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Pablo Martínez

Pablo Martínez (1986, Uruguay.) is an eclectic artist based in Chile for the last 2 years and member of ConArtist collective in New York City. 

The guideline of his work is the interpretation of internal processes in ourselves.

His work is an exchange of reality and fantasy based on the unexpected changes of perception.

Working with different mediums and with a strong influence of nature, he tries to immerse on these dreamlike scenes and generate a work that invites to be part of it. 

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Zelé Angelides

Zelé Angelides was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1988. She received her Bachelor of Technology in Graphic Design at the University of Johannesburg (cum laude). There after she did her postgraduate in Photography at Vega School of Brand Leadership. Her work has received several awards including a Gold Loerie. Throughout her commercial career she has photographed various fashion, sports and brand editorials. 

Zelé’s primary field is photography, both digital and analogue. Her primary interest is to subvert the norms and values around women that are constructed and reinforced by Western main stream pop culture as defined through main stream media such as tabloid magazines, music videos, film and advertisements. Main stream popular culture being defined as “the ideas, attitudes, or activities that are regarded as normal or conventional; the dominant trend in opinion, fashion, or the arts.” (Oxford Dictionary, 2014). She approaches her work with the aim of experimentation, how photographic techniques can be used to create an image that inspires a raw connection with the viewer, invoking an emotional response. The intention of her work is to explore how the printed photographic image can come close to truth by replicating an intimate moment. The moment that would occur between two people now manifests itself between viewer and artefact (The printed photographic image). Her objective is to capture a moment/glance that is essential to being human and essential to the character of the subject. The intention is to feature the subject as looking past the notion of posing a construction of self for the camera, but rather to capture an ethereal moment that confronts and challenges the viewer.

Zelé’s work aims to explore female identity by questioning the female form through various photographic techniques such as pinhole, cyanotypes, medium format, 35mm and digital photography. Her objective is to counter the usual neutrality with which audiences view photographs to elicit an emotional response. Her intention is to confront and challenge stereotypes and gender binaries in the subjects that she would work, both in subtle and overt ways and to investigate perceptions of femininity and the female form. Her works range from traditional portraiture through to explorative nudes. Recently, she has become increasingly interested in the concept of “woman’s expectations of woman”. Her intention is to create work that sutures her personal psychological affliction to those of the viewer. 

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Emma Bäcklund

Emma Bäcklund (born in Gothenburg, Sweden; lives and works in London UK) is an artist who’s practice is primarily expressed through the form of the still image and lays in the slippage between an absence and presence of the bodily, a play between liquidity and form.
Her work regard consequences of the image culture with aspiration to confront established ideas relating to form and the corporeal. With inspiration impending from movement, the work is often conveyed within the still image. As a viewer, one is left to fill a void which could be perceived as a subtle performance. The use of black and white photography and printed life-size reflect this bodily experience. Furthermore, her ideas explore the performance of the everyday, gesture and the choreographed movement as opposed to the inherent. Ideas are informed by contemporary dance, neuroscience, behaviour and philosophy.

She is currently studying MA Photography at the Royal College of Art in London (2017).

 

Photograph by Zelé Angelides

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Cory Sever

Cory Sever is an American artist located just outside of St. Louis, Missouri who’s focus ranges from wearable soft sculpture to dream narrative drawings. Through creating imaginative and vibrant bandit like characters which represent a wide range of subjects, Sever creates scenarios and spaces for which this cast of bandits can perform. The playfulness between several mediums allow him to dialogue with the viewer through nearly every human sense.

 

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Bianca Turner

Bianca Turner (1984, Brazilian) is a multimedia artist, holds a BA in ‘Performance Design and Practice’ from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design (2011, London, UK) and a Master of Arts in “Scenography” from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (2013, London, UK).

Her research is on the subjectivity of memory: Is memory material or immaterial? Is memory embedded in objects? – A quest that doesn’t have the intention to be solved but yet to be the source for many artworks.

‘My work explores the documentation of the ephemeral. I explore the immaterially of an object or a place; the invisible, the subjective, and the unspeakable. I think of memory as built in the present rather than something from the past; and I am interested in traces and layers as textures of memory and nostalgia.’

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Brittany Hayden

Brittany Hayden, born in Houston, TX is currently living and working in Denton, TX.

After years and years of trial and error I have finally found a medium and subject that I am constantly excited to create work with and about. Wanting to always make work that focused on the figure but not knowing how to portray it in an interesting way I have finally decided to make my work more personal and use my sleep paralysis as my reference. 

Being stuck in my nightmares was a constant, terrifying experience for me growing up, whether it were large figures walking around my room or me (imaginative) sitting on top of myself(real) and not being able to move an inch the entire time but constantly screaming with no sound.

I've always thought of my work as an "acquired taste" because they are inspired from my nightmares but, I believe our dreams tell us a lot of the kind of people that we are and chose to be. My work can be quite unsettling and quietly loud. There's a demonic feel to the figures in my work that also has a natural human likeness and make people uncomfortable but fascinated. The viewer tends to reflect their own emotions and nightmares onto my work leading them to believe what they think my pieces mean.

So, like sleep paralysis, I am bridging the world between conscious and subconscious. I want to be able to reflect that terror in my work that I have gone through as a child and continue to go through as an adult.

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Véronique Stohrer

Born 1977 in Stuttgart Germany, Véronique graduated with a graphic-design diploma at Fh Pforzheim in 2004. During her studies she spent one year of an exchange term at Camberwell College of Art in London.

After her degree Véronique worked for different agencies, which range from graphic to packaging design. Véronique focuses on collages - analog and digital - which appeals to many magazine clients.

Starting in 2006, Véronique worked for both international and national publications. In 2016 she became a member of the Association BBK (Union of female Artists Baden- Württemberg).

Her work is published in several Art & Design Books for example in TASCHEN : Illustration now 5.She received the Joseph-Binder Award Vienna for her degree and the Red Dot Award.

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