Caslon Bevington was born in October 1992 and grew up in Manhattan and the surrounding sprawl. She studied at Parsons and the Art Students League and currently lives and works in New York City. Bevington describes her practice as “a desire to communicate something incomplete and unformed”. Through paint, pixel, word and fabric she creates work that functions as a bridge between the hypothetical and the physical, objects operate as artifacts of personal-as-political discovery formulated within a landscape balancing between nihilism and mysticism.
Ryan Bock Was born in San Francisco in 1989. He has a BFA from The Art Institute of Chicago. Currently he lives and works in New York City. Bock’s work includes painting, drawing, puppetry, animation and experimental film methods. Preferring a hand crafted aesthetic, and feeling as if the use of computers diminishes the presence of his artistic hand- the majority of Bock’s work is devoid of digital mediums, opting instead for time tested analog methods. At the root of Bock’s practice is a need for narrative structure. Resting somewhere between mythology and nightmare Bock depicts mise en scène riddled with symbology and allusions both cinematic and painterly in nature.
Morell Cutler was born in New York City in 1991. He has a BFA from California College of Art. He currently lives and works in New York City. Cutler employs a vivid color palette to compose internal-landscapes/symbolic still lives, exploring the cultural and personal significance of his identity as a black gay man in contemporary america. Cutler references the body symbolically and sensually through weighted psychic-objects often tropical fruit and flora.
Dee Haynes, Alana
Alana Dee Haynes is a mixed media artist from NYC. Born in 1992 she has a BFA from Fashion Institute of Technology. She currently lives and Works in New York City. Haynes’ work is exists somewhere between rhythm, pulsation, repetition and meditation. Working with found images or collaborating with numerous photographers, Haynes incorporates her patterned illustrations to create visual narratives of form, closeness, and touch.
Kolter Hodgson was born in Burlington VT in 1992. He studied sound engineering at SAE Institute. He currently lives and works in New York City. Hodgson’s work is a product of his restless drive to create. In a surreal amalgam of pop culture and the artist’s own imagination, Hodgson’s imagery is often exploding or coming a part as if it too can’t control the bonds of its own existence. Within this chaos is Hodgson precise and confidant line work, holding it all together, adding structure threw form and style.
Charlie Hudson is an Australian-American painter. Born in Sydney Australia in 1991, he has a BA from University of Vermont. Currently he lives and works in New York City. Hudson’s works is inspired by the intersection between industry, art, and nature. Drawing from the beautiful simplicity in natural abstraction like shadows and tree branch silhouettes, Hudson creates intrapersonal worlds of organically pixelated landscapes.
Love Child, The
The Love Child was born in Grenada in 1989. He is a self taught painter and former street artist. He currently lives and works in New York City. Originally drawn to illustration as a means of creating companionship, The Love Child continues to deal with imagined characters in his abstracted exploration of the figure. Influenced by the rich organic colors of the Caribbean, his color palate exudes an energy that is barely contained by his rough black outlines. His work attempts to simplify form through feeling and intuition.
Julia M. Powers was born in Massachusetts in 1990. She has a BFA Massachusetts College of Art & Design. Currently she lives and works in New York, New York. Powers works from her heart and her carefully refined observation of the world. The subjects of Powers’ work are often forsaken or disregarded objects who are transformed into adorned protagonists in her realistic paintings. Currently Powers focus has been a collection of paintings all produced from holographic images, the paintings explore subtle motion and perception.
Bruno Smith was born in New York City in 1990. He has a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Currently he lives and works in New York City. Smith works with clothing, blankets and upholsteries either donated, found or from his own past purchases. With the raw material already charged with history and personal attachment, Smith then cuts up and collages the textiles, at once both preserving and destroying their sentimental value. The works are composed like an abstract painting, with large shapes of fabric forming a background and thinner strips traversing on top, mimicking broad brushstrokes. In this post-modern take on painting, Smith inverts the expressionistic gestures of Abstract Expressionism into the calmed and slowed process of sewing.
James Reyes was born in New York City in 1991. He has a BFA from SVA. He currently lives and works in New York City. Emerging from textual explosions, Reyes shapes his expressionistic gestures and splatters into disembodied humans forms, illustrative reminders of life. Highlighting the anamorphic quality of gestural painting becoming representational, Reyes acts as a guide pulling out imagery from the visceral chaos he breeds. His work exists in a balance between action and reaction, expressing and contextualizing.
James Rubio was born in San Francisco in 1982. He studied photography at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, but fell in love with painting and street art later in New York City. He currently lives and works in Bushwick, Brooklyn. In 2006 Rubio joined the Antagonist Art Movement and began regularly exhibiting paintings at Niagara Bar. He has participated in international group and solo shows and has painted murals around the world. In 2015 he joined the Base 12 project. Rubio’s work combines the immediate energy of street art with a refined layering process, creating a space and texture that mirrors the depth and mystery of a simering pool of water.
Sei Smith was born in New York City in 1990. He studied painting at The School of Art Institute of Chicago. Currently he lives and works in New York City. Visually Smith draws from the forms and materiality of minimalism. Conceptually his work pushes towards unfounded experience through the nuances of individual perception. Always questioning and reexamining how we view art and how we can view art.