Siren Merete Fristad, artist name “Sirenes” is a Norwegian artist. Her work, since summer 2011, has been festured in several exhibitions internationally in Italy, Spain, Canada and USA. Sirenes artwork is presented in international art books and magazines and has received several art awards including a Masters Awards at the Exhibition Cutting Edge Masters of Contemporary Art 2014 in Auditorium Al Duomo, Florence. Her artwork is sold to art collectors in countries across Europe, Africa and United States. Sirenes is currently represented by Onishi Project – New York, VividArtsNetwork – New York/Italy and Galleria Wikiarte, Bologna Italy.
Australian artist Patricia Casey works with photography and embroidery to make complex images that explore inner worlds with her series, Little Secrets. Casey believes that we all have an inner core that we do not reveal to even those with whom we are closest. Little secrets that we keep to ourselves. Interior landscapes inaccessible to others. A flow of energy gently vibrates from the surface of each artwork, enticing the viewer to imagine a secret world beneath these dreamlike images. Casey’s work is highly collectible and is currently available for viewing at Stephanie Hoppen Gallery in London and NG Art Gallery in Sydney.
Until recently Barrie Dale saw himself simply as a nature photographer. Then, with nature being destroyed to the point where it was possible to envisage none being left, he also became a conservationist. He now both conserves and photographs wild plants. Wild plants are typically very simple. This appears to give them great visual intensity, and he now wants to explore this artistic potential. He finds the simplicity challenging, and sometimes frustrating, but ultimately rewarding. His work is available online in a range of formats, and a print exhibition is planned for the Spring. He talks to us about his passion for photography.
Allan Storer paints large abstract canvases for architects, interior designers and private clients. His influences include 20th. century abstract artists and the squeegee paintings of Gerhard Richter. He is a Master of Arts, Chelsea College of Art and Design: Bachelor of Arts, University Wales and a post graduate of Kings College. Extra Curricular includes studies at the Slade School of Fine Art: St. Ives Painting School and the Princes Drawing School, He is a member of the Hesketh Hubbard Art Society and Federation of British Artists. Storer’s work embraces abstract and figurative styles, painted in thick impasto oil or water based mixed media with palette knives, brushes and squeegees on to large canvases. He is a London and Cornwall based artist and sells predominantly in the UK. and USA. with an expanding market in the Middle East.
Robin Campbell is an architect and artist. As architect he has been responsible for the Environment Centre and Tower of the Ecliptic. He established Air Architecture in 1998, winning the competition for the Lammas community hub in Glandwr, Pembrokeshire. Robin has prepared public art and landscape strategies for Baglan Energy Park and a town centre regeneration project in Maesteg. He has also founded Fertile Space which is a design collective with a view to creating products for the body or the home which reflect innovation and ecology.
Jessica Zoob is a British contemporary artist who works from her Lewes home and studio. She exhibits regularly in and around London and has works in private collections worldwide. Recently Jessica launched her exciting collaboration with ROMO black edition who have skilfully recreated Jessica’s paintings for an exclusive collection of printed fabrics, wall coverings and fabrics. Zoob has worked on commissions for Intarya and Linley including works for the entrances: of The Lancaster’s Hyde Park, a palace in Dubai and of NEO Bankside. She is currently working on a new collection Playtime which will be launched at her open studio in August
Barrie Dale is a primarily a scientist, but is also known for his painting and his music. All around him he sees nature being destroyed, to the point where it is possible to envisage none being left, so he became a conservationist. To him, wild plants have great visual intensity, which he attributes to their simplicity. As part of his work, he conserves and photographs wild plants. The simplicity and intensity for him is both frustrating and satisfying, but it allows him to say things he wants to say. Here we talk to him about his processes and influences.
Stephen Galloway’s work focuses on experiencing nature in paradoxical ways. His large scale, highly detailed photographs show natural elements as incredibly present, yet also outside our normal expectations. His photographs and installations have been widely exhibited, with works collected and commissioned by the Berkeley Art Museum, San Jose Museum of Art, the San Francisco Arts Commission and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, among others. He is currently working on new public commissions as well as a solo show at the Nevada Museum of Art opening in March, 2014.
Samuel Harriman is a British artist based in Oxford. His work has been exhibited across the UK, most recently at Light Night Leeds, the UK’s first and largest Nuit Blanche. His work consists primarily of light, however, by using painterly processes, he combines the mediums of light installation and painting to intonate the point that the use of light is a form of painting. He uses both white wall gallery spaces and sites such as sheds or residential settings to install his work.
“I am interested in showing the relationships we all have, whether in time or place. I also try to show the pattern in chaos and, perhaps the overload of information that we are bombarded with in our modern times”. - Stephen Hall
Stephen Hall, an artist who has been working in New York for many years, was recently part of a featured article in the New York Times and a photo essay by photographer Michael Mundy , called An Afternoon With and Gallery and Studio magazine’s Ed McCormick called him “One of our more exciting Pop Surrealists”.
There are no digital prints, photographs, collage, airbrush or projections involved in his work. The subjects and ambiguous light sources are hand painted rows and rows of acrylic colors or tones, going from dark to light in countless layers. All the patterns are drawn first around a cardboard template upon the background field color and then painted tonally to match the background.
Boopsedaisy started to focus on photography as a way to release all the creative roadblocks she was finding on her film sets. “Production can be such a long haul and requires a consistent team effort. I had felt after a long stint of writing, producing and editing a few projects in a row, that I needed the creative freedom of flying solo.” The results from the first night’s shoot surprised her. Although she hadn’t heard of camera or light painting previously, the images she shot on film lead her to a new passion exploring colour, structure and movement by using only in-camera effects.
Artist, musician, poet Steve Slimm has conquered most creative expressions, but is now known for his landscape paintings. Having expressed in this medium for over 30 years, he has been recommended in art foundation studies since 2009. Dismissing formal schooling at 16 in favour of self-education, Steve embarked on various studies, including art; and at 60 he now enjoys the assuredness of autonomous experience. Steve’s thrill is improvising music, dancing, and seeing through the perceptual illusions of life. His art concerns self-reflection and the mystery of earth and its inhabitants. Aesthetica spoke to Steve to find out more.