Jennifer Gori June 11, 2014 BLACK & WHITE, DIGITAL, PHOTOGRAPHY

THE CLOUD ATLAS OF SILVIA GRAV

No artist would expect to get so much attention at the age of 20, however Silvia Grav should get used to it. Indeed, this self-taught Spanish photographer, video maker and aspiring director has already produced a very promising body of work. Silvia’s digital collages combine multiple exposures and elemental effects, edited with Photoshop, to create surrealist photographs, in black and white or soft tones.

Her work is a fascinating mix of conceptual portraiture and ominous horror movie scenarios. It is impossible to decide if flesh is evaporating or clouds taking the shape of human bodies. Between dream and angst, bliss and pain, the young models are each telling short stories about angels, star-crossed lovers and exorcism … Around those ghostly heroes, the setting hesitates between haunted houses and galaxies, increasing the impression of unreal and trance. Inside this map of clouds and dreams, the beholder is making his way, into the fantastical world of Silvia’s creation.

This new music video for composer Ralf Hildenbeutel's track Disco was created from over 1,200 individually hand-painted frames. Directed by Boris Seewald, the clip uses an animation technique called rotoscoping to turn the real-life movements of dancers Althea Corlett and Simone Schmidt into a series of drawings and paintings to make each scene.

Artist Statement My latest paintings drawings and objects respond to two concerns.

Phil Hale has been involved in the contemporary art scene for a few decades now. His impressive resume shows he has had his hand in many creative endeavors including illustrations in magazines

Illustrator Dima Rebus was born in a small town in Russia in 1988 and graduated from art school in Moscow in 2011. He now works on a wide range of projects ranging from his personal artwork to illustrations for magazines and other publishing houses. I really enjoy the edgy, somewhat unsettling nature of his work, there’s a strange sort of tension in every piece that really makes it stand out. You can see much more over on Dima Rebus.

Anatomy of Melancholy' Album artwork for Jan Swerts Concept by Jan Swerts The album contains a serie songs driven by melancholy.. Each song is dedicated to one of Jan's heroes, who's work also has a tendency towards melancholy. The booklet contains a serie corresponding portraits.

Imagine a “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure” type situation where a young punk rock kid from Brooklyn finds himself time traveling back to 17th century Holland and stumbles into the painting studio of one of the classic Dutch Masters. Accepting this odd twist of fate, he dutifully studies the teachings and techniques of his mentor and eventually breaks out on his own, painting images of his earlier life in the future. Pure fiction perhaps, but the result is all real. Dan Witz has been painting just such work in his New York studio for decades. Masterfully composed scenes of epic mosh pits pieced together from reference photos take by the artist himself at punk-rock shows are painted with the detail and delicacy he cultivated during his studies as a classical painter.

Exhibiting since 2000, Chris Scarborough has received reviews and been included in such surveys as Planet Magazine (2009), Hi Fructose Magazine (2009), NY Arts Magazine (2007 & 2006), ArtPapers Magazine (2006 & 2005), and New American Paintings (2010, 2008, 2004 and 2001) among others. He has had recent solo exhibitions at Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta, Curator’s Office in Washington D.C., and Foley Gallery in New York City.