Sayaka Maruyama was born in Japan and moved to Holland with her family at age of 12. That 3-year-stay in different culture influenced her in many ways especially in terms of art education. Her practice traverses the mediums of photography, film, drawings, installation and performance. Drawing on classical Japanese references and Surrealist motifs, her work explores contradictory contemporary understandings of Japanese notions of beauty, from both Western and Eastern perspectives. Maruyama has exhibited widely in London and Tokyo, and her images have been published in several renowned periodicals. Please visit artist’s website or follow her Tumblr for more work.
Paolo Troilo’s artistic expression characterizes for the originality of the formal procedure. His working instruments are not brushes or palettes, but only his hands: one spreads colors, unfolding at the same time his five fingers, the other holds the mobile phone, which reports the picture of him as the model. Troilus’ painting is predominantly bi-color, based on the use of ivory and “gray payne” or ivory and “green bladder”. This choice gives strength and vigor to every brush stroke. Since 2006, Paolo Troilo took part to Miart, Art Verona and to many group and solo exhibitions.