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SHAYNA KLEE / THE PURPLE PALACE

CH.89: If you were to categorize or describe the style of your artwork, what would it be and why? SK: My work explores a variety of topics including internet identities, solitude and the pull between our physical realities and the surreal mind. This manifests itself through the creation of colorful and vibrant installations where I […]

TAMMY NGUYEN

CH.89: If you were to categorize or describe the style of your artwork, what would it be and why? TN: I am an observational painter and publisher. TN: I have been called a surrealist or a neo-surrealist a few times, and I have spent a lot of time thinking about why the work is categorized […]

CHLOE ROYER

CH.89: If you were to categorize or describe the style of your artwork, what would it be and why? CR: My work revolves around the relationship we have with the body, our own and other people’s, and around societal issues. It lies somewhere between what I call “functional art” and sculpture. I use domestic codes […]

COLIN JOSEPH BURKE

CH.89: If you were to categorize or describe the style of your artwork, what would it be and why? CJB: Commemorative iconography through clean, minimalist, design. I’ve categorized and organized objects since I was a kid. My work definitely reflects my obsessiveness to keep things neat and clean. I use a lot of solid colors, […]

ELISE WINDSOR

CH.89: If you were to categorize or describe the style of your artwork, what would it be and why? EW: My work tends to bounce between painting, sculpture and photography. The style is rooted in traditional forms of photography, like product photographs, and aesthetically it’s postmodern. CH.89: Where do you draw your inspiration from? EW: […]

LYNN SCURFIELD

CH.89: If you were to categorize or describe the style of your artwork, what would it be and why? LS: I’m not too sure how I’d categorize my work but I would describe my art as being colorful, flowing and emotional. I mainly get hired to draw emotionally difficult or touchy subjects which is something […]

ROBIN CAMERON

CH.89: If you were to categorize or describe the style of your artwork, what would it be and why? RC: I see my work as combining both form that is anchored in Modernism while building on the Conceptual Art strategies of language and ideas. CH.89: Where do you draw your inspiration from? RC: The ordinariness […]

SARAH MATTES

CH.89: If you were to categorize or describe the style of your artwork, what would it be and why? SM: Across mediums I would say that my style is playful and pensive. I think those two states balance and feed one another in my work and aesthetic. CH.89: Where do you draw your inspiration from? […]

JIM BUTLER

CH.89: If you were to categorize or describe the style of your artwork, what would it be and why? JB: A celebration of urban life – almost everything, whether abstract or figurative, starts with drawing cities. CH.89: Where do you draw your inspiration from? JB: I take my inspiration from the urban environment and draw […]

ELEANOR MAHIN THORP

CH.89: If you were to categorize or describe the style of your artwork, what would it be and why? EM: I would describe my work as a collection of menacing landscapes. Through exaggerating trees, animals, and violent scenes I connect these things to time in colorful landscapes. I feel my work is tied as closely […]