I really like the acrylic art objects made by the Toronto fine art studio, Klash Inside. Their pieces are all handmade, made to reflect light. The clean, geometric patterns have an architectural feel to them, and won’t look out of place anywhere.
When Japanese artist Keiichi Tanaami fell deathly ill at the age of 45, he often had hallucinations from the medications he took. The incident went on to inspire him and made him aware of just how fragile life can be. He is now exhibiting 12 of his acrylic paintings in Singapore’s Mizuma Gallery.
I recently had the pleasure of meeting Daniel Melim and seeing his amazing acrylic paintings on a transparent acrylic membrane. The intense blue contrasting against rich vibrant colours becomes clear when realizing that it is actually a painting, of a painting. Melim first paints on fabrics and places them in ‘contact with nature: hills and irregular volumes of stamped cloths that seem to dance in the wind under a blue sky that resembles the Summer clear sky’.
Michael Carini’s creative visions illuminate the human condition as he delves into the uncensored depths of his mind and invites you to catch a glimpse of the other side. It is a journey depicted through weaving blasts of light, color, and energy trapped within the boundlessness of space. As his hands and brush create a musical dialogue and dance across the canvas, Carini describes his technique as a poetically alchemical process based upon the principals of equivalent exchange.
Imagine a world with no humans. I think that’s why post-apocalyptic movies and visions are intriguing. I remember watching I am Legend and marveling at the sequencing during the hunting scenes on the New York streets. Josh Keyes takes this to another level in his snapshots of nature’s reclamation of the human world. Outstanding talent.
Erin Please began painting graffiti at the age of thirteen, inspired by its range and immediacy. Applying the same DIY ethos to the rest of his output, he spent his teenage years creating underground fanzines and teaching himself various artistic techniques.
Kaspian Shore is a self-taught painter and illustrator who spent much of his youth in anguish and isolation, making poetry and art one of the few ways to comfort him in his grief and to enable him to communicate.
I go to the sea where the land disappears, and the clouds stack up, and the elements fight for supremacy. Although I work in a variety of media, these pieces are more lightly done using acrylic or watercolor paints, with some pen and ink.