Mad Swirl is excited to introduce an incredible artist to our Mad Gallery, Thomas Riesner, who paints his strange and spooky work all the way from Leipzig, Germany. His work, though initially a bit unsettling, is still nice to look at - with an interesting combination of intentional lines and squiggles against watercolored seemingly free-formed chaos. However, the longer you look at Riesners pieces, the weirder they get, almost seeming to represent the stuff of nightmares. The figures he draws seem to look right back at you with a wicked intensity, and yet, there's still some comfort to be found, a profound desire to keep looking, a staring contest of sorts - though i'd imagine they'd keep watching you long after you look away. ~ Madelyn Olson

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Resident Artists

brett "ba" ardoin

brett "ba" ardoin

mixed-media
Elvin Armando

Elvin Armando

painting
gerard bendiks

gerard bendiks

photography
Darrell Black

Darrell Black

mixed-media
mike fiorito

mike fiorito

mixed-media
Allen Forrest

Allen Forrest

Painting
alan gann

alan gann

collage
Tony Gentry

Tony Gentry

photography
chuck hatton

chuck hatton

illustration
suza kanon

suza kanon

collage
r. keith

r. keith

mixed-media
Sufia Khatoon

Sufia Khatoon

painting
paula lietz

paula lietz

collage/photography
rosie lindsey

rosie lindsey

photography
Mario Loprete

Mario Loprete

painting & sculpture
Jennifer Lothrigel

Jennifer Lothrigel

photography
julie luke

julie luke

painting
tyler malone

tyler malone

photography
jon marquette

jon marquette

painting
toni martin

toni martin

painting
jack miller

jack miller

painting
alan murphy

alan murphy

collage
toby oggenfuss

toby oggenfuss

photography
johnny olson

johnny olson

painting | illustration
madelyn olson

madelyn olson

painting | illustration
norman olson

norman olson

illustration
Sharron Ott

Sharron Ott

mixed-media
jimmy ovadia

jimmy ovadia

painting
patty paine

patty paine

collage
Fabrice Poussin

Fabrice Poussin

photography
thomas riesner

thomas riesner

ink on paper
Dan Rodriguez

Dan Rodriguez

photography
David Ross

David Ross

illustration
Aniruddha Sastikar

Aniruddha Sastikar

photography
gm spear

gm spear

painting
Chuck Taylor

Chuck Taylor

Photography
david j. thompson

david j. thompson

mixed-media
Stephen VanderHaar

Stephen VanderHaar

illustration
Bill Wolak

Bill Wolak

illustration
sheri l. wright

sheri l. wright

photography
adam yeater

adam yeater

painting
chris zimmerly

chris zimmerly

photography
william zuback

william zuback

photography