Dwyer, born in Ireland, lives and works in London. Her work includes both figures and abstraction. If you look closely you can see areas in her work with extensive layers of paint while others show fabric. Retador, however, is watercolor, pastel and charcoal on paper. Caherdaniel Hoar Frost is oil and charcoal on linen. Different media but the same overarching style. Find out more HERE.
Schwaiger lives and works between Texas and New York. This piece, Po oil, ink, watercolor and pastel on canvas. There is something striking that calls to mind something Soviet in it. Not "Soviet" in the sense that it resembles art from that era but rather that its grey figures recall the actual figures of that time. They recall the grey reality rather than the fake ideal. This is, of course, an interpretation of the painting that likely has nothing to do with the artist's intention but it does tell you how thought provoking the work is; it tells a story to the viewer. Find out more HERE.