Dave Barnes (CAN)
The Vancouver-based artist’s artistic approach involves the practice of transforming a modern concept to reveal a nostalgic mood, sometimes referred to as “Oldification”. Recycled elements, faded colours, layered/collaged backgrounds, and sandpapered imagery all play a part in this process. He often disregards conventional rectangular canvases for manipulated wooden shapes to help emphasize theme and subject.

Nicolas Barrome (FR)
The Paris-based artist’s work is very character driven. In his pieces you can find a variety of unique furry animals and creatures from dogs to giant octopuses. He brings life to fruits and vegetables, makes fun of religious icons and portrays scenes from his childhood. Without limiting himself he borrows from the great masters of classical painting as well as the creators of iconic cartoon figures. He is also part of the artist collective Jeanspezial.

Salão Coboi (POR)
In 2009 Apolinário Pereira cofounded the artist collective Salão Coboi together with José Cardoso, illustrator/designer, as a mutant collective that works with various artists (woodwork sculpture, photography, cinema, music, fashion, etc.). Since November 2011 Salão Coboi has been Pereira’s solo project, based in Portugal and Switzerland. Salão Coboi means Cowboy Salon in Portuguese, Salon coming from the “Salon de Paris”, which was the greatest art event of the Western World in the 19th century. Apolinário Pereira is a visual artist/sculptor and graduated from the University of Porto, Portugal.

Brendan Danielsson (US)
The American artist was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri. He graduated from Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida with a BFA in illustration. He says about his work that it “isn't conceptual, personal, spiritual or political. There's no secret underlying message or point that is trying to get across.” Brendan Danielsson lives and works in Meagan, in Atlanta, Georgia

Heiko Müller (DE)
The Hamburg-based artist has shown works in as diverse places as Estonia, New York, Paris, Saint Petersburg, Los Angeles, Seattle and Chicago. He says about his work that it “comes from an urge to explore. I like the countryside. I like a good view. And once I’m face to face with lovely scenery, I feel immediately tempted to find out what it’s concealing. The dark goings-on behind the façade of nature, you might say, or the hidden machinations of the animal kingdom.”

Mu Pan (TPE)
The New York-based artist was born 1976 in Taiwan as a child of a military family. His favorite artistic subjects are the history of China mixed with fantastic terror scenarios of warriors fighting with dogs, frogs and other strange-animal-human mutations. Among many things he is inspired by Japanese manga along with Chinese and Tibetan folk art.

San Poggio (ARG)
The Argentinean artist’s surrealist works and realistic renderings leave little to the imagination with the bizarre scenery, happenings and situations that are laid out in intricate settings. There are beheadings and struggles, collections and a little bit of obsessive compulsion in San Poggio's masterful illustrations and paintings.

Rob Sato (US)
The Los Angeles-based artist produces rich, detailed imagery, mixing scenes of stark horror, quiet beauty and humour. His heavily yet subtly narrative paintings tend to walk in a tense space between the observed and imagined world and the massive amount of back story evident in every image rewards long hard looks.

Marco Wagner (DE)
In his art he is facing the fears and discomfort from his childhood, while the main focus is on people’s vulnerability in an assumed protective environment. Religion, nature and tradition represent the biggest threat for figures in his works, though they flaunt their wounds with strange pride.