John Parot

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Check out these lovely works by up and coming artist, John Parot. This recent Chicago—-> LA transplant, has great use of color, pattern, composition and collage technique, plus he’s starting to delve into the realms of sculpture and animation! Looking good.

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Tristram Lansdowne

Tristram Lansdowne

Artist Tristram Lansdowne is a Canadian born artist currently living and working in Toronto. His paintings focus on “ideas of permanence and function inherent in our constructed environments”. Lansdowne references the 19th century Romantic ruin and juxtaposes it within an isolated urban setting, thus exhibiting his pessimistic view of human progress.

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Paul Henry Ramirez

orangespin, Paul Henry Ramirez

In the ‘Spin Series’ artist Paul Henry Ramirez addresses social and aesthetic issues with abstract paintings. Each painting is set on a turntable and the audience is invited to rotate the painting. Ramirez creates a collaborative relationship between viewer and artist by making his paintings interactive. This makes it possible for the viewer to find the ‘internal logics, tensions, and interactions that order the multiple parts of the constructed configurations’. I really enjoy the image of the painting as it is spinning, but also like the sexually implicit imagry that emerges from the paintings when they are static.

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Nicholas Bohac

Nicholas Bohac printmaking

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Nicholas Bohac is a San Francisco based artist who works with printmaking methods and acrylic based media. His two-dimensional paintings and drawings are an investigation of human influence on nature, and natures influence on humans. Bohac has created his own version of a modern day landscape, encouraging his audience to think about the ecological climate and human stweardship.

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Alexis Semtner

Oil and Acrylic on Linen

Oil and Acrylic on Linen

Alexis Semtner’s abstract paintings utilize optical illusion to distort the viewers spatial awareness. According to Semtner, her use of visual falsity is used to denote perception and draw attention to how ubiquitous the notion of hallucination is in the human mind. I like the comforting and almost calming colors juxtaposed to the disconcerting Escher-esque environments, I think that the combination works well to create a world of constantly changing perceptions.

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Shannon Freshwater’s Scary Faces…

 

 

Shannon Freshwater is interested in the mysterious and unknown, and finds inspiration in her own fears of death, decay, ghosts,vortexes, and various other natural and supernatural events.

 

 

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Juka Araikawa

 

I first met Juka Araikawa during my stint at UCLA as a teachers assistant for a drawing class. She was a quiet  girl who had moved across the world to LA to study art. Even though she didn’t say much her work always stood out as some of my favorite in the class.

 

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Sharjah Biennial Day: 6

Some more pieces from the Sharjah Biennial..

 

 

A beautiful neon piece going down a tight corridor of a building by  Laurent Grasso. 

 

 

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