assume vivid astro focus

assume vivid astro focus (all lowercase) is comprised of Eli Sudbrack and Christophe Hamaide-Pierson, Eli Sudbrack was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and, lives and works between São Paulo and New York. Christophe Hamaide-Pierson was born in Paris and lives and works in Paris. Work shown from their show at Suzanne Geiss Company in May 2014; The dichotomy is furthered by the exuberant features applied to the figures. avaf’s imagined trannies have kaleidoscopic skin, titanic breasts, and penises with minds of their own. They become extraordinary, mighty foils to the hyper-sexualized female figures advertised in porn magazines and Marvel comics.

"The images we use signify a fighting power. They’re characters of change, characters that remain powerful even though sometimes things have gone slightly wrong with them physically. Maybe they have too much silicone in their faces ... . Still, to us they are like contemporary goddesses fighting the status quo."

 

 

Maxwell Snow

Maxwell Snow is known primarily as a photographer—for his almost painting-like approach to portraiture—but in recent years the work has multiplied outward from sculptures involving human bones and marble, to large-scale collages, to fashion design (he's working on his eponymous line's third season right now). The man has very little sentimentality when it comes to adhering to one medium

 

 

May van Millingen

May van Millingen makes unique and beautiful illustrations span the worlds of print, books, contemporary culture, textiles and design. May’s recent work includes both private commissions and design for many leading brands. May graduated with first class honours and has previously exhibited in London and Paris. May currently lives and works in London, UK.

Andrew Fairclough

Kindred is the multi-disciplinary studio of independent illustrator, designer and art-director Andrew Fairclough. Since 2004, Kindred Studio has created designer-y illustrative imagery and identities across print, digital and motion for a diverse range of clients across the globe. Andrew's work and words have been published in Computer Arts, Desktop, Ion and Trunk Junk magazines, and featured online by sites such as Leurzers Archive, Design is Kinky, Aus Infront, BLDNG WLF and Behance's Typography Served.

Matthew Hollister

Matthew Hollister is a graphic artist who was raised in rural Pennsylvania, and trained in Brooklyn, NY. Since 2010 he has practiced out of his own office in Seattle Washington, creating work for publications, agencies, firms, and brands around the world. Clients include: The New York Times, The Bloomberg View, Fortune, Money, The New Yorker, AARP, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Brand New School, Ogilvy & Mather, Sony Music, and Nike.

 

 

 

 

Damien Tran

Damien Tran is an illustrator, designer and screen printer currently based in Berlin, Germany. Since 2005, he has been creating limited edition screen printed posters and artworks for the music industry. His previous clients include bands (Melvins, Joan of Arc, Isis and Baroness), labels (Octacle + Humanist Records) and promoters in France, Germany and the UK. He has also featured in several exhibitions as part of the renown art and printmaking collective Mehr Siebdruck, as well as a stand alone artist.

 

Kurt McRobert

Kurt McRobert was born in St. Petersburg, Florida. He received his B.F.A. in Illustration from School of Visual Arts in 2009. Aside from making pictures, Kurt enjoys dance parties, riding his bike around NYC, making videos and going to brunch. Clients include: The New York Times, INC. Magazine, Time Out New York, The Stranger, Willamette Week, New York Press, Portland Mercury, Village Voice, Plansponsor, Weekly Dig, Heeb Magazine, Heliotropes, Strange Rivals.

Jimi Crayon

Jimi Crayon is a muralist and illustrator born in London and now working in Los Angeles. His frequent collaborators include Adidas, Apple, Sony, MTV and New Balance, among many others. His most recent large scale project included taking over half the digital billboards at Times Square for the launch of Windows 8, as well as his album artwork for London band Graffiti6 featured at the launch of the iPhone 5. His work is charming and funny, and an irrepressibly positive outlook brings an enthusiastic and vibrant edge to his imagery.

Johann Kauth

Johann Kauth is a graduate from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie’s graphic design programme (but he’s not really a designer), he prints incredible posters (but uses a Risograph so he’s not really a printer either) and he talks about design every now and again (but he’s not exactly a teacher). His prints are totally bonkers, from the maximalist school of thought, throwing all sorts of print and design conventions out the window in favor of creating imagery that grabs your attention firmly with both hands and just won’t let go.

 

Ted McGrath

Ted McGrath is an artist and musician living and working in Brooklyn, NY. He maintains a studio in the Pencil Factory with Kim Bost, whom he collaborates with occasionally as JMBOTRN. He has created drawings, illustrations, murals and music for clients around the world, including but not limited to MTV Networks, The New York Times, New York Magazine, TIME Magazine, WIRED, Glamour, Plan Sponsor, Bloomberg Business Week, Texas Monthly, The Howard Hughes Medical Bulletin, NYLON, The Village Voice and BUST. He has also taught illustration and design at Pratt Institute and MICA.

Stefan Marx

Stefan Marx is an artist living in Hamburg, Germany whose simple line drawings belie a deeper emotion, in the school of David Shrigley. His work is often slogan based and written in his distinctive black and white brushed handwriting. Marx arises from the skateboard scene, but is also influenced by graffiti and the technoculture. He has published books of his work with NievesRollo Press and JRP Ringier, as well as works as the cover art illustrator for Smallville Records.

 

 

 

Ollie Munden

Ollie Munden currently works full-time as a Senior Designer at ILoveDust, also takes on  selected commissions in the fields of  illustrations, murals, tattoos, and product illustration. As MEGAMUNDEN, he takes influence from nature's creatures, tattoo design, psychedelia, 80's skate graphics and an essence of the Far East (to name just a few).. As comfortable painting large scale murals as he is illustrating for advertising, fashion, product, publishing or drawing tattoos for private clients it has been hard to escape his artwork over recent years. British Airways, Havaianas, Nike, Toshiba, Vodafone, Penguin & Levi's among many more are past clients.

 

Toby Neilan

Toby Neilan creates his work through a process of photography and digital manipulation, introducing hand drawn elements, geometric forms and a strong sense of colour, combined with expressive mark making. Recent developments have seen him drawing with a dot to produce pared down visuals with a more free painterly result.