Though these images may seem like your average, recycled headshot of a classic star, they are, in fact, oil paintings made up of thousands of portraits of another established individual. Korean artist Kim Dong Yoo paints multidimensional portraits of iconic figures, from Michael Jackson and Madonna to John F. Kennedy and Albert Einstein, comprised of various…Continue
It takes a truly creative mind to conjure up a new technique on an age-old art like painting. Artist Allison Cortson doesn't simply paint with acrylics and oils. This innovative painter produces works made with dust. Her ongoing series of aptly titled Dust Paintings began several years ago, only now beginning to gain recognition for their unique contents.
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It's hard to believe that Tokyo-born, Oklahoma-based artist Juuri has been practicing her hand at fine art painting for just a little over a year. In that time, she has grasped not only the art of painting, but her own style of visual presentation. Juuri accurately defines her own art, saying, "My work portrays the delicate beauty of the female face enveloped by traditional…Continue
Illustrator Chris Buzelli gives new meaning to the saying "birds of a feather flock together." In his painting entitled Strength In Numbers, the artist depicts a flock of birds forming one large bird that has succeeded in catching its aquatic prey. Buzelli, who is an accomplished illustrator based in New York, painted this piece for an article in…Continue
Portuguese Canadian artist Kevin Ledo exemplifies the similar visual techniques of ancient religious paintings to modern day female exploitative advertisements. Growing up a devout Catholic, Ledo was exposed to the Byzantine era iconic depictions of women. With age, he was drawn into the art community and was educated as an illustrator. Though he doesn't define himself singularly…Continue
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Shanghai-based artist Hong Yi, aka Red, has already impressed us with her sunflower seed portrait of artist Ai Weiwei and even went on to gain worldwide attention with her portrait of basketball star Yao Ming, which was…
Not all artists have the good fortune of pursuing their art full-time. Taiwan-based artist Rola Chang, aka Jungshan, moonlights as a freelance illustrator during her off time from her day job as a general office clerk at a technology company. She keeps her creativity flowing and thriving through her emotionally charged ink illustrations.
Drawing inspiration from Chinese and…Continue
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It may sound like a train whistling out steam, but fine artist Gregorio de Masi's pieces are actually multifunctional paintings. The California-based painter who spent his earlier years splitting his time between Rome and London has settled in West Oakland, where he creates his unique multimedia artworks.
Drawing inspiration from his stint in the film industry, working…Continue
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Painting is difficult enough, but artist Daniel Castan adds the challenge of using quick drying acrylic paints while working from memory. The French painter first began his craft at 40 years old with his initial intentions being to simply have fun. His "fun" exposed a natural artistic talent for recreating cityscapes in an unconventional way.
By adding a resin to his…Continue
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For painter David Agenjo, a palette and a canvas are interchangeable. While he works on an older canvas, already covered in splotches of layered paints, the Madrid-based artist uses new canvases as palettes. His artistic cycle continues in this pattern of creating a new painting on a used canvas, while simultaneously preparing the next used canvas.
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How often do you sit around doodling while in class or at work? Artist Shane McAdams takes his doodling to the next level in his Ballpoint Pen Paintings series. The Brooklyn-based artist dismembers pens to get to the liquid nectar within - the ink. The abstract patterns that the multihued inks create are the root of the artist's work.…Continue
France-based artist Vanessa Dakinsky combines a realistic aesthetic with surreal undertones in her series Fantasmagories and Unportrait. A common technique employed in Dakinsky's work is producing realistic cores that appear to disintegrate at the edges. There is an intriguing pixelated effect along the contours of the subjects in her paintings that make the…
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Norman Rockwell's The Runaway has been fantastically remade in Halloween-style by artist Luke Radl. It features Spiderman as the cop, a pirate as the waiter, and a Green Goblin dressed boy as the runaway. Love this modern update. For a quick art history lesson, you can read more about the original Norman Rockwell painting on the…
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Taking surrealistic cues from Dali and Magritte, painter Mihai Criste expands on the unusually expressive art form in his illusionary images. The Romania-based artist boasts a vast portfolio of imaginative works that tackle the cunning abilities of visual elements. Each image offers dual perspectives. It's a matter of what the spectator sees first and their ability to…Continue
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Blurring the lines between figurative and abstract paintings, artist Silvia Pelissero concocts these stunning watercolor illustrations. The Italy-based artist, also known as agnes-cecile, drips and splatters multihued pigments with such astounding precision that it results in breathtakingly vivid imagery. This is an artist that knows how to use a…Continue
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Talk about the old world and the new world colliding! Every year, the small Switzerland ski town village of Vercorin asks artists to come and create works during the summer months. They're not looking for a singular sculpture, they're interested in creative projects that incorporate the entire village.
In 2010, Lang/Baumann was asked to take on this challenge. "We thought it…Continue
While the average painter may use oils or acrylics to produce their artworks, artist Elisabetta Rogai relies on the evolving attributes of wine. The Florence-based painter uses red and white wines to paint her dripping portraits of powerfully freeing women. Not only is it an interesting choice to use the fermented alcohol in the place of traditional paints, but…Continue
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Mexican artist Frida Khalo is world-renowned for her honest self-portraits that expose all of her own recognized imperfections and deepest thoughts. In a new mixed media series, artist Andrea Mary Marshall combines some of Khalo's well-known works with photographs of delicate models decked out in couture fashion.
With the help of photographer…Continue
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Many of us rely on Skype to call our loved ones, but have you ever seen it used by an artist to paint portraits of people? Heidelberg, Germany-born artist Sandro Kopp has created a body of work that features friends, family and famous people who were asked to sit as models between three to five hours at a time as Koop painted them…Continue
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