Celebrating Cringe's Contributors
Rollin Leonard is a portrait and new media artist who shot the cover image for our second issue of Cringe. He experiments with bodies, water and all other kinds of wizardry in his photography. He also seems to be one of the few lucky ones to have mastered the art of accepting his cringe.
Milicent Fambrough is a contemporary artist and writer from San Antonio Texas.
Currently her focus is on mail artwork, writing poetry for publication, and art exhibitions to showcase her work. Milicent has a unique style all her own. You can inquire about charity work, commission artwork, and request stickers/mail artwork too.
An artist from Liverpool inspired by Surrealism, Pop Art, Lowbrow and Pop Surrealism. Also taking inspiration from 1960s Psychedelic art and Poster art. Every piece of work has a meaning behind it for the viewer to interpret.
Psychoanalytic + Psychedelic + Surrealism = Psychosurrealism
CHRISTOPHER R. MOORE
Writer & artist, he/him
Christopher R. Moore is a socialist writer and artist based in Leeds. He makes lino prints of sea creatures and writes songs about ghosts. He is a long-distance runner and has a mean backhand slice. He is the current holder of the Canterbury Christchurch International Poetry Prize and writes for IndieMidlands. He has strong views on the present continuous.
This is his second time contributing to Cringe.
Writer & artist, she/her
Alisha is a university student and writes short pieces and poems. She has also been on a journey to try and find an artistic style for herself. Art, in all its forms, is a means for her to channel and understand her own sense of identity and experiences be it to do with her race, class or struggles in the past. But art can also be silly and spontaneous and that is something she tries to get across.
This is her second time contributing to Cringe.
A SASS graduate named after T.G. Shevchenko, Anna graduated from the National Academy of Arts and Architecture with a degree in monumental painting.
Some of her works are featured in the National Collection of Ukraine, and temporary collections of the Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, and America.
Jase Cordova is a writer, parent, and podcaster residing in Brisbane, Australia. They have had poetry featured in literary mags all over the world such as orangepeel, Voleger, and Gems, and previously wrote for Disney’s now defunct parenting vertical, Babble.
When Jase isn’t writing they can be found elbow-deep in audio files editing their podcast, Do You Still Like Me?, making art with needle and thread, and being annoying on Twitter.
CHELSEA DIANE LEE
Writer & Artist, she/her they/them
Chelsea Lee is an artist from Lynnwood, WA USA. She works mainly in watercolor, but also dabbles in other media like gouache, photography, ceramics, and now poetry and prose. She considers herself an amateur, though she has some formal training. She is deeply influenced by the human condition and mental health, good and bad, and all intricacies in between. Her art often reflects all sides of these experiences.
An aspiring artist ever since she could finger-paint, Olive is now studying Graphic Design & Illustration in Cambridge. She enjoys exploring the boundaries between art and design within her work. She particularly loves creating work by hand but has recently started experimenting with digital illustration too, shown in her contribution ‘People Pleaser’.
Rose Ansari is an Iranian multidisciplinary artist.
By gaining a mathematics diploma and interning at Alzahra University of Tehran to gain her BFA, she can find a sensible and scientific approach to express her intuitive and internal issues.
After studying traditional skills, she designed scenes and clothes for theatres which made her sensitive to the potential of mise-en-scène, lighting and acting as a living being on the scene.
Rose Ansari believes deeply in the power of technology in arts which makes the artwork for present and future.
JACK MICHAEL CARR
Writer & artist, he/she/they
Jack has died a number of times and will continue for the considerable future. A time traveling vampire he’s been 21 since 1967. Focusing on trans-disciplinary storytelling her work is heavily inspired by narratives and perspectives. A keen writer, and amateur painter/photographer but predominantly drawn to the live experience, assisted by being on UALs new contemporary theatre course where they explore new technology and its uses from arduino to virtual reality. Also a rhino.
La Pampa, Argentina 1991. Currently I live and work in Buenos Aires.
Festivals I’ve participated in include
Collective publications include
Harpo Magazine, Barcelona. España, 2021
Leeds (UK) based artist interested in the idea of Identity.
Ultimately, my work is an extension of my inner conflict to depict a set of core themes; Love, Death and Despair. These themes have developed over time through experimentation in many mediums, having greatest success with Acrylic and Oil paint on board.
Relatively young artist, working as a graphic designer by day. I've exhibited in a few group shows over the past 3 years (see website for details) and have recently taken my first dedicated studio space.
I'm hoping this will allow me to dive deeper into my work, and potentially reach an audience in which my work will resonate.
CHARLIE ELIZABETH CULVERHOUSE
Charlie Elizabeth is a queer, working class, extremely leftist & feminist writer. She is interested in and writes about; fashion, media, politics, and environmental & social issues with an aim to do so in a way that can be understood by everyone.
This is her second time contributing to Cringe.
Writer & artist, they/she
The concept “Christina” was born in Greece, though the soul inhabiting that figment of self was never born and will never die.
I use words, sound art/music, painting and video work, to express notions deriving from altered states of consciousness and entheogenic experiences. My ontological approach includes multitudes of perspectives that make up fragments of the whole.
Non-duality, paradox, birth and death, illusion, synesthesia, animism, parapsychology, infinity, singularity, change and spirituality are the roots of my practice.
A coping mechanism for me is to approach each painful and hard to swallow aspect of reality as a tough inevitable fragment of holistic nature that is yet one more lesson in the school of life.
Accepting the inevitability of change and ephemerality of all material forms.
Writer & artist, she/her
Simran Atwal is an aspiring writer. Born and raised in Southall, her work is hugely inspired by her British South Asian upbringing. She currently works for a youth charity and is passionate about using her voice to speak out about what matters.
I am an Irish based multi-disciplinary artist with a focus in painting and digital work, currently in the 3rd year of my (BA) Fine Art degree. The intention of this work is to explore mental health, emotion, sexuality, gender, equality and relationships. My work is deeply personal. I often use my practice as a form of diary, as a result my work can be extremely emotionally raw or sensitive. I am trying to create a mutual space of understanding, between artist and viewer(s). One where an intangible feeling, time or memory becomes visible, physical and tactile.
STEFAN DORU MOSCU
Stefan Doru Moscu is a visual artist, born in 1982, living and working in Brasov, Romania. He received a BA in Art and Restoration from the State University of Sibiu, Romania and works with both painting and sculpture. Stefan’s surreal paintings explore society’s transformation from the past to the present. He culls inspiration from decaying objects, old photographs, pop culture, and art history to present a critical view of various social, political, and cultural issues. His works are characterised by a darker color palette and obscured figures, giving his compositions a more somber mood.