I discovered David Shillinglaw’s awesome paintings by chance the other day as I walked past a cafe near my house: I glanced in the window and was immediately spellbound. I went inside and fell in love with with his rough lettering, bold paint, abstract forms and use of wood. It seems he does a lot […]
Michael Aul is a talented painter who creates artwork which are meant to project the power of spirit and the importance of imagination. His paintings filter mysticism, native elements and magic to reveal a beautiful, inter-connected imaginary world.
I am fascinated with the work of New York-based surrealist painter, Patricia Mota. Her work wreaks of feminine energy with an aesthetic that feels as primal as Basquiat and as fierce as Frida. Earthy and instinctual. I’m all about it.
A figurative painter and renowned tattoo artist, Shay Bredimus employs languid and gestural marks using tattoo ink on drafting film to portray spontaneous and personal moments of his models. His classical training in portraiture is evident, to which he has added aesthetic influences of Japanese tattoo and Ukiyo-e prints. Shay lives and works in Long Beach, California, and is represented by Koplin Del Rio gallery in Culver City, California.
Chris Trueman’s work gives life to the beautiful balance between structure and chaos through his incredible abstract paintings. Imbued with color and depth, this Trueman show is one worth seeing.
Chris Roberts-Antieau began her career in art by walking out of an art class and it wasn’t kickstarted again until her son was born and her resulting fascination with his raw, child-like vision. A few years later, it became her hallmark, composed from freehand-cut cloth shapes. She then uses the sewing machine as a drawing tool to define the borders of her figures with a beautiful, almost invisible satin-stitch, and she finishes her pieces with hand- embroidery work. Her ‘fabric paintings’ don’t just mimic a child’s style, however. She applies a child’s eye to adult realities, reminding viewers not to take themselves too seriously, and giving them a chance to remember again the wonder and joy that children find in the everyday.
Mark-making as a primordial form of expression is at the very crux of my current work. Inherent in this process is the act of construction and deconstruction, a timely and repetitive ritual that brings to life layers upon layers of abstract forms, and sometimes recognizable figures drawn from memory and nostalgia.
To be honest, the art works of Italian Nicola Samorì are a little scary. If they would be a cocktail, you would order them as: Ancient portrait with a twist. These carefully and traditional done paintings always shift in some details. And it fells like all of the sudden you can see things that belong to a parallel world.
Utilizing photographic, sculptural, and painting techniques, Grifffin builds an alternative universe comprised of a myriad of life forms. These three dimensional resin based works celebrate life and reveal its struggle and fragility.
By discovering the work of Mexican artist Salvador Diaz all of the sudden, reading the newspaper becomes very inspiring and colourful. His way of intervening with the articles and at the same time demonstrating his great talent for painting seems to be the perfect mixture: Beautiful pieces of art which at the same time transport a message to the spectator.
I am an artist based in the UK, painting my own representation of the world around me. My paintings are a fine line between street art and fine art. I love working with decorating brushes, ink, acrylics, spray paint, stencils and plenty of water.
Hanna Kozlowski-Slone is an artist based in Greenville, South Carolina. I recently saw her series, Between Spaces, Holes, and Absences, on display at Anderson University. Her expressive portraits overlay decorative paper-cut motives, and each intricate detail tells a fragmented story of the past.
Nicoine is a scultpor and painter from Avignon, France. New to the computer and digital world, she explores the possibilities of the most basic software. Some of her paintings, done with MSPaint, have a naïve and playful feel. Her body of work extends to puppet crafting and etching. In between childlike lines, vivid colors and distorted people’s faces and bodies, her work touches the heart through its honesty. An interesting artist, truly underground, that the world has yet to discover.
I love bokeh photography. There is something about the out-of-focus perspective that I find very soothing. Naturally, I am a big fan of the photorealistic oil paintings of Philip Barlow, who plays with the bokeh effect on an oil canvas.
The art master of floppy disks, Nick Gentry has new beautifully disk-torted paintings. This time, he also makes use of vintage film negatives and x-rays to create stunning combinations of human faces and obsolete bits of technology, producing variations of light and shadow to his creative portraitures.