All in Issue VII

Lorena Mateu

"My intention is to focus my painting towards the presence of nature and our relationship with her. It is also to understand the existence as a process of changes and transformations, in other words as an act of reinventing oneself.

Jeremy Burks

"My formative influences were days spent exploring the scrap yard where my father worked and summers roaming the Dayton Art Institute. I was, in turn, obsessed with mythology, magic, ancient cultures, historical piracy, horror and mystery novels, fantasy, science fiction, comic books, heavy metal, hip-hop and punk rock."

Interview: Jen Dwyer

"My work has always expressed my lived experiences, complemented with research of contemporary and historical issues, so inevitability the femme figure, or parts of the body play a role in my work. I also think it’s so interesting that one of the first art objects know to us is a ceramic fertility goddess."

Karen Navarro

"These portraits belong to a series called Deconstruction. This series calls in to question the idealization of women, showing how we reconstruct ourselves based on what we have learned and what has been imposed upon us."

Sierra Barber

Sierra is a self-taught encaustic artist and has been working with the ancient painting technique for nearly 10 years. Her practice explores the natural characteristics of beeswax as a material, creating a seamless bind between reality and the imagined.

Zofia Bogusz

Zofia paints lone women amid bold animals and/or dramatic landscapes, often using the contrast of deep black and luminous color to highlight the intensity between the individual and the external world.

Nick Robles

"By infusing personality and energy into inanimate material through portraiture, I explore personal identity and what it is to be a conscious being. I experiment with different processes and unorthodox materials as I search for new applications and results that excite me, all while allowing the images to evolve as I work to better explore this theme.

Monika Malewska

Malewska’s most recent series of paintings consists of large-scale watercolors depicting various wreath-like arrangements made of bacon. Most of them are symmetrical and somewhat reminiscent of the Rorschach inkblot test.

Grace Lang

"Continually preoccupied with the concept of personal demons, my work reflects the internal struggles that plague us all, creating visual expressions of those dark little thoughts that are at once frightening and sort of funny.