Real people turned into still life paintings

Nini Baseema Contributor

By Nini Baseema in New Art on Tuesday 19 June 2012

Take a close look: ‘This is clearly a painting’. That’s what you’ll most likely expect, wouldn’t you? Now, take a further look and imagine that these are real life people with paint on them. ‘Wow’, right? Alexa Meade, from D.C, has created a new art form it seems. She likes to blend people into her creations in a pretty unusual way. With her aesthetic, she manages to play around skillfully combing paint, portraiture, photography and performance.

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50-foot finger painted mural by Judith Braun

Bridget Barnett Contributor

By Bridget Barnett in New Art on Thursday 14 June 2012

A finger painting that doesn’t look like a huge mess. Who knew? New York-based artist Judith Braun has drawn directly onto the wall with her fingers dipped in charcoal dust to create a 50-foot mural, currently on show at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Virginia.

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Colourful paintings by Syrian artist Dia Elhamawi

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By Hameed Elmissawi in New Art on Tuesday 12 June 2012

Influenced deeply by the wonders of nature makes Dia Elhamawi’s colours come alive. You feel the flowers, birds, trees and the calligraphy in vital combinations and it makes you feel as if you have stepped into natural surroundings. Even more so with the larger works. He is one of Syria’s leaders in modern art and has participated in an array of domestic and international art exhibitions.

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Hyper detailed paintings by Colin Chillag

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By Bryan Holland in New Art on Wednesday 6 June 2012

I wish had the patience of Colin Chillag when it comes to painting. I read in an interview that he can spend up to a day just painting an eye. I also find his work intriguing in that the unpainted areas seem to heighten the realism.

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Intense watercolors by Texan artist Tanaka

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By Christian Millet in New Art on Friday 25 May 2012

I came across Tanaka’s artwork by chance. All it took was a flyer for her first solo exhibit at a local coffee house in Denton, Texas. When visiting the show, I found well-calibrated, intense watercolors, bloody fantasies of dreamland escapes, and multi-faceted characters. Between daydreams and nightmares, I will choose to die in her world.

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Depictions of the Underworld: new art by Casey Diebold

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By Adam DeVarney in New Art on Wednesday 23 May 2012

Casey Diebold is a very good friend of mine and I had the pleasure of doing a show with him at Sacred Gallery NYC in 2010. Diebold lives in another time and place. I feel like crawling into his head for a single day would be like strapping yourself into a classic American muscle car and going on a 12 hour car chase. His work is full of energy and he has a great way of depicting an underworld from generations past in a cinematic fashion.

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New art series by Anna Charney examines the human body

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By Saad Moosajee in New Art on Wednesday 23 May 2012

Colorado-based painter Anna Charney’s latest series of work is a conceptual examination of the human body at its core. Charney endeavors to explore the intrinsic relationship between the forms of nature and of the human body. The series of work is visually fluid, and at times, even spiritual.

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Laura Hutchinson’s Dog Headed painting series

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By Kyle Renwick in New Art on Wednesday 23 May 2012

Laura Hutchinson’s Dog Headed series pits the aggressive reputation of man’s best friend, the dog, against man himself. Plan B’s new track, Ill Manors, is the ideal soundtrack to Laura’s work.

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New paintings by French artist Antoine Corbineau

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By Emmanuel Romeuf in New Art on Wednesday 16 May 2012

Antoine Corbineau is a great illustrator and also a great painter. Awarded at the Montrouge Art Fair, he has recently taken part in a collective exhibition at Gallery LJ in Paris. Check out more of his fine painting at his Cargo Collective page.

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Brilliant wall paintings by Jessica Bottalico

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By Melissa Murray in New Art on Tuesday 15 May 2012

It’s easy to get lost in the depth of colors and broken light across these heavily painted scenes. Jessica Bottalico’s dedication to recreating every detail of an advertisement-strewn, heavily shadowed wall is inspiring and lends a new perspective to the nature of overlooked objects in our daily surroundings.

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