Rahul Jain is Ontario based pen and ink artist who does detailed drawings using pen and black ink. All the shading and tones are achieved using very fine black lines only. The expressive power of lines comes alive in the fine details and textures of his drawings. As the construct of colour is stripped away, the organic dynamic vitality of lines imparts an expressive and powerful feel to his drawings that lets you immediately connect with their subjects. The permanent non erasable aspect of ink makes his drawings an evolutionary process and gives them an energetic spirited feel in which the drawings reflect the thought, mood and whim of the artist at the time of drawing as there is no erasing and turning back once an ink line is put. You instantly connect and feel with the art and the artist and feel the intimacy with his work.
Born in Toronto, Canada, May 29, 1959, to Italian immigrants Basilio and Lidia. He is the middle child of three.
"I've always had a soft spot for the Italian High Renaissance. It may be the fact that I'm a Canadian of Italian heritage that draws me toward this period or because I find the impeccable craftsmanship and aesthetic quality of their work appealing. My influences also include artists such as Rauschenberg, Johns, Dali, Hopper, Richter and Kiefer, primarily for how we see the world through their vision."
"The challenge for any contemporary artist is to see the world through new eyes. It is important to me that an artist’s work reflects his time. Whether it is through the use of contemporary themes, techniques and/or mediums. The challenge is to present your generation with a new vision. I try to gain a good understanding of the past and present art scene to try and meet this challenge in an effort to represent my generation."
An internationally collected artist, Piccin resides in the beautiful Heart Lake area of Brampton with his wife Marion and son, also named Giancarlo.
To view more of Giancarlo's work, visit his website at: http://www.giancarlopiccin.com/Home.html
Yemi Aromolaran graduated from the University of ife, ile-ife Nigeria in Fine Arts now Obafemi Awolowo University and preceded to work in the advertising industry for many years where he rose to the position of Art Director in an agency affiliated to McCann Ericson of London. He immigrated to Canada with his family and settled in Brampton, he was Signing Associate with Zellers Marketing Department until they closed shop in 2013. He also studied 3D Animation at Seneca College.