Naomi Okubo

Bright and colorful paintings by Japanese artist Naomi Okubo. “In my work, I want to show my thoughts on these problems and inconsistencies taken from my personal experiences.” — Naomi Okubo

Josh Keyes

Inspired by 18th and 19th-century aesthetics and philosophy, Josh Keyes paints animals in a style reminiscent of anatomical diagrams. His work is characterized by an attention to detail and to physiological accuracy. Keyes, however, does not place his animal subjects in their natural settings; rather, they are often in peril, displaced from their natural ecosystems into dioramic fantastical situations. These landscapes are frequently isolated and contain an incompatible mix of the natural and manmade. Keyes acknowledges that themes of migration and displacement frequently feature into his work as a form of his preoccupation with global climate change and the human impact on nature. — quote from Josh’s website.

Alex Gross

Alex Gross is a visual artist currently working in Los Angeles, California. He specializes in oil paintings on canvas whose themes include globalization, commerce, great beauty, dark mayhem, and the remorseless passage of time. From “Anarchic Anachronist”, by Bruce Sterling, Introduction to The Art of Alex Gross. (2007)