Australian Digital Artist Johanna Bird saturates her work with vibrant colour and quick deliberate line work to portray her abstract portraiture. Her use of playful pronounced rhythmic intense colours and gestures permeate throughout her work, taking inspiration from the south coast of Australia, and its other worldly flora and fauna. Each individual portrait is a continuum of unique expression of emotion and flow. Her avant-garde technique of digitally drawing her works by hand, encapsulates traditional drawing with a modern twist. Using different textures and elements within her work she draws upon using layers to enhance visual depth and allure to her subject matter, thus adding a distinctive component to her signature style. The intention of her art is to connect with her audience through emotional depth and relatability, whilst still maintaining a visually striking work.
Matty Thurston, non-binary artist from the U.K. most known by their online persona, Animatttic, creates within the abstract and conceptual, each piece evoking unique thought in the mind of their witness. The art, influenced by instruction in architecture, is a presentation on the design of one's own unconscious in the reflection of what it elicits.
JASON SIMSLIGHT BREAK (NEXUS) REIMAGINED
Jason Sims is an Australian artist who works in the realm of perceptual art. Using the properties of light and reflection, he creates simple illusions of space in the form of contemporary sculpture, large-scale installation and public art. Blurring the lines between reality and illusion, Sims' captivating work defies notions of physical possibility. Sims is most interested in producing work that serves as a vehicle to re-imagine the space encountered - to deconstruct perceived physical limitations - and facilitate a kind of meditative response allowing viewers to interpret the illusion of space created as reality. He particularly enjoys working with illusion for its ability to evoke the sublime and its power to interrogate our understanding of the world around us.
DERRICK SANTINIEVERYTHING HAS ITS VANISHING POINT
Derrick Santini hails from the UK, and discovered his love for photography at the age of thirteen, whilst taking pictures with his mum's old Agfa camera. Voyeuristic in nature, and taking ultimate pleasure from 'stolen' moments, his interest lay in capturing subjects and situations onto which he could project his own intellectual and aesthetic thoughts and fantasies; unbeknownst to those who unwittingly submitted their realities for his surreal reinterpretations. After this initial period prolific in reportage, Derrick's talent saw him propelled into the fields of portraiture, music photography, fashion and advertising, where he developed a more confrontational approach to image making -one based on interaction and personality. He soon became renowned for his intimate and insightful portraiture style, particularly within the music industry where there rapidly became a huge demand for his iconic images.