From mysterious odalisques to snowy mountain peaks, the newest artists in our gallery are constantly refreshed with the latest artistic outlooks. We are always welcoming these new artists into our gallery. This week, we feature four of our most recent additions to the UGallery family. These artists, while they range in media, style and technique, they all bring fresh aesthetics to the contemporary art scene.
We are pleased to introduce 4 of our new artists:
Introducing: Erik Cocks
From the haunting image of the disheveled strap-off-the-shoulder, sepia-toned complexity of Decisions of the Heart to the anthropomorphic conversation captured between the two trees in Conversations of Trees, each of Erik Cock’s photographs has a chilling yet beautiful intrigue to them. The images unfold with layers of meaning; beyond the subjects the textured details share beautiful, encrusted messages.
Introducing:Escha Van Den Bogen
Escha Van Den Bogen, a painter who joins us from New Zealand, approaches a classical subject with a contemporary twist. She places female figures, often nudes, against abstracted or impressionistic interiors. The elegant drapery – bedsheets, tresses, evening gowns – gives each of these women both a gracefulness and an unknowability. By juxtaposing light jaunts of color with darker elements she cultivates a sense of drama and mystery that intensifies her alluring compositions.
Introducing: Brent Olson
Brent Olson captures powerful moments in nature. The power that he creates is often a quiet one, at the climax of an intense natural moment. The stressful stroll across an iced-over lake in Trusting Walkspurs an evolution of heightened anxiety to a fulfilling trust in the natural world. This total emersion into the natural world – on both a visual and empathetic level – give his images a transcendent and tranquilizing quality. They are sublime moment – an aesthetic experience.
Introducing: Toby Davis
While the motifs that reoccur throughout Toby Davis’ work –mannequins, taillights, taxi cabs, stoplights etc. – may seem different beyond the reach of comparison, they are surprisingly similar. They are figures of constant change and flux. This parallel underscores the reality that Toby illuminates (and I use that word deliberately) of the ephemeral urbanity of contemporary life. These are images of transit and commercialism and novelty stylized with a painter’s critical eye.