Jen Mann is a Canadian artist who explores how relationships form and develop. She delves into “self “concept, the realization of being a separate entity and how our shared experiences whether in the form of harmony or conflict, condition our ways of life.
Her compositions manifest the prevalent social trends in digital narratives with incredible hues. The unnatural colours that embody her work relate to her storylines and formulate into strong emotions.
She tackles the existential questions by taking a satirical, intellectual and honest approach to our conventional values.
The concept of real or constructed self identity is portrayed in her creations to make us aware of our cultural attitude towards individualism. She is her own muse and captures her identity in different conditions by being conscious of her interrelationships with self, others and her environment.
Digital art is about imaging the reality as you want. It is perpetual, interpretive and reflects the outlook of different cultures. It allows the artist to connect the dots between creativity, perceptions, desires, popular and high cultures. An art that communicates the unsaid and allows you to experience visually other senses.
“The real voyage of discovery consists of not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust
Canadian pop surrealist artist, Alex Garant, stimulates our senses from fully experiencing to witnessing a state of mind. The queen of double vision brings us back to being aware where we can see a thought. The duplication effect in her portraitures emerges from symmetry and patterns yet leads us from coherence to a world without walls and restrictions. She stimulates our psyche to reach higher consciousness.
The deep symbolism of eyes in her imagery places our conventional and abstract human conditions side by side. Her art encourages us to see our strange responses to unfamiliar, to experience a situation and to re-examine our reactions.
Mary Edmonia Lewis was a 19th century American sculptor, born to an African American father and Chippewa Indian mother in 1844. Her mother named her “Wildfire, a true description of her spirit that spurred her to thrive in her oeuvre d’art. Her atrocious experience with anti abolitionist vigilantes in Ohio where she was accused of poisoning two classmates at Oberlin College, beaten and arrested compelled her to move to Boston and pursue a career as a sculptor. The hostile episodes impelled her to create sculptures paying homage to abolitionist and heroes of the Civil War. Her passion brought about local favourable outcome and her decision to move to Rome, Italy was now viable. She achieved great success and captured the attention of patrons of art and international art press.
Her sculpture, ” Marriage of Hiawatha” to his lover, Minnehaha, intelligently depicts dignity and spiritual nobility through neoclassical rendering of features, wide forehead, protective eyes, proud expression and the kind gaze of Minnehaha. The Roman draping and togas as their garments blended with native accessories and the coiffeur intertwine cultures and tribes. The work of art was inspired by a fictional character in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow‘ poem “The Song of Hiawatha” and ancient Greek & Roman art.
Rob Gonsalves art give us another perspective of everyday life that it can be seen in a new and unfamiliar way. His perception fabricates a desired reality. He suggests that unreal, mysteries and phenomenons can be felt and actually exist in rational world.
Ray Caesar, English digital surreal artist, fantastic reflections of his childhood memories and experiences working in Hospital for sick kids, truly communicates the integration of surreal world of fantasy with assumptions of our daily life.
A torchbearer in digital art, Ray Caesar unlocks the power of imagination and powerfully romanticize the psyche. He uses dream imagery and symbols to express his take on modern day issues.