Mo Ganji: “We’re Growing Up Searching for Our Natural Gift, and it’s on Our Back the Entire Time. All We Need to Do is to Stop and Reach.”

Artist name: Mo Ganji Featured Work 1: FacesTattoo Mo Gangi’s tattoos have incredible line sensitivity and clarity. His work engages the eye with delicate contours and a continuous line. He preserves the integrity of the drawn line in this body art with exquisite care and beautiful compositions, including a variety of scenes and creatures of…

Ibtihaj Al Harthi: “Joy.”

Artist name: Ibtihaj Al Harthi Featured Work 1: Sky horse Ibtihaj Al Harthi is an expert in two dimensional mediums. She has mastered accurate realism and is able to imbue her subjects with life, emotion, weight, movement, and fancy. She tells stories, captures expressions, and employs magic realism, providing a rich, enjoyable, and moving experience to…

WRDSMTH: “I Think You Should Create What You Feel”

Artist name: WRDSMTH Featured Work 1: WRDSMTH speaks for himself by leaving a variety of engaging, encouraging, and personal statements in public places.  They entertain, compliment, and challenge the viewer to live fully. The typewriter image that sometimes accompanies the words along with the typewriter font lend a thoughtful, vintage vibe to this street art phenomenon. …

William Pura: “The Residue from that Process of Heightened Awareness”

Artist name: William Pura Featured Work 1: Green Night: Forest and the Moon This work in oil on canvas completed in 2015 offers us a carefully crafted view of the nocturnal world as seen through night vision technology. Featured Work 2: Harrow House, (1996), oil on canvas Again, the light that exists after dark is a focus of William Pura’s work. The…

David Gerbstadt: “You are Loved, You are Awesome!”

Artist name: David Gerbstadt Featured Work 1: Never Give Up Violin Case In David Gerbstadt’s work, creatures built out of dark outlines and bright colors often throw their arms into the air while exclaiming supportive phrases. Their eyes bulge and their hearts glow. Through a connection with a local music teacher, David Gerbstadt fixes and paints…

Karl Heinz Jeron:“Serendipity Wherever it is Possible”

Artist name: Karl Heinz Jeron Featured Work 1: Singing Plants This installation allows us to hear plants, using custom electronic oscillators (electronic oscillators make a periodic, oscillating or vibrating electronic signal, and they are used by many electrical devices such as TV’s, radios, and video games).  Jeron’s site explains that, “Wherever electric current exists, magnetic…

Desiré Hough: “Things That I Want to See”

Artist name: Desiré Hough Featured Work 1: Nike Hoodie (2015, Lint, sweatshirt strings, tape and photo on paper) This textured work is part of a series called, I Am the Mess I Make. This title as well as the title of Desiré Hough’s art book, I’m Well, Not Really, reveal an artistic tendency to delve into the…

Short Focus: Joey Graziano

X-tra’s Cafe, Carytown- W Cary Street/S Crenshaw Ave, In Progress Mural, Richmond, Va, USA Why do you make Art? “Cause I’m addicted to it…” –Joey Graziano   Follow us on Instagram:   5 Questions for the Artist, © Julia Travers