Paul Cristina

“I am primarily interested in exploring ideas and images of uncertainty in places that exist underneath the exteriors of everyday life. I want the work to deliver an experience that is unavoidably human – something to make us think, feel and ask questions.” –Paul Cristina

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Anouk Griffioen Revisit

When we enter a room of artworks by Anouk Griffioen we find ourselves surrounded by colossal people, hybrid beings and shadows. The auras of these works can be frightening, strange and confusing, but they also arouse the viewer’s curiosity about the inner beings inside her creations. Griffioen amalgamates reality and imagination; flora and fauna merge…

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Dan Quintana

Dan Quintana is an artist that paints beautiful portraits with otherworldly compositions. He uses wood as his canvas for many of his paintings and also creates highly imaginative charcoal pieces.

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Douglas McDougall

Douglas McDougall is an artist currently based out of Scotland who produces these amazingly rendered and highly detailed charcoal drawings. I wonder what their beauty secret is to get their skin looking so…healthy and crusty.

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Charcoal and Oil by Shin Kwang Ho

We recently featured Shin Kwang Ho back in April of this year, and because we couldn’t get enough of Shin’s awesome-awesomeness the first time around, we quickly bring him back to take a peek at his newest charcoal and oil pieces. I just want his paintings melted down and injected right into my veins…if there…

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Joseph Loughborough

Joseph Loughborough was previously featured back in June 2012, and has a new body of work to present since we last checked in on him. Loughborough creates multilayered charcoal drawings depicting expressive “fleshy portraiture” of embracing and confronting couples. Currently, Loughborough splits his time between London, Paris and Berlin.

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Robert Longo

Robert Longo is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York who works mainly with charcoal. His pieces are hyper-realistic, making it hard to tell if what you’re looking at is indeed a drawing, or a black and white photograph.

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Anouk Griffioen

Anouk Griffioen‘s work is dark and her photos can be a little straining on the eyes. She likes to work alone, but that doesn’t mean she’s not influenced by other artists. Griffioen’s collaboration with fashion photographer Anne Marieke van Drimmelen marked a turning point in her work, when fashion started to play a more visible…

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Andreea Anghel

Andreea Anghel is an artist hailing from Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Anghel’s work revolves around themes based on “the human condition and degradation.” “To me, they represent not only a message to my viewers, but also an attempt at trying to see beauty in imperfection.”

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The Anatomy of Strangers

So it’s pretty clear that we at EK like our art sharp, raw and pointy – so when we saw that one of our absolute favorites, Joseph Loughborough, is opening a solo show in London’s wickedly atmospheric Old Vic Tunnels, well we more or less melted for several hours before we could peel ourselves off…

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Win Wallace

Currently based out of Austin, Texas, USA, Win Wallace creates fairly sized Charcoal and Conté pieces that explores the “tension and pathos of life in a semi-fictional world where the spiritual, the historical, the symbolic, and the wild exist simultaneously in a struggle with simple humanity.” Say that ten times fast. Wallace originally hails from…

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Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada

Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada is a Cuban-American artist who, since the late 90´s, has been questioning the imposed control on public spaces according to advertisers by replacing the faces of cultural icons with the faces of anonymous people. Most recently Rodríguez-Gerada has been creating awesome pieces out of charcoal on 200 year old wall surface transferred on…

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Hong Chun Zhang

China-born artist Hong Chun Zhang immigrated to the USA in 1996. Since then, Zhang has received numerous recognitions, such as the Skowhegan Artist Residency Scholarship (2003), the Dedalus Foundation MFA Fellowship (2004), and the Pollock Krasner Foundation grant (2006), as well has had her work exhibited nationally and internationally since 2000

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