1959 (Hamburg, Germany)Roland Schmitt
A confident and happy-go-lucky draftsman whose daily ambles through Hamburg begets rectilinear mazes of buildings, tramways, cars and people.
b 1961 (Hamburg, Germany)
A thought, a word, a sentence, Stoffer's daily art practice speaks on his behalf in letters written to a fictionalisation of his own dear mother.
(Oosterwolde, Netherlands)Roy Wenzel
b 1959 (Heerlen, Netherlands)
Dutch artist whose distinctive penned and pencilled urges recollect figures, fields and fast trains from his childhood until the present day.
est 1988 (Gothenburg, Sweden)Hans Carbe
b 1950 (Kortedala, Sweden)
Late blooming painter whose figurative oeuvre reflects both his dark internal rumblings and his brilliant and creative lightness of touch.
Atelier Wijde Doelen
est 1991 (Utrecht, Holland)Bob van Buuren
b 1968 (Utrecht, Netherlands)Kitty van Straaten
The flat rectilinear box style of this radical visualist brings an intriguing idiosyncratic feel to even the most mundane of subjects.
est 1986 (Shiga, Japan)Isao Hayashiguchi
b 1967 (Shiga, Japan)Kazumi Kamae
Simple faces looking out, surrounded by coloured gestures, giant friends from the artist's interior, peek out into the light of day.
b 1966 (Shiga, Japan)Yumiko Kawai
A textile and ceramic artist whose dominating futuristic forms speak authoritatively on her behalf when she cannot.
b 1972 (Shiga, Japan)Toshia Okamoto
Indian ink, pastel, paint and clay form the words, faces and cruciform figures of this multi-disciplinary artist's all-encompassing oeuvre.
b 1978 (Shiga, Japan)Masayo Takiguchi
An ex-trucker whose impressionistic vehicles recall his own juggernaut past and the daily thundering of transportation across the country.
b 1979 (Shiga, Japan)Masami Yamagiwa
Yarnwork artist whose silent accumulative tapestries reveal a calm repeated form.
b 1971 (Shiga, Japan)Shunji Yamagiwa
Gargantuan monsters, microscopic frogs and armies of repetitive clay figurines cover the land in a fiendishly imaginative production process.
b 1938 (Shiga, Japan)Hideaki Yoshikawa
Formalist scratched black lettering covers every white surface in Yamigawa's indecipherable and eternal narrative.
b 1969 (Shiga, Japan)
This transcendent draughtsman and sculptor can be identified by his remarkable clay figures where the eyes, nose and mouth are simply minimalist holes.
Atelier de Zandberg
est 1988 (Harelbeke, Belgium)Christine Cattebeke
b 1959 (Kortrijk, Belgium)Lia Hes
The patterns found in nature initiate dense multi-layered oils in the hands of this confident abstract painter and textile artist.
Heads, mushrooms, ghosts, organic abstract forms emerging spontaneously to create detailed segments of the artist’s subconscious.