New Arrivals

Matthew Bateson

Matthew Bateson is a self taught artist. His landscapes are based on remembered dreams in which light and terrain reflect psychological states, often bordering on nightmares and feelings of anxiety. The figures that appear are solitary and bear some affinity with the romanticism of 17th and 18th century artists such as Salvatore Rosa and John Hamilton Mortimer.

Jon Sarkin

Jon Sarkin is an American artist based in Gloucester, MA.

He is best known for his frenetic and visually arresting images, which mix words as well as images. These drawings and paintings cross-hatch and scrawl their way through pop-culture, rock ‘n’ roll, the mundane, and the subconscious.

Rene Meredith

Rene Meredith is a revelation, a previously unknown American self-taught artist, only recently discovered. One hundred and fifty of her remarkable pen and crayon drawings were found in a discarded folder in a Los Angeles flea-market. Nothing at all is known about the woman who created these works, apart from her then location - two addresses in California - the dates the pictures were drawn, and the fact that she thought them important in her life and valued them. It can also be seen that a number of the sketches are stamped 'SPACE CREATURES, INC' and also bear a Copyright stamp.

Justin Duerr

Justin Duerr was born in 1976 and grew up in rural Pennsylvania in the United States. In the early 1990s he dropped out of high school and moved to Philadelphia. He experienced some years of homlessness before working for several years on fishing boats in the Bering Sea. While at sea, he experienced an ecstatic vision which found expression in a series of artworks - an "interconnecting story scroll," which consists of panels which connect to one another, reading left to right.

Kareem Davis

Kareem Davis creates both real and imagined elegant structural graphite drawings that evoke careful placement of line and form with draftsman-like qualities. Kareem’s focus is on the simple beauty of these constructions. Many works are of the Chicago Housing Projects, the majority of which have been torn down. Most of his works contain a small rendering of the Sun to show scale.

Ron Hitchins

All his life Ron Hitchins was considered an outsider, not in the now defined artistic sense, as an eccentric and maverick. He was born in Hackney in 1926 and brought up in Pennyfields, the original Limehouse Chinatown, to a Chinese father and Lithuanian mother.

Carlos Huergo Vuk

Carlos is a Summa Cum Laude graduate from Mathematics. In 1990, his mother suddenly died while he was in Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic) for under graduate studies. During his stay abroad he began to present severe behavior dysfunctions mixed up with aggressive actions toward his school colleagues. His aggressive behavior became really dangerous causing his return to Cuba using a straitjacket and sedated. Once in Cuba, he was admitted in a psychiatric hospital and underwent to treatment with psychoactive drugs and electroshock sessions. He was diagnosed as paranoid schizophrenic.

Armin Andreas Pangerl

'In his line drawings of ornamental character which often include a lot of text, Armin Pangerl deals with messages and memories. Their function as part of his ongoing diary project is more important to him than their quality as single art works. Nevertheless, some of them stand out due to their original compositions.'

Thomas Roeske
Director
Prinzhorn Collection,
Heidelberg, Germany

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

Izabella Ortiz

My mother is Australian and my father French-Colombian and, as a child I lived in France, in Australia and also in Alaska.

My painting is impregnated by Inuit, Aboriginal and Indian myths, tales and legends.

It came to life in an unexpected way. One evening in 2009, like a sleepwalker I grabbed a painting I had at home and painted over it. Since then I have been producing in a compulsive way.

This "trance painting" loomed up after a lung illness and has become vital to me. I have become what I am.

James Robb

James Robb, 71 is an Alabama-based self-taught artist. Blind in one eye, Robb has been practicing self-hypnosis since he was in his mid-20s, and adds, "My psychiatric diagnosis is magical thinking."

The Bible and catholicism are strong influences in the content of the work. "My beliefs and feelings are just too fantastic to put in print. 'The Lamb of God' taking away the sins of the world. This Lamb must be a real Bad Ass. Not some gentle creature."

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