As the year draws to a close, we take a look at contemporary artists from around the world who are making their mark in the art world. From surrealism to abstract, no art is off limits.
“What if our thoughts flickered across the surface of our skin like ephemeral silent movies? What if spirits walked among us, trying to find their path? What if there were no racism, and even the most outlandish people were accepted? What if the children of Andrew’s native land had been allowed to live in peace and thrive?”
Andrew Hem was born as his parents escaped the oppressive and genocidal regime of the Khmer Rouge. His family eventually settled in Los Angeles and he became fascinated by graffiti at an early age. Hem used the wall of Los Angeles as his canvas and followed his dreams studying art and receiving an art degree from the Art Center College of Design. Hem evokes the manifestation of dreams with blue tones punctuated by deep reds and golden light. Hem’s work forces one to think about their everyday life.
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Jylian Gustin is a California Bay Area native who has used her education and work experience to combine technology and art in incredibly innovative ways.
“I knew that if I finished, I would never make art”
Gustin dropped out of college just one semester short of her Bachelor’s degree. She embraced her passion for art and decided to study art. Gustin enrolled at the Academy of Art College, San Francisco and after graduation, she became a graphic programmer for Apple. Using her knowledge of creative programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator, her real life works mimics digital work with the layering and effects seen in the graphic design programs. Gustin uses epoxy, charcoal, oil and acrylic paint, gold leaf and more to create her futuristic images and landscapes.
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Boris Indrikov was born in Leningrad in 1967. He studied art and currently lives and works in Moscow, he worked as a book designer and Illustrator for “Chemistry and Life” from 1991 to 1997. He has been a member of UNESCO since 1998 and works in paint, graphic design and plastics. Launching his solo painting career in 1994, his works are featured in collections throughout Europe, Russia and The United States. His style of “fantastic realism” is known for its earthy tones and almost rhythmic lines. The surreal human forms melding into and around whimsical creatures evokes a sense of childhood wonder and amazement.
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We have had such a wonderful year of art and are so happy to have had all of our students and campers joins us to enhance their skills studying art. May the new year bring more art into your life!
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