Nadav Kander - Yangtze: The Long River (2009-12)
“Finishing Yangtze: The Long River required three years and five trips to China, ‘a place that is moving and changing so fast that it can only be unnatural,’ [Kander] said.
In 2005, around the time Mr. Kander started thinking about the project, he was intrigued by China’s rapid growth and constant change. ‘It was a place that I wanted to stand in,’ he said.
The Yangtze, flowing nearly 4,000 miles from Qinghai Province to the East China Sea, seemed a natural yet challenging path to trace.
‘I love the metaphor of water,’ Mr. Kander said. ‘Like life, like humanness, it becomes a cloud. It’s an ever-changing cycle. I find it comforting.’
Because what he was seeing wasn’t so much about China — grand structures or tourist vistas — as it was about compassion. He saw a beauty in the moments he witnessed, as people lived out their daily lives and traditions in circumstances so much different from his own.
‘It’s much more about what you don’t show than what you do show,’ he said. ‘I think work that asks you to question what more there is is much more interesting.’”
H. Craig Hanna (b.1967, USA)
Born in 1967 in Cleveland USA, H. Craig Hanna is a New York painter from Fine Arts Syracuse University, Fine Arts School of Visual Arts, New York Academy of Figurative Art. He exhibited his work since age of 29 year and has received an immediate recognition. In 1998, an entire floor reserved for him at Bergdorf Goodman, following exhibitions in London, Hong Kong and Malta where he spent a period of his life. H. Craig Hanna currently lives and works in London and is represented in Paris by Laurence Esnol Gallery who shows his works permanently and exclusivity worldwide. Great thanks to Laurence Esnol Gallery for this beautiful discovery.
Living on a long dirt road for over 20 years, Scott Wade developed a method for creating detailed and shaded pieces of art in the dust of dirty car windows. From an after-work hobby, Dirty Car Art has become a way of life, with opportunities to share this work in the international media, at fairs and festivals, for corporate events, and PR and ad campaigns throughout the world.
Miki et Petur - Digital paintings