Will Cotton is a New York based artist. Cotton's art captures all things sweet and delicious in a surreal cloud of paint. His innate understanding of the textures, flavours and colours of sugary temptations is portrayed through each brushstroke. Cotton's mastery of technical skill, combined with playful imagination creates an irresistable pull to his work.
Korean artist, Ho Ryon Lee creates fascinating paintings which at first glance appear to be photographic images. The way Lee captures movement in such a detailed, intricate way belies his artistic skill and immediately adds depth, drawing the viewer in. Ho Ryon Lee works primarily in Oils.
Duncan Macgregor's art immediately assaulted my senses when I first came across him. Macgregor's work captures the ruthless, vital energy of the ocean, with all its spectrums. He uses texture to build up depth; to draw you in. The stunning contrast between rough and smooth hooks its claws into your senses.
His work is focused on his experiences with the sea, giving him a unique insight which is expressed to the viewer through his art. The bold contrast of colours, textures and tones lends life to your imagination. Milk white sails are drawn downwards with a buttery soft use of palette knife.
Haruyo Morita is a japanese artist whose work focuses on her love and appreciation of Kabuki theatre. The intricate detailing in her work is incredible; the eye is drawn through each swirling figment of nature around the painting. The use of both soft and vibrant colours capture a mood that draws the viewer in.
'Shaper of dreams'
Robby Cavanaugh transcends the visual boundaries from reality to the intricate world of sensation. Cavanaugh is a self taught photographer who is based in southern California.
Leandro Erlich's 'Illusion Pool'
'Swimming pool' invites the viewer to look down into a seemingly full pool of water with fully clothed visitors walking on the bottom. From below, Erlich creates the blurry, watery effect of looking up whilst underwater by using a thin piece of glass with water running over it.
Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto creates tantalising sensory installations, incorporating touch, smell, colour and sound. Neto stimulates the viewers senses; he invites them to interact with his installations by tempting them with vibrant colours and enigmatic shapes.
Ann Hamilton is an artist who constantly inspires me with her inventive, stirring art which sets in motion the wheels of the mind. ‘The event of a thread’ is lucrative, yet open. The interaction of the individual is key; billowing silk cloth suspended in the vastness of a great hall, illuminated by the virgin white- slashed by the iron swings, creates an invigorating and awe inspiring site. The air generated by the act of individuals swinging crosses the space, caressing the silk, inviting the dance between movement and life.
Nina Saunders transforms mundane objects into fascinating pieces of art. Saunders changes the essence of an object, leaving it in a continuous state of metamorphosis.
'SINCERELY YOURS, 2007'