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NUDE MALES BY JEFFREY CHEUNG

by Ariadna Zierold

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Oakland, CA based Jeffrey Cheung’s playfulness and low-brow style of contorted and often nude male figures has quickly gained traction within the Bay Area’s ever-changing art scene. Cheung’s humor translates well across his many paintings, prints, collages, drawings and even murals.

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Born and raised in the Bay Area, Cheung graduated form the University of California Santa Cruz, and has since shown in a variety of shows throughout the Bay Area as well as City Bird Gallery in Paris, France.

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All images were taken from the artist’s page and from Artsy.

BLOODY DRAWINGS BY NECK FACE

by Ariadna Zierold

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Neck Face is known for his frightening drawing style and humorous writings. Neck Face’s style can be described as naïve and scratchy. His themes have a bloody, violent and medieval feel to them. Obvious influences are heavy metal and latrinalia. Gallery works follow Neck Face’s familiar style but are not limited to drawings and paintings, shows have included sharp metal masks, felt installations, and sculptures.

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All images were taken from New Image Art.

THE PANORAMA OF MARTA ZAFRA

by Ariadna Zierold

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Marta Zafra currently works  as a freelance illustrator and artist. Her work delicately covers a panorama of varied subject and content. The chosen treatment for her illustrations exhibits a careful solid base in draughtsmanship combined acutely with a subtle intuition for color, mixed both by hand and digitally. Her interest in figuration lies in the detailed depiction of the quotidian through personalized notions of family and the familiar. Whether it be botanical illustrations or the portrayal of animals and people, her decisions for each composition are strangely unique and precise. The familiar is often transformed into the bizarre, the past is often revisited and the real is made unreal.

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CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY BY SEAN LANDERS

by Ariadna Zierold

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Sean Landers is an American conceptual artist, best known for using his personal experience as public subject matter and for utilizing diverse styles and media in a performative manner. Through the use of painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, writing, video and audio, regardless of the medium, Landers reveals the process of artistic creation through humor and confession, gravity and pathos. He blurs the lines between fact and fiction, reality and fantasy, sincerity and insincerity, while presenting a portrait of the artist’s consciousness.

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