Scott Greenwalt will be presenting new work as part of the show “Degeneration/Regeneration" opening at Loakal Gallery in Oakland, California this Friday, May 2nd. Scott’s work harkens memories at our most primal stages from cell structures to early geological formations. You can see more of his work below:
Shigeru Mizuki (水木 しげる Mizuki Shigeru?, real name: Murai Shigeru, born March 8, 1922) is a Japanese manga cartoonist, most known for his Japanese horror manga GeGeGe no Kitaro(which was originally titled “Hakaba Kitaro”), Kappa no Sanpei and Akuma-kun. Originally from Sakaiminato in Tottori prefecture, he resides in Tokyo. His pen-name, Mizuki, comes from the time when he managed an inn called ‘Mizuki Manor’ while he drew pictures for picture story shows, a Japanese form of storytelling. A specialist in stories of yōkai (a sub-genre in Japanese horror), he is considered a master of the genre. He is also known for hisWorld War II memoirs and his work as a biographer.
Cesar Biojo earned a degree in Fine Arts from Florida State University and a Ph.D. in Art Research from the University of Barcelona. His latest works are oil portraits created from pictorial resources such as deconstruction, which recovers in some cases post-impressionist styles, resulting in a personal language that makes his art project one of the most interesting in the contemporary scene. Taking as starting point the quote of Jean Paul Sartre, “The gaze of the other makes us aware of ourselves”, his work becomes a study of human beings, their conflicts, their nature and existence. Using the facilities offered by the portrait, the work of Cesar Biojo explores the hidden emotions that lie behind the eyes, making us participants in the work as being equally observed by the sitter. This way the time value is introduced, which demonstrates concepts inherent in the human being such as creation and destruction, the perishable and ephemeral. His work has taken part in a number of national and international exhibitions.