I love roughness and I love turquoise. I also love hand-rendered type and maps, so a browse through Elly Walton’s illustration work is an absolute joy for me.
Look closely, this is not spray paint. Mexican artist, Laura Ortiz Vega, takes things made of stone and paint, things aggressive and chaotic, and transforms them into something delicate and beautiful using the traditional techniques of the Huichol people – ‘Painting‘ the surface of her panel with colourful threads glued with a natural bees wax [...]
San Francisco-based artist Jeremy Mann uses the city streets as his inspiration in this hauntingly beautiful series. The muggy atmosphere lends a certain existential character to the paintings. The visual renditions may get you feeling a touch nostalgic, like only a walk down a rainy street can.
We know very little about artist P. Williams besides that he’s American. And that he likes planes: happy planes; flying planes. His latest series, called Cluster F*** sees dynamic colour explosions paired with fluffy clouds and almost smiling planes.
After 20 years or so of making provocative disturbing art, Makoto Aida is currently having a retrospective exhibition of his huge body of work at Mori Art Museum — which, in them, coincidentally run up a high body count of mostly expressionless salarymen and school girls with Aida favoring dark themes like dismemberment, mutilation and [...]
Gary Seaman is a graphic designer and artist living and working in Adelaide, Australia. His whimsical artwork is inspired by designer toys, street art, and oriental culture. Seaman uses various materials to create his unique pieces, such as wood, found objects, and vinyl.
These gorgeous photorealist paintings by Moki deserve a second look. And then a third and fourth. The Berlin-based artist specializes in camouflaging people into breathtaking, northern landscapes. Rugged mountains, untouched rivers and the like have human elements cleverly woven into each image. My favorite is the mountain range. It took a moment to recognize the [...]
Look twice, these are not photographs, no, these are photorealistic oil paintings by Karen Woods. The acclaimed artist from Seattle describes her works as follows: ‘For some time now I have chronicled my journey by painting what I experience while driving around the city. I paint—in the realist tradition—from photographs taken at intersections and on [...]
In this video, Australian graff writer Days One paints a complex multicoloured mural. He’s an incredibly versatile graff writer, able to rock full burners and characters, as well as simple highly stylized letter forms.
New Zealand illustrator Henrietta Harris has mastered the art of delicately mournful painting. Her style radiates an other-world aura of sad playfulness and whimsy. Each image is something familiar with a cleverly twisted detail to add interest while creating a sense of alienation. I particularly love the pieces with added captions written in hand lettering.
Remedios Varo’s work has always held a special place for me. I find these paintings to be so haunting, so captivating, and undeniably hypnotizing, especially the way she was able to capture depth and mystery like a ghost winking at the doorway of some other world.
The In-Between is my observation of man vs. nature, which is an ongoing theme for me. Whether it be the struggles of nature to endure man’s encroachment or nature’s slow but steady fight to win it all back, this is something that I think about on a daily basis. To me, The In-Between is a [...]
We’re loving Aline Smithson’s creative reinterpretations of the classic Whistler painting, Arrangement in Grey and Black Portrait of the Artist’s Mother. This hilarious series features Smithson’s own 85-year-old mother dressed in different outfits to match the kitschy paintings on the wall.
Jeanne Vadeboncoeur’s charming paintings of gummy bears depict these colorful candies in an expressive light. Her realism is so spot-on, you can almost taste the emotion in her paintings.
What a lovely painting, right? Ehhh, not quite. Artist Shintaro Ohata combines painting on canvas and sculpture in his amazing mixed-media work. When viewing his art straight on, the viewer sees a dynamic one-dimensional image. But at any other angle, you can see the piece for what it really is: a sculpture in front of a painting. Amazingly innovative.