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Cain Caser’s bold, bright and obscure paintings are certainly eye catching. The titles given to each piece add a layer of meaning or an allusion to the intention, which I initially tended to try and assimilate with the visual content, although I enjoy approaching his work without any preconception now and just letting the intended portrait reveal itself naturally.
“I draw on paper, cut the drawings up and rearrange them until something appears which I then use as a model for the painting. With each piece I’m looking for a portrait but I don’t want to deliberately make it, I’d rather it presents itself to me.”
I tend to throw the word versatile around a lot, since many of the artists featured here are multi-talented and I am more drawn towards mixed media artworks. However in Steven Riddle’s case I think the word is even more fitting, since the Baltimore-based artist not only varies in the medium he uses (from painting on wooden panels or canvas to mixed media collages) but also in his style.Recently he has gone from using an abundance of bright neon-like colours, to only using three. I took a particular interest in his black and white pieces, which give a more beautifully bareboned vision of his style.
“Essentially it’s made up of a combination of failed starts. And this is a process that I really embrace — this idea that there’s really no way to fail because I can recycle ideas and use them in another piece. That’s what makes this particular piece a strong one for me, because it’s a combination of all these failed starts. You just take the best parts of the failures and build a new piece up.”
Gabe Gonzales uses a variety techniques, including risograph and silkscreen prints, to render chaotic and lively visual art. Gabe also runs a brilliant little publishing co with some friends, entitled Never Press. They’ll soon be publishing a comic by Michael Olivo, featured here recently.
“I find it fascinating how someone can literally or figuratively put on a mask, be able to express themselves and therefore to be able to reveal so much more. Therefore it has this melancholic idea to it that I feel very attracted to. This is also something that I practice through Jean Poodle. He is my escape at times, times when all I want to do is celebrate life and all the fun things that it has to offer“!
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Got a nice tip from Berlin-based cultural-events organizer, blogger and friend Jasmin Falk who got to meet and see artist Awer creating some of his mind-bending wall pieces. “From walls to paper my style speaks about natural life VS robot life, with a contemporary world influence, all is made with a psychedelic flavour just for trick your mind! :)”
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