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.
There’s Google Street View. And then there’s Google Street View paintings. Through the use of the Google API, Raul Moyado Sandoval expands the limits of traditional painting to create paintings that can be expanded in all directions. Geek art, we call that.
Artist Adam S Doyle creates beautifully graphic images imbued with simple, rich texture, showing a kind of restraint that many illustrators can learn from. Being neither simplistic nor flashy, his bird paintings are a prime example of less being more, provided you know what you’re doing.
Finding an artist who works outside of their comfort zone is rare. Natalie Frank is one of today’s pioneers who throws herself off the edge she dangles from. It took seconds for me to realize she was approaching next level work when I first saw her paintings at the Armory in New York. Her recent show at Frederick & Freiser Gallery exemplified how her style has evolved even further since regaining the use of her left eye, curing her dimensional blindness.
I am an illustrator, artist, and designer in my last year at the Art Center College of Design. I love producing editorial work and portraiture paintings, but I make sure not to limit myself, as I had recently illustrated and wrote a children’s book to make guns unappealing to kids.
Using homely toothpicks as his sole form of paint application, JoKa’s laborious process of ‘hyper-pointillism’ results in work that is delicate and complex. Known for bright and vivid pieces with skewed imagery and sense of humor, JoKa takes a slightly darker turn for upcoming exhibit, The Noise in the Basement. Taking cues from the show’s title, his new body of work is a collection of the things hidden and buried. JoKa distorts familiar images into the surreal to create work that is ethereal and hauntingly beautiful. The Noise in the Basement opened on October 6 at WWA Gallery and will be on view through November 3.