FISH - 50x100 cm - M.M. on canvas - 2011 by Aristide Loria
Alo is an Italian painter who moved to London one year ago.
Throughout his career, Alo focused on the human condition, describing those who for our society are the "outsiders", the "losers". Alo's art uses a synergy of violent colours, poetry, drawing and painting, which fuses text and image, abstraction and figuration. What also emerges from his painting is a strong critic to the political system and to the power structures.
At least none of those interpretations is important to the artist, convinced that it is essential to leave the observer free to experience the painting.
CORE - 76x102 cm - M.M. on canvas - 2012 (left) and POOR versus POOR - 91x152 cm - M.M. on canvas - 2012 (right) by Aristide Loria
WRESTLER - 50x50 cm - M.M. on canvas - 2011 by Aristide Loria
Art In My Veins
Geometry by Art in my veins
"Art in my veins" is a fine artist based in London and graduate from Camberwell College of Art and Design.
Like in a laboratory, her paint emerges from the mix of pigments, materials, imagination and observation of these reactions. Reactions that are often explored in an analytical way or found through accidental discovery.
Similar to a game of chess, she is challenging the viewer to take part in the process of understanding in creation.
Her pieces reflect a deep path into both cultural backgrounds, Spain and England. Her work has been exhibited at the Conde Duque Contemporary Art Museum in Madrid, the V&A and The Museum of Everything at the TATE Modern in London.
Timeless by Art in my veins
Fracture by Art in my veins
Biljana Kostova art is interpretation of all that life connects and seeds through the imagination. From a single drawn line to crystallizing and transforming the vision of the universe into the endless thought of eternity.
"Illustrating the life beyond reality is my ever source of creation and inspiration."
Clare Lee Taylor
Milk, No Sugar by Clare Lee Taylor
Clare Taylor's work is heavily influenced by the idea of site specificity and exploring the various facets of what can be considered "site". By examining the site through a historical perspective, her work raises questions on the relationship our modern world has with its history, and how each locality has been formed by different socio-economic factors. She is interested in the relationship between globalisation of the world and the effect this has upon local communities.
Creating work using domestic objects is another important element. By utilising objects which are common and accessible, she rejects the traditional use of "exclusive" historical sculpture materials, such as bronze or marble, which require extensive training and are inaccessible to that vast majority of people. At the same time, she is inviting viewers to begin questioning the material itself, which may initially seem innocuous, and its relationship with the site. The materials she chooses are deeply connected with narratives found within history, and are open to interpretation. Each material seems benign but also has its own history and connotations which reveal a darker side of itself.
Salix cinerea by Clare Lee Taylor
Etoile by Damien Gugenheim
As if he was a science fiction photographer, Damien Gugenheim works on themes such as reality, identity, metamorphosis and illusion of life. Far from photojournalism, his goal is not to show some kind of truth nor to give explanations. His pictures are more like trips: finished and unfinished moments at the same time, sorts of memories from the future. That may be the reason why he still works with film cameras.
Invasion by Damien Gugenheim
Monolithe (left) and Tetrapodes (right) by Damien Gugenheim
João's practice is incribed in the universe of the Everyday Life.
He attempts to unveil new perspectives, points of view and ways of looking at the curious things that come across his lifetime.
He does not centre his practice in one medium but in the possibility of the medium transformation as he translates audio data to performance, to video, to visual data and text.
Commited to work within the possibilities of the digital, João sees technology as a tool to achieve an end.
His works constantly attempt to question the relationship of the human being in space, in the contemporary age.
Holding Onto Something Immaterial (left) and Chimera 2 (right) by John Rainey
John is a London based sculptor, who gained his MA education at the Royal College of Art, London. Originally from Northern Ireland, his work is rooted in an exploration of images, reproduction and how an impression of identity is transferred across different media.
Throughout his work John manipulates the aesthetics of synthetics, the compromising of definition and the instability of scale, through an integration of traditional materials with additive manufacture (3D Printing) technologies. Objects that emerge from his artistic process have been subjected to the subversion of classical form, a hybridisation of the digital with the actual, and transformative procedures that see images oscillate between two and three dimensions.
Notable exhibitions include the 2009 "British Ceramics Biennial" , "RCA Paradise" at the 2012 Salone Internazionale del Mobile (Milan), and the 2012 Santorini Biennale of Arts.
Computer Augmented Portrait (series) by John Rainey
Mark obtained his degree in photography from the Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology.
His photographs have been shown in the Royal Hibernian Academy (Dublin, Ireland), The Gallery of Photography (Dublin, Ireland), The Mall Galleries (London, UK) and the Centro Fotográfico Álvarez Bravo (Oaxaca, México) amongst others.
He has had work published in numerous publications including the British Journal of Photography, The Sunday Times and the Sunday Independent. Mark is currently based in London.
Quintina Valero Martínez
Quintina Valero is a photographer based in London. She completed her second degree in photojournalism after ten years working in finance. Quintina Valero has developed her career as an artist project facilitator delivering photography projects in UK.
In the last four years she has been documenting travellers and gypsies' communities in Europe. This work has been published and exhibited in London and Spain.
Corner (left) and White Blue 1 (right) by Richard King
Richard King completed a Masters in fine Art in 2002 at Central St Martins School of Art, London. His work explores the thin line between decoration and fine art. He is also interested in using materials more associated with DIY than the art shop.
The notion of breaking away from canvas square or rectangle is central to his practice, with some of his work defined in a space between painting and sculpture. A lot the motifs in his work come from antiques. He is interested in the distorted, surreal impact they can have when reduced to flat silhouettes.
The work of Freud, Jung and the investigations of the Surrealist movement, all have an impact on Richard's work, and he is influenced by minimalism and pop art. Richard Kings has shown interest in the textures and colours of the London streets. His latest work involves him photographing wood and paper cut pieces in various east London streets.
Richard's artwork has been exhibited across United Kingdom and Finland.
3.11 jp ver. by Yuki Ioroi
Yuki Ioroi was born in 1980, Shizuoka Japan. She started her career as an artist when she moved to Los Angeles in 2001, and participated in local artist showcase events throughout the two years. Her style of pieces was mostly abstract in these years.
After returning to Japan, Yuki moved to Tokyo and graduated from Asagaya Art College, School of Image Creation in 2007. She started creating painting pieces that incorporated words of her messages, shifting from the previous abstract style.
Candidate for freedom 2 (left) and self-portrait 1 (right) by Yuki Ioroi
Yuki creates pieces that speak to the mind of people who have lost themselves in today's overwhelming world. Being force fed with information from every possible direction, it is easy for any of us to lose our own values, or feel threatened to live up to the unrealistic standards portrayed by the media and social peers alike. Her words directly reach out to those who have convinced themselves of their created identities as their true selves.
The recurrent concept of her artwork is to offer an opportunity for the audience to look within themselves and reflect. Through her thoughtful and playful words, Yuki wants her audience to dig deep to their conscious and find that something they might have forgotten while busy living.
In 2011, she moved to London and continuing her career and actively participates local exhibitions.