German-born artist Antoni Tudisco crafts 3D and video works that are packed with surreal scenes and bombastic activity. His personal work has a stranger, humorous edge, as he offers snippets on his Instagram page. In a statement, he offers some insight on an early interest in art:
Most of us flinch when we see a bad bruise. Finland born, Helsinki based artist Riikka Hyvönen sees an inspiring myriad of colors that tell a story. Her art combines hyperrealism painting with sculptural elements, pop and kitsch styles, taking the pain that we have all experienced at some point and making it strangely alluring. She calls bruises “kisses”, specifically worn by roller derby girls, of which she collects photographs and then reinterprets into large-scale artworks.
Mexican born artist Daniel Barreto, now living and working in Boston, creates photo manipulations that express his desire to reconnect to nature. His works combine the use of traditional mediums used to create his subjects with that of technology. Barreto describes his images as naïve, even childlike. “I hope to provoke an inner curiosity by examining the interactions between humans and nature, or the lack thereof,” he writes in his artist statement. His most recent series, “Lonely Islands”, makes these observations with a simple concept. The series portrays mysteriously lonesome islands, disconnected and floating through the vastness of space.