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Mads Rafte Hein

Mads Rafte Hein lives in Roskilde and works in Copenhagen. He has achieved the title of Graphic Designer from Copenhagen Technical College in the Graphic department. In addition, he has been taught by renowned artists such as Grethe Bagge, Bjørn Poulsen, Peter Carlsen and Peter Nansen Scherfig.He has exhibited in Germany and participated in several different exhibitions in Denmark, including at Charlottenborg’s Spring Exhibition three times and the Artists’ Autumn Exhibition one time. His works are found in many private collections and in art associations.

His works focus on presenting a broad range of interiors, done in a style that is specific to his oeuvre. He is very comfortable creating rooms filled with decorations, still, lifes bursting with details and arrangements brimming with pastel colors. To elevate his body of work further, he decided to experiment with the “outside”. The new paintings are now also getaways to the natural world, the environment away from the “four walls”, Mother Nature in its full bloom. The artist takes his inspiration all over visual culture, starting with photography, golden age paintings, collages and books, to videos and old movies. Looking for a revelation in a process, but always a fruitful one. Therefore, the landscapes by Rafte Hein are a blend of culture together with nature. “His recent paintings are colorful and vibrant, with a common theme of bright pink, yellow and turquoise. They are infused with contrast – mixing objects, scenes and even centuries. His work has been exhibited in group and solo shows in Denmark.

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Dima Kashtalyan

Belarusian artist, illustrator and street artist currently living in Poland. He works with a relatively primitive but meticulous stylistic technique and refers to his work as pointillism.

Dima said: All my photos reflect my inner world, my emotions, my life positions and principles. I only paint what I sincerely believe in and think is worth doing, even if it’s unpopular or not that common.Art has a strong influence on people, and the way it does so depends on the author and those who bring the object of art to the public. Before creating new work, I carefully consider the ideas, messages, and artistic means that I want to make a point.In my art I always ask questions that are relevant both to modern society and to individuals. For this I mostly use well known objects and give them non-standard form and symbolism. Additionally, I try to develop and maintain my signature style with each production.To enhance the effect of my artwork, I use large format and carefully detail each piece. In this case, a person is more likely to stay at work to check it out and appreciate how much time and effort went into the picture.Also, when creating a new job, I always try to make it better and more interesting than the previous job, thus developing my skills while drawing.

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Santi Lara

Born in Tomelloso, 1975. Lara lives and works in Granada (Spain). PhD in Fine Arts (University Complutense of Madrid). After beginning his training at the San Carlos School of Fine Arts in Valencia, he later moved to the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Complutense University of Madrid, where he graduated. He then went on to study at the Faculté d’Arts Plastiques in Bordeaux, from where he moved to Paris. Lara also spent long periods in Berlin. His career shows a wide recognition with awards such as the Royal Academy of Spain ,the Casa de Velázquez and GlogauAIR Berlin residencies.

Lara’s work has been exhibited in Spain, Germany, UK, Italy, and other European countries, and has been the recipient of several distinguished awards and scholarships for his ability to transport the paint to neighboring territories between reality and fiction.His figures levitate among forests and coexist with elements of contemporary culture.Lara’s aesthetics dissolves clear distinctions between avant-garde and mass culture and reveals the mechanisms of importance of the culture industry. His work is a reflection on the potentials of paintings in the era of media.

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Giorgio Tentolini

Giorgio Tentolini was born in Casalmaggiore (Cremona) in 1978, he trained in Graphic Arts at the Toschi Art Institute in Parma, to graduate in design and communication at the University of Reggio Emilia. After stages with artists such as Marco Nereo Rotelli, he began a very personal research with installations on a photographic basis, for which he immediately obtained significant recognition. His paintings are influenced by his work as a photographer when he used to break down images in chiaroscuro levels.

Each of his works is born from a precise investigation of Time as memory and identity, in a careful and slow reconstruction that takes place with the study of light and the engraving of layers of different materials, fabrics, papers, PVC. Tulle and adhesive tape are the current medium of his search for the meditative lightness that its layers give back to the image, a metaphor for places and memories, dreams and visions. A pictorial work living the reality of sculpture.

Through the stratification of memories and experiences, the image resurfaces in this intangible substance, made possible only by losing oneself in a vision that does not follow the cognitive parameters of perception, raising doubts and questions about the true consistency of human being and the impossibility of fully grasping the essence of reality.


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Kaja Upelj was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia in 1992. Lives and works between London and Ljubljana .Kaja Upelj’s practice gives presence of something alive, organic, and sensual, and is challenging an individual’s interaction, and prompts a deep questioning of perception itself. Exploiting innate characteristics of materials and capturing the essence of the body; both as a form and as a medium, the works elicit physical and sensorial responses. Through the manipulation of primary materials such as glass, metal, and marble, Upelj emulates subtle nuances of bodily gestures, whose physicality she integrates into her work, though in a more abstract and less figurative sense. These sculptures possess a delicate and fragile beauty of intimacy, tenderness, and tension that define our relationship with ourselves and others. Despite being crafted from cold and sturdy materials, they evoke a sense of warmth and softness that makes one doubt their original composition. The iridescent dichroic color found in her work symbolizes the viewer’s unstable perceptions. Our perception is not a fixed construct but rather a fluid accumulation shaped by childhood experiences, daily encounters, and interactions with others.

Through her work, Upelj delves into anthropology and psychology to determine the complex tapestry of human connections. She draws intensively from her own body and imprints left of social interactions, implicit knowledge, and the environment she belongs to. Flowers accompanying her works indicate rituals evoking the transformative nature of our personal journeys, mirrors are used as a means of acceptance and reflections on self, and her sensual glass objects eloquently portray human beings so beautifully; strong in appearance, fragile in reality.

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RYASKARTSTYLE is an artist whose creative method was shaped by the street. Concrete fences, roofs, and factory walls were RYASKARTSTYLE’s first canvases on which he printed his protest to aggressive industrialism. RYASKARTSTYLE’s paintings are deliberately simplistic – reduced to stenciled primitivism. The street became the basic school where the artist began to create poems of ideal spaces without man, in which there is only room for “absence. RYASKARTSTYLE’s first exhibitions were on fences, the sides of garbage cans, and the hulls of broken-down cars. Then RYASKARTSTYLE bolted his canvases to concrete highway structures, where he burned them with kerosene lamps. After this ritual of purification by fire, RYASKARTSTYLE turned his energy to the space of galleries and museums. 

Despite this shift of interest from blasphemous industrialism to emaciated exhibition halls, his canvases retained the “absence”, acquired during a period of active protest against ruthless mechanization. This view of the artist has proved popular with a large number of collectors and art critics living in luxurious penthouse interiors, where for them RYASKARTSTYLE paintings became windows into a world of “absence .”

RYASKARTSTYLE celebrates not life, but rather its “absence.” Bright colors and open geometry of forms are cunning maneuvers of the artist, hiding the deep tragedy of man in civilized society under the celebration of decorativism: we create perfect sets of views, perfect sets of objects, perfect sets of shadows falling from our perfectly set objects… but we are not God –we cannot inhabit that was created by man.

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Billy Bagihole

Billy Bagilhole grew up in a household full of his father’s paintings and prints. From a young age, he drew Native Americans, animals, and religious figures, imitating those images created by his father upon the walls. They continued to be a fascination as his father passed away when he was 6 in the year 2001. His experience was embellished as a time capsule of creativity for works ongoing. He often states that the reason he continued to pursue art was because of his father and this is why his empathy for mark-making, for creating is so strong.

Bagilhole predominantly works through the mediums of painting and filmmaking.  Often covering canvases with salt and thick paint, he enjoys the technicality within painting, within color, and within the eye of the lens. Bagilhole frequently works through internal gestures and hints of nostalgic representations of abstracted life, often colliding colors with imagery of sinisterness. He feels that painting becomes an expressionistic form of understanding and that by leaving the work as an open question, an unknown metaphor, meaning within painting or filmmaking, within art becomes infinite.

The attraction to painting Bagilhole states is the ability to create the unknown, the unimaginable, and the uncanny, creating a sense of bewilderment. With sequencing themes such as the often-seen fish bones, his occurring character “Edwin” or the bull, we can start to see a hint at relations between these often differentiated pieces of imagery. Bagilhole believes that we are inherently curious and that the pursuit of art offers an expression of this curious nature. Making art becomes a medium for wonder, something unsolvable a sensory koan that engages both artist and viewer. 

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Saxon Quinn

Born in country Victoria (Aus.), Saxon spent his childhood surrounded by creativity. His mother – Dianne Coulter, also an artist, has had a large studio and gallery on the family property since he was born. His mother is definitely his mentor. He grew up with a huge studio that his mum worked from, hed always be with her. Dianne is an incredible artist, her works range from figurative and abstract sculptures to individually-dyed garments and paintings. After studying Communication Design and building his career in Melbourne, Saxon moved to New York City, immersing himself in the city and its urban patina. The beauty he found in the aged and weathered elements was cemented as the foundation of his creative work, and painting became the outlet.

Now, from his studio in New South Wales (Aus.), Saxon primarily uses canvas, graphite, and paint, layering hues, symbols, and textures to create works that sway from the intentional to the unrestrained, the minimalist to the uninhibited. Each piece bears meaningful motifs alongside elements of mischievous humor, with each mark representing an aspect of his life. These marks are arranged precisely to induce a sensory effect, where a calming constellation can be found in a world of perceived chaos. His explorations use the medium of stained and marked canvas as a literal elucidation of the experienced environment. A narrative of monolithic shapes, line work of differing rhythm, geometry, space, and markings. 

Saxon has grown to love the process of distressing on surfaces that occurs over time; pavements worn by the pedestrians footsteps, weathering elements by nature, or human error. Narratives of overall shape, lines of different rhythms, geometry, space, and marks; each individual mark ends up being an intersection of sorts, much like scarred skin on a body ——– a portal to a life experience.

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David Horgan

David is a London-based artist interested in social commentary. His works are full of metaphorical stories, as well as conveying fictional narratives gathered from life, often expressing figurative scenes in a fast-paced, raw, and emotive style, all of which are full of positive and lively sense of humor.

His creative inspirations mainly arise from the fusion of everyday experiences with popular culture and imagery. Whether it’s wallpapers, literature, poetry, a piece of clothing, people on the streets, an interesting sound, any texture or color, and, well, his wife dancing! 

David usually uses acrylic. He likes the immediacy of acrylic, which satisfies him is that he likes to paint quickly, showing the vividness of brush strokes and mixed colors. David also creates monochromatic screen prints, building in multiple layers in a spontaneous and unplanned manner.

He was influenced by so many, but in terms of modernity, Henry Taylor, Chantal Joffe, Danny Fox, Jordy Kerwick a,nd Cassi Namoda are some of the artists who had inspired him the most.

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Alejandro Monge

Born in 1988, studied Fine Arts, Sculpture and Visual Design at the Zaragoza Academy of Fine Arts. Currently focusing on sculpturing.

The portraits painted by Alejandro Monge transcend the visual depth of two-dimensional works. The volume and depth of his creations make them almost sculptural, striving to break through two-dimensional space. The chiaroscuro is reminiscent of Caravaggio; John Singer Sargent was his greatest influence.

Although Alejandro Monge specialized in sculpture during his visual arts training, the painted parts in his art are stunning in a hyperrealistic way that is reminiscent of photography and tries to trick the eyes of the observers. Afterward, he began to focus on the creation of sculptures and installations, one of which revolved around realistic banknote sculptures. Monge recreates them on paper and acrylic paint, stacking them in large piles, often in order to incinerate them. By destroying his own work, he satirizes his criticism of the omnipotent domination of today’s social and economic values, and this series has attracted extensive coverage and attention in the international media.

Alejandro Monge reflects on destruction as a new form of creation. While busts are invaded by contemporary classical elements, they still burn in the purest Baroque style or iconic objects reflecting contemporary events. With this, Monge presents an eclectic exhibition that combines different techniques and materials to generate an unusual aesthetic challenge. Each piece takes a long time to create, and he invests his body and soul, creating an emotional and psychological feedback between the artist and the piece.