London based British Ghanaian artist Neequaye Dreph Dsane is best known for his large-scale portrait paintings, oil portraits and letterforms. His work draws inspiration from 80′s British underground comics such as 2000 AD, dramatic lighting of old masters such as Caravaggio and the energy and scale of 70’s New York subway graffiti.
After 3 decades of street based work, Dreph is regarded as a stalwart of the scene and has painted in Asia, Africa, the UAE, Central and South America and throughout Europe. His murals and the accompanying backstories present an alternative narrative, a tribute to living unsung heroes and heroines, larger than life and visible in our public spaces. His paintings are arresting and beautifully drafted, with an honesty and depth of emotion that bring his subjects to life.
Dreph is a versatile visual artist working successfully in a wide range of media. However it is his distinctive style, use of colour and attention to detail that is the common thread throughout all of his work.
Visit the Website: http://dreph.co.uk
Born in Muskegon Michigan, a small town on the shores of Lake Michigan, April grew up enjoying many summers on sandy white beaches. A natural artist, her interest in form, color, and line were apparent since early childhood. Blessed with understanding parents, April was encouraged to focus her education on the arts; exploring music, dance, and many types of visual arts. Her talent allowed her to receive a scholarship to an exclusive private high school for the arts, getting a jump start on her career. She initially focused on ceramics, then in college, developed a passion for blowing glass.
“I was in love with ceramics, but then I tried glassblowing and realized I never wanted to work in clay again, I’d found the thing I wanted to do for the rest of my life.”
Before graduating from college, April started epiphany, a business name synonymous with the collaborative efforts of these dedicated artists. Over a decade later, her success is self-evident; with pieces in prominent collections around the world, and a 4,000 sq. ft world class glassblowing studio.
Visit the Website: www.epiphanyglass.com
Originally from Clearwater, Florida, I received my BFA in Ceramics from the University of Florida and currently live in Atlanta, Georgia. I've interned at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana and Women's Studio Workshop in Rosendale, New York. I'm currently making work as a studio assistant at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia. I keep my practice fresh by trying to constantly challenge myself in the studio. When I'm not in the studio I enjoy travel, hiking, and good food.
I’ve always been drawn to art with layers of visual complexity. I find beauty in repetition and symmetry, and enjoy getting lost in the details. My surface decoration reflects my love of the tight geometric designs of Islamic tiles, the grandeur of rib-vaulted cathedral ceilings, and the graceful curves of art Nouveau. A combination of suspended interiors and pierced exteriors to add to the depth and complexity of my pieces. Constructing forms that push the limits of both the material and my abilities, keeps my practice fresh.
Visit the Website: www.katiebosley.com