Aixa Oliveras (@aixa_oliveras)
Aixa Oliveras is a contemporary symbolist painter who creates symbolic narratives based on her own life. Working within the realm of classical realism, Aixa’s work pairs the female figure with pattern and symbolic use of color. Through her oil paintings and charcoal drawings, Aixa creates metaphorical narratives of rebirth and identity. Inspired by the Symbolist and Art Nouveau movements, as well as the warmth and color of her Caribbean birthplace, these influences intermingle in her work, thus creating her own pictorial language. Originally from Puerto Rico, Aixa is currently teaching and developing her studio practice in Laguna Beach, CA.
Location: Laguna Beach, CA, United States
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Fine Artist who loves painting
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Curator at Hashtag Art Magazine and
American contemporary figurative painter
Janine Dello (@janinedello)
I’m an Adelaide based figurative artist, working with oil on linen. My painting practice centres around the contemporary female experience. In my work I explore female culture, drawing inspiration from contemporary media such as fashion, magazines, film, music, poetry and everything weird and wonderful I see around me.
Christine Rhee (@christinerhee)
Artist & Illustrator
Christine draws and paints in San Francisco. She is powered by sushi, books and super-cute, extremely-opinionated bunnies.
Eva Evangelista (@elleplanet)
Eva Evangelista was born in Gliwice, Poland. She currently lives in Chicago and works as a portrait artist and a sought-after tattoo artist. Her work is primarily figurative, using traditional as well as non-traditional two dimensional media. She has exhibited at Morpho Gallery, Chicago, IL.
Francien Krieg (@francienkrieg)
Krieg paints older women as beautifully complete nudes. She acknowledges the marks time has made upon the physical body and focuses our attention to a place where physical and spiritual beauty intersect. Imagining a world in which societal pressures lift and current narratives around physicality and the female body broaden. When viewing Francien’s nudes it is hard not to feel moved by their unflinching realism and stark depiction of female beauty.
Krieg’s personal vision is consistent and committed. She expresses herself through her art in ways that give her a unique point of view on the human condition.”
Jodi Gerbi (@jodi1234)
I paint resilience but not always through the depiction of the figure. My oil paintings are realistic portrayals of the garbage, trash cans and drain pipes as a way to convey the idea that humans are often required to find something beautiful in a hard situation in order to keep going. The ability of a human being to do this is the essence of resilience.
In order to understand a thing’s relevance, we need its adverse or adjacent-other to compare it to. My paintings reside in this flux - romanticism overlapping progress - in order to understand how the photo functions as cultural memory.
In my paintings, I reappropriate traditional techniques by deconstructing current understanding and meaning to better gain new and different usages.
Echoing the printer, I use only four colors: cyan, magenta, yellow and black. The work develops in the same manner as a print, left to right. The finished product hangs like a movie screen, slightly swaying when a person walks by, disrupting its ether.
Nadine Robbins (@nadinerobbinsart)
My paintings tell the stories of ordinary people from all walks of life paired with a sense of defiance and irreverence for societal norms.
Jan Anders Nelson (@jannelson)
Artist, engineer working on paper, canvas/panel and photography.
Jan Anders Nelson works in his studio located in the Pacific Northwest, in the Puget Sound region of Washington S. He earned a Master of Arts from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, also spending time in graduate studies at New York University. His work has been shown internationally and is in several private collections, including the Terry and Eva Herndon Collection.
Nicole Longnecker Gallery - https://www.artsy.net/artist/jan-anders-nelson
Dan Bullock (@danbullockart)
Dan is a fine artist specialising in realistic portrait and figure painting in oils with a contemporary twist. He is based just outside London, UK, and is eagerly looking for opportunities to showcase his artwork to a larger audience.
Alexander Hayden (@alexanderhayden)
Alexander Hayden's work grows from a fascination with questioning human perception and how emotion can influence experience and behavior. Born in Texas in 1993, Hayden moved to New York City (where he now resides) in 2017 to pursue involvement in the thriving environment of figurative art. Hayden is self taught, preferring to approach education independently through books & the internet. His works in charcoal and oil use the figure to analyze the difficulties of managing human experience and the ambiguous and often contradictory thoughts & emotions that come with it. Alexander draws deeply on and directly from the events of his personal life as inspiration f
Donna Bates (@dbatesart)
Gemma Di Grazia (@gemmadigrazia)
My representational paintings are a celebration of color, light and form. The compositions exhibit formal aesthetic elements, and using soft pastels, I use a luminous and vibrant color palette that transform the formal foundation into an exciting and dynamic rendering. The work seeks to evoke the life-affirming beauty inherent in the natural world, and reveal what is extraordinary in the familiar. Ultimately, it’s not the subject matter that interests me, it's the tone, the gesture, color, light, scale and composition, that continue to absorb and inspire.
Cedric Chambers (@chambersfineart)
With art less is more, but with food more is more. Inquiries - Cedric@PeaceJam.org
Sharon Pomales Tousey (@sharonpomalesart)
Sharon Pomales is a realist contemporary artist, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Since moving to Bay Village,Ohio in 2012 she has exhibited at various galleries, institutions, and museums nationwide. Her work can be found in collections across the United States and Puerto Rico.
Sharon is a member of the Portrait Society of America, American Women Artists, International Guild of Realism, Allied Artists of America, and is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society.
Her work is represented by Lovetts Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Jennifer Hrabota Lesser (@jenniferhrabotalesser)
Kathrin Longhurst (@kathrinlonghurst)
raised behind the Berlin Wall, traveled the world, now artist/painter in Sydney Australia
Nicole Alger (@nicole_alger)
Realist Painter | Drafts[wo]man
Jacques Bodin (@jacquesbodin)
Jacques Bodin, painter, lives and works in Levallois Perret, France.
He is one of the main representatives of the European hyperrealist current.
He explores some favorite themes such as grass, fruits, hair, still lifes or vegetation treated with a genuine attention to detail.
The subjects are mostly treated in close-ups, under indirect lighting.
On the frontier of minimalism, some of his works bear witness to a conceptual aspect of hyperreality.
He is represented by Plus One gallery in London and State of the Arts gallery in Hong Kong.
Jennifer Balkan (@jenniferbalkan)
for the whole bio, check out my site: www.jenniferbalkan.net :).
My paintings are emotionally-based psychological narratives where the details lie in planes of color. I choose to exaggerate color, in a sense break up a color field into its constituent colors, directing the viewer to particular areas by applying juicy bits of heavily saturated color. I strive to capture emotional states more than anything else, purposefully laying strokes down to create the illusion of an outer physical topography that houses an inner one of the soul. Though it is a cerebral concept that motivates me, the process of painting is superior to all else.
Lauren Bergman (@lauren_bergman)
Lauren Bergman grew up in Washington, D.C., before relocating to Manhattan to study painting and design at Parson’s School of Design and The Art Students League in New York. Bergman's work probes a loss of cultural optimism and the ongoing irresolution of such post-feminist issues as sexuality versus intellectualism, passivity and acquiescence versus ambition. The work courts irony and the inner narratives are playful, yet confront the conflicting expectations of contemporary culture and the intricately complex ways in which we form our identities.
Bergman currently lives in Manhattan and her studio is at MANA Contemporary in Jersey City, NJ.