Daughter of a traditional storyteller and a member of the Seneca Cayuga Tribe of the Iroquis Nation, video and performance artist Amelia Winger-Bearskin uses conceptual art to create fun and funky works that challenge the status quo.

Winger Bearskin is a trained opera singer and holds a master’s degree in art from the University of Texas. Her work

as a solo performer has seen her feature at numerous international performance festivals in cities including Seoul, New York, Beijing, and Manila.

Born in 1985, Naomi Okubo is a contemporary artist from Japan that is interested in the relationship between oneself and others or society and a contradiction that happen among the relationships. From an early age she was not sure how to relate with other people since she was afraid of what others would think about her.

Those feelings were expressed by his series of paintings from 2006 up to 2010 mostly showing his plural self-portraits in an effort to escape from those fears by merging all them people in the world as herself. Since 2010 Naomi wanted to express herself through his own experience and as a result, she changed his art expression by using ready-made images from fashion advertisements or interior

magazines into his paintings, trying to understand painting composition rather than the contents themselves From 2012 and on Naomi obviously feels better about herself, even though she is always interested of other people's opinions, so she returned to his original expression in art, painting the way that she should connect to the societies he is involved with! Below you can enjoy his 2013 series of paintings.

Tim Kelsall is a professional social scientist and amateur photographer living in Phnom Penh at Cambodia where he is shooting photos in his spare time.

Tim Kelsall is a professional social scientist and amateur photographer living in Phnom Penh at Cambodia where he is shooting photos in his spare time. Even though he calls himself an amateur photographer his work shows that he is more than that. In his latest blog post he is covering the ethics behind Street Photography while "Capturing the order within this chaos [...]of street photography in Phnom Penh" Tim while doing street photography tries not to offend people by taking their pics , for that same reason he believes he won't be

a great street photographer as this genre is defined by great photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Elliott Erwitt, famous for shooting their subjects while being "themselves" invisible and in the danger to upset people just after their pic is taken. Tim Kelsall definition of street photography is more related to a modern laography(somewhat synonym for Folklore) where the photographer seeks to capture and document moments of people's everyday life than shoot only the most awkward and bizarre of those moments. Below you can check out some of his Phnom Penh Street Photography sessions.

Just recently I was browsing Vimeo for inspiration about my new posts here on Hidden Room. That's when I stumbled to this video which was the part nine of the MakingArt Series by Jesse Brass.

Featuring artist was Melanie Norris, she talked about her passion painting people in a way that she reveals the beauty in them that is usually neglected or ignored. http://vimeo.com/68208871 Melanie Norris describes her passion for painting people "... I have to paint, I dream about them, I think about them all the time when I see them... there is nervous energy... you have to let me paint you...". Even though she grew up reading and using words when she tried to write she understood that words flattened her emotions so she had to try a more physical expression like a painting.

She first started drawing beautiful faces of models from magazines but she quickly understood that their flawless figures had no character that would make them interesting so she changed her style into a looser one trying to capture the emotions of a person. She relates her painting materials to each of her subjects, for example, she likes to paint women with watercolours because they are more gentle than other painting materials fitting to a woman figure. She usually ignores the person clothes or even hair and she concentrates into his/her skin trying to discover and express the emotions that hide underneath.

Balaji Ponna is a visual artist from India, born in 1980 living and working in Baroda.

Balaji received his B.F.A in Graphics from Andhra University with Gold medal and M.F.A in Graphics from Visva - Bharati University, Santiniketan. He has also been the recipient of H.R.D. National Scholarship for young Artists for 2004-05

Daas is an expat american visual artist living in Japan, his life and experiences in his new home led him to create his most recent series of paintings "The Origami Dream that has been in exhibited in both the U.S. and Japan.

https://vimeo.com/uzrswl/kolorktm The most recent stop on Daas' journey brought him to Kathmandu, Nepal, as part of Sattya Arts Collective's "Kolor Kathmandu"." The project intends to create 75 site-specific murals in Nepal. Visiting artists work alongside local artists and community members to create the murals that will inspire and attract visitors for years to come. Daas and other artists participating in the project are all volunteers. Although

paint and minimal supplies are provided by Sattya, travel expenses and accommodations for 21 days in Nepal were Daas' first challenge. So, he launched a fundraiser online in an effort to help offset the cost.     Daas new work is to be shown in May at Cafe Absinthe in Osaka, Japan. For more about Daas and his artwork, visit his website and Kolor Kathmandu project website.