Sander Steins, ‘Garden Without Horizon’
Visual artist based in Nijmegen, Netherlands
Sander Steins blends new and traditional media in a wild and expressive way, often by building, destroying, and rebuilding his motifs. The technological developments of the past decades have made it possible for him to experiment with new digital techniques while still using traditional methods and materials like pencils, paint, graphite, oil pastels, and ink.
Kate McDonnel, ‘Wall Piece’ (2017)
Sculpture & Installation artist based in Bath, United Kingdom.
Working in installation and sculpture, McDonnell uses process art to examine mental illness. Employing an objective approach, she uses the diagnostic features of mental illnesses rather than the subjective experience as a mechanism for generating artworks. Focusing on bipolar disorder, she uses repetition and throwaway materials, conveying a sense of worthlessness and purposeless activity. She is interested in freeing mental health art from the purely expressive, rejecting representational tropes, and applying criticality to what is an underrepresented subject in contemporary art.
Daniel Hölzl, ‘Grounded no. Two’
Installation artist based in Berlin, Germany.
Daniel Hölzl primarily works on site-specific installations that contain an element of constant change. Dynamics are important to him, both between the individual materials of the installation and those between object, space and exhibition visitors. One of the reoccurring themes in Hölzl’s work is the underlying cyclical nature of all elements.
How can sculpture navigate the dialectics between content and form, authenticity and seriality, difference and repetition, organic and mechanical, in the homogenising context of lived experience? Is the medium capable of embodying potentiality?
Elizabeth McTernan, ‘Finding Sea Level’
Interdisciplinary artist based in Berlin, Germany.
Elizabeth McTernan’s practice is a research-oriented and mixed-media exploration of measurement, which seeks to problematize and play with scientific discourses of objectivity. From the Gobi Desert to the Indian Himalayas to the Arctic, McTernan regularly travels to remote landscapes to perform an interdisciplinary practice of mapping. Sometimes this involves a cartography of landscapes: mountains, deserts, the coastlines of islands or puddles. Other times it involves a cartography of objects: lab artifacts, copper, rocks. She process what she finds with actions, installations, new media, drawing, printmaking, sound, essays, and artist books.
Nae Zerka, ‘Unknown flying frgments two’
Visual artist based in Salzburg, Austria
Nae Zerka’s work is a mixture of digital photography and painting, in conjunction with soft color gradients and gestural strokes and marks. He aims to challenge the viewer by letting them feel, sense, and discover a new reality. Zerka’s dynamic paintings represent opposites, things reflect each other, and the composition gives an expansive richness of shapes and forms.
Nick Ervinck, ‘Bretometer’
Multidisciplinary artist based in Lichtervelde, Belgium
Nick Ervinck’s work includes massive installations, handmade and 3D printed sculptures, ceramics, prints, drawings, computer graphics, and animated films. Ervinck pushes the possibilities of digital media to their limits in his own Laboratory (Studio Nick Ervinck), which he has run for the past decade. Assisted by half a dozen collaborators, he uses the most recent technology of 3D market leaders such as Materialise and Stratasys.
Obinna Obioma, ‘Ntutu mara mma (beautiful hair)’
Visual artist & photographer based in New York City, USA.
Obinna Obioma is an Alumni of the International Center of Photography New York, he is a Nigerian born Visual Artist who is based in New York, USA although shuttling between Abuja, Nigeria and London, U.K.
Over the years, his work has metamorphosed from simple portraiture to having its defined style, theme, motives and direction. His work is centered on individuality and identity often using his African heritage as an anchor, inspiration and or motifs.
Mustafa Boga, ‘Flea Market in Adana’
Mixed media artist based in London, United Kingdom.
Mustafa Boga works across many mediums; photography, video, performance, and installation are all a part of his practice. In his work, he often revisits themes and rituals from his ancestral home – manipulated images of his family members, ceremonial flower arrangements, and radically embroidered quilts offer hints into his upbringing in Turkey’s south. Boga has won several awards including The Red Mansion Art Prize, which took him to China, where he created the work ‘There He is Without a Proper Diagnosis’ relating to his different cultural experiences.
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