Brooklyn-based artist Jean-Pierre Roy treceived his MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2002 and was awarded a one-year fellowship from the school. Since 2003, Jean-Pierre has had five solo exhibitions in New York and abroad. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions in the US and Europe and has had solo museum exhibitions at the Torrence Museum of Art in Los Angeles and the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach.
Jean-Pierre’s work is imaginative, powerful and at times apocalyptic. His powerful images explore the vastness of nature and leave you feeling insignificant to the world he depicts. In his paintings, colossal figures battle out Roy’s own, personal demons and existensial questions.
Check out Kirill Nazin‘s work. The vibrant nature of his art transmits an energy that is unmistakable. His bold colors contrasted with black outlines create a world within a work effect, and the intricate patterns dazzle the eye from up close, while the vibrant colors and shapes meld into a harmonious whole.
San Francisco based artist Niv Bavarsky‘s marks and lines are full of energy. His personal work is where wiggly clustered forms can take over entire compositions, while his illustrations stay more visually focused on the primary subject. His creative output includes editorial illustration, album covers, posters, comics, clothing graphics & patterns, collaborative drawing & painting, and music.
Erin Loree is a Toronto-based artist from Gananoque, Ontario. Her vibrant pictures feature incredible blues, magentas, yellows, and many more spread over a canvas. Loree varies her approach to texture, with some areas of smoothly-applied paint and others with short, thick brush strokes, creating an incredible sense of light.
Jon Fox’s tightly packed scenes of mystical figures and their gruelling existential struggles are characterized by dynamic geometric structures, angular shapes and striking color. Born in Hereford, UK, Fox graduated in Fine Art Painting from the University of Brighton in 2004. A child of the 80s, he was initially attracted to Japanese and American cartoons, comics and computer games, along with hip hop and the graffiti styles that came with it.
Drawing on personal introspection, Fox juggles narrative and pictorial composition to produce vivid mindscapes, layered journeys in search of an underlying energy and balance.
“I guess my belief is that if you go far enough inside yourself as an individual, you reach a universal space that we all share and are connected to. I try to create my work from that space.” Jon Fox
Spanish artist Yago Hortal‘s acrylic paintings are wild and dynamic yet wondrously controlled. Hortal epitomizes a new wave of painters creating a contemporary understanding of abstraction, with works gushing, exploding, or dripping off the walls. With his explosive use of color, containing fluid marbling and three-dimensional texture, Yago’s works convey pure energy bouncing off the canvas, allowing freedom for the viewer’s own interpretation.
“A painting that talks about painting, and in consequence, about its own language autonomy, is a whirlpool that extends to in?nity, a pictorial-rational loop.” Yago Hortal