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Ryan Schneider

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Born 1980, Indianapolis, IN, USA. – Lives and works in Joshua Tree, CA, USA. Ryan Schneider creates paintings and sculptures from experience and observation, portraying moments of bewilderment, tension, exhilaration, and fatigue as they are encountered in the real world. His latest works of hand-carved wood are dreamy and richly colored, often featuring a spiritually charged, even shamanic quality. Ryan Schneider was born in Indianapolis, IN, USA and holds a BFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art. Recent solo exhibitions include “No Filter  “Mojave Masks” at The Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, Oregon, and “Mojave Pictures” at Taymour Grahne,...

Gosha Levochkin

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B. 1986, Moscow, RU – Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, USA. Gosha Levochkin (b.1986) is a Russian American painter, best known for his larger scale acrylic  works in the tradition of ligne claire. To this day Levochkin practices, teaches and resides in New  York City. As a child, he abruptly moved to Hollywood from Moscow, just one year after the Collapse of the Soviet Union. Being a child of immigration, he learned very early on about the importance of  adaptation as a cultural survival skill. The embodiment of this skill has been a coherent and  prevalent theme throughout his...

Andy Dixon

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B. 1979, Vancouver, Canada. Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA, USA. Exploring themes of decadence, patronage, and the relationship between art and wealth, Andy Dixon draws inspiration from such opulent artifacts as Flemish still-lifes, Versace silk shirts, and auction house objects. By layering historical references with contemporary social commentary, Dixon plays with the tropes of art history and questions the inherent value in luxuries from past and present. An underlying self-deprecation stirs beneath the surface of his candy-colored canvases – a poignant study in the psychology of value. Dixon was born in 1979 in Vancouver, Canada. A self-taught painter,...

Cleon Peterson

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B. 1973, Seattle, WA, USA. Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA, USA. Cleon Peterson’s chaotic and violent paintings show clashing figures symbolizing a struggle between power and submission in the fluctuating architecture of contemporary society. Peterson’s work acknowledges the demons within us and sheds light on the inherent violence of civilization. His allegorical works contrast good with evil, and violence with victim, in the tradition of Greco-Roman gladiator-motif vases, Francisco Goya’s “The Disasters of War (1810-1820),” and Eugene Delacroix’s “The Rape of Sabine Women (1850).” Born in Seattle, WA, USA in Cleon in 1973, Peterson received his MFA from the...

Aaron Johnson

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 Aaron Johnson's paintings straddle the balance between unpredictability and control, abstraction and figuration, painterly blurs and minimalist hard-edges. Using a technique of staining the raw canvas, Johnson investigates the fluidity of shapes, forms and colors and the interconnectedness that manifests in between.