Joseph Pfeiffer-Herbert was born and raised in Olympia, Washington. The first influential artist in Joseph's life, his college art instructor, once said ”The human figure is the most complex subject to draw or paint. If you can draw a realistic figure, you can draw anything.”
These words have created the foundation for Joseph's career, allowing him to focus his studies on figure drawing, painting, and portraiture. He studied with master artists Dana Levin in Providence and Cindy MacMillan in Boston. While he continually refines his ability to realistically depict the human figure, Joseph deepens his understanding of the arts on a daily basis. Currently, Joseph is focusing mainly on figurative work and commissioned work, in his studio in Galloway, New Jersey.
Scott Holloway's work represents themes associated with the historic fusion of religious dogma and scientific enlightenment of the Renaissance. The work is meant to be contemplative; and the viewer is encouraged to meditate on its hidden subtext - narratives about the search for the divine soul through anatomical dissection. Conceptually Holloway approaches the work emotionally, but controls the formal presentation through analytical methods as was done by the great masters of the past. The final images of anatomy are presented as traditional icons to convey the sacred nature of the human body. Holloway's work is about honoring the beauty and complexity of the human form even after death.
Working steadily from his studios in Worcester, MA, Holloway has exhibited his work in New York City, Salem, Boston, Worcester, Phoenix, Tucson, Los Angeles, Anaheim, San Francisco, Culver City, Park City, Saint Louis, Philadelphia, London, Berlin, Italy and Denmark.
His work has been published in Hey! Magazine (France), Art That Creeps (Germany), La Luz 25, Quadrant Fantasies (Denmark), Catapult ArtMag twice, Worcester Magazine, Lexikon der phantastischen Kunstler (An Austrian encyclopedia of surreal artist), Monkey Sapian (Italy), Pulse Magazine, Skull Face (England), Boston Spectrum, Churn, Book of Skulls (Germany) and 20 Artists of Worcester.
About 'Diabolica': The natural and unnatural world requires balance. As in life and death, light and shadow, above and below one cannot exist without the other. The hero is locked in a symbiotic dependency with its nemesis. Whether it is an angel, a soldier of justice where goodness is righteous or a demon, an agent of malice where destruction of morality reigns supreme both sides are ferociously absolute. These stories of the occult are as old as the theme itself. They are a complex telling of an age old battle. Angel and demon lore have long represented a conflict that have been raging since the dawn of man.
It is a conflict that continues to rage in all of us today.
Leilani Bustamante was born in Santa Rosa California and is a graduate of the Academy of Art University. She grew up between the suburban sprawl and rural Fort Bragg, where she draws inspiration from their simultaneous decay and growth. Her work often voices themes of mortality exploring elements of death, rebirth, beauty and spoil, the loveliness of the macabre and the mournful influence of osteological motifs. She currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Born - 1988
Location - New York City