Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s paintings: what on earth do they mean?

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By Steve Ip in New Art on Tuesday 15 September 2015

I happened to visit the Serpentine Sackler gallery in London a few weeks ago, primarily to see the Zaha Hadid restaurant/extension but was pleasantly surprised to see an exhibition of Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s portrait paintings.

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Less known historical characters who have ‘unleashed’ great creativity: Clyfford Still, the pioneer of the abstract impressionist movement

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 27 November 2014

Abstract expressionism is mentioned and you immediately think of artists such as Jackson Pollock or Wassily Kandinsky. But there’s one painter who was the leader of the movement but who never really got the fame and glory he deserved: Clyfford Still.

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Organized library shelves get the abstract treatment

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Wednesday 5 November 2014

First there was food porn. Then there was Village Porn. Now, for the literary, library folks, there seems to be book porn. Courtesy of photographer Danae Falliers, this kind of book porn captures the colour and organization of library shelves.

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Saad Moosajee’s modern Arabesque illustrations

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By Saad Moosajee in New Art on Saturday 30 November 2013

The Arabesque is a form of artistic decoration common to Islamic art based around surface decoration. Artist Saad Moosajee’s latest series, Contemporary Arabesque, reinterprets this traditional style using various digital technologies. The series moves in a visual chronology, with the first image being the most true to Arabesque, and the last image being the most […]

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Abstract landscapes by Toronto artist Kate Taylor

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By Sar Sehg in New Art on Friday 27 September 2013

Kate Taylor is a fine artist based in Toronto specializing in abstract landscapes. Her work, with its delicate paint strokes, creates an air of whimsy and energy. She takes creative influences from Claude Monet’s Water Lilies, the Group of Seven, and Jean Paul Riopelle – the Montreal-based artist who captured raw energy in his large […]

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Esther Stewart’s new art exhibition in Melbourne

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By Dijana Necovski in New Events on Friday 2 August 2013

Full Circle is part of Esther Stewart’s latest body of work. Part of the 2013 SUB 12 exhibition held at The Substation, Stewart’s paintings are clean, simple and remind me of ice cream. Whether or not that’s what I’m supposed to be thinking I don’t know, but I do know that since graduating from her Bachelor of […]

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Huge urban tribal murals by David Shillinglaw

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By Ed Tucker in New Art on Tuesday 9 April 2013

I discovered David Shillinglaw’s awesome paintings by chance the other day as I walked past a cafe near my house: I glanced in the window and was immediately spellbound. I went inside and fell in love with with his rough lettering, bold paint, abstract forms and use of wood. It seems he does a lot […]

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Distorted and distressed film footage by Bill Morrison

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By Sarth in New Film on Thursday 14 February 2013

Bill Morrison is preoccupied with damaged film. He tells his story using stressed and distorted footage. And it is beautiful every time. Sometimes there are two stories: the literal and the abstract. I like anything that tells two stories at once. He also collaborates with some heavy-hitting composers. But there could be none of that, […]

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New art by Pard Morrison

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By Mareike Muller in New Art on Thursday 3 January 2013

Colorado-based artist Pard Morrison explores the intersections of the analog and the digital world. His artwork, featuring image pixels placed in natural landscapes, remind you of ‘systems in a flux’ and the constant changes in technical innovations we’re going through.

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Abstract paintings by Chris Trueman

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By Michael Carini in New Art on Tuesday 25 September 2012

Chris Trueman’s work gives life to the beautiful balance between structure and chaos through his incredible abstract paintings. Imbued with color and depth, this Trueman show is one worth seeing.

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Abstract illustrations by The Unknown Being

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By Saad Moosajee in New Illustration on Tuesday 28 August 2012

Nicolas Monin-Baroille, aka the Unknown Being, is a digital abstract artist who has been working in the field of digital art for four years. Baroille makes a habit of applying his 3D and 2D forms to realistic and abstract compositions. The end result is pure eye candy.

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Incredible abstract art by Lia Melia

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By Mareike Muller in New Art on Monday 20 August 2012

By saying: ‘I love experimenting’, Lia Melia, like a Martha Stewart of Visual Arts, developed her personal medium for her creations over the years. And these amazing and haptic pieces and colour mixes are the outcome of using powder pigments and solvents which are baked onto aluminium or glass.

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Colourful abstract street art by JMR

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By Christian Millet in New Art on Friday 25 May 2012

I contacted JMR after seeing one of his murals down in Oak Cliff in Dallas. The bold black line iconography caught my eye. His minimalist style, with primary colors intended to be appreciated from a distance, reminds me of the work of Joan Miro.

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Paintings of distant horizons by Christianna Cassisa

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By Damon Christopher Wallace in New Art on Friday 13 January 2012

In 2011, artist Christianna Cassisa, created a series of paintings called The Place. In Cassisa’s words: ‘The Place exists inside and outside of each of us, meeting at the point of our inspired expressions’. Each painting is of a distant horizon. Albeit abstract, Cassisa evokes emotion through the unique color palettes used in each painting […]

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Expeditions Without a Parachute: new series by Scott Cousins

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By Scott Cousins in New Art on Thursday 24 November 2011

Expeditions Without a Parachute is the next chapter in my art work. The opulent qualities of my oil paints, and surreal materials, bring dramatic ideas to life, like performers in an edge-of-your-seat show. Striking techniques and color dance and entertain the eye. These oil works offer a joyous, visual celebration from their depth and intense graphic beauty. But if you contemplate them further, there’s also an abstract-narrative that belongs to you as it unfolds in your imagination.

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