Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987) was an American artist, film director, and producer who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, advertising, and celebrity culture that flourished by the 1960s, and span a variety of media, including painting, silkscreening, photography, film, and sculpture.
Banksy creates street art with an irreverent wit and an international reputation that precedes his anonymous identity. Banksy has gained his notoriety through a range of urban interventions, from modifying street signs and printing his own currency to illegally hanging his own works in institutions such as the Louvre and the Museum of Modern Art. Most often using spray paint and stencils, Banksy has crafted a signature, immediately identifiable graphic style—and a recurring cast of cops, soldiers, children, and celebrities—through which he critically examines contemporary issues of consumerism, political authority, terrorism, and the status of art and its display.
CB Hoyo was born in Havana, Cuba. At a young age, he immigrated to the Dominican Republic, and now lives in Europe. His artistic process began as a child, when he started interpreting the world through his paintings. A self-trained artist, CB Hoyo continually produces works that celebrate life itself, but also acts as a colourful satire of society. Fresh, colourful, and fun are three words that easily describe his creations. Working with any mediums on any materials, the artist uses a mixture of art historical trends but always incorporates his unique voice. CB Hoyo is making a real mark on the current art scene. Some of his works are already exhibited in private and public collections in 6 continents.
George Byrne creates large-scale photographs that depict everyday surfaces and landscapes as painterly abstractions. Borrowing from the clean, vivid clarity of modernist painting, he also references the New Topographics photography movement via a subject matter firmly entrenched in the urban everyday.
Dubbed the “King of Kink”, influential fashion photographer Helmut Newton made his name shooting models in striking, provocative black-and-white photographs for Vogue. “If a photographer says he is not a voyeur, he is an idiot,” he once said. Newton is considered to have imbued fashion photography with narrative depth, giving context to his subjects by creating stylized, dreamlike scenes.
JD Miller began his painting career 20 years ago with a vision. Pursuing the law of attraction, with a conscious practice as a professional musician, he developed Reflectionism. Exploring other mediums, the artist began using oil paints, based on sensorial experiences to create the 3-Dimensional oil technique. To create, the artist calls upon the universal vibrations of light and sound to flow through him to allow for the molding of oil paints. A unique process that identifies him among other artists, Miller creates impactful, strong, enlivening canvases that take their viewers on an existential journey.
Jeff Koons is one of America’s most popular contemporary artists. His Neo-Pop aesthetics and wry appropriations of consumer objects, express a reverence for popular culture. He is perhaps best known for his oversized sculptures of kitschy souvenirs, toys, and ornaments that are bright and shiny, as seen in his Celebration (1994–2011) series. In 2013, his Balloon Dog (Orange) sold for a record-breaking $58.4 million at Christie’s auction house, making him the most expensive living artist at the time. Always seeking new outlets for his creativity, in 2017, Koons teamed up with the luxury brand Louis Vuitton to produce an edition of bags printed with iconic European paintings. The artist’s works are held in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Tate Modern in London, and the Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art in Amsterdam, among others. He currently lives and works in New York, NY.
Jin-Woo specializes in fine art prints, offering images ranging from fun and uplifting beach sequences from around the world to breathtaking aerial images. Jin-Woo worked on visual campaigns for Jessica Alba’s cosmetic company Honest Beauty, jewelry designer Anita Ko, German celebrity beauty doctor Dr. Barbara Sturm and had the pleasure to shoot celebrities Rosie Huntington Whiteley, Molly Sims, Phoebe Tonkin, Angela Bassett and others.
As a Reflectionist, Fisher paints dramatic compositions that mirror her life experiences. She creates bold, authentic, emotionally expansive artworks that frequently possess an ethereal quality. Often painting without a sense of physical presence, the artist uses techniques that range from delicate feathering of oils, to using multiple media to create richly sculpted textures. Her aesthetically pleasing compositions captivate the eye with rich and vivid layers of elegant color palettes.
Los Angeles-based photographer Tyler Shields seeks “beauty in chaos,” capturing both young models and celebrities such as Lindsay Lohan and Mischa Barton. His polished editorial images and surrealistic portraits contain a penchant for explosive color and violent overtones. Always high energy and full of life, the photographs act as windows into a more glamorous world. Sotheby’s named Shields’s “The Warhol of his generation” in 2019.