Sara Sanz’s paintings feature little girls that belong to an unreal world. They are hybrids of people and animals, beings of a ‘familiar’ nature that create a complex language. Sanz’s oil and acrylic paintings are diverse in techniques. However, they all share a common denominator, showing the harsher side of life from an aesthetic point of view.
The drawings and paintings by LA-based artist Karlin Collette combine saccharine sweet imagery with quiet, somewhat dark symbolism. She uses bright, saturated colors to paint her heroines and enjoys incorporating detailed pencil work into her pieces. She’s inspired by old children’s books, travel and anything vintage.
My work is surrealistic and it’s dominated by figures often seen in colorless or one color background. These figures live in a world of silence, almost always sunk in an emotional depth with pain and agony being the predominant feelings. These portraits show a fragment of the sentimental world these figures live.
My work is surrealistic and dominated by figures often seen in colourless or one color background. These figures live in a world of silence, almost always sunk in an emotional depth with pain and agony being the predominant feelings.
Returning to Hong Kong after graduating from The Royal College of Art inspired artist Mimi Leung to create the series The Hope and Struggle. Motifs such as disease, mutation and vomit help convey the tensions of life in Hong Kong and the need for self-expression.
Ok, a confession. And one made with the full weight of its implications bearing down on me like a load of feathers. Extra soft ones of course (well, it is my confession). When I see bands play – and I mean good bands; bands with rhythm – my right leg gyrates like a stunned jellyfish.
On Friday, February 8th, Ad Hoc Art Gallery in Brooklyn, New York, will play host to a large group of both established and emerging artists from the realms of street art, pop surrealism, lowbrow, illustration, print making, and tattoo. Through this group exhibition, promising young artists will have the chance to exhibit side by side with some of the more established artists in these fields. This mixture will allow the viewer to experience a variety of styles and techniques rising out of this powerful New Contemporary movement in art.