Teiji Hayama is a Japanese painter and now based in Switzerland. A fashion design graduate who worked with Issey Miyake is now known for his supernaturalism elongated, porcelain skinned females paintings. His paintings combine western and Japanese influences, mixing Greek mythology, Christian art and contemporary Japanese pop culture. The innocence and vulnerability that are often characteristics of Japanese pop arts are juxtaposed with religious and spiritual symbols.
Hayama also wants to show the transition from childhood to adolescence, a physical and mental transitional stage involving social and psychological changes. “I want my portraits to have a psychological charge and the viewer to feel the fragility of this phase of life”. His work depicts young girls evolving physically and mentally evolving into women
French, Saïd M'Roumbaba, better known by his stage name Soprano is a French rapper of Comorian descent. He was a part of the rap group Psy 4 de la Rime.
Saïd was fascinated with American R&B and hip-hop artists such as Michael Jackson and Kris Kross.
He formed a hip-hop crew of his own, with two members from his parents' native Comoros and the fourth from Morocco. He and friends became important players in the years when European hip-hop's foundation. He earned a reputation for a lyrical intuition and insight uncommon in the genre. The quartet named themselves Psy 4 de la Rime (Four Psychiatrists of Rhyme).
Italian artist Willy Verginer works are both combination realism , surrealism and with a touch of whimsy. His wooden sculptures sculptures are carved from solid pieces of lindenwood and often dipped in bold colours and patterns,
Dear Europe is a collaborative video about the upcoming European elections and how lessons gleaned from Brexit and Trump, might relate. The piece was made by artists who call the US and the UK home. Turn on closed captions for French, Dutch and German and Italian!