If there is one thing certain about Erik Beehn’s work, it’s unpredictability; transition; experimentation; exploration. Okay so that’s four things. Regardless, Beehn is a Las Vegas- based artist and educator who’s master printer training in Los Angeles and MFA education from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago have combined into an alchemical process. Beehn’s imagery of flowers, targets, squares and lace start as stable focal points for the chaos that ensues: painting on photographs to rephotograph and erase through the photograph with solvents; then again photographed and painted on top, to add layers of collage on top of that— bouncing back and forth between building up surfaces with marks and removing them with chemicals and other processes. Beehn works his magic until the resulting image breathes new life, though now a foggy abstract memory of its origins. He is no stranger to the effects of transparency, drips, photochemicals, paint, Ben-Day dots and color separations: combinations that speak to ideas of transformational growth, trust, and finding beauty in entropy.
A renowned portrait photographer, Calmer is celebrated for his unmatched creativity and clever wit. With an uncanny ability to transform even the simplest concepts into captivating imagery, Matthias is recognized for his creative compositions that leave your jaw on the floor. Careful research and intuition is behind his success in capturing the essence of rock […]
Melbourne artist Mark Ogge lives and works in an old church in Clunes, in country Victoria. He was the first artist commissioned by Spiegelworld, creating an entrance archway mural in 2006. Mark has long been fascinated by the iconography of the circus and fairground, exploring the dichotomy between enchantment and disillusionment.