Patrice (Pat) Cantin was born in Jonquière on November 27, 1978. Graduated in photography and painting from the CÉGEP de Jonquière, he studied Visual and Media Arts at the University of Quebec in Chicoutimi, then at the University of Quebec in Montreal, where he obtained his Bachelor's degree. He explores the inter-disciplinary aspect of painting and performance, and that of painting and music. His subsequent work will be clearly tinged.
Very young, Cantin remembers that he drew ... everywhere. "I drew: in my locker at school, my notebooks, my diaries, my skateboards." An object once drawn is no longer just an object but its creation. Cantin could have had a career as a graffiti artist, but his interests, many, led him elsewhere.
At age 17, Cantin began to paint. Six years later, he began a series of albums as a composer (archipel.cc). It is like DJ that he continues his artistic work on the Montreal scene (MUTEK, Picnik Électronik) for four years. The photography (woofshot.com) that he deepens since 2009, led him to paint again. Cantin does not identify with any particular current. He explores both abstraction and figurative in very contemporary works. His creative process is born in two stages. The idea of painting comes first of all from a composition and a color. Composition, especially for his abstract works, is often the sum of ideas accumulated over time. "I do not take notes. Forms, moods, colors, contrasts are superimposed in my head." Matter, for its part, often arises from previous work on the web. There may be several overlays at the beginning of a table. But it is the movement on this matter that conditions the continuation of the work whose result is never predetermined.
For Cantin, putting both hands in the material is a thrilling adventure, like something out of itself. "I like everything about creation. I touch everything. I have so many projects to realize, it is an obligation to get up in the morning: I have to create."
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"The parts of the mystery of our own existence. Tracing the changes occurring around and reflected in human souls." As a little boy I dreamed of good spirits and fairies – I was intrigued by this mystical world! And so this dream accompanied my life…
When I felt my soul again, after a long, terrible crisis 2012, I knew very quickly with this message deal. I was aware that puts a special soul in some, few people! And this I felt again and again. So this new vision had to include these topics: “Ghosts, Fays & Souls” - I always start with this debilitating feeling. There is a desire, partly a painfully strong desire that is born out of my depth! It’s really hard to describe with words what drives me to take the camera and start a new project.
There is no motivation necessary, it's the pure passion, if the appropriate moment has arrived. It’s all about this moment, when my emotions are ready and my soul opens up entirely. "IT'S ALL ABOUT LOVE!"
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My earliest memories consist of encounters with nature: the sounds and sights of plants, trees, all sorts of creatures and elements that govern our world. As a child I began to identify and draw parallels between nature that surrounds us and nature within us. I could see that the way we are human beings: what we feel and do are minute parts of a symphony, a rhythm that nature creates. In everything that I saw, heard and felt I could sense a story that was waiting to be told.
My love for stories is the basis of my art. My attempt is to express stories: stories that are created in my mind by observing human nature and Mother Nature and the stories that I have heard from all sorts of sources. When I read or listen to stories: whether they are fiction, non-fiction, folk tales, religious stories, or historical stories, I twist and turn them in my mind to find hidden meanings and deeper roots.
I am always fascinated by the human condition: it’s complexity, vibrancy and vigour never fail to amaze me. All my art work stem from these cues that I observe and the stories that I tell myself. For me when I write, paint or sculpt, thoughts, emotions, dreams and visions flow from some deep place within me to my fingertips as symbols. Symbols that help me express my innermost feelings and thoughts. The outcome is my Art.
As an artist I work with diverse media. My blog contains my paintings, sculpture, pottery, photography and some of my poetic work and portrays how my poetry and visual art inspire and stimulate each other. Teaching children enables me to be introspective: to go back in time and at times to a beautiful, hidden place of innocence and laughter. I love experiencing how each one of them develop their unique artistic characteristics and ‘grow up’ as creative individuals. I have used this as a platform to display some of their works.
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I have a paranoia of the mundane and maybe this picture exposes that trait.
The idea came to me as I walked back to my hotel from a charity dinner in Chicago in the autumn. I was a few glasses of red the wrong side of sober.
The city has the most visually intoxicating architecture in America and at the cross point of the river and Michigan Avenue, there is space to breathe and find a full frame, as opposed to a brutally vertical perspective. This distinguishes central Chicago from Manhattan. It is truly a stunning location, particularly at night. The incumbent US President chose his asset location well.
Taking my audacious and challenging preconception linearly through to its conception in the middle of a cold Chicago night involved a huge amount of team work and resolve and I thank everyone for their roles - especially the wolf and Chicago PD. (whose charitable foundation will rightly benefit from the proceeds of print sales).
I have closed down bars in my time, but never whole streets in a city centre . We started at 11pm and finished at 3 am.
I know there is a thin line between creative courage and insanity, but I like to push boundaries.
It is up to the viewer to determine my reason for the title. I could be referring to the clock in the famous neo gothic tower behind the Chicago Tribune building or indeed the onset of winter. But there is a less subliminal and rather topical message that is stamped emphatically all over the image. It is surely now “just a matter of time”.
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Kako Topouria studied art history at the University and started practicing painting independently during the first years of studies. It was the artist's personal experience that played a large role in his formation as an artist.
He works in painting, sculpture, drawing, and textile and, also in landscape design. The artist's sculptural works are mainly grouped according the materials used. Metal, wood, paper mache and concrete give different textures and characters to his sculptures. Cheerful bright colors of paintings are more often oil, acrylic, gauche based.
He mainly paints portraits, animals and landscapes. Human figures and animals are simplified to the highest degree possible. Thick contour outlines the united spots. The pictures are often resembled to child drawings or decorative tapestries on which featured characters are moved to a much larger format. The titles provoke certain associations, however, they do not imply a particular story - the artist gives the viewer freedom to interpret his works. - Project Art Beat
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Colombian by birth, Dairo Vargas is a contemporary fine artist who specialises in abstract landscape and portraiture. While the two themes are very different in mood and style, his paintings reflect ethereal qualities of nature and the human physical form.
Accepting his first commission at sixteen, gave him the confidence to develop as an artist. London-based Vargas graduated from Kensington and Chelsea college of Art in 2008 and is now one of the most promising emerging artists of today.
He creates lyrical and abstract work inspired by dance, movement and everyday life, revealing layers of emotions, inner energy and feelings immersed in our communication and interaction.
His landscapes are inspired by places in the UK that hold a particular resonance – Sussex’s South Downs, the Black Mountains in Wales, the Yorkshire Dales and the British coast. Each piece aims to evoke a sense of awe and tranquillity in the viewer.
Despite a busy international exhibition schedule, he partners with a number of children’s charities in Britain and abroad, mentoring young people, while also teaching adult art classes for recreation and rehabilitation.
Baroness Gloria Hooper
Maxi Jazz (faithless)
Chico Slimani ( Finalist 2005 X Factor)
Edward Akrout (Franco-British actor)
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Native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Edu Danesi has lived and worked in Belgium since 1996. A few years after his graduation, from the city of Brussels school of photography, the photographer converted to painting.
Predominantly Self-taught, he works with several techniques such as painting, collage, drawing, graffiti and stencil on various media such as canvas, wood, metal, on body parts or simply the walls ... Edu believes "The importancy ' is that the image speaks, she passes something, an emotion ... "
He's been quoted as saying It is this mixture between the photographer's vision and work of the painter, with a touch of southern blood, giving the images a cocktail, full of colour, sensuality, poetry, provocation and positivity ...
A cocktail of full emotions.
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David Brognon and Stéphanie Rollin have since 2006 been probing the existential fault lines, observing the fallen and the alienated. Permanently rubbing shoulders with the fringes of society, they create modest monuments to people who have fallen by the wayside. No indulgence or temptation in their fascination for the marginal, which is initially driven by the search for a spark in the darkness. Addiction and melancholy exist side by side, but without chatter or literalness. For their work does not shout, it whispers. Its point of entry is the shared secret, trust.
The artists, winners in 2013 of the Pirelli Art Prize at Art Brussels and the subject of a monograph this summer at Frac Poitou-Charentes, are just as attentive to “life’s small epiphanies”, as the artist Ian Breakwell called them, the minutiae of everyday life, those moments of grace in the darkness or the commonplace. They heighten with infinite delicacy the brilliance of the inconsequential and the habitually neglected by recording the nobility of trivia.
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Lives and works in London
2007 - 2010 Postgraduate Diploma Fine Art, Royal Academy Schools, London
2001 - 2004 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Kent Institute of Art and Design, Canterbury
2017 Tropicana Christies Mayfair, London
You See me Like a UFO Marcelle Joseph Projects, Ascot, Berkshire
Ambiguous Implements ROCO Cooperative, Sheffield
Identify your Limitations, Acknowledge the Periphery Vitrine Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
Art Ikon Whitechapel Gallery, London
Last Chance to Paradise Collar, Manchester
2016 Fashion Arts Foundation Commission Christies, London
Polyculture (solo) The Tetley, Leeds
I Am London Historic England, Central Saint Martains, London
Experiments in Consuming (solo) The Kings School, Canterbury
Table Tannery Projects, London
Closer to the Veg Fitzroy Allotments, London
Gradation AF Projects, London
2015 WFWI Dinner Event Bonhams, London
One Night Stand Maciej Urbanek, London
Shoppers Guide ConverseXDazed Artist Award, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2014 A Union of Voices Horatio Jnr, London
Flat Packed Punk and Sheep, London
Pazar (solo) Marcelle Joseph Projects and Istanbul Art Project, Istanbul, Turkey
Shack Site-specific catering project at Focal Point Gallery, South End on Sea
2013 Alignment Backlit Gallery, Nottingham
Sculpture Alfresco Marcelle Joseph Projects, Surrey
Commission for Shrimpy's London
Miart Milan Josh Lilley Gallery, London
2012 NADA Art Fair Miami Josh Lilley Gallery, London
Commission for Bistrotheque London
Bryn Lloyd-Evans, John Nielsen, Jonathan Trayte Josh Lilley Gallery, London
Dependent Art Fair James Fuentes Gallery, New York
2011 Nude (solo) Identity Gallery, Hong Kong
In the Presence of Nature (solo) Canterbury Cathedral, Kent
Under a Pine Tree (solo) Simon Oldfield Gallery, London
Bloomberg New Contemporaries Site Gallery, Sheffield and ICA, London
Restrike Poppy Sebire Gallery, London
2010 New Contemporary Art George and Jorgen, London
Assembly Bearspace, London
Modern Love Simon Oldfield Gallery, London
Show One AF Projects, London
Royal Academy Schools Show Royal Academy of Arts, London
Franks-Suss Collection Saatchi Gallery, London
2009 Bloomberg New Contemporaries Cornerhouse, Man. and Rochelle School, Ldn.
Five Hundred Dollars Vyner Street, London
Premiums Interim Show Royal Academy of Arts, London
Awards and Residencies
2016 Fashion Arts Foundation Commission- British Fashion Council, London
2016 Artist in Residence Kings School, Canterbury
2015 Converse X Dazed Emerging Artist Award
2014 Shortlisted for Hiscox City of London Sculpture Commission
Time Out Isanbul Residency and Solo Show
2013 Shortlisted for Stanley Picker Fellowship
2011 Land Securities Award
2010 Dunoyer de Segonzac Prize
Jealous Graduate Print Prize
Ceilia Walker Foundation
2009 Landseer Prize
Ceilia Walker Foundation
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Leo Boyd is a screen printer and painter who likes to depict mundane things with a skewed sci-fi lens. He sees screen printing as an experimental and playful tool and he is currently experimenting with screen printing on walls.
Welcome to the Simulation is an ongoing exhibition of brand new work by the Belfast-based street artist and screenprinter, exploring the notion that we are living in a computer simulation – a world where the fake and the fictional are held in the highest regard.
Presented as a collection of real artefacts from an unreal world this series of experimental screen prints aims to throw a satirical light on our own deep seated and often confused ideas of what it is to be real and asks ‘If you can’t tell the difference, what the f*** does it matter anyway?’
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