Alex Prager and crowds

Alex Prager (1979), photographer and filmaker. Alex Prager is an American art photographer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Her photographs primarily use staged actors, models and extras to create “meticulously designed mise en scène”, often described as film-like and hyperreal. Prager’s growing filmography expands the fictive realities of her still works, touching upon themes…

Takanori Aiba and miniaturism

Takanori Aiba (1953), scultpture and drawing. Built a first career as a freelance maze illustrator since 1978. His maze works were serialized in “POPYE”, Japanese fashion magazine for 10 years. Founded his own company,”Graphics and Designing Inc.”, in 1981. Expand a range of his career to a concept maker and art director for architectural spaces….

Mary Iverson and containers

Mary Iverson (1974), painter and muralist. Mary Iverson is a painter and a public artist. Her paintings explore the balance between the natural world and industrial activities, inspiring conversations about the causes and consequences of climate change. In 2015, her work was featured in Foreign Policy Magazine, Huffington Post, and The Boston Review. In August,…

Manish Arora and indian kitsch

Manish Arora (1970), fashion designer. Manish Arora is an Indian fashion designer based in New Delhi. In early 2011, he was appointed creative director of the womenswear collection of the French fashion house Paco Rabanne, although he left the company in May 2012. In 1997 Manish Arora launched his own label “Manish Arora” and started…

Luis Royo and sensuous

Luis Royo (1954), illustrator and painter. Luis Royo was born in Spain. He studied technical design, painting, and interior design. By 1972 he began painting, exposing his art to new forum. In 1978 he became a comic artist and soon triumphed internationally. Samples of his work appeared in some of the most important magazines of…

Alice Hawkins and flamboyant

Alice Hawkins, (1973), photographer. “I don’t want to say that I’m an artist because it seems like such a grand title, but I listen to my voice and do things that I like and fuck everything else.” This is perhaps the best way to summarise Alice Hawkins, whose bold, brash approach to fashion photography defies…

Kris Kuksi and contorted

Kris Kuksi, 1973. Sculptor. Kris Kuksi is an American artist in the genre of Fantastic Realism. Specializing in creating complex artistic installations, his work has been described as “a study in timelessness and intricacies, reminiscent of lost civilizations, deities and ruins – perfectly preserved.” Kuksi’s work has been displayed at more than 100 exhibitions worldwide,…

Valerio Sommella and fur

Valerio Sommella (1980), industrial designer. Valerio Sommella is an Industrial designer, born in Tuscany. He graduated cum laude at the Politecnico of Milan in 2004, and began his design career with Stefano Giovannoni. After working for Marcel Wanders’ team in Amsterdam, he moved back to Italy and in 2009 founded Valerio Sommella Design Studio in Milan. He has…

Emek X and posters

Emek (1970), illustrator and rock poster designer. Emek graduated with a Major in Art, and a Minor in Unemployment. His first poster commission was done immediately after the L.A. riots/uprising of 1992, for a unity rally and concert held on Martin Luther King Day. “On scratchboard, I depicted an image of Martin Luther King Jr.,…

Gustavo Díaz Sosa and aimlessly

Gustavo Díaz Sosa (1983), painter and sculptor. The paintings of Gustavo Díaz Sosa convey his perception of The State, The Power, and anything that involves human submission. More than serve as a social or explicit protest manifesto, Díaz Sosa’s paintings are an existential projection of our looming future, in light of modern history.  “We are…

Dale Chihuly and glass

Dale Chihuly (1941), glass sculptor. Dale Chihuly was introduced to glass while studying interior design at the University of Washington. After graduating in 1965, Chihuly enrolled in the first glass program in the country, at the University of Wisconsin. He continued his studies at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where he later established…

Martin Parr and camp

Martin Parr (1952), photographer. Martin Parr is a British documentary photographer, photojournalist and photobook collector. He is known for his photographic projects that take an intimate, satirical and anthropological look at aspects of modern life, in particular documenting the social classes of England, and more broadly the wealth of the Western world. Since 1994, Parr…