Friday, July 20, 2018

Fine art

Painted Street Carpets by Arthur-Louis Ignoré

Arthur-Louis Ignoré, also known as Ali, paints white patterned carpets on public sidewalks and passageways in cities across the world, including recent installations throughout France and Finland. The works are inspired by both geometric...

Smoking with John Berger

Among the late John Berger’s final texts is Smoke (Notting Hill Editions, 2018), a collaboration with Turkish illustrator Selçuk Demirel. The work is short, just sixty-seven pages, only twenty-six of which contain words, and it poses...

Artist Spotlight: Lucie Salgado

Lovely drawings by Curitiba, Brazil-based artist Lucie Salgado. Embracing solitude and time spent indoors, her work offers something of a meditation on humans’ relationship with nature. While often seen as set apart from or in...

Fierce Feathered Portraits of Brooding Birds by Josie Morway

Artist Josie Morway creates fierce portraits of wildlife set in abstracted apocalyptic environments and interspersed with geometric linework, colorful paint drips, and mysterious Latin text. Morway often features birds in her oil and enamel paintings, using the...

Bestiary of Improbable Animals III: Drawings by Mateo Pizarro

Fascinating drawings of improbable animals by Mateo Pizarro based in Mexico. The animals are based on descriptions found in either medieval bestiaries or tales of the end of the world from different cultures. Searches for passages...

Satirical Images of Virtue and Vice Painted by Toni Hamel

Toronto-based artist Toni Hamel works across mediums to create drawings, paintings, and sculptures that analyze human behavior. In her two-dimensional work the artist often incorporates animals and icebergs being treated as art objects by men in...

Swirls of Electrifying Ink and Found Crystal Formations Transformed into Hair by Lorna Simpson

Brooklyn-based artist Lorna Simpson combines images of black men and women pulled from vintage advertising photos with bright ink washes to give her subjects kaleidoscopic hairstyles erupting with color. The photographs are snipped from old issues...

Richly Textured Portraits of Native Arctic Residents and European Explorers by Preta Wolzak

In her series Ma Petite Inuite and Everybody Needs A Hero, artist Preta Wolzak explores the parallel histories of people on the earth’s poles. Her colorful portraits are constructed of leather, embroidery thread, wool, and glow-in-the-dark twine, combined to...

Mesmerizing New Collages by Lola Dupré Distort the Human Form into Gravity-Defying Shapes

Collage artist Lola Dupré continues to create mind-boggling manipulations of photographs in her surreal style. The Scotland-based artist cuts images into thousands of shards and arranges them to create her intricate collages. In rearranging the photo...

Luscious Handmade Glass Orchids by Laura Hart Reflect Plants’ Exotic Beauty

Colorful orchids, identical in size, bloom in UK artist Laura Hart’s studio. From their bilateral symmetry to their splashes of pigment, the glass designer’s perfectly crafted forms illustrate the strange exotic beauty of the plant...

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