Black and white art by Mayuko Yamamura

Dani Dewitt Reader Find

By Dani Dewitt in New Art on Thursday 27 September 2012

The beautiful and delicate works by Mayuko Yamamura are so intricate you can see them over and over again and still miss some of the amazing detail. Bodies meshed into organic shapes, flowers blooming from the ether, a ribcage that appears to blossom from the petal of a flower gently carried by what appears to be a ligament of some sort … or are those two tree-like people in an eternal caress?

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Mark Vallen

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Tuesday 9 December 2008

Mark Vallen’s folk-art-esque paintings and sketches draw from Frida Kahlo and Francisco Goya, but with a modern activist realist bent — the Angelino artist strives to express themes of ‘human solidarity and compassion’. His paintings sometimes fall flat, but his pencil drawings are more consistent, with greater depth and detail in general than his oils.

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The haunting portraits of Zhang Hui

Stacey Howard Reader Find

By Stacey Howard in New Events on Wednesday 30 April 2008

Eli Klein Fine Art Gallery in Soho is exhibiting Zhang Hui’s first showing in New York.

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