Noor Alsuwaidi’s (United Arab Emirates b. 1981) visual language escapes simple relatability but pushes the viewer to ask questions about the figures she beholds. What are they, who are they, are they people or body parts. Her intuitive use of color distinguishes her work.
Noormah Jamal (Pakistan, b. 1992) is a multidisciplinary artist born in Peshawar, currently based in Brooklyn, New York. She says, “At the core of my artistic practice lies a deep exploration of human nature and the profound influence of personal experiences that shape individuals. Heavy in symbolism, my artistic language delves into the unspoken emotions and untold stories that often go unnoticed or are silenced.”
Ilsa Jones’ (United States, b. 1997) work often depicts a first person perspective, exploring psychological spaces either during a moment of change, or a space of rest after change. Influenced by surrealist and religious imagery, the spaces she depicts often exist beyond immediate reality, embedded somewhere in the subconscious fusion of external influences. For Ilsa, painting is an evolutionary tool to understand cognitive patterns in the human psyche.
Alex McAdoo (United States, b. 1987) paints public spaces - some that seem urban, some more residential. His oil painting renders the world in skewed perspectives and hallucinatory visuals. McAdoo portrays the world around us all through an other-worldy lens. His work can at once be deemed inspired by the screen as an interface; while depicting the hand of the painter.
Pedro Troncoso (Dominican Republic, b. 1996) creates dreamscapes through larger than life figures. The cool blue and purple color schemes construct a sense of enigma while visualizing the dynamic between human and cyborgian subjects, creating a dialectic of consumption. The paintings depict them both consuming/ ingesting one another.