Pol Turgeon has been an illustrator since the early 1980’s and has earned close to 200 awards throughout his career. He brings toys to life using anthropomorphic creatures and mechanics20. Turgeon described “Horseman” as “...an experimental portrait for a dance show I was working on as an art director. Each performer had to be illustrated through multiple portraits, each meant to be representations of their inner psychological profiles. In the end, it became more than an experiment, it became a finished piece of art.”
Trent Call’s work is informed by formal academic painting, comics, graffiti art, and pop culture. He uses a wide variety of mediums and alters his style to match the medium. His interests are as wide and varied as his mediums. This piece exemplifies his interest in pattern, 1930’s comics, and media culture.
Im Wald Und auf Der Heide (In the Woods and on the Heath)
With the success of the “OBEY” and Obama “HOPE” campaigns Fairey has found himself thrown into the media spotlight as a political commentator and personality, but his posters and artworks remain a totemic window into his worldview. The "New World Order” & “Presidential Seal” screen print series carves out a middle ground between decorative mural and historical adornment that might be found in white house architecture or the American dollar, squirrelling subversions of their principles in the complex geometries in order to derail and question their status. The presidential seal’s eagle transforms into a vulture with dexter talon's olive branch withered & the sinister’s thirteen arrows upgraded to a warhead, an all-seeing eye and hand grasping for the globe. Fairey’s familiar Andre the Giant OBEY icon - an experiment in phenomenology subsumed to become corporate brand - is tucked in as a signature.
Rafael Coronel, born in Zacatecas, State of Zacatecas, was the son-in-law of Diego Rivera and the brother of Pedro Coronel. His representational paintings have a melancholic sobriety, and include faces from the past great masters, often floating in a diffuse haze.
Primarily a nature painter, Manuel Cancel focuses on the danger of pollution and deforestation as well as the need to protect the environment. This piece is done in acrylic paint on canvas.