I got to know Snir many many years ago and our relationship only grew stronger as the years went by, when I first met him (around 20 years ago in Tel-Aviv, Israel) he was already getting deep into the world of Art and tattooing and as time went by I started to notice his ever growing range of talents and skills.
Snir is mostly known for his ability to carve people, he is one of the best tattoo artist I’ve seen and his style just keeps getting better and more refined as the years go by, I was honored many times to have his artistic hand carve my skin. The beauty about Snir’s paintings is that it’s totally different spectrum from his tattoo art, sure they do come from the same person but many people who don’t know him and see his art will never guess he is a tattoo artist, as well as people who only know his tattoo work will be surprise to see his fantastic paintings.
Snir has been studying privately with a handful of great local and international masters, he started studying painting in 1999. He studied for 3 years with the well known Menahem Mizrahi (r.i.p). In 2002 Snir went on to study painting with a famous Israeli artist named Aram Girshuni who is known for his realistic style. Snir studied with him for 4 years.
Snir continues to paint and enjoys getting inspired from his surroundings.
To me, Snir is a great inspiration and a fantastic friend, he is fun to work with and I had the pleasure to do a few expositions with him as well as a couple of street art related projects, his art is powerful and full with soul and his tattoos are strong in character and last longer then the people who wear them proudly.
you can check more from Snir on his website here: http://www.snirrozensal.com/
and his tattoo crew here: http://visiontattoos.co.il/
Basically, Adida has a serious amount of Artworks which changes it’s shape every few years, he rewrites his CV again and again over time and his life story keeps throwing him into corners he never thought he will end up in, he is a traveler of both mind and heart and his passion is music above all, then comes the Arts. He does what he can to survive and follow his dreams even if it requires extreme sacrifices along the way, it’s all that he cares about, besides that he gets high on sharing and working with others. Inspiration is his favorite word, right after independence. Adida in mostly known for his photographic skills and the ability to keep pushing the envelope when it comes to manipulations and graphical exploration of his ever growing techniques.
When he is not sketching, skating or shooting shots you might find him screaming his lungs out in his current musical project called SpoonLicker, where he is singing and recording his first album in Canada along side some very talented musicians.
‘The Fallen’ is a street art series which Adida started when he got stuck in Israel back in mid 2011, his frustration reached such a high level he needed to express himself so badly that his Art started to leak into the streets of Tel-Aviv.
Night Session with Adida Fallen Angel from Adida Fallen Angel on Vimeo.
Big Newspaper, Wallpaper glue, wall, paper, night time and lots of street Art…These are my friends, we know each other well, we rise and fall like the seasons, we are not here to stay, we are here to fade away.
You can check more of Adida’s skills on this website here: http://www.adidafallenangel.com/
And his Facebook Artist page: https://www.facebook.com/Adidafallenangel
Kenichi Yokono uses traditional woodblock methodologies to address the comic book horrors of contemporary Japanese culture. Manga, anime, horror movies, and other stereotypical aspects of Japanese pop culture merge to present iconic images of buoyant menace and cruelty, which serve to contrast startlingly with the sugary cartoon characters that are also common. Although functioning woodblocks, the works are only ever exhibited directly and prints are never produced. Such a method maintains the primacy of the hand made object and the artist retains a tangible presence. These multiple oppositions in Yokono’s work results in pieces that are highly relevant critiques that retain a pleasing irony.
Born in 1972 (Kanazawa, Japan), Yokono was trained at the Kanazawa College of Art (Japan). He has had solo exhibitions in Tokyo, Los Angeles, Vienna and Amsterdam, among numerous international group shows, and has been offered residencies at the McColl Center for Visual Art (NC) and the International Studio and Curatorial Program (NY). He was the recipient of the 2005 Asian Cultural Council Fellowship award, and the Tom Eccles Prize (NY). The artist lives and works in Tokyo, Japan. (Taken from Mark Moore Gallery site).
I simply love KY artwork, maybe because he uses amazing detailed carved woods or simply because he plays with my favorite color combos, red, black & white. Every time i see a new piece of him i get inspired, so fresh and tight, just bloody good!
check his website for more delicious carvings: http://insolite-s.com/english/yokono.html
Stella Im Hultberg is a painter living and working in Brooklyn, NYC. Born in South Korea, raised in Seoul, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and later in California. She studied industrial design and worked as a product designer before serendipitously falling into the art world in 2005. When not painting or drawing, she likes to eat, ride her bicycle and play the New Your Times crossword puzzle (Taken from her Bio page on her site)
Personally I adore her artwork, so delicate, detailed mess, innocent yet daring in style and simplicity. it’s good and I know when something is good, I just cant get enough of it!
Check more of her current and past styles on her website here: http://www.stellaimhultberg.com/