Simon Lee was born in 1992, and is an economist and artist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Although he experiments across multiple media (including film photography and music), Simon places his primary creative attention on oil painting and ink drawing. Each medium focuses on the same subject matter: abstract forms that capture the artist’s ideas in real time.
Phenyo Melody Madiba, better known as ‘Mel Madiba’, was born in October 1993 in Mafikeng and grew up in Pretoria. She lives and works between Pretoria and Johannesburg. She studied Interior Design at The Design School of Southern Africa. It was there she discovered pyrography, the art of drawing on wood, leather, or other materials using a soldering iron. Her chosen subject matter is predominantly black women at different stages of their growth.
Doriana Popa is an aspiring artist, fashion Illustrator and sometimes tattoo artist who is always on the lookout to develop and learn new skills. For her, Art is something that doesn’t have a simple definition, and because of that I always let my art do the talking. Doriana works mostly with watercolours, acrylics, pencils and ink.
Mona Taha, born in Uganda in 1988 to an Egyptian father and a Rwandese mother is a self-taught artist and mother of two boys. She primarily works with charcoal on medium to large-scale paper. Her drawings are figurative and oftentimes self-portraits depicting herself in intimate, yet mundane poses. She is fascinated by anatomy and how the body can portray a message oscillating between motion or stillness.
Mpho Ts’uene, a visual artist from Lesotho, uses art as activism against gender inequality and stereotypical narratives about Africa. She’s working on a cookbook that uses Basotho’s cuisine and food culture to contribute to the growing body of work that engages with food in Africa beyond poverty.
Attabeira German is a Dominican Illustrator living in Warsaw, Poland. Her style is simple but not necessarily minimalist. Her art reflects moods, moments and concepts that have a major significance to herself and those around her. One line style became Attabeira’s voice of choice 3 years ago.
Gabrielle Rul is a 25-year-old Parisian artist and model. Multi-plastic artist, she paints and strokes with her pen all the supports that come to hand. Glass, cardboard, long walls and papers of all kinds are its best allies. The imaginary she deploys is authentic, poetic and light. An invitation to let go and hope against a background of sincere melancholy, always with sincerity in the foreground.
Carlos Barberena (b.1972) is a Contemporary Nicaraguan Printmaker best known for his satirical relief prints and the use of images from pop culture, as well as from political and cultural tragedies. In his art, Barberena has consistently reflected on the cycles of repression and resistance and its relationship to the Diaspora in which he has lived, throughout dictatorship, revolution, erasure, renewal, hope, dictatorship and repression.
Rikkianne Van Kirk is inspired by the rich past of found materials. Her deep appreciation for the history of these materials and her illustrative take on them has been shared worldwide. Rikkianne’s pieces strive to embrace the simplicity and imperfection of the hand drawn line. Ultimately breathing life into something old, something forgotten, something sentimental.
Christopher Samuel Idowu (b.1995) is a Nigerian visual artist from Badagry, Lagos, whose elder brother's doodles in comic books served as an inspiration for art that began in his childhood. Following his passion, he studied at Yaba college of Technology where he majored in Painting. He works in different media including Conte, charcoal, watercolours, acrylics and oils to convey a visual commentary on societal contradiction through distinctly selected subjects.
Daniel Merac is an artist, photographer, and industrial designer from Cali – Colombia based in Turkey, whose art is closely connected to nature, mysticism, environmental awareness, emotions, and symbolism. After having achieved his industrial design degree, he specialized in drawing bird species, botany, and every other element from nature with his intricate and heartfelt fusion of fine art and illustration.
Kumiyo, also known as "Kumiyonoe," is a freelance professional manga artist from Tokyo, Japan, who lives in Luxembourg since 2015 and have a studio in the "1535°" Creative Hub in Differdange. Kumiyo illustrates books, designs book covers, album covers, advertisements and creates mangas.
Linnea Kataja is a freelance manga artist based in NYC. After graduating with a BFA in Cartooning from the School of Visual Arts, she has pursued a career as a freelance artist and social media influencer with over 60,000 followers on Instagram and TikTok. Her recent work Idol Royale won Honorable Mention in MangaCat's Manga Olympics competition.
Dolce Paganne a.k.a Ceren Aksungur is an Istanbul origin artist based in Antwerp. In her surreal drawings, the artist focuses on the “sinister” aspect that resides in the details of daily life. Obsessed with the hypnotic aspects of geometric forms, she loves constructing her work originated from a feeling like “sleep paralysis”, around images like dream/nightmare sequences.
In 2007, Maria moved to Berlin immediately after graduating from high school. Here she developed the style that reflects her positive attitude towards life. She describes her painting style as "popstract", a mixture of "pop art" and "abstract". Her painting process often begins with an imprint of her left hand. Flowing colors with a grid structure form the framework for the individual motif, usually a face or body.
Naledi Tshegofatso Modupi is a multi-dimensional visual artist known for her versatility and her ability to seamlessly manoeuvre between digital art territories and traditional art mediums. Naledi’s work is mainly portraiture and the style developed can be best described as reductive or semi-abstract portraiture. Her work is heavily inspired by the beauty of blackness and characteristics associated with black people.
Mark Angwenyi Ocharo is a self-taught graphic designer and digital artist based out of Nairobi, Kenya. Most of his artwork is abstract expressionism with a fixation on facial features or the basic human senses with the exception of touch. Mark studied Film Production & Animation at the Multimedia University of Kenya and Graduated with a Diploma in 2018, since then he has been working creatively as a freelancer.