Tony Philippou was born in 1978 in Bronx, NY and still resides and creates there to this day. His intentions are to explore the reality and relationships of humans using the theme of religion and it’s most recognizable character; Jesus; alongside his apostle’s and other notable characters. Philippou’s fascination with this particular theme has stemmed from his love of the human form, design and symbolism.
All personal views aside, the artist is not trying to advocate any message or stance via religion at all in his paintings; it is merely the symbolic and creative influence that he is inspired by. A fresh and exciting perspective is what he lends to his viewers.
· Graduated 2001 Pratt Institute - Brooklyn NY: BFA in Illustration.
Tony Philippou’s website: www.tonyphilippou.com
Zachariah Johnsen is a young artist
concentrating in watercolor, pen & ink,
and mixed media works on paper plus oil works on canvas. His medium of choice is the micron pen and he uses them exhaustively to describe a world of ghouls, monsters, and misfits – the shady characters in everyday life, but just hidden from normal view. Zach focuses on the more ignored side of life – on the sides of people and places that visitors rarely see. In Zach’s world, most of the people have obvious human/animal hybrids that can’t be hidden. The corrupt politican is a hideous beast wielding an ax and smoking a cigar. The Hollywood actress is a washed-up, half rat w/ open sores surrounded by a mob of rabid birds. The family portrait is a gaggle of jellydrop characters and mutated fish creatures.
Johnson has lent this fantastic world and his unique style of frenetic pen lines and loose, splashy water-based media to a number of surfaces and media across the industries. He has created original works for print and publications, skateboards, skis, furniture, sneakers, snowboards, clothing and apparel.
Having gained recognition across the United States, Australia, and Europe, Johsnon is now concentrating on expanding his visual range – into paintings on canvas and installation works to video and motion graphics. With a number of exhibitions and published works under his belt, Johnson has become recognized as an artist whose future is much brighter than the often dark content of his work.
Zach Johnson’s website: www.zenvironments.com
Marion Bolognesi was born on the small island of Bonaire in the Netherlands Antilles. She was raised primarily in the States by her parents Wendy and Aurelio Bolognesi.
Bolognesi received her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art in 2003. Having moved to New York City shortly thereafter, she has been pursuing her interests in both fine art and design over the past four years.
Bolognesi's work is a study of the fragile complexities of human emotion and explores the depths of passion and beauty of expression through realistic and fluid watercolor paintings. Her work reads as both a subtle and deeply emotional divulgence of her own feelings and those of her subjects.
Marion Bolognesi’s website: www.marion-b.com