Ekaterina Koroleva (b. 1983) is a freelance Illustrator born in Russia and living in Berlin since 2010.
She is known for her distinctive female portraits and silhouette, layered expressively with a mixture of organic pencil strokes against colourful ink washes.
With a dedication to fashion illustration, Ekaterina has given her own bold yet elegant touch to femininity in the images she creates.
She has collaborated with design agencies worldwide on various commissioned projects such as packaging designs, fashion editorials as well as advertising campaigns.
Website: Ekaterina Koroleva
Source: Gorgeous Watercolor Portraits by Ekaterina Koroleva
Dylan Lewis was born in Johannesburg in 1964 into an artistic family. His late father was the famous sculptor Robin Lewis, his Great Grandfather and Grandmother were accomplished artists and his mother, Valerie, and brother Tim, are practising artists. Growing up in such a flamboyant artistic environment had a positive effect on Dylan and today he is internationally recognised as one of the world’s most important contemporary sculptors of animals.
The joy of Lewis’s sculpture is in his representation of the power and movement of Africa’s larger life forms. At the same time, the textures he creates recall the rugged landscapes and ancient rhythms of the African Continent. Lewis works primarily from life, sketching, noting and drawing incessantly in the field. In the quiet of his studio he refers to his drawings to reproduce the animal’s physical form, whilst simultaneously exploring the deeper, abstract qualities of his subject.
Website: Dylan Lewis | Home
Source: Dylan Lewis, South African Sculptor
Young italian artist Edoardo Tresoldi (30) plays with the transparency of mesh and with industrial materials to transcend the time-space dimension and narrate a dialogue between Art and World, a visual summary which reveals itself in the fade-out of physical limitations.
Mixing classical and modern language, he generates a third one, strongly contemporary.
Born in 1987, he grew up in Milan where, at the age of 9, experimented different languages and techniques under the guidance of painter Mario Straforini. In 2009 he moved to Rome and started to work in various creative areas. Cinema, music, scenography and sculpture gave him a heterogeneous vision of arts and became a platform for experimentation.
Since 2013, he performs public space interventions, focusing his research on genius loci and the study of landscape elements.
His works have been featured in public spaces, archaeological contexts, contemporary art festivals, music festivals and group shows.
In 2016 he carried out, together with the Italian Ministry of Culture, the restoration of the Basilica paleocristiana of Siponto, a unique convergence between contemporary art and archaeology.
In January 2017 he has been included by Forbes among the 30 most influential European artists under 30.
Website: Edoardo Tresoldi: transparent sculptures
Source: Edoardo Tresoldi, a new Vinci?
Georges Hamard (1894-1961), son of a farmer, is a French sculptor, winner of the Prix de Rome in 1922.
African lover (he lived in Ivory Coast, Senegal, Mauritania Morocco for 15 years), Hamard exhibited ten sculptures and fifty seven paintings and drawings of Senegalese and Mauritanian subjects at the Salon de la Société Coloniale des Artistes Français in 1939.
Source: Georges Hamard, unknown brilliant sculptor
French sculptor Patrick Vogel (1953) is coming from an artistic background but predominantly self-taught, he was attracted very young to the Arts. Admiring the contemporary artists for their creativity and vision, he likes the sculpture without constraints, without dogmas, without frontiers and always questioning.
Figuration today always requires not only great skill but also creativity to avoid being academic. His sculptures of mixed techniques combine marble, wood, stone and metal. The marbles used are rare, very specific and highly coloured such as the Sarrancolin marble. The wood used are old, patinated and worn by time. The metal is rusted.
Sculptor of stone, sculptor of wood sculptor of marbles such as Opera Fantistico. Put simply….a sculptor.
Website: Patrick Vogel, figurative sculptures, of stone, wood, marble and metal
Source: Patrick Vogel simply…a sculptor
Mentalgassi, a trio of young Berlin street artists, are perhaps the happiest, most happy-go-lucky artists at work in Germany today.
Like many urban kids, they became graffiti writers, spraying images on walls, buildings, U-bahn stations and trains, until a brush with the police tempered their productivity – temporarily.
In 2007, the they created their first three-dimensional street art installation. With a digital camera, Photoshop software and a large commercial printer, Mentalgassi produced vast black-and-white portraits (usually of family or friends) which they then glued with wallpaper paste onto some of Berlin’s recycling bins. As they have explained, they didn’t have any particular idea about why they should do it, it only felt right.
Source: Mentalgassi Street Art
Northern California metal sculptor Stephen Fitz-Gerald grew up in an isolated fishing village on the coast of Maine. Both of his parents were artists and Fitz-Gerald began learning metal sculpting at an early age.
Fitz-Gerald feels very strongly in the Renaissance ideal of becoming competent in many mediums. He works in diverse mediums from sculpture to photography, decorative arts such as jewelry and furniture, as well as outdoor structures such as fountains, gates, gazebos, trellises and winery doors. If that wasn’t enough, he also composes trance-ambient music and writes fiction and poetry.
Website: Stephen Fitz-Gerald
Source: Metal Sculpture by Stephen Fitz-Gerald