Jason "JaFLEU" Fleurant- Florida, USA

Jason "JaFLEU" Fleurant is a self-taught Haitian American Cartoonist based in South Florida. The creator of Treal Toonz, JaFLEU uses his art to "Express the Inexpressible". JaFleu has been featured in numerous local publications (including Art Hive!) and most recently a cover story in the South Florida Times.  Elongated forms, vibrant colors and a sense of humor are all hallmarks of his unique style in his drawings, paintings, murals, comics and works printed on garments.

To learn more about JaFLEU check out his site, www.trealtoonz.com.

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Joey Stupor- California, USA

Joey Stupor currently lives in Newport Beach, California where he has been painting with acrylics for about five years but has been creating his entire life. Stupor is fascinated by crystals, small things that people over look in nature, and mysteries  that could be hidden around the cosmos as depicted in his dreamlike images.

More of Stupor’s images available to view at Joeystupor.com.

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Katelyn Fay- Florida, USA

Katelyn Fay is a multi media artist, designer and musician from South Florida currently living in Boca Raton, Florida.

To see more of Fay’s colorful work visit http://www.katelynfay.com.

Her work is playfully experimental, using Crayola products such as crayons, scented markers, glitter and has a strong figurative and fashion influence.

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McKenna Ihde- Washington USA

McKenna is an acrylic painter and mixed media artist that currently resides in Leavenworth, Washington. She was born in Wisconsin to two teachers. She graduated with a degree in the Fine Arts at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. McKenna gravitates towards the use of fabrics and old paper in her paintings to extenuate her already bold and bright mobile strokes. She aims to create worlds within worlds in her mixed media work. Each painting has many pieces, just like a city has neighborhoods.

You can see more of Ihde’s work at www.mckennaihde.com.

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Pedro Mainman- Barcelona, Spain

Pedro Mainman is a figurative artist from Barcelona, Spain that uses the human figure as a means to criticize contemporary ideas about racial, sexual and social identity, emphasizing both the physical reality of the human body and its psychological value.

 He is a researcher of the human nature. His inspiration is human emotions, his palette the stories that these suggest. 

Each of the characters portrayed in this "Galerie Pathétique" serie of mixed media on canvas paintings has something of the painters most intimate and vulnerable part which he opens up and shares with the spectator in an exercise of courage, stripping his interior through the psychology of the portrayed as if all were one with the rest of the mankind. What results to be a big universal since as a human beings share dreams, wishes, joys, fears, pain, sadness or melancholy…  together with the rest of the human gender. “It´s amazing how the deep and core of people’s lives, the essential, is very often connected beyond gender, borders or even time“.

His distortions of the human figure, androgynous and intriguing, represents the hero inside each human being, the one who remains standing with dignity after the battle, as finding beauty and strength in it´s own drama.

To see more of Mainman’s work, visit https://12pm96.wixsite.com/mainman/pedromainmangallerie-pathetique.

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Artist Spotlight: Shawn Lee Marshall, Kentucky USA

Shawn Marshall is a “third culture kid” who grew up overseas in the 70’s and currently resides in Louisville, KY. She holds a Master of Architecture and minor in Fine Art from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Kentucky. She left the field of architecture after 20 years to become a teacher, earning a Master of Arts in Teaching in 2009. Marshall has received regional and national recognition and awards for her paintings and is currently represented by New Editions Gallery in Lexington, Craft(s) Gallery & Mercantile in Louisville, Sozo Gallery in Charlotte, NC, and Gallery104 in New York, NY. She has work in Corporate collections including Brown-Forman Corporation, PNC Bank, Commonwealth Bank, University of Kentucky, and in numerous private collections.

To view more of Marshall’s work, please visit her site http://www.shawnlmarshall.com.

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Artist Spotlight: Amauri Torezan, Florida USA

"Torezan is a contemporary artist living in South Florida in the United States. Inspired by modernist abstractions and the modern lifestyle in the Mid-20th century, the artist developed a unique style creating hard-edged compositions seen in his paintings, sculptures, and murals. 
In his timeless work, geometric forms seem to be floating around each other as the contrasting colors enhance the exuberant depth effect, creating a sensation of burgeoning life.


Torezan's works of art were recently exhibited at The Baker Museum, Coral Springs Museum of Art, as well as in international art fairs represented by prestigious art galleries.
Among Torezan's artistic collaborations are public art projects, philanthropic organizations, and partnerships with brands such as the Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer.


His work is part of collections in the United States, Europe, and South America.

This info and more on the artist’s site, http://www.amauritorezanart.com.

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Artist Spotlight: James Huntley, Indiana USA

James Huntley is an artist that specializes in a variety of media, including traditional and digital. Working with mixed media, he has traveled the world and the US. His work is influenced by the places he has seen and people he has met along the way. A sense of longing (strongly referencing the Portugese idea of "fado") dominates the expression that comes through the work.

To view more of Hunltey’s work, please visit his site, https://james-huntley.pixels.com.

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Artist Spotlight: Alexandra Pospelova, New York, USA

Alexandra Po is a young artist from Saint-Petersburg, Russia, living and working in New York City. She received her B.F.A in Painting from LIU Post College. In the fall of 2013 Alexandra attended Firenze ArtiVisive school in Florence, Italy. In 2012 she was invited to South Korea, where she exhibited her work in four different cities. Also, in 2012 one of her photographs was chosen by Naomi Rosenblum for 8th National Competition. Alexandra exhibits her work both nationally and internationally.

To see more of Pospelova’s work, please visit her site, https://www.alexandrapo.com/

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Artist Spotlight: Darrell Urban Black, Frankfurt, Germany

Darrell Urban Black born in Brooklyn, New York, grew up in Far Rockaway, New York. In high school, he excelled in science with an affinity for outer space. As a child he made spaceship models eventually placing his artistic visions on paper resulting in some 500 drawings. Phantasmal spaceships eventually carried him to unique wonderland of strange forms and colors. He joined the National Guard in 1982 and currently resides in Frankfurt, Germany.  He is a member of the Veteran Artist Program abroad (EuroVAP) and has artwork permanently displayed in a number of art galleries, museums and other institutions in America and Germany.

https://darrell-black.pixels.com/

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Artist Spotlight, Carmen Smith from Hollywood, FL

Carmen Smith’s paintings explore emotional and intellectual attachments. Central to her practice is engagement with the urban landscape and observation of the architectural styles, colors, light, nature, and the cycle of renewal and decay of places in her own neighborhood and home area of South Florida. Her careful selection of familiar but anonymous locations combined with use of bright, almost neon color and dramatic light work to reinforce her central concept and idea that places influence our experiences, inform our memories, and can even become part of our identity. Carmen’s imagery comes from her own drawings, reference photographs, historical architectural research, news stories, found photographs, stories and memories. Her work inspires a novel perspective on imagery often observed passively, and one gets the sense that there is a metaphysical presence in her simple, vibrant, psychologically charged compositions.

For more about Carmen Smith, visit her web site https://www.carmensmithart.com.

 

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Artist Spotlight, Gerard Boersma from the Netherlands

Gerard Boersma paints people on the streets, in stores, public transport and
museums, showing the way people see themselves, interact or are influenced by modern developments in various ways. The artist is able to freeze time in our fast and busy lives, forever capturing that moment in his work in a moment- the moment that we slow down and quietly observe.

For more about Gerard Boersma visit http://www.gerardboersma.nl/.

 

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