Eric ZenerEric Zener born in 1968 in Astoria, Oregon is a self-taught figurativeartist. As of 2004 he had created more than 600 pieces of work. Hispaintings, mostly in oil, are in a photorealist or super-realist styleZener describes as Contemporary Renaissance. Zener becameinterested in watching bathers, and began a series of paintings ofwater, and of people interacting with water. Many paintings from thisperiod depict women swimming underwater amidst air bubbles, ordiving into the water.
Francis BaconFrancis Bacon 28 October 1909 was an Irish-born British figurative painter knownfor his bold, graphic and emotionally raw imagery. Bacons painterly butabstracted figures typically appear isolated in glass or steel geometrical cages setagainst flat, nondescript backgrounds. He began painting during his early 20sand worked only sporadically until his mid-30s. From the mid-1960s, Baconmainly produced portrait heads of friends. He often said in interviews that hesaw images "in series", and his artistic output often saw him focus on singlethemes for sustained periods – including his crucifixion, Papal heads and latersingle and triptych heads series.
PicassoPablo Ruiz y Picasso, known as Pablo Picasso (25th October 1881 was a Spanishpainter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer who spent most of hisadult life in France. As one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20thcentury, he is widely known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention ofconstructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles thathe helped develop and explore.
Gustav KlimtGustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 – February 6, 1918) was an Austriansymbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of theVienna Secession movement. Klimt is noted for hispaintings, murals, sketches, and other art objects. Klimts primarysubject was the female body; his works are marked by a frankeroticism.
Jason deCaires TaylorBorn in 1974 to an English father and Guyanese mother, With over 17 years divingexperience under his belt, Taylor is an award winning underwaterphotographer, famous for his dramatic images, which capture themetamorphosing effects of the ocean on his evolving sculptures. He grew up inEurope and Asia, where he spent much of his early childhood exploring the coralreefs of Malaysia.