Born in Manila, Philippines, artist Kristianne Molina received her BFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Her interdisciplinary practices gravitate toward deconstructing natural dyeing techniques as a painting process, textiles, embroidery, installation, stop-motion, performance and wearable arts. Kristianne's intention in her work is to reflect the marriage of her Philippine-American experience and to respond to current events prevalent in her generation. Her research with natural dyes stems from a rediscovery of her Philippine roots and ancestral textiles. The colors extracted from cochineal are linked to the history of Spanish and American colonization in the Philippines. Her ekphrastic approach to constructing with color, textiles, language, and material investigate alchemical processes and philosophies through didactic methodologies.
Luca Bray is a profoundly introspective artist. His muted color palette, diffusion of the picture plane, and juxtaposition of meditative atmosphere with underlying energy imbue each work with a sophistication and clarity of expression. Bray's poignant canvases evokes a strong sense of nostalgia -- the intangible of line; intermittent, fragmentary sentences; and nebulous forms all hint that the artist is searching for a hidden meaning, just beyond our grasp.
The lyricism of his works derives from the delicate interplay of expanses of color paint spatters and smears, from antique indian stamps, and sporadic fragments of dancing charcoal scrawls. Transparent and opaque fields provide a dynamic counterpoint the the rhythmic placement of paint.
Before finishing each work, Bray floods a corner in his studio allowing the painted canvases to become partially of fully submerge in water. The resulting fluid and amorphous areas of color lend a graceful spontaneity to the works.
Born in Italy, Bray attended the Fine Arts Academy of Brera in Milan where he graduated first class honors and the painting prize. In Italy, Bray participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions before re-locating to Mexico.
Bray's works us housed in numerous public collections, including the Jumex Collection, Mexico City; Antiguo Palacio Del Azobispado Museum, Mexico City; Sinaloa Modern Art Museum; Danniel Chappard Foundation, Venezuela; Morelia Contemporary Art Museum, Mexico; Amparo Museum, Mexico; and the Bancomer Cultural Foundation, Mexico.
Among numerious exhibitions in Museums and Galleries worldwide, Luca Currently exhibited at the 54th Venice Art Biennale.
His work is held in private collections in France, Italy, Spain, San Salvador, Venezuela, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mexico, The United Kingdom, Dubai, Canada, New York, Washington, and Chicago.
Nasser Lubay is self-taught visual artist based in Manila, Philippines. He won 2nd Place in the Celeste International Art Prize in Berlin, Germany. He was chosen as one of the Young Ambassadors of Jollibee representing the arts and was part of the 50 highlighted artists in the acclaimed first international travelling biennial, 2nd Animamix Biennale: Visual Attract and Attack. He was part of the 2010 Ondarte International Artist Residency in Akumal, Mexico. He was also shortlisted in Celeste Prize 2010 Digital Graphics and a finalist in Kuala Lumpur Design Week 2009.
His art is an abstraction of captured moments fused in a mixed of pop, psychedelic, surreal, and fantasies. His visual composition starts from a flow in his hand forging into biotic, organic and geometric outcomes. He then meticulously strokes his vivid colors with a dimensional effect on the artworks.