Bruce Jefferies Reinfeld is from Philadelphia. His passion for photography began with his drive to capture images of the immediate world and the people that surrounded him. Through his early years of intensive self-study, he later honed his craft at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and at NYU, Tisch School of the Arts in NYC. Bruce’s personal philosophy focuses on the belief that beauty surrounds us all. It exists even in the most common people, animals and things. However, the distraction of our daily lives blinds us to this beauty, leaving us to just pass them without providing the appropriate recognition to their existence. Bruce’s mission is to direct us to see the beauty in unusual things, like the Lone Star Bus, Bull’s horn’s, a rusting Cadillac or the elderly in Miami
Reinfeld has lived a vibrant youth, and has incorporated that adventurous spirit into his work. He has found the ability to use the lens of a camera to capture this beauty for all of us to enjoy. As Franz Kafka wrote so eloquently: “Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old”. It is for that reason collector’s love Bruce’s Reinfeld’s photographs. They point us to the simple things we would have never paid attention to or enough attention to otherwise; and he has inspired us to feel as timeless as his works. Reinfeld has developed an extraordinarily intense and interdisciplinary artistic research, exploring visual arts, music, graphic design, fashion, poetry, and urban performances, resulting in a conceptual and metaphysical reaction. Greatly influenced by graphic design and pop art, Reinfeld moves around across America aboard his Sprinter van capturing a unique perspective on the every day life.
He works with 35 mm film bodies and toy plastic cameras – along with infrared film and black & white stock in 35 mm and 120 mm format. A far cry from today’s world of digital cameras and hyper-editing techniques that accompany other photographers’ work. It doesn’t come as a surprise that, from 1990 onwards, Reinfeld attentively photographs wrecked train tracks, battered sculptures, creaky barns, bruised busses, dime store Elvis impersonators and the wretched likes that are his subjects. The photographs are non-manipulated and never staged or set up. Onto this, he adds a gentle silly perspective: he airbrushes colors on to each image digitally because of the detail that can be obtained. So the black and white photographs become so vibrantly alive with that surrealist burst of Pop color. The grainy black and white hues, almost monochrome, give a sense of space, reaction on time through perception and action, wordplay which are all fundamental elements of Bruce Jefferies Reinfeld’s artistic research.
When people first view Marlene’s work, She’s often told they feel a “certain aliveness” inherent in the work itself. Her goal as an artist is to inject life into whatever she can make. In simple terms to make the piece come alive.
Each piece is hand cast from molten glass in a spectacular process of heat and light. The energy of this “Dangerous Dance of Creation” reflects in the finished work.
Transcendent and Transparent
In the end, the work has a quality of timelessness reflecting both ancient and modern. They celebrate the unique properties of glass, of transparency, and shine and reflection. And because these are cast objects, they hold in their form the memory of the shapes and textures of the materials that formed them;
they are fine-grained, rugged or smooth, transparent or translucent, colored or clear.
When she casts the sculptures Marlene include in them relics of modern life, interesting objects that have been cast away, industrial waste items that seem to unite present and past. In the end, the completed piece transcends the sensibility of mere time.
Art, The Eternal Flame
The glass immortalizes a glimpse of something fleeting beyond the moment, taking that moment and freezing it over.
She call these pieces Evocators. They are kept moments, shards of what Marlene has seen, unnamed emotions, visions, concepts, memories. They call back; and they are the vehicle on which a viewers vision can ride away.
The glass is there only to see through.
Mark Winter is a sculptor living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Though his mother taught art classes at his family’s farm throughout his childhood, Mark never really took an active interest. After high school he attended Wyoming Tech where he studied auto body repair and gained valuable training in welding, metals, and painting. After owning his own auto body business for several years, personal influences began directing him toward what is now his full time career…sculpture. In his process, Mark incorporates scrap metal and recycled parts. The found pieces are collected and manipulated into sculptural forms. Mark exhibits in both galleries and at art fairs nationwide. Mark’s studio is located in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. The perfect place to work, play, make noise, and store acres of collected scrap metal. He gathers inspiration from music, dreams, art…life. “My process is all about the moment and the purity of creativity”.
Creating with inspiration fueled by music and the nostalgic memories of his turbulent teenage years, Tai Taeoalii tried to utilize his self-taught techniques, cultivated from urban doctrines, in an effort to create art that evokes an honest & hopefully profound emotional experience.
Growing up as a bi-racial child in Salt Lake City, Utah, in a predominantly white, suburban environment, Tai fabricated a self-perception of pariahdom. Tormented with that angst and confusion at such a young age, he was fortunate to discover that the arts were a perfect way to express the frustrations of my cultural identity. Through his artistic explorations, he realized his auto-didactic ability, which evolved into experimentation with nearly every type of art-form, including graffiti and tattoo work, but no medium has captured and retained his affections as strongly as drawing with a ballpoint pen, so that has been Tai's central focus for most of his artistic career.
Tai's recent artworks are surreal creations of ballpoint pen drawings on Mylar film, with additional accents of color created from pencils, pastels, charcoals and a drizzle of watercolors.
While Tai's art is seemingly filled with symbolic imagery, bearing social or political commentary, he never consciously approach a drawing with the intent of forcing his beliefs or opinions on viewers. His creative process spawns from an organic and authentic subconscious journey and his creations manifest more by virtue of my own self-evaluation and less of propagating my ideology.
Tai's persistent drive to provide thought-provoking content has helped to develop a dedicated following of over 300,000 members on Facebook and Instagram and played a critical role in his international success.
Mariano, known by his tag BNS, is a Buenos Aires-born, Brooklyn-based street artist. He pulls Pop cultural images into a frenzied burst of color and dry humor, from bespoke-suited Stormtroopers to a tatted-out Elvis. He combines aerosol paint, acrylic, silkscreen, ink and collage into his non-stationary work. His work appears in locations throughout the U.S., Spain, Australia, Russia and Argentina as well as international renowned shows such as Scope Miami Beach, Art Wynwood , and Scope Basel.
For 2019, Bruce Reinfeld, under the monikier, Hifidisco, has released his lenticular shape series. A study of abstract pattern, color, and movement which launched softly in December 2018 at Art Basel in Miami. Along with the top names in contemporary art, art collectors, designers and curators took notice. Look for this body of work to gain steam over the next year as he continues to push forward making the lenticular series a must have for those seeking something special...