Based in California, artist Clare Elsaesser has always been creative. She attended art high school and college, but has only worked as a full-time artist for the past two years. Her paintings are a stunning collection of female figures and silhouettes, either turned away from the viewer or hiding their faces behind their hair or within bunches of flowers. These many beautiful…
We knew Brian M. Viveros was someone to keep an eye on when we featured him in the past and fell completely in love with his artwork. The American artist is celebrated as a fetish artist, capturing the sensual side of women in his mixture of…
We were really intrigued by Korean artist Jae-Hyo Lee's rock sculptures last month and find ourselves drawn to his nature-inspired works yet again. This time, instead of multi-sized stones, Lee works with wood and nails. Rather than traditionally hammering a nail on its head to embed it into a block of wood, the artist reconfigures the slender bolts to "paint" his abstract and landscape wall…
Artist Rico Blanco combines his two passions—painting and illustration—into these magnificent abstract-like pieces. The main focus of each painting, often building on a relationship between human and animal, creates a scene that evokes different meanings and narratives. Experiencing each piece is like trying to hold on to a brief flash of memory right before it…
British artist Dave White has a signature style that involves an explosive application of drips and splats of paint. Often referred to as the UK's Andy Warhol, White recently showed off a new body of work in London for his Western-inspired show Americana. As part of that…
When we first came across artist Eric Zener's underwater paintings back in July 2009, we said that they made us "remember what it feels like to be immersed in cool, clear water. That moment when the world's worries wash away and a sense of calmness overtakes your… Continue
If you're looking to get into the Halloween spirit, love the spookiness of nighttime, or just have a strange fascination with monsters, then you're going to enjoy artist Andy Kehoe's new show coming to the Roq la Rue gallery in Seattle, Washington on October 14th. A few pieces have been released on various websites which will give you a taste of what's to come. The show is called… Continue
With all of her effects created in-camera using the refraction of light and movement in different depths of water, Christy Lee Rogers creates pictures that look like Baroque paintings without the help of Photoshop. Her obsession with water as a medium coupled with her dedication to photography as an artistic medium, makes her work truly stand… Continue
If you thought that hyper-realistic paintings always seemed a bit dry and uninteresting, then perhaps you haven't seen these works by Jeff Ramirez. The Los Angeles-based artist keeps his subject matters fresh, making his pieces feel alive and relevant. Currently, you can see some of Ramirez's work along with those by other realist painters, like Aaron Nagel and Jennifer… Continue
Have you ever thought about turning one of your memorable pictures into a work of art? If so, you'll want to know the name Paul Ferney. He's the artist behind Commission Project; it's where Paul creates limited-edition paintings from a picture you provide.
I caught up with Paul to ask him a few questions about this interesting project.
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Laguna Beach, California-based artist Scott Moore loves sharing his creative process. Visit his online gallery, click into one of his images, and you'll see this sentence below each one: "If you would like to see the step-by-step process Scott used to design and paint this image,… Continue
Oh, to have been in Tokyo in June! Shintaro Ohata just finished up a solo exhibition at the Yukari Art Contemprary in Tokyo, Japan. This Hiroshima, Japan-born artist is known for his ability to show us everyday life in a cinematic way. He captures light in his paintings, showering the world, as we know it, with carefully placed strokes of it. "Every ordinary scenery in our daily lives, such as the rising sun, the beauty of a sunset or a glittering road paved with…
You've just got to love it when a person says right off the bat, "Dozens of people told me I should patent or make a business selling Light Scythes. I'm not really into that (but it's open source, so feel free to make your own)!"
Now that we've got that out of the way, just what is a Light Scythe? It's an application for creating programmable LED strips. With what looks like a gigantic… Continue
Over the years, we've featured the wonderfully whimsical work of Mike Stilkey a few times (see here and here) and now the artist is back with some fresh new pieces. His new, solo show, called… Continue
By isolating subjects in a studio against solid colors, Toronto-based photographer Andrew B. Myers makes us think twice about what we're exactly looking at. Most of the time we're amazed at paintings that appear like photos but when was the last time you saw the reverse?
Columbian artist Yosman Botero likes to think beyond 2D. Painting on multiple Plexiglas sheets, he creates three-dimensional holographic images. The resulting works are full of depth, original, and intriguing. I caught up with Yosman to ask him a few questions:
Can you please give us a brief description about yourself?
I was born in Cucuta, a… Continue
Whether she's making us fall madly in love with the women in her gorgeous paintings or making us feel like we're teenagers again with her beautiful illustrations, Charmaine Olivia is one talented artist. The way she can easily go between mediums, showing us her wide range of styles, one could easily assume she was formally trained. In fact, San Francisco-based Charmaine is a… Continue
Though you'll have to wait till Halloween for AMC TV's new zombie series, The Walking Dead, you can enjoy an incredibly creative, fan-made title sequence right now. Created by writer/director Daniel Kanemoto, the video was originally inspired by Drew Struzan's poster that Struzan designed for Comic-Con. After seeing that poster, Kanemoto decided to create his own cinematic introduction by… Continue
Splattered with paint, Angela Fraleigh's female subjects look like they're desperately trying to say something. There's an uneasy vibe in her pieces, making her work even more captivating. Creating a lot of ambiguity, Fraleigh invites us to draw our own conclusions.
Fraleigh explains: "These tensions are heightened as paint itself becomes a tool for the… Continue