Amy Shackleton, who is only 25-years-old, is a unique artist. While her paintings use tons and tons of paint, she doesn't use paintbrushes to create them! Rather, she squeezes paint onto canvases and then allows the paint to naturally drip. She then rotates the canvas to control the direction of the drips, making her paintings appear natural yet controlled.
The subjects of many… Continue
Added by Claire on November 8, 2011 at 2:11pm —
Mixing materials in art is a common practice. Finding the right combination and making them work in unison is what defines a true artist. Painter Brad Kunkle has found the perfect combination of oil paints and metals, specifically silver and gold, in his series entitled Light & Leaf
. His beautifully composed paintings use silver and gold to accentuate different… Continue
Added by Pinar on November 4, 2011 at 2:22pm —
UK-based contemporary painter Paul Wright creates incredibly intimate, yet somewhat abstract, oil paintings that draw the viewer in. His work focuses primarily on people and faces, but he occasionally ventures off to depict clothing and objects to reflect the people who own them.
Wright captures the essence of his characters. Each artwork has its own emotional expression attached… Continue
Added by Pinar on November 4, 2011 at 8:25am —
The Joshua Liner Gallery
in New York welcomes the wonderfully talented Chloe Early
this Thursday, October 20th. This marks the Irish artist’s first ever New York solo exhibition. Feathers and Wax
is her most… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on October 19, 2011 at 3:04pm —
I know exactly what I'm looking at and yet there's an abstractness. These large, figurative oil paintings by UK artist Simon Birch, who's based in Hong Kong, employ a distinct geometric approach but manage to contain a sense of realism. This duality reflects the medical trials that Birch faced when he was diagnosed and treated for a rare form of cancer in 2007. Equipped with brushes and a… Continue
Added by Pinar on October 8, 2011 at 7:00am —
It has become increasingly difficult to distinguish what medium of art I'm looking at anymore! Marta Penter, a psychologist-turned-painter based in Brazil, is playing mind games with her photorealistic paintings. Her series "Shared Intimacy" features visuals that you'd swear were candid photographs from a personal collection.
Penter paints with watercolors and oils on canvas. She… Continue
Added by Pinar on September 29, 2011 at 1:30pm —
If the artist himself wasn't in the shot, I wouldn't have guessed that these were oil paintings. Omar Ortiz is the man with the magic hands behind these exquisite works of art.
What separates this Mexico-based artist from other hyper-realistic painters… Continue
Added by Pinar on September 28, 2011 at 2:30pm —
Added by Alyssa Anda on September 6, 2011 at 1:30pm —
Within every human being lies strength, vulnerability, sexuality and love. Artist Mandy Tsung paints surreal portraits that embody these inherent qualities. On her website she shares that “Her work is about capturing the complexity of emotion, and is greatly inspired by editorial fashion photography as well as nature."
The Canada-native draws from her multicultural heritage which blends… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on September 1, 2011 at 1:00pm —
Last time we saw Brian M. Viveros, we were given a sneak peek inside his workspace
. With the upcoming show, Returning Art to the Unclean
, Viveros has expanded his signature style to create dark and delicious works of art. His subject matters remain the same; they are… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on August 31, 2011 at 1:30pm —
Last September, Thinkspace received an exclusive viewing
of talented artist Brian M. Viveros’ workspace and preview of pieces for his show The Dirtyland
. This time around, Hi Fructose
got an extensive look into his most recent… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on August 6, 2011 at 10:00am —
Added by Alyssa Anda on July 20, 2011 at 1:00pm —
If there is one thing Jen Mann knows, it’s how to make us think about the complicated relationship we have with nature. (See Wild Beauty
.) The Canadian artist has developed a large body of work, which focuses on these ideas of freedom, perceived beauty, identity and home. Each piece is overflowing with beautiful emotion which stem from her interesting combination of mankind to the animals that… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on July 19, 2011 at 12:00pm —
Mark your calendars! Starting July 7 and through July 23, 2011, street artist C215 and photographer RomanyWG (otherwise known as Jeremy Gibbs) will join forces in a new London Show based at Signal Gallery. For the past five years, RomanyWG has documented the work of C215 along with others in the street art and graffiti scene. RomanyWG will be showing photographs both from C215's… Continue
Added by alice on June 27, 2011 at 9:30am —
Get ready for this! Figurative, animal and fantastical works are the focus of three contemporary female artists who are coming together for Flight and Fable
, which opens at the Corey Helford Gallery
in Culver City, California on May 21.
Sarah Folkman… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on May 20, 2011 at 7:34am —
Working mostly with oil on panel, Mary Jane Ansell paints realistic portraits that have an etherealness and vulnerability to them. Notice the light and shadows in her work and the backgrounds she paints her subjects in.
“I find it fascinating to explore the way light can be used to focus attention on certain details, or to conceal others," Answell says. "Colours, contours and textures… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on May 18, 2011 at 12:30pm —
Mark Boyle first started painting when he was just 11 years old. His parents had him tutored by some local artists who gave him a solid head start. "A person who really taught good basics was Carl Christophersen." he says. "In painting lessons, Carl taught me to divide objects into shapes and planes with hard and soft edges." As an artist, he'd later face challenges along the way, particularly… Continue
Added by alice on May 4, 2011 at 10:30am —
Kentucky-born artist Kathleen Lolley finds inspiration in nature. According to her website, Lolley enjoys creating scenes where “critters try to break the spell of day to day heartbreak and giant owls return to their nest with only dreams." Her art is filled with fantastic creatures that look as though they belong in a classic fairy tale. Her choice of colors all lend to her work having a folk-like… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on April 29, 2011 at 12:30pm —
San Francisco artist Eric Bailey paints with traditional oil but his subjects and scenes are decidedly modern. Like Natalia Fabia
, Bailey isn't afraid to create raw and sensual scenes filled with juxtapositions of imagery - innocence and sexiness, youth and maturity. Glamor and nature find a harmony… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on April 14, 2011 at 1:00pm —
Has Vincent van Gogh risen from the dead? Not quite.
James Birkbeck is one of those people who loves to transform himself. Using theatrical make-up, he decided to finally take on the one historical figure he felt like he always resembled the most, Dutch post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh.
Why? "From what I have read about Van Gogh, his personality was similar to… Continue
Added by alice on January 14, 2011 at 9:00am —