Peter D. Harris was born in London, Ontario, and currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario. He completed a degree in Fine Arts at the University of Waterloo in 1997. Since then he has exhibited his oil paintings in group and solo exhibitions in Canada and the United States. He has won several awards for his continuing series of urban inspired landscape paintings, including an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant and a Waterloo Region Arts Fund project grant. His work can be found in private collections in Canada, the United Stated and Europe. He is represented by the Mira Godard Gallery in Toronto.
Fine artist Jean-Pierre Roy was born in Santa Monica, California in 1974. Roy received his MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2002 and was awarded a one-year fellowship from the school. His work work displays an intense and surreal landscape that feature incredibly well rendered figures in extremely heavy situations.
Multidisciplinary artist Nazrinka Musayeva has recently created a new project incorporating both street art and recycled garbage bags. The piece, which is a dystopian landscape which pays homage to graffiti on trains uses polyethylene bags placed on a wall and then painted over. Here’s what Musayeva had to say about the project:
“I embrace street art in my project as it’s close to me and I believe that using this medium helps to decorate old buildings. I used garbage bags of different colors trying to give them a second life and save the environment. Polyethylene bags are very harmful to environment and we damage the environment by throwing them out without even thinking about it. I try to look at waste differently by creating works of art from it.”
“In ‘A Corrupt Nature’ our traditional viewpoint of Las Vegas is flipped. Our focus is sets of lonely, forgotten trees and strange piles of detritus resembling pyramids, the casinos far in the background. Immediately, we’re reminded of the barren landscape that preceded our arrival. Through the use of color, these elements transcend their ordinary appearance and become symbols of Nature’s inherent power and endurance, patiently outlasting eras and species.” Maciek Jasik
Dean Reynolds was born in Los Angeles, California. His work is influenced by science fiction, fantasy, fables, myths and fairy tales. His work in the entertainment field also finds its way into the work. There are homages to Surrealism (Dali and Magritte), Lewis Carroll and and The Wizard of Oz. In the end they are windows to his take on the world.