Daniel Diaz-Tai lives and works in San Francisco, CA. Raised between Venezuela, China and the United States, the artist is heavily influenced by a multiplicity of artistic and linguistic currents. His work seeks to communicate his experience of living in these three vastly different societies, creating a figurative language through which he can convey his disparate cultural journeys. Diaz-Tai’s compositions are recognised by their vigorous, almost frenetic, energy. The artist approaches each work without a preconceived outline of their composition, but rather allows instinct and impulse to dictate their structure. Working within a monochromatic scale, he uses mixed media including graphite, sumi ink, oil and charcoal, to bring to life richly textured and demonstrative pieces.
Jana Emburey was born 1979 in Slovakia and now resides in Caithness, Scotland. Her Sweet Oblivion series, ink drawings on Japanese Kozo paper, revolves around the idea of multiplication of microscopic cells, as a metaphor for the ever expanding growth of the human race. The titles of her works and arrangement of the cells give a clue to the state of behaviour of humans en mass. Emburey has been shown both nationally and internationally for a number of years, and in 2016 was elected a Professional Member of the Society of Scottish Artists.
Kate Evans uses a combination of watercolour, pencil and oil on paper to create her most recent ‘Wilderness’ series, where she paints desolate farms in remote areas of America, Scandinavia and Europe. Her works create a feeling of isolation and space, depicting the sheer wilderness of these locations.
Carla Groppi, born in London 1959, was inspired by French photographer Eugene Atget from the 1900’s to create her large-scale charcoal and pastel drawings. Her works are to be seen as translations attempting to capture something from the original media, be it from photography or film, while imparting something new of her own.
Ekin Su Koç's serie "Happy at Nowhere" is rooted to Istanbul and growing still in both Copenhagen-Denmark and Berlin-Germany. It is deriving itself from nature and human psychology. With symbolic elements as old ancient maps, daily magazines in this three language, different colored hair images and laces, all fragmented parts becoming a body with flowers and animals. Becoming the life itself and telling the story of traveling through time and land.
Laurie Steen’s works have been exhibited internationally for over 20 years and continue to be shown in Canada, Switzerland and the UK. In 2015, she elected as a Royal West of England Academician. Laurie uses a range of mediums such a conte and wax crayon on mylar paper, often including oil or gessoed rag paper. ‘My relationship with the landscape is very sensory, leading me to approach drawings as I would a portrait, where time and space enter the work in the form of many layers…there must be silence and light; then I quietly immerse myself into a drawing.’
Zoe Hoare creates large paper wall relief artworks made of Fabriano paper, in a frosted Perspex casing. Hoare establishes an uncanny harmony between the destructive technique of cutting and the often-delicate outcomes which emerge. The transformation that takes place when something 3-dimentional is wrapped or covered in a semi-translucent material instantly making it appear flat and image-like creates a sense of illusion and is not what it first appears to be. As the veiled object makes contact with its frosted Perspex skin, light is allowed to pass between the two and the folds and incisions are illuminated as if from within. A visual language plays itself out from underneath creating what is perhaps best described as a ‘surface tension’.
Hanefi Yeter's drawings document the artists' thoughts with east and freedom, without any worries or criticism. His works are also reflecting all his researches and experiences he made during the path of his art life; usually artists keep their pricate studies to themselves. Yeter shares all his works and his personal growth with the audience without any hesitation. Yeter opened 56 personal exhibitions abroad in Vienna, Paris, Brussels, Manchester and various cities in Germany. He became the first turkish-born who opened a personal exhibition in East Germany.