Artist Biographies in the artzine on artrepublic.com
Chosen a print and would like to know more about the artist? We’ve biographies for many of the artists featured at artrepublic.com. Each one is packed full of interesting facts to impress your friends, such as why Andy Warhol called his studio ‘The Factory’ or why many Graham Carter prints feature characters with no noses.
Alanna's current body of work was inspired by the tacky, kitsch objects people keep on their mantelpieces or are disregarded and forgotten about on a shelf in a junk shop. Her sensitivity towards these ornaments brings out the playful side to her imagination allowing her to capture the essence of the characters’ personalities.
Famous for their illustration, web design, fonts and toys, eBoy have an international cult following. They create re-usable pixel objects and use them to build complex and extendable artwork.
Eelus is a master of the modern, graffiti-led art world. He combines his background in design and illustration with images of sci-fi, B-movies, housing estates, girls and the bizarre.
Ben Eine is one of London’s most prolific and original street artists. Anyone who visits East London on a regular basis will be familiar with the giant letters and words that adorn his preferred canvas: the walls and shop shutters of many businesses.
Ron English is a contemporary pop artist who explores popular brand imagery and advertising. Over the last twenty years he has pirated over one thousand billboards replacing existing advertisements with his own hand-painted "subvertisements."
Hampus Ericstam is part of the Scrawl Collective and his lively and colourful limited edition prints have proved very popular. From ‘Che Couture’ a timely comment on the fashion worlds abuse of the image of one of the worlds great revolutionaries to ‘Princess Superstar’ which was originally commissioned by the New Yorker magazine.
Max Ernst was a fonder of the Dada group and a highly influential surrealist artist. Ernst favoured subject matter derived from his childhood fantasies. His work embraces his unconscious, tackling both his desires and demons. He had no formal training yet his talent was clear from an early age.
The work of M.C. Escher has baffled audiences for many years. He created illusions that both thrilled the public and challenged at the same time.
John Everett Millais was an English painter of great technical brilliance and one of the founding members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. One of his best known paintings is ‘Ophelia’ which was modelled by Elizabeth Siddal who lay fully clothed in a full bathtub and as a result suffered ill health.
Faile are a New York based collective of artists who are one of the most popular and recognizable international producers of street-displayed artwork.
Brad Faine’s recent limited editions combine layers of letters numbers and images in a chequerboard format to create a composition packed with information that challenges the viewer to unlock the messages within the different layers of the work.
Lyonel Feininger's work is highly individual and is highly regarded. While a lot of his early work featured quite reserved colouring, he actually became more vigorous later in life, incorporating much more vibrant colours into his work. He always claimed his first love was music, but it is his artwork that will be remembered.
Duggie Fields started working with digital media in the late 1990's describing his work in progress as "MAXIMAList". Despite his concern with the identity-dissolving impact of mass media on the contemporary psyche, Fields manages to sustain a coherent signature style that is as flamboyantly dysfunctional as it is cool and simple.
Laurie Fields began her career working as a textile designer in Connecticut. She is best known for her abstract paintings in which she incorporates textiles into her work as well as other materials such as cellophane and roofing tiles.
James Flames is an artist and illustrator who currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. His work is regularly featured in the New York Press and on the album covers of young NYC indie bands.
"We are manic optimists who figured it was time to celebrate our nation's unique brand of cynicism" Flood the Valley.
Steve Forney’s work is heavily influenced by the great poster art of the 20th Century. He beautifully captures the simplicity, elegance and power of this graphic style.
Raphael Fox, known as FOX, is a Brighton based artist and the founder of Studio Salute, a studio for screen printing and other creative adventures, including design, illustration, animation and film. He creates fascinating mix media prints inspired by the aesthetics of the hand drawn vs. the clarity of the digital.