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
Location: New York, NY, United States
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Beautiful Bizarre Magazine (@beautifulbizarremagazine)
ART | CULTURE | COUTURE
Australian based international contemporary art magazine [print & digital]
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John Dalton (@john_dalton)
Artist & Writer - Kerry, Ireland
Art podcast - gently does it . . .
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Stephanie Deshpande (@stephaniedesh)
Stephanie Deshpande is a representational painter living in northern New Jersey. She is best known for her psychological portraits and narrative paintings. Her work combines her love of realism with personal allegories. She creates paintings that unearth hidden emotions and capture the quiet drama of the world around her.
Deshpande graduated from University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a BFA in Painting and continued her studies at the New York Academy of Art earning her MFA. She is represented by Haynes Galleries in the U.S. and by Arundel Contemporary in West Sussex, England.
Judith Peck (@judithepeck)
Judith Peck is an allegorical figurative artist living in the Washington, D.C. metro area.
Tanya Atanasova Visual Arts (@tanyaatanasovavisualarts)
Since her graduation from the National Academy of art in Sofia, Tanya Atanasova has worked in several different media: painting, ceramics, sculptures and installations… She grew up in an environment where different artistic disciplines were in constant interaction. But although she has been drawing and painting all her life , she has only discovered her great passion for oil painting in 2016. Inspired, after visiting the studios/taking masterclasses by some of her most favorite contemporary artists - she decided to become a full time painter. . Dedicated to big size non-traditional portraits, she started weaving her waythrough contemporary realism.
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.
Kathrin Longhurst (@kathrinlonghurst)
raised behind the Berlin Wall, traveled the world, now artist/painter in Sydney Australia
Alexandra Tyng (@alexandratyng)
Alexandra Tyng is a contemporary realist painter known for her narrative, symbolic figurative works, her expansive aerial landscapes, and her portraits.
Donna Bates (@dbatesart)
Jennifer Hrabota Lesser (@jenniferhrabotalesser)
Alex J Dewars (@ajdewars)
Alex is a Scottish, figurative painter working almost exclusively in oil paint.
His work explores identity, hierarchies, patriotism and body politics .
The result often depicts romantic and nihilistic conclusions in a single suspended moment.
He works exclusively in oil because it ties him to 500 years of figure painting. In this rich history you can see themes which are repeated, are continuously relevant in modern civilization, and ripe for parody.
He has exhibited extensively in galleries throughout Scotland for over 10 years, including at the Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition.
Maria Jimenez (@mariajimenez)
Maria Jimenez was born in New York City and is a Queens based contemporary representational artist. She graduated with an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2017. Her work is in corporate and private collections, and has exhibited at the Garrison Art Center in a solo show and group exhibitions including the Salmagundi Club. She has been featured in PoetsArtists Magazine and drawings will appear in the May 2018 issue of Artists Magazine.
Nicole Alger (@nicole_alger)
Realist Painter | Drafts[wo]man
Cheney Lansard (@cheneylansard)
Artist trying to display uncomfortable things.
Doug Webb (@dougwebbart)
Doug Webb is an American painter known for creating a hybrid of surrealism by juxtaposing Magritte like oversized objects, and shifts of scale, to create scenes of meaningful metaphor in a hyperealistic style.
F. Scott Hess (@fscotthess)
Born 1955 in Baltimore, F Scott Hess studied at the UW-Madison & the Vienna Academy of Fine Art. His work is included in the collections of the LA County Museum of Art, Orange County Museum of Art, Long Beach Museum of Art, San Jose Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian Institute, among others. He has received a Theodor Koerner Award, Western States Art Federation award, a J. Paul Getty Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Hess is an Associate Professor at Laguna College of Art + Design in California.
Brianna Lee (@briannaleefineart)
•Imaginative Realist & Fine Portrait Artist • Can't live without chocolate and coffee ☕️
Shaina lives and works in Chicago, IL. She graduated with an MFA from The New York Academy of Art in 2015 and a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2011. Shaina creates figurative oil paintings and works on paper that explore contemporary and classical techniques.
Shaina's painting "Wonder" was recently on view at the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art for their inaugural exhibition. She exhibited in a group show of drawings at Lacey & Phillips Gallery curated by InLiquid in early 2017. Her work has been recognized by publications such as Juxtapoz, Curve Magazine, High Fructose, and Blisss Magazine.
Laura Atkins (@niteowl51)
I like to tell stories through my paintings. I paint primarily in oils.My process involves an indirect painting technique, this means that there is a buildup of layers and great care is required to execute my paintings."
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.
Maria Teicher (@mariateicher)
Painter and photographer in love with strange portraiture. Black cat and new human Mama.
I am forever learning and evolving fine artist, not a brand.
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.