Bradley Eastman aka Beastman is an multidisciplinary artist from Sydney, Australia. Influenced by the biodiversity, symbolism and design aesthetics behind nature’s repetitive geometric growth patterns and organic landscapes, Beastman’s paintings, digital illustration, commercial projects and public murals explore a unique visual language, depicting future environments of abstracted landscapes, potential new life forms and human intervention.
Laura Berger (previously featured here) is a visual artist living and working in Chicago, Illinois. She received her BFA from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2002. Berger has shown her artwork both nationally and internationally, with exhibitions in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, and New Zealand.
Her existential explorations take place within minimalistic environments, populated by a cast of culturally diverse naked human bodies. These entities are often engaging in spiritually enriching activities, both together and alone, highlight the importance of our basic human connections and the time required to reflect and grow.
Buenos Aires, Argentina based Karina Peisajovich received a BFA from the National School of Fine Arts Prilidiano Pueyrredón in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Peisajovich’s works decode the machinery behind representation, focusing on the idea of light, darkness and color as the grounding substance giving shape to the world of images. She structures spaces to achieve heightened perceptual experiences in which visitors become acutely conscious of their individual eye as a perceiving entity. Her time-color environments engage viewers with a simulated pre-image state where they may recognize their own processes of visual construction.
Copenhagen based Swedish artist and designer Anny Wang and Tim Söderström create a series of hypnotic graphic animations. Their animations explore the application of color to animated forms. Having worked as architects, as well as 3D artists, Anny and Tim have taken their exploration of 3D software from working on real architectural projects to building hyper-real environments based on illustration and animation. The studio strive to create mind tickling and unexpected experiences through materiality and technology.
Nicole Gustafsson (previously featured here) is the creator behind NIMASPROUT. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and pet kids. Nicole works as a full time illustrator, specializing in traditional media paintings featuring everything from woodland characters and environments, to pop culture based projects for various galleries.
Sally Deng grew up in a dual existence between living for months in China and traveling back to Los Angeles where her family owned a diner in downtown Los Angeles. This presence of opposites coming together is a recurring theme in Deng’s work, through which she creates thoughtful environments in which she is able to harmonize between polarized elements.
Dutch artist Jasper de Beijer uses sculpture-based photography to inspire new ideas about the past. The underlying theme in his work is the impact that the media’s representation has on our collective understanding of history. de Beijer aims to deconstruct the media by staging historical events as 3D models, photographing them and then distorting them in his studio- the result of which looks stunningly more like drawings or illustrations than actual photographs. Each image taken is of a physical set made of drawn material and constructed bodies, environments, and ephemera.
“Disappearing Environments, a public art installation performed by Judy Chicago, Lloyd Hamrol, and Eric Orr in 1968 was recreated and reinterpreted by Materials & Applications in collaboration with internationally renowned artist Judy Chicago and participants from the local community. An installation consisting of 25 tons of dry ice in pyramid formations shrouding the environment with fog was illuminated with road flares served as a conceptual commentary on the rapid commercial development in Los Angeles. Video directed and edited by Peter Kirby.
“Disappearing Environments was a public art installation performed by Judy Chicago for Pacific Standard Time. For more info on Judy Chicago visit http://pacificstandardtime.org