Give Ivan Hoo some simple basic boards, coloured pencils, pastels and ink and the artist from Singapore will produce some breathtakingly real animals and everyday objects out of them. Even the water he draws seem to be trickling silently. Hoo prefers boards of wood to paper as he feels that the former gives the background a unique texture.
Artist Sandy Byers from Washington owns a vast collection of credit cards, but they are not used for charging up purchases. Instead, she uses them as a handy replacement for paintbrushes when she doesn’t have any. This method of painting began by accident, when she was about to start painting outdoors after hiking for about a mile with her husband, and realized she had forgotten to bring along her paintbrushes.
A self-confessed ‘science geek’, Berkeley-based artist Mario Wagner is ahead of the times with his futuristic illustrations that pop with colour and surrealism. He started out creating black and white graphic novels, but ‘his narrative style soon demanded a different medium’ after visiting an Andy Warhol exhibition in Berlin, where he ‘fell for the bold […]
Dave Pollot is breathing new life into old works of art, and doing a fine job at it! You’ll find all sorts of geeky and wonderful additions to artworks here, from Star Wars vehicles and a big block of Lego, to Gemini space capsules and Bender from Futurama. He actually finds these old works of […]
Paul White has had a busy year, presenting at Semi Permanent Sydney and Melbourne, being a finalist in the Hazelhurst Art Prize, Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Fleurieu Art Prize, Lethbridge Art Prize and taking out the Judges Commendation for the Hutchins Art Prize. He is part of a show entitled Modern Ruin at The Substation […]
Australian artist James Jirat Patradoon was the star of our recently held Lost At E Minor party in Sydney, his fluoro work setting the walls of the venue alight. He creates character driven visual art, born of fictional worlds of borrowed imagery that act as distorted mirrors to our reality, mashed-up and remixed to create […]
Japan’s Cuushe, has created yet another series of melodies counteracting the chaos of her hometown. The Tokyo-raised artist writes songs for flying; for floating in the landscape of soft twinkles and barely distinguishable words that fade into the notes behind her. Girl by Cuushe
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Regan Tamanui, or HaHa (as he is known), has been described as Australia’s most notorious and prolific stencil artist; attacking streets and galleries with his unique brand of art. Relying heavily on popular culture and Australian history, HaHa cuts stencils straight from newspapers and photographs. The self-taught, Melbourne-based artist is represented by three commercial galleries […]
Eddie Botha is a South African-born Australian artist (via Malaysia) who has been doodling all his life. Getting his first break drawing pictures for his school newspaper, he is basically untrained. While in school, Botha was forced to write with his right hand even though he is left handed. Now he uses both hands to produce his artwork. Inspired by pop art, impressionism, manga and steampunk, Botha’s work youthfully captures the colours of Africa, the vibrancy of Malaysia, and the natural surrounds of Australia.
Describing the work of my friend, Melbourne artist Gervaise Netherway, it’s hard not to notice the impalpable resemblence to the likes of Basquiat and Salvador Dali. Whether deliberate or not, he constructs that same surreal neo-impressionism. I can’t wait to hang one on my wall.
Carla Fache’s works reflects the universal, the primitiveness, the essential, and the endless language of color. Her command of shapes, shades and layers, and the invisible energy behind them, invites the viewer to build vibrational paradigms framed by the energy of color.