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Robert Steven Connett – Micro

Robert Steven Connett is a California artist who takes his current inspiration from biological forms — both flora and fauna, micro and macro, land and ocean dwelling — from which he generates new variations, as though he were painting with recombinant DNA. He is a masterful painter of other-worldly creatures harmoniously swimming along in complex dreamscapes. Intricate geometric patterns make up each new species, meticulously painted with illuminated detail.

Siemen Dijkstra – Archiv

Siemen Dijkstra (1968) is the authority in the field of color woodcuts. He makes use of the reduction method in which the image is cut out into a wooden plate, and for each printing run more wood is cut from the same plate. Appropriate to his perfectionism, he uses eight up to fifteen printings, each with a different color, which enables him to achieve his unequaled depth effect. (more…)