What is beauty, what is beautiful to the world I live in today? Being a multi-ethnic individual of Creole heritage has played an enormous role in the way I view the world around me. I am of African and European decent; this greatly influences the way I experience society. Through the lens of beauty, I […]
Every Artist should have a purpose. It should be a burning desire to express something to the veiwer. Really good artwork moves the veiwer and tells a story. Its the responsibilty of the Artist to translate their thoughts into art but the best artist make the viewer use their imagination too. There is a Latin […]
All of us humans are made as creative vessels, capable of capturing images, eclectic memory bits and combining these jigsaw pieces to create new objects or performances outside of ourselves. Daily we recycle thought and images collected from the world surrounding us. Like miners, we must delve deep to connect with the creative spark, the […]
Lives and works in Long Beach, California Cody is a painter focused on contemporary realism. His work is divided into different series. Each theme has multiple paintings focused on modern and present concepts. Though the bodies of work vary with ideas, the main focus is to evolve painting forward. To create this progression he has […]
I believe in the magic of making things with your own hands. I’m an engineer by day and this is reflected in my focus on large, wooden sculptures based heavily in symmetry and repetition. I find the beauty of geometry to be inspiring and attempt to capture that in all that I do. I love […]
Greetings, My name is Charles Landholm. I consider myself an eclectic artist with a wide range of artistic styles. I especially love doing commissions which challenge me the most. Realism, abstract, sculpture, photography and most recently assemblage art are a few of the styles I enjoy.
While objects manipulated and made have importance as charged symbols, my process has been more about research, not just in an academic approach but in an emotional and personal approach. There is privilege in emotional and intellectual labor: I acknowledge this, I expand on this, and I critique this. I produce work that relies on […]
There are certain expectations when entering a gallery or museum. Being highly aware of your surroundings is one. Breaking art on display is terrifying to most. Common gallery and museum presentation practice minimizes this risk by providing well-lit rooms and spreads apart work so that viewers have room to bumble about without much worry of […]
My lifelong passion for and activism in environmental issues has informed my work for 14 years. In my current body of mixed media, sculptural paintings and sculptures and wall-based installations, I explore the complicated human relationship with nature and the wild. I’m seeking to depict the simultaneous reverence for and destruction of the wilderness through […]
Gopi Shah Ceramics features a collection of unique handmade ceramics and pottery in Long Beach, California. Inspired by Mesoamerican and Andean art, California natural landscapes, textiles and prints, Gopi Shah Ceramics combines youthful creativity with craftsmanship to create stoneware pottery that bridges ancient traditions and techniques with the modern world.
The purpose of my art has always been to reflect the essence of being human through the form and gesture of the human figure. During the same four decades that I have been sculpting, I have become more involved in the Eastern movement arts, practicing and teaching yoga, qigong and taiji. I see sculpture and […]
My work is concerned with the intersection of physical space and digital space and specifically, how they influence each other. At the center of my practice is an approach to object making that I call thought-object experiments. A thought-object experiment considers some hypothesis, theory, or principle for the purpose of making its consequences. The common […]