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artists featured in issue 37 are: Ako Castuera Ana Teresa Barboza Edward del Rosario Joshua Noom Lu Cong Martin Tomsky KVAR illustrations - Tea Jurišić Mike Lee Millo Anja Sušanj
Ako Castuera: Born in Claremont, CA. Went to school at LACHSA and CCAC Former character designer on Metalocalypse and writer/storyboard artist on Adventure Time.
Born in Lima, Perú in 1980, Ana Teresa Barboza lives and works in her native city. She studied painting in the Faculty of Art at Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PCUP). “I’m interested in the different concepts one can arrive at by using clothing and embroidery as an artistic medium. An important part of my work revolves around the human body. At first, I used needlework and embroidery to fragment, recompose and decorate the human body. I worked with selfportraits; photographs printed on fabric that were later intervened with embroidery, and decorative patterns that served as camouflage. Later, after my first exposition, Modos de Vestir, this look toward the human body and the human interior was displaced outward, toward my surroundings. Through embroidery and hybrid garments I ascertained the different bonds that unite us with other people. I used the dress as a metaphor for different relationship modalities, highlighting how relationships condition us in specific situations and force us to adopt specific behaviors— making the garment an extension of the manner in which we relate to others. In my second exposition, Animales Familiares, I continued working with the relationships we establish in daily life by way of representations of animals and men that adopt unexpected behaviors and perspectives during situations of affection and aggression. In these pieces, the animalistic pathos is controlled by embroidery. These “wild animals” are made more familiar and are domesticated by the embroidery in which they are framed. By using embroidery, which is a traditionally feminine language, the images acquire new meaning as they produce a
Edward del Rosario
Edward del Rosario was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He was pushed down a flight of stairs when he was two years old. He received his BFA in Painting from the University of Kansas and his MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Rhode Island School of Design. He has exhibited his work on both coasts of the United States as well as the tiny island state of Hawaii. His illustrations have appeared in many publications including The New Yorker, Harperâ€™s, The New York Times, and Le Monde. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and occasionally makes his way up to New Hampshire to teach at Dartmouth College.
Lu Cong was born in Shanghai, and immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 11. He studied biology at the University of Iowa, and attended graduate school for Humanities at the University of Colorado. Heâ€™s been recognized as an original and influential American painter. His works have been exhibited at the University of Connecticut (Storrs), the University of Denver (Denver), Henoch Gallery (New York), Jonathan LeVine Gallery (New York), Corey Helford Gallery (Los Angeles), and many more. His recent projects include Find Me When You Wake Up (2012-2014), Being There Means Something (2015), Women and Ghosts (2015- ), and Little Accidents and Pleasure (2015- )
Inspired by the relics of his parentsâ€™ past as Czech publishers and book smugglers, Martin Tomsky produces laser-cut illustrations that introduce depth with several layers of plywood in varying tones. Originally immersed in drawing detailed scenes on paper, Tomsky transferred his skills to the 3D, creating stories that seem tangled in lore and feature the outlines of animal skeletons, dense forestry, and mythical beasts. The London-based artist aims to create work that speaks to craft, illustration, and sculpture, each piece serving as both a decorative object and wall-mounted story. Although many of his works are large and intricate productions, he also works small, singling out animal characters like owls, rabbits, and badgers in necklace pendants and brooches. You can see more of Tomskyâ€™s laser-cut tales on his Etsy and Facebook page here.
KVAR illustrations /// Tea Jurišić
I am Tea Jurišić. I was born in Munich, Germany, and moved to Croatia in early age. I went to High school of Applied Arts in Split, and started my higher education on University in Zagreb, 2010. I am student of Applied graphics 4th on Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, Croatia. In my art fields, I’m very active in illustration, painting, drawing, design and printmaking, also I’m a member of few art organisations. I participated in cca 15 group exhibitions and 5 art colonies.
Born 1983, Lives and works in New York, NY. www.mlee.us
Millo â€œItalian artist Francesco Camillo Giorgino, known as Millo, paints largescale murals that feature friendly inhabitants exploring their urban setting. He uses simple black and white lines with dashes of color when necessary, and often incorporates elements of architecture into his multi-story paintings.â€? C. Jobson He took part to several street art festivals all around Europe, like the Muraliza in Portugal, Vilnius Street Art in Lithuan, Heerlen Murals in Netherland but also the Sbagha Bagha in Morocco, the Urban Myths in Belarus and many more. His works have been exhibited in London, Rio de Janeiro, Chicago, Milan, Rome, Florence and more. In 2014 he won the B.Art competition that enabled him to paint 13 multistory murals in the city of Turin (IT).
Anja Sušanj I’m an illustrator from Croatia currently based in London where I’m studying illustration at MA level at the Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London. I’m an avid reader with a peculiar love for comic books and animated films due to which I’m mostly interested in illustrating all types of narratives. Nevertheless, I’m always up for participating in all sorts of illustrated projects, regardless of topic. I enjoy spending sunny days away from the city as nature is a great inspiration for me. Also, I have a degree in animation, which is why I’m interested in character and background design as well. From 2013 onwards I’ve been an active member of KOMBINAT, a creative collective from Rijeka, Croatia that dabbles in all sorts of creative projects regarding visual media.
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