Connect Contemporary

1616 Huber St NW
GA 30318 Atlanta
United States
Phone : 404-350-7193
Email : Info@connectcontemporary.com
URL : www.connectcontemporary.com

Rodney Kazemi   (Art Advisor)
Mehron Zadeh   (Director)

About

Connect Contemporary is dedicated to promoting contemporary artists both domestically and internationally. We aim to introduce contemporary artists to the global market as well as to discover and support emerging new talent. The Gallery strives to represent artists, through our gallery partners, whose unique work transcends the aesthetic and challenges the intellect. Our passion is to bring thought-provoking artwork to avid art lovers and collectors around the world. Our efforts are to connect people to the profound lifelong expression that is art.
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Craig Alan Intricate Elapse

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Craig Alan Dull Boy

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Henrik Abedian Get Closer

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Srinjoy Royal Warhol

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George Charriez Spidey Cents

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About the Artist

2021, Mixed media shadowbox with Tulle, hand-folded paper and oil on acrylic glass

For Craig Alan, the canvas is a backdrop for the unexpected. It is raw reality filtered through his conscious, deepened to his subconscious, and reconstructed in a way that elevates the common to the uncommon.

In the artist’s own words: “I was at my mom’s condo, taking pictures of people from her balcony. It was a nice day, a bunch of people were on the beach. One of the shots I took through the camera’s eye ended up looking like an eyeball. I kept studying the picture… and it was probably a year and a half later that through studying materials, I was able to create a method that I could use to come up with Populus.”

In past works, Abedian’s approach to confusing the human eye has relied on perfect mirror surfaces that confront the viewer with their own image, highlighting the subtle gaps that exist between science-backed reality and human perception. His latest forays into optical art techniques invite the viewer to “GET CLOSER” to the artwork and pinpoint the exact moment his visual system hijacks the eye and coaxes the brain into “seeing” something more than the simple waves, dots, and varying hues that were elevated to the status of illusion through the Abedian’s unique creative process.

The overarching pursuit of Srinjoy’s work is examining the theme of ‘Utopia’ in a contemporary context. At times, his work holds a mirror to our world. In other instances, Srinjoy’s images invite the viewer into an alternative world. The Utopian impulse explores the tension between an extreme desire to materialize the ideal and the infinite possibilities of what the human imagination can conceive. His latest series, Icon Glamour, samples the visual lexicon of mass media to tell and retell the stories of iconic celebrities, activists, and public figures through the prism of the artist’s signature irony, humor, and dualism.

In a nod to the title of a 1989 Star Trek episode that has since entered the mainstream lexicon, Charriez synthesizes the easily recognizable imagery of well-known comic book superheroes with a moral imperative to observe and analyze the higher powers that the public trusts to guide our societies and safeguard our well-being. Upon closer scrutiny, we may find that these higher powers have their own agenda playing out behind the scenes, and they prioritize their personal interests ahead of the best interests of the collectives that they govern.