Photo-realism by Polish artist Adam Martinakis

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By Angela Sofo in New Art on Tuesday 2 July 2013

Polish-born, digital/visual artist Adam Martinakis explores the concept of universal human experience, combining aspects of photorealism and surrealism through his computer-generated artworks. Almost all of his work has a sort of futuristic anxiety, a ‘mixture of post-fantasy futurism and abstract symbolism’, as he says. Martinakis is interested in the common feelings and situations that we […]

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Amazing photo-realism paintings by Pakayla Biehn

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By Meryl Pataky in New Art on Thursday 26 April 2012

Photo-realism, anyone? I am not a painter, but I can only imagine how time consuming this type of painting is with ONE image to paint. Pakayla Biehn is what happens when someone takes it to the next level, or to the second exposure. Pakayla paints the dual imagery of nature and humanity that result in whimsical landscapes of the imagination. 

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Brilliant portrait artwork by Skip Liepke

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By The Flying Dutchman in New Art on Friday 2 September 2011

Skip Liepke’s work makes me happy. Since first discovering it years ago, it has made me want to paint recklessly, with big wet wads of colour, because at the end of the day, character beats photo-realistic control every time. Moving from the Impressionists through Jenny Saville to reach a most edible and inspiring destination.

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Maureen Gubia

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Monday 21 February 2011

I had some art teachers when I was a kid tell me that painting from a photograph was inferior to painting from life. Ecuador-based artist Maureen Gubia proves my teachers wrong with her gorgeous paintings that play on the unique qualities of photographs and their interplay with memory and fantasy.

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Liz Wolfe’s bunny tales

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By Kate Barnett in New Art on Tuesday 29 July 2008

A master of juxtaposition, Canadian photographer Liz Wolfe has updated her site with her newest series which focuses on characters and confection. The photos are never what they first seem, revealing something a little more macabre on closer inspection: a meat tree, a diseased dear, a melting icy pole dripping blood. It’s all presented in […]

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Rohan Hutchinson

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By Jo Spurling in New Events on Tuesday 15 July 2008

The photography of Rohan Hutchinson is amazing, his subject matter of late focusing on the rapidly disappearing back alleyways in China which are being demolished for the Olympics, leaving thousands of people displaced. Hutchinson captures his images on large format negatives, meaning the processed photo can be enlarged almost to the size of a wall […]

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Lisa Torske

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By Zolton in New Photography on Thursday 19 June 2008

The photographic-based artwork of Miami’s Lisa Torske is stunning. Tiny snapshots of every dream I’ve never had.

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Lu Hao

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By Deanne Cheuk in New Art on Friday 21 March 2008

Lu Hao is an incredible Chinese artist who paints meticulous and insanely detailed depictions of organized everyday collections in China, like shelves of CDRs, all painted with ink on silk. You won’t believe it even when you see it!

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Jan Sochor

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By Casper Johansson in New Photography on Friday 14 March 2008

Photographer and web designer Jan Sochor was born in the Czech Republic but moves between South America and Europe often. Over the past five years he has lived and worked in Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Spain, the Czech Republic. His photographic work ‘focuses on showing and documenting the Latin American continent, the everyday life, social and cultural issues’.

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