BustArt is a Swiss street artist. His technical focus lays on freehand work sometimes supported by stencils. As BustArt started his artistic career, there were no commercial aspects of the art as it is today. Likewise, urban art did happen exclusively on the streets while contract works as well as exhibitions of this art form were largely untapped. Since the beginning, the prior motivation was to paint for the people. Sharing inspiration with everybody is the main aim of his art. BustArt will always be faithful to this maxim.
Investigating the process of expectations, ColorOrgy explores the relationship of daily life with popular culture and mass media. Using clean lines and brilliant color theories to invoke nostalgia, he subtly asks the viewer to reflect on what lies beneath the surface using their own memories. Blending the aesthetics of middle class values with provocative imagery, ColorOrgy challenges everyday subject matter.
His paintings are characterized by the use of everyday objects in an atmosphere of middle-class mentality in which recognition plays an important role. By using popular themes such as sexuality, family structure and violence, he makes works that can be seen as self-portraits. Sometimes they appear idiosyncratic and quirky, at other times, they seem typical by-products of American superabundance and marketing. ColorOrgy parodies mass media and exaggerates formal aspects inherent to our contemporary society, creating evocative and absurd moments that are not part of a narrative thread. The drama unfolds elsewhere and the images become a memory of an event that will never take place.
Sam Gibbons is a Baltimore based fine artist who received a BFA at Kent State University and MFA at Hunter College in New York who creates brilliant painting and installation work. With a strong inspiration in pop art and cartoon images, Gibbons’ intricate and detailed aesthetic is juxtaposed beautifully with often soft colour palettes.
A precursor to the avant-garde and recognized as one of the pioneers of the French “Street Art” movement (Urban Contemporary Art), today Speedy Graphito is internationally one of the major figures of his generation.
Since the early 80s, just after the free-figuration movement, the collective memory and walls of Paris were permeated with the coloring and snappy graphics of Speedy Graphito’s “Style Graphito.”
SG Product of Art.
Prolific and inventive, SG uses all forms of expression – painting, sculpture, installation, video and photography – to create through his work and through the ages a universal language that will infuse the cultural landscape.
Matt Bilfield is a fine artist who creates incredible painting installation which comprise of thousands of dowels that are individually painted and installation on board to give the illusion of imagery. His pop art influenced works range from Lichtenstein-esque portraiture to comic-book inspired typography. Here’s what the artist says about his work:
“Being somewhat of a neat freak and minimalist who thrives on order and pragmatism, I’m drawn to specific outlets to express my inner visions. Naturally, graphic design fit the bill when it came to career selection.
In the framework of the television graphics I create, I noticed it was always the image that constantly changes as the viewer watches, inactively. In conceptualizing a series of artwork, I wanted to create pieces where the vantage point dictates the image and abundance of color, in turn activating the viewer. Where the television screen has the screen framework as its boundary, I wanted to extend that boundary to the dimensions of the room itself. My idea was that everyone viewing the art gets his or her own unique perspective.”