There are six limited edition covers for Issue 03 of The-Art-Form.
James Jean is renowned for his virtuosic ability to work across different genres with an imaginative and multifaceted approach to image making. He fuses contemporary subjects with aesthetic techniques inspired by traditional Chinese scroll paintings, Japanese woodblock prints, and Renaissance portraiture.
Brian Calvin paints large-scale, stylized portraits that gaze past the viewer. The paintings are cropped and abstracted to various degrees, drawing attention to specific features, such as the eyes, lips and fingernails. Calvin is unconcerned with representation or narrative, he explores the abstract nature of painting and the history of figuration.
Nina Chanel Abney’s paintings capture the frenetic pace of contemporary culture by exploring subjects as diverse as race, gender, celebrity, religion, politics, sex and art history. Often working intuitively, using spray paint, without a drawing or plan, her paintings channel the velocity of social media and the internet.
Anselm Reyle creates abstract paintings, found object sculptures and installations, with explosive fluorescent colours and reflective silver foil. Using unconventional materials and found objects such as glitter, foil, car lacquer, acrylics, mirrors, metal elements and wooden wagon wheels, Reyle expands upon the prevailing aesthetics of painting and sculpture.
Mark Whalen’s paintings, sculptures and wall reliefs examine the complexities and nuances of the human condition. His sculptures use a saturated colour palette and alluring surface treatments; transforming industrial materials and found objects of our ordinary surroundings, into witty, abstract musings and vivid depictions of life’s folly.
Oli Epp’s paintings are informed by his everyday experiences and observations. They are autobiographical; sometimes confessional, sometimes irreverent and frequently handled with a humorous sense of pathos. He focuses on public and private moments that seem unremarkable at first glance, highlighting the ridiculous comedy of certain shared rituals and behaviours.