On his Tumblr he calls his illustrations “A paradoxical distillation of the word and the image as directed by the filters of randomness”
Juan Doe is an endangered painter. The last of a dying breed, he personifies pure art. With unheralded hand skills and hellacious wit, Juan Doe redefines the parameters of bizarre genius and secular thug. Born and raised in New York City, Juan Doe has been evolving the language of interdisciplinary art and design since the late 1970’s. He is an artist who strains the boundary between painting, propaganda, polemics, and philosophical discourse in art. He encapsulated a new age aesthetic through his command of the graphic process but with the masterful execution of a painter. His images are non-negotiable, they cannot be interpreted or postponed; they exist now, for the oxygen of the viewers eyes. His works stand as testament to this artist’s brash and unwavering attempts to demand attention through an acrylic vehicle of contradiction – a showcase of the beauty and horror in contemporary art. Doe will not allow the viewer to arrive in the future with out the past. His work characterizes a fusion of form, a behavior, dictating dignity and morality through a visual medium synonymous with contemporary culture
Lives and works in New York
Born USA | 1973
Are you old enough to even remember some of these “must have” gadgets of the time? Some of them are quite “recent” and may even still be around your house, but most of them are not very useful anymore! Amazing how technology continues its surge forward. (I’ve still got an old VHS recorder and tapes somewhere in a cupboard, still works, can’t say the picture quality is great since HD, certainly was amazing in the 80’s!). These sculptures are by Bughouse.
Six years ago, Steve Kuhl took on a quirky project. The client was his older brother, who was building a house in Medina, USA and wanted “something fun” for his two young children. Kuhl delivered: a climbing wall, a “super luge” (a 55-foot spiral slide into the sport court), a secret door hidden behind a suit of armor, and a pirate-themed bedroom for his nephew, then age 6. Kuhl pulled out all the stops in the bedroom, which included a ship’s hull jutting out of the wall, a crow’s nest, a rope bridge, a jail cell (“for evil-doers,” Kuhl said) and an under-the-sea paint job. “It was fun,” said Kuhl, whose company, Kuhl Design Build, typically works on kitchens, bathrooms and additions. “I like to work outside the box.”
“Inspired by human curiosity and the wonderful mechanisms curiosity drives, the forms I present emerge from a disordered mechanical history, often revealed through a dystopian lens.” – Greg Brotherton
Born in Ames, Iowa, in 1968, Greg experienced a somewhat nomadic childhood, spending the majority of his youth in Utah and Colorado. His interest in the mechanical surfaced at age five, when he began disassembling anything with screws in it. By the age of twelve he had taught himself to mine his backyard with homemade explosives (no injuries!). Then, after being successfully ejected from a series of public and private learning institutions, Greg, equivalency test in hand, entered the Colorado Academy of Art, beginning his undergraduate studies at sixteen.
In 1987, after receiving a degree in graphic design, Greg set off for California. Over the next two decades, he forged a successful career as an award-winning commercial artist, while honing his skills as a sculptor.
With a consuming drive to build things that often escalate in complexity as they take shape, Greg’s work is compulsive. Working with hammer-formed steel and re-purposed objects, his themes tend to be mythological in nature, revealed through a dystopian view of pop culture.
Greg’s work has received international recognition and has been exhibited throughout the United States. In 2007, he was invited to serve as the featured artist at the Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) Conference in Monterey, California, joining the ranks of some of the most prestigious artists, luminaries, and scientists of our time. He currently resides in La Jolla, California, where he continues to sculpt and experiment.
Cinema flash showdown is a collection of photography portraying human figures with scribbled lines by Ayaka Ito and Randall Church. The collection of photographs are distorted and reconstructed in 3D using a Flash drawing tool. This is what happens when scribbled lines give life to portraits and push the boundaries of creativity and technology.