Deenesh Ghyczy is a German-Hungarian artist currently residing in Berlin. He has come up with a series of portraits capturing people as if they were seen through patterned glass. ‘For a long time now, we ceased having a core identity, as such. We are many people, with different identities and different personalities’, he says. The paintings are currently exhibited in Istanbul, Ankara and Cologne.
The paintings of Betzi Pipis capture the female face like no other. She achieves a remarkable depth of color that she either provokes with drippings or sedates with watercolor. From the tortured to the paroxysmal, Betzi’s technique delivers the rawest sense of emotion.
Aiming to cultivate a dialogue between the work and viewer, Trevor Kelley presents new portraits using the juxtaposition of a synthetic medium and organic form. The resulting images speak vibrantly of a fluidity in thought, action and personality.
Street Kids is a portraiture series by photographer Adam Taylor that captures the gruelling hardships young people face while living on the streets. His initial shooting in New York City was so successful that he headed to Sydney to discover the same problem: a generation of youth missing a sense of belonging because they are the fall-outs of social and economic change. Where else can they go other than congregating in the city every night to find solace?
Heroes & Villains is the brainchild of photographers, Tatiana Wills and Roman Cho. For the past six years, they’ve been hopping around taking pictures of up-and-coming as well as established artists with the goal of capturing the personality of each artist in their portraits. Every photo is unique and beautiful and It’s nice to see the faces behind the canvases.
Netherlands-based artist Jacob de Graaf spent eight months in 2010 drawing one portrait a day of very dapper men and posted them to his blog. It was really something to look forward to, seeing the classic, antiquated faces and wondering who they are and what do they do.
This set of illustrations by Mónica Vásquez features loose lines that create a world of people with unrealistic looks and bodies, which are a reflection of a myriad of realistic emotions.
It’s often assumed that great artists were born that way, which really isn’t true usually. Buddy Nestor, for instance, didn’t really start painting until the birth of his son in 1997. Now he’s a prolific painter, creating really demented portraits of women. I hope that’s not an indication of how he feels about his son.
I became a big fan of photographer Ryan McGinley after catching sight of his I Know Where The Summer Goes series. He also often photographs celebrities in his own special way, incorporating a kind of edgy theatricality that is so mesmerising. In this series, simply entitled M.I.A., McGinley took some amazingly stunning shots of the […]
Amnesty International and Franco Mozzillo have joined forces to communicate the disturbing consequences physical abuse has on people from all walks of life. The exhibition features a series of compelling photographs that make you ask yourself “why?”.
Amazing! That’s about the only word that could be used to describe the work of young Californian artist, Danny Roberts. He studied Photography at Cal Poly SLO, and then Fashion Design at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. Of his work, he says: ‘When I was five, I convinced myself that pouring mud onto cardboard was how to make concrete. I began drawing as a young child, but it wasn’t until a few years ago, when I decided to practice everyday, that I started getting better’.