Koonings assertion that ‘successful paintings have no holidays’ made the English painter Nigel Cooke think and return to his studio. Digesting this information, the outcome was a series of paintings called No Holidays showing hapless people in their failed leisure time. One could say that Cooke´s paintings in general have a touch of destruction and […]
Cages, the new series from self-taught Canadian artist Sandra Chevrier, is about the never-ending struggle with conventions, society and expectations. Women all over the world have to face society´s twisted and artificially created preconceptions of being beautiful and perfect. Chevrier´s approach is to make this inner struggle visible and perceivable. By using heavy textures of […]
How impossibly cool are these chairs that YOY design duo Naoki Ono and Yuuki Yamamoto presented recently at this year’s Milano Salone? They’re practically off the coolness meter. Dubbed the Canvas series, these are classy screen-printed canvas artwork of chairs that can be propped against a wall and then sat on. Simply, wow.
Do you think you’re looking at photography? Think again. Contemporary British Realist Painter Nathan Walsh has created these amazing photorealistic paintings of Chicago and New York. Nathan Walsh belongs to a new generation of artists who are extending the boundaries of realist painting. Each work takes three months to complete. Not an easy job if […]
Keng Lye paints these brilliant illusions of underwater animals using a technique developed by Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori: first he pours in a layer of resin, lets it dry, paints on it with acrylic paint, then pours in another layer of resin and repeats the process. For added effect, he also adds a pebble which […]
Dreamy and playful, with a touch of melancholy Jo Dyer’s work would feel equally at home in a children’s book or a West End gallery. Like a child lost in a shopping mall, the wide eyes and kaleidoscopic palette paint a fragile beauty. You’ll see her work in fashion magazines and on cd covers, and […]
Eric Joyner’s artwork is such a sweet mix of vintage sci-fi robots, Americana and luscious oil paint that you’re likely to slip into a diabetic coma at some point. All I can say is that until your inevitable insulin shot is due, just enjoy the fun.
It all started about a year ago when I wrote a post about Fumi Nakamura from New York here on Lost At E Minor. That started a correspondence between Fumi and I. We quickly agreed that it could be great to see if we could do a show together, either in Denmark or in the US. We […]
We all know Picasso liked to paint people with really weird facial features and eyes mixed up all over their faces. Now, imagine what would happen if Picasso’s paintings were played out in real life. The result is surprisingly glamorous. These photos by Eugenio Recuenco are absolutely fantastic.
David Bowie was king of dodging stupid questions and traps during interviews. I’ve always admired his insane media skills. When asked if he thought his music was any good, he’d frequently point out that he was actually a painter, not a musician. And guess what? He was telling the truth. Here are a few of his […]
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 […]