As you all know by now, the world lost a great one yesterday. To commemorate the life of Nelson Mandela, next week's cover of The New Yorker will show a beautifully powerful oil painting of a younger version of the leader by artist Kadir Nelson. "I’ve recently made a children’s book about Nelson Mandela, but for a New Yorker cover, I settled on a younger… Continue
Added by alice on December 6, 2013 at 12:00pm —
The fourth edition of Beyond Eden, a multi-gallery event celebrating the new contemporary art scene, is starting tonight in Los Angeles and one of the exciting pieces being shown there will be the one you see above. Thinkspace Gallery will display…
Added by alice on October 12, 2013 at 3:30pm —
Sao Paulo, Brazil-based artist Rogerio Degaki has created an incredible series of works that will make you scratch your head. While at first glance you think you're looking at close-up photos of children's knitted sweaters, find out they're actually oil paintings and you can't help but be completely blown away.
How does he do it? Degaki tells us that his process of… Continue
Added by alice on May 10, 2013 at 8:30am —
Artist Alexandra Pacula, most known for her dizzying oil paintings (see here and here), is back with, what we believe, is one of her best pieces to date. Called…
Added by alice on April 16, 2013 at 9:00am —
What is it that's so mesmerizing about a breaking wave? Is is their power, their energy or the fact that no two will ever be alike? Pusan, Korea-born artist Kim Cogan explores the mystery surrounding waves in his unique set of oil paintings. When he first embarked on this series, back in 2010, he asked himself this question, "How can I capture and convey the hypnotic rhythms of the sea through…
Added by alice on March 25, 2013 at 9:00am —
Last week, artist Dave White opened an exciting exhibition in London called Natural Selection. While we're used to seeing his dripping and splattering watercolor paintings, we hadn't yet explored his stronger, abstract oil painting side.
Added by alice on June 29, 2012 at 9:30am —
Maggi Hambling bring forth the energy and power of waves through her beautiful oil paintings. The sea has become an obsession for Hambling who starts each day with a ritual. "Early each morning I go down to the sea and try to capture its mood by drawing, and each day is different. Back in the studio, these drawings become paintings. Whether they are tiny or cover the studio wall, I try to…
Added by alice on January 31, 2012 at 11:30am —
Think you're looking at digital artwork created in Photoshop or Illustrator? Think again. What you're actually looking at are drops of cooking oil floating in a bowl filled with water. The concentric circles are sherbet colored because of (who would have guessed it?) construction paper.
Two years ago, Michael Krutzenbichler came across… Continue
Added by alice on January 9, 2012 at 9:30am —
As an ex-EMT and firefighter with a law degree, Denver, Colorado-based photographer Matt Slaby has a very diverse background. Now, as a professional photographer, his documentary style of shooting shows how his past experiences have all come together. Slaby has an amazing way of finding the true human side of a story, explaining moments that make you feel connected to… Continue
Added by alice on November 21, 2010 at 10:30am —
Françoise Nielly is a French artist whose technique is crude and sophisticated, spontaneous and complex. Born in Marseille, her passion for drawing is influenced by the color and light from the sunny south coast of France where she grew up.
Nielly doesn't rely on modern technology in her art, she simply needs oil and a palette knife. Paint is scraped onto the… Continue
Added by Marica on November 11, 2010 at 10:00am —
Born in Beijing in 1967, Liu Yuanshou is one of China’s most respected and prominent contemporary painters. Painting with oil on canvas, Liu creates powerful scenes featuring women wrapped in bright red silk. They seem to be distraught, desperately struggling to escape their own misery.
Silkworm culture and the the production of silk textiles has always been… Continue
Added by Eugene on November 2, 2010 at 6:00pm —
It's hard to believe that that all of these lips are actually oil paintings and not pictures! This amazing, photorealistic work is by Korean artist Sung Jin Kim. I love how he focuses on just one part of the human body - the mouth. The amount of detail in these is exquisite and his ability to capture sensuality and passion is unmatched.…
Added by Marica on October 26, 2010 at 7:00am —
This series of oil paintings by Stephanie Rew is chock full of feminine beauty and grace. "Kimono" pulls inspiration from traditional Geisha dress with images that are unbelievably detailed and colors that are completely vivid.
Born in Carlisle 1971 and raised in Edinburgh, Stephanie Rew trained at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, Scotland.… Continue
Added by Marica on October 23, 2010 at 9:30am —
The Architect's House
In this thought-provoking series, Jonathan Wateridge gives us clues, but expects us to solve the mystery. Another Place
consists of seven, large oil paintings depicting scenes from the production and narrative of a fictional American film that is centered around an unseen catastrophic event.
The production… Continue
Added by Eugene on August 26, 2010 at 11:30am —
In response to the BP Gulf oil “spill”, Greenpeace UK invites the public to break out their color pencils and redesign the BP logo. You can enter the competition online here. The competition runs until June 28th.
Check out more entries here
Added by Yasmine Zalek on June 9, 2010 at 3:02am —
designed to embody the history of the Valvoline brand (hence the “throw back” 50’s-era can design) while giving gearheads a practical (and pre-oiled) shirt that they could wear proudly while wrenching in the garage on the weekend. The label copy lists some of the values, venues and personalities that the Valvoline brand has come to… Continue
Added by Yasmine Zalek on May 14, 2010 at 2:57pm —
I think Emily Burns is a talented artist and photographer. Besides having a BFA in Painting and Photography, her works has been published in magazines and exhibited in galleries, along with winning a number of awards. She's even painted/photographed Annalynne McCord of TV series, 90210. Check out some of her beautifully painted artworks, and enjoy her work as you please.
Warm Icing… Continue
Added by Amy Wong on April 26, 2010 at 12:00am —