A New-York based artist using mixed media, Bogaert uses bright colors against dark canvases to emphasize contrasting elements and to symbolize the longing humans feel. “My paintings often insert beautiful women buried in the overall context of the scene and they are there because I feel they add humanity to the abstract soul of my work.”
More info: http://www.eddybogaert.com/blog/
A native of Kuwait, Abbas recreates everyday images focusing on her experiences from middle-class religious practices, both in private and public spaces. “Unrestrained by subject matter or media, she takes an investigative approach to produce a diverse and holistic body of work addressing notions of cultural history, sexuality, violence, ornamentation, devotion and faith.”
Huayi began to learn traditional ink painting through private lessons at the age of six. His journey continued as he focused on historical and cultural sites, as well as religious paintings. Combining traditional and abstract elements, Huayi created his signature style: “that style, with grand mountains filling his compositions, recalls the monumental landscapes of the Northern Song period.”
Visual artist and filmmaker Dalena is known for her social justice-based pieces and human rights activism. Focusing on her home country of the Philippines, she uses photographs that are then digitally altered to highlight “cultural impunity.”
Born in Shanghai but raised in Hong Kong, Chou studied traditional Chinese painting before experimenting with more abstract ideas. Her work focuses on the complexities of the human mind and its relation to the expansive universe. She passed away in 2011.
More info: http://www.ipreciation.com/irene-chou-周綠雲/