Michael Leon was born in 1974 in Tampa, Florida, graduated from CalArts in 1997, and is currently based in Los Angeles. He was a co-creator of Commonwealth Stacks, Rasa Libre, and Nike’s Tech Pack. He has contributed design and art direction to Fourstar Clothing, Girl Skateboards, Stussy, DC, Arkitip, and most recently, Nike SB. Throughout the past 20 years, Michael Leon has been influential to the worlds of both design and skateboarding, his style is in a class of its own.
"Tossin' And Turnin", Flashe, india ink, gouache on Rives BFK 15" x 20", 2009
Christopher Davison currently lives in Philadelphia, working as a freelance designer and part time professor for the Tyler School of Art.His influences in drawing come from a variety of sources including Medieval European Art, Indian Miniatures, and the etchings of Goya and George Grosz.
Inspired by her Filipino American and family background, Christine Morla‘s “sculpture-paintings” are crafted in such a meticuluos yet delicate manner, that is hard not to notice the layers and layers of paper woven flowers that are made up of Filipino snacks packaging that she uses as inspiration for the color palette in the pieces. The craft of weaving was passed down by her own father and using these many cultural references from her own family and culture, she crafts these representations of both abstract and digital environments highlighted in vibrant patchworks of colors.
Chris Lipomi‘s paintings although vary in color, subject matter and composition, they have a lot movement and layers making them interesting to look at. As well as his sculpture pieces, they have this almost “supernatural” aura about them. He mixes ready made and found materials to build upon this sculptures.
With an amazing craftsmanship and a fairly simple subject matter, Jimmy Baker‘s paintings are accompanied with an icy winter landscape. The subjects in the paintings are always covered by some kind of blanket or by the darkness of winter nights, creating plenty curiosity and awe at the remarkable craftsmanship that is able to blend these characters with nature or the background smoothly.