Shepard Fairey (1970-)
Shepard Fairey is an American artist, he studied at the Rhode Island School of Design. Fairey is street artist, graphic designer illustrator and social activist, and contemporary of Banksy. Fairey is perhaps best known for his Hope (2008) campaign, which portrays a portrait of then-presidential candidate Barack Obama, in red, white, and blue.
This portrait of His Holiness the Dalai Lama was produced in honour of his 75th birthday, and in recognition of March 10th being Tibetan Independence Day. The work is based on an image taken by renowned photographer/documentarian Don Farber, who has spent more than 30 years covering the Tibetan leader and community in exile.
John Horner (1944-)
English born artist, John Horner, graduated from Elam School of Fine Arts in 1965 with honours in painting. He taught secondary school art until the early 80’s and was a senior lecturer at Whitecliffe College of Art and Design. Horner’s painterly style is inspired by the rugged New Zealand landscape with a further interest in cityscapes inspired by New Zealand’s sharp light contrasts.
Pete Fowler (1969-)
Pete Fowler is a Welsh artist best known for his artwork for the Welsh band Super Furry Animals. Pete’s inspiration for his work comes from nature, daily life, psychedelica, monsters, music and much more. The majority of Fowler’s art is made in a postmodern cartoon style and often revolves around a central narrative and features a recurring set of characters. His unique, instantly recognizable approach and sense of playfulness and visual adventures have brought his work to the attention of people around the world.