Thursday, June 20, 2019

Fine art

Painter Laura Berger Showcases Her Distinctive Style

For many people, the dream of being a full-time working artist is just a dream. But Chicagoan Laura Berger is living the dream. Berger, an accomplished painter and Squarespace user, is a rising star in the art world...

Candid Charcoal and Oil Paint Portraits of South African Children by Nelson Makamo

Johannesburg, South Africa-based artist Nelson Makamo uses paint and charcoal to create works that capture the candid nature of childhood. His subjects are often South African children, including his 11 year-old cousin Mapule Maoto who is...

Detailed Portraits of Tahiti’s Third Gender by Kehinde Wiley Challenge Gauguin’s Problematic Depictions

American artist Kehinde Wiley has unveiled a new series of paintings of Tahiti’s Māhū community, a group of Polynesians classified as a third gender between male and female. Presented at Galerie Templon in Paris, the colorful portrait series...

1,440 Portraits Emerge from a Single Ink Drawing in a New Animation by Jake...

  In an impressive feat of dedication and patience, artist Jake Fried spent seven months creating Brain Wave, a hand-drawn animation using only ink and white-out. Fried reworked the same black-and-white drawing 1,440 times, scanning each new iteration...

Kirie Octopus Cut From a Single Piece of Paper by Masayo Fukuda

Kirie (切り絵, literally ‘cut picture’) is the Japanese art of paper-cutting. Variations of kirie can be found in cultures around the world but the Japanese version is said to be derived from religious ceremonies and can be...

Oil Paintings by Clive Head Layer Gestures to Express the Passage of Time

British artist Clive Head captures the complex beauty of everyday movements in his dizzying oil paintings. His long career has seen a dramatic evolution of his style, from early work in the tradition of Realism to...

New Paintings and Sculptures by Seth Globepainter Explore the Psychological Depths of Childhood

French street artist Julien Malland, known as Seth Globepainter, currently has two solo exhibitions collectively titled Chambrum Rangeam, or “clean up your room,” at Dorothy Circus Gallery’s locations in London and Rome through December 24, 2018....

Layers of Realistic and Invented Winged Creatures Combine in Surreal Illustrations by Vorja Sánchez

Vorja Sánchez combines imaginative interpretations of birds, wolves, and hybrid creatures into surreal paintings and mixed media works that are diverse in both style and form. In the follow up to his popular work Bird Dialogues,...

Illustrations by Simon Prades Entangle Human Emotions with the Natural World

Simon Prades uses muted color palettes to convey feelings of introspection, inquisitiveness, and even rage in his editorial illustrations. His work often features human portraits interwoven with natural elements such as coiling snakes and growing...

Night Imagined as a Human-like Figure in New Black and White Illustrations by David...

Illustrator David Álvarez is fascinated by working with shadows and light, finding black and white drawings to be one of his favorite ways to solve the images he conjures in his head. His most recent series, I...

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