Occasionally, I come across things that completely blow my mind: this was one of them. Part of me simply refused to believe that these were painted. The attention to detail and the lifelike quality is a skill that can only be admired.
Melbourne-based photographer Bill Gekas has taken on the daunting task of recreating famous paintings. Though not through painting. Gekas has used his young daughter as the subject in a series of exquisitely executed photographs, each representing a famous painting. Yes, I think we have a young model in our midst.
Joram Roukes is a talented contemporary artist from the Netherlands. His main medium is large scale oil paintings, which tend to be collage-like compositions mashing up the figurative with animals and western pop icons. Roukes does an incredible job of balancing out his often chaotic visual content with a nice amount of negative space. He’s […]
If you’ve ever wanted to know what your beloved belongings will look like 100 years from now, you’re on the right page. Japanese artist Maico Akiba has been painting a range of everyday belongings to make them appear like they have decayed over time. All items are still fully functional, though. I think it would […]
Painter Jason John works in the style of Psychological Realism to explore the complexities of identity in relation to memory and ones social world. John’s extraordinarily detailed figures caught in dramatic environment of uneasiness and spatial fluxes are attempts to accurately reflect deeper psychological realities. Oftentimes, figures are partially concealed, thus taking away any personal […]
So apparently the 43rd president of the United States found a hobby during his presidency to relieve some of his stress. According to these rather blurry images discovered when his email was hacked, George Bush Jr had an artistic side. He painted a self-portrait in the shower and bathtub, and of course, several portraits of […]
A figure painter from England, Nicholas Chaundy’s work is rooted in the tradition of the Old Masters. He is engaged in the pursuit of representing life in a way that remains truthful without being hyper-realistic. Through the handling of paint and the play of light his atmospheric, serene portraits explore the point whereby simple brushstrokes […]
Jonathan Zajdman is an illustrator based in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. He’s worked for a handful of ad agencies and small publishers, but it’s his portraits and story book-styled illustrations that are really worth checking out.
Sometimes you may think that art serves humans. However, the opposite thing happens pretty rarely. Here is proof, when painting is expressed by itself with the unique help of gravity.
What happens when a talented oil painter re-discovers his love of sculpture? Well, in the case of Julien Marinetti, these bizarrely creative animal sculptures are born. Each one looks like it escaped its cage and rolled in puddles of paint, becoming a kind of 3D canvas. Each little creature embodies a statement about society within […]
There’s just not enough surrealism in the world, which makes Robert Lucy’s paintings extra important to me. I believe he refers to them as ‘figurative’, but I’ve never seen dolls like these before. Maybe they are magical realism. I first got turned on to his work at an open house in Bushwick, Since then, he’s […]
Ever wanted to be in someone else’s brain? My new series, Welcome to the Journal is a trip inside my head and what I think about via a journal I kept a few years ago. Visually, I combined the look of a classic greeting card with a bit of Deep Thoughts, made famous by American […]
Anna Kristensen’s photo-realistic panoramic oil painting installation, Indian Chamber, is a purpose built structure which brings the viewer into the painting for a fully immersive experience. Kristensen’s painting of the Jenolan Caves (an open cave system near Sydney) is a highly detailed 360 degree view with no beginning or end.
Australian artist Zoe Sernack channels the beauty of natural forms in her recent botanical paintings which display a beautifully orchestrated balance between vibrant summer colours, composition and form.
Up and coming Sydney-based artist Sam Holt is having an exclusive one night only pop-up show and you’re invited. Using a palette reflective to his environment, Holt captures mood and feeling in one seriously solid collection of abstract paintings.