Each piece starts with a bare wood panel, complete with random grain patterns and variations.  This natural surface is then saturated with paint, both accentuating and obscuring these marks, in the process creating an atmosphere that is only partly my doing.  Within, entire environments are created- trees, mountains, earth, light and air, as well as living creatures, both real and imagined.  Often taking the form of the northern forests of my youth, these scenes are places of great play and whimsy, where woodland animals inhabit the waking and dreaming worlds.   Kristiana Pärn is an Estonian born artist living and working in New York City.  At the age of seventeen she launched her art career, studying with Estonian painter Marje Berlokko.  Shortly after graduation, Kristiana moved to New York City to study animation at The School of Visual Arts.  Since 2005, she has focused exclusively on illustration work, starting out as a textile designer for various Manhattan studios.  In 2006, Kristiana established her own studio in Brooklyn.  Her work has been shown throughout the United States and abroad.
 Iria do Castelo is a visual artist from Spain, who works between sculputure, printmaking, illustration and installation.   She uses a surreal language to create figurative sculptures that assemble human bodies, anatomy of wild animals, elements of domestic environment and literature icons, as classics of the XIX Century.   She loves books as objects, and objects as fetishes. Her world ranging from Lewis Carroll, Mark Twain, Jules Verne and inspired by the magic of antiques “Wunderkammer”.  Iria got some important scholarships as the ones from MAC (Contemporary Art Museum Gas Natural Fenosa of La Coruña), from CIEC (International Contemporary Printmaking Center of Betanzos) or from Uttarayan Art Foundation (Vadodara, India). Selected by Antonio López to III Cátedra Extraordinaria Ciudad de Albacete. She has participated in Swab Art Fair (Barcelona), Art Madrid, Room Art Fair (Madrid) or Cuarto Público (Santiago de Compostela) and shows in Rome, New York, México DF, New Delhi or Barcelona.
  Joseph Chiang is an artist-printmaker.     The founder of the printmaking studio Monster Gallery, his works have been exhibited in Singapore and abroad.    Monster Gallery is a creative printmaking studio founded by Joseph Chiang, a Singapore-based, self-taught artist known for his retro-pop-culture-inspired art and prints.    Started in 2007, Monster Gallery’s aim is to make art accessible to the masses through various channels, which includes running an online gallery, staging exhibitions and organizing workshops.
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The Maximal Composition#2 / Maximal Origami
  Suzanne was born in 1977 and live and work in Glasgow, Scotland. She worked as a full time artist for a few years now,  and exhibited in many galleries all over England and the USA.  Her art is a deep expression of a somewhat lost childhood innocence in all of us. It resembles a need to find reason in what we see, it challenges our thoughts of comfort, safety and social acceptance, it challenges our preconceived ideas of childhood. It touches on the taboos of bringing children and death closer than is normally comfortable and evokes a sense of overwhelming calmness, and perhaps contempt to the viewer.  Abandonment features heavily, the sense of loss and longing. And of being alone in the world.  The sheer stillness of her girls poses are accentuated with the movement around them, in their flowing hair or landscapes. Offering what seems like just a brief moment of their world, catching a glimpse of their lives and their emotions.  The girls featureless faces force the surrounding paintings into describing the scene for the viewer. Their faces lack of form are more childlike (and almost foetus like) and the lack of emotion is tinged with powerful wounded messages of grief tinged with hope
  "Hello, world. I am a Brooklyn, New York based selftaught illustrator. Several years ago when I was stuck in my life, I quit everything and started to paint hoping to find a new prospect in my life and nurture my inner child. Since then, I have been painting.   My artwork comes from everyday life in my neighborhood. I draw, paint and print in my loft studio. Most of the materials I use are also from the neighborhood. I get inspiration from beautiful Prospect Park. I run along the Brooklyn Bridge Park. I see beautiful sunset from my rooftop. I walk around in my neighborhood with a sketchbook. And I meditate in my studio to be present.     I’m trying to bring out the five-year old in people through my artwork. Because I believe that is the last moment before children start learning how complicated the world is, and that was when I once stopped drawing. It took me decades to come back to myself. Now? Here I am drawing everyday!"   Awards: New York Times Best Illustrated Picture Book 2012 National Parenting Publication Award, Gold 2012 Gelett Burgess Children's Book Award 2012