After completion of studies from Rhode Island School of Design and Art Center College of Design and serving a stint with NASA as an advanced scientific space Illustrator Kurt Wenner was finally forced to pay heed to his heart’s desire. In 1982 he left NASA for Italy to explore more of Renaissance classicism. He became the first American artist to win the top prize at the Grazie di Curtatone competition for three consecutive years and received the title Master Street Painter. In 1985, National Geographic documented Kurt’s unique and innovative works of art in their award winning film Masterpieces in Chalk.
An interdisciplinary artist, playwright, director, litterateur, music composer, musical instrument designer, singer, song writer, sculptor, painter and book artist Guy Laramée has received more than 30 art grants. He was also awarded the Canada Council’s Joseph S. Stauffer award for musical composition. He directed short films like Marche de Nuit, with Henri-Louis Chalem, 1996; CrystalKey Bee, 1997. As a part of his master’s thesis he also researched in the concepts of creativity and imagination among contemporary artists at Concordia University, 2002. A book artist, he also earned a degree in visual arts from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Montreal, 2004.
Born in 1972, Luben, Poland, Adam Martinakis spent his early childhood in Poland before moving on to Athens, Greece in 1982. After completing his studies at Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Faculty of Interior Architecture, Decorative Arts, and Industrial Design, he started experimenting with 3d computer generated visual art. For over a decade now his unique masterpieces have received critical acclaim and award of excellence including Excellence Abstract & Design award, EXPOSÉ 10 in 2012. He is also a three time winner of international art competition at Luxembourg, 2009, 2010 and 2011. He took time out of his busy schedule to share his opinions about his work and life in general.