Liu Xiaodong paints spontaneously from snapshots of friends, family, and everyday life, and is known for his strong brushwork, precise figuration, and rich colors. Early in his career, Liu emphasized scenery and traditional brushwork to create the most realistic realizations of his subjects possible; however, he eventually discarded this practice for cropped framing, unusual perspective, and the use of color to heighten emotion.
Marco Melgrati was born in 1984 in Milan, Italy. In 2006 he graduated at Santa Giulia School of Fine Arts. He is living in Mexico City. Melgrati works with magazines by mail, mostly for USA , Italy, and Mexico. He works with mixed media plus digital programs.
He definitely spends a lot of time on observing our modern world. This world of technology, virtual reality, and stereotypes imposed by the media. He describes his style as conceptual illustration – a style that is focused on the idea. This means that Melgrati crates the illustrations that depict all the absurdity of everyday life.
We just saw Andrew Hem’s work on Booooooom today, and sometimes just a talented painter can do the trick for you. Writer Amanda Erlanson says about Hem’s work, “Andrew Hem’s introspective, otherworldly paintings explore realities one step away from our everyday waking life. What if our thoughts flickered across the surface of our skin like ephemeral silent movies? What if spirits walked among us, trying to find their path? What if there were no racism, and even the most outlandish people were accepted? What if the children of Andrew’s native land had been allowed to live in peace and thrive?”
San Diego-based designer, photographer and director Charles Bergquist’s ongoing Everyday project continually builds a beautiful body of work that integrates his impressive talents from photography, design, and film. Here we have some of his recent additions to the project. Bergquist has also recently been experimenting with some high speed cameras; he sent over a rough edit and we can’t wait to see the final product once its done. Here we have one of his first experiments with high-speed film shot with some friends in Balboa Park.