Antwerp-based artist collective Studio Job was founded in 2000 by Job Smeets (Belgian, born 1970) and Nynke Tynagel (Dutch, born 1977). Smeets and Tynagel met while studying at the Design Academy Eindhoven. Smeets graduated with a degree in 3D design in 1996. Tynagel joined his studio in 2000 after completing her degree in graphic design.
Marc Mulders (Tilburg, 1958)
Schilder en glazenmaker Marc Mulders (1958) werkt en woont op Landgoed Baest, tussen Tilburg en Eindhoven. Daar heeft hij zijn eigen inspiratietuinen, zijn eigen Giverny. Het landgoed is het resultaat van een lange ontwikkeling, waarin creatie en natuur steeds meer centraal kwamen te staan. Alles komt voor Mulders voort uit de begrippen religie, traditie en aandacht.
Marc Mulders studeerde tussen 1978-1983 aan de Academie Sint Joost in Breda. Twee jaar later won hij de Prix de Rome. Het werk van Mulders, geïnspireerd door katholieke thema’s, zoals Ecce Homo (1989), vormde een contrapunt van dat van populaire postmodernisten uit die tijd, zoals René Daniels, Rob Birza en Rob Scholten. Dat leverde Mulders veel internationale aandacht op, wat onder meer resulteerde in een solotentoonstelling in het Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam in 1991.
Mel Ramos was born on July 24, 1935 in Sacramento, CA. The popularity of his works is evident in the fact that since 1959 he has participated in more than 120 group shows. He has enjoyed great success and critical acclaim as an adventuresome artist with the creativity and sense of humor it takes to remain on top. Mel Ramos received his first important recognition in the early 1960s. Ramos, along with other artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg and James Rosenquist, produced Pop Art that celebrated aspects of popular culture as represented in mass media. His paintings were shown along with theirs in major exhibitions of Pop Art both in this country and in Europe and were reproduced, often with irony, in books, catalogs, and periodicals throughout the world.
As a child I grew up between packages and price tags due to the fact my parents own their own toy store. Ever since I was little I have always been attracted by the colors and the designs of the products and how they can hypnotise you to need that specific item. As I got older I started noticing this attraction in other stores too but mainly in supermarkets. In recent years I have developed a great interest in psychology, sociology and philosophy about consumerism, but also interests in gastronomy, nutrition and food psychology.
Sam Francis was born in San Mateo, California, the son of Katherine Lewis Francis and Samuel Augustus Francis Sr. The death of his mother in 1935, who had encouraged his interest in music affected him deeply, but he later developed a strong bond with his stepmother, Virginia Peterson Francis. He attended San Mateo High School in the early 1940s
Gillie and Marc’s highly coveted public artworks can be found worldwide including in New York, London, Singapore, Shanghai, and Sydney. They are Archibald Prize finalists, won the Chianciano Biennale in Italy, took out the Allens People’s Choice Award in 2016 and 2018 and Kids’ Choice Award in the 2016 Sculpture by the Sea and received the Bayside Arts Festival People’s Choice Award in 2019 in Sydney.
Eline de Jonge, painter, works in New York and Amsterdam. Graduate of HKU (Utrecht) and the Art Students League N.Y. Solo shows in New York, Shanghai, Mexico City, Geneva. (Inter)national art fairs like PAN Amsterdam, Art Miami Context, Art Basel Scope. In private and corporate collections like the Four Seasons hotels, AON, Loyens & Loeff, head court room Amsterdam and the Clinton Foundation. Works frequently on commission.
Arthur Jan Elisa Spronken (Beek, 30 juli 1930 – Sittard, 5 april 2018)
Nissim Men, born in 1960 in Tel Aviv, Israël.
Visual artist and photographer Nissim Men (1960) was born in Tel Aviv. He studied photography at the Academy of Art and Design Bezalel in Jerusalem and has worked and traveled extensively around the world.
Bruce Riley was born in the American mid west mid twentieth century. Growing up on the outskirts of Cincinnati. He spent a lot of time making stuff and exploring the woods. Making art is some of his earliest memories.