Rebuilding Japan – One Year Later could not have been possible without the generosity and talent of the artists who donated their work for auction. Here’s a little information about each one.
Agnieszka Nowinska has had an interesting professional trajectory that carried her from classical techniques like painting and drawing at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow to the cutting edge of contemporary art utilizing the latest creative digital tools. Her artworks tell a story that create a surreal world and comment on our cycles of life and death in a symbolic language.
Andrew A. Antonaccio was born in Brooklyn, NY raised in Puerto Rico and of Italian heritage, gifted in artwork. He has a limitless creative mind that now thinks in color. Andrew has become a pure and raw artist; not just in digital arts, but also in everything that requires creativity. A self taught artist who is based in Miami, FL. His Talent and original art work have been commissioned for use in ad campaigns, clothing lines, brand development and environmental design.
Brian is an avid miniature golf player, and amateur cryptozoologist. His obsessive interest in kitschy roadside culture has led him across Massachusetts on an 87-stop tour of every miniature golf course in the state. His passion for the bizarre has also fueled a worldwide campaign advocating the existence of the half human, half ice cream hybrid, the Ice Cream Person.
David Tamargo is a Cuban-American visual artist working in Miami, Florida, whose work serves as a visual journey into memory of encountered situations primarily through the use of landscape as a focus for the formation of identity. He is a founding member of the Borscht Film Festival, The CCCV movement and is the Creative Director at the Royal/T in Culver City, California. He exhibits his work internationally as well as curates exhibitions of emerging contemporary art from around the world.
Dianaya (Diana Ramirez Anaya) is a Spanish artist who feels fortunate to have been born in Ronda, Malaga (1979), although she is ashamed of its legendary bullfighting ring. Her innate compassion for animals will three decades later be reflected in her paintings as strong complaints.
After living in different countries she established herself in Miami, where she graduated of Architecture at the University of Miami, becoming part of an innovative Miami architecture firm soon after. Being a member of the design team and taking lead on the graphic department, her creativity and perception of balance developed greatly.
It isn’t until 2009 that she feels the strong impulse to paint again, always in the company of her loyal friend Lola. This new painting period embraces a process similar to the Rorschach test, in which the sub consciousness will determine the subject matter.
Lindsay Scoggins cultivated her love for electronic media as a fine arts student at the University of South Florida. At the age of 15, she began learning non-linear video editing and electronic music composition and during college, began working with video installation and using YouTube as an online gallery. Since then her videos have acquired over 3 million views on YouTube alone.
As one of 25 selected artists featured in the 2010 Guggenheim’s YouTube Play: A Biennial of Creative Video, Scoggins’ work was displayed at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York; Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy; Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain; and Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin, Germany.
Scoggins’ most recent series demonstrates her new video-invention called “Video Panorama,” revealing a never-before-seen way of watching and examining recorded events. Scoggins takes a forensic approach to video editing, introducing a previously undiscovered way of witnessing the unfolding of time.
The first two from the series, “Reagan” and “Kennedy,” debuted in February 2012 at the first Art Wynwood International Contemporary Art Fair in Miami, Florida.
Marcello is originally from Argentina where he studied photography in Palermo University of Design and Communication. He’s always had a passion for drawing and has developed it along the years. His inspiration for these drawings comes from what he sees on a daily basis in Miami Beach. He has also been a photographer since he was a child. Focusing on small, unusual items like antique or collectible toys, he finds beauty in things people often overlook.
Guillermo “Memo” Arias was born in NY but grew up in Colombia. After high school he returned to NY to attend art school. Constantly transitioning between media, he has been working with urban art for more than 15 years. His work has been shown in galleries, online, on t-shirts, and the street. His art is usually inspired by his love of history and cultures.
Inspired by Japan’s cultural kawaii movement and influenced by the eclectic flavors of Miami, local artist Paula Guerrero presents superyummie. Through a harmonious blend of colors, bold graphics, and yummy aesthetics, superyummie represents a world that catalyzes on feelings of happiness and wholeness, excitement and appreciation for everyday life.
Wild + Bear
Hi, I’m Dani V. Sanchez and I created Wild + Bear in an attempt to mix my love for nature with my passion for art and illustration.
I like to create meaningful pieces in which I seek to hopefully help make the world a little better. I believe in dreams, and stand behind the fights that anyone
of us has to make in order to make their dreams happen. With that said if you like my piece and would like to buy it, I would like to thank you in advance for the
cause, and if you like it and can’t buy it (darn money) I’m still so very thankful for your support.
My Journey in Art through states & continents has brought me Painting, Fashion , Photography, Performance & Music in to my life and through my hands I create endlessly and obsessively….humbly grateful for all the blessings and creatures I have had the pleasure of meeting off the beaten path.
Through the various mediums of my palette I like to explore and cross influence , layer & abstract , juxtapose & reflect on the beauty & grime as well as the geometry of life as it all comes together unfolding in layers. My Art is also apart of the cause and effect spiral of creation and reflection , created through the eyes of a woman walking out side the box.