All Blog Posts Tagged 'paintings' (91)

Sweet and Surreal Paintings from Street Art Group Etam Cru

While Polish street artists Sainer and Bezt, who make up the group Etam Cru, are known for their humongous building-sized murals, they also spend a good amount of time in the studio creating surreal paintings on canvas. This past December, Bezt participated in a group show in Miami called "Shoot for the Moon" with pieces that included Hide and Seek, of a curious girl hiding in…

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Added by alice on April 4, 2014 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

The Vibrant Flower Filled Paintings of Fuco Ueda

Starting March 29, visit Thinkspace gallery in Los Angeles to see new and recent paintings by Japanese artist Fuco Ueda. Known for her surreal paintings of girls surrounded by hyper-colored flora and fauna, her works are at once shocking and serene. There's always a deliberate juxtaposition happening in her paintings - sweet yet disturbing, calm yet chaotic. As the…

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Added by alice on March 25, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Hypnotizing Geometric Paintings Inspired by Sacred Mandalas



These kaleidoscopic arrangements explore ideas of visual pleasure through a hypnotizing array of colors and textures that spiral towards a central point. Created by New York-based artist Amy Cheng, the complex oil (and sometimes wax) on paper compositions are loosely based off of the concept of the…

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Added by katie hosmer on February 17, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Glistening Underwater Oil Paintings by Samantha French



This series of beautiful oil paintings takes us on an underwater exploration of colors, textures, and unique perspectives. Created by artist Samantha French, each scene places the viewer underwater to observe what the world might look like from below the surface.

The artist captures the bright sunlight glistening off of the top of the water and shining up from the ground,…

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Added by katie hosmer on December 13, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Beautifully Detailed Photoshop Paintings by James R Eads



I came across the works of artist James R. Eads and was blown away not just by their sheer beauty but by the level of detail in each of them. While, like many artists, his process begins with a sketch, Eads creates these pieces, not with traditional tools like paint and paintbrushes, but with Photoshop. Don't the final illustrations resemble modern-day Impressionist paintings?

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Added by alice on December 1, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

New Layered Resin Goldfish Paintings by Riusuke Fukahori

Though he had been creating them for years, Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori busted out into the online art scene only last year with his three-dimensional goldfish paintings created by pouring resin. It's interesting to note that once he even began using resin, the artist kept it a secret for eight years until he…

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Added by alice on November 25, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

New Speeding Through NYC Oil Paintings by Alexandra Pacula

Artist Alexandra Pacula has just released a new set of work for a solo show at Might Tanaka Gallery in Brooklyn, New York. Called "veloCity," the exhibition consists of both paintings and drawings that show love to one of the greatest metropolises in the world. In her oil paintings, New York City is shown whizzing by, a beautiful mixture of blurred lines that represent…

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Added by alice on November 17, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Lively Abstract Brushstrokes Reveal Detailed Cityscapes



Using large, swift brushstrokes and irregular splatters, Korean artist Jieun Park reveals urban landscapes hidden beneath the surface of her paintings. From a distance, the broad strokes are simply a bundle of abstract lines. However, upon closer inspection, bits of an urban landscape emerge from the seemingly haphazard marks.

Park only exposes small sections of the detailed…

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Added by katie hosmer on November 14, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Star Wars Characters Invade Thomas Kinkade Paintings



What do you get when you mix the idyllic pastel paintings by Thomas Kinkade with characters from Star Wars? Something hilariously original! Artist Jeff Bennett recently created an awesome series called War on Kinkade that shows what happens when stormtroopers, AT-ATs, and Imperial Star Destroyers attack the incredibly sweet American scenes Kinkade is famous for, which…

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Added by alice on November 1, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Incredible Oil Paintings of Dark and Foreboding Skies



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…

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Added by alice on October 12, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Gorgeous Expressive Paintings by Mandy Tsung

Using everything from ink on paper to oil on wood, figurative painter Mandy Tsung creates captivating works that convey a strong passion and energy. The Vancouver-based artist creates all kinds of lively scenes that blend reality with imaginative landscapes filled with colorful swirls.

Featuring solely women as her subjects, Tsung strives to recreate ideas of how…

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Added by katie hosmer on October 9, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

10 More Fascinating Photos That Look Like Paintings



In just one week, thousands of you shared this post, 10 Fascinating Photos That Look Unbelievably Like Paintings. That's why we decided to look back into our archives as well as scour the web, looking for more paintings that look uncannily like photos. Whether these…

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Added by alice on September 19, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

10 Fascinating Photos That Look Unbelievably Like Paintings



While we've all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it's not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we've been around, we've seen these…

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Added by alice on September 12, 2013 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Heartbreaking Paintings of Deceased Shelter Dogs

Just like photographer Traer Scott and her heartbreaking portraits of shelter dogs, artist Mark Barone is trying to bring some much needed attention to the neglected animals in shelters. After learning that 5,500 shelter dogs are killed every day in the…

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Added by alice on September 1, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Swirling Lines Form Psychedelic Portraits

These Self-Portraits and Liquid Friends are energetic paintings by Nikos Gyftakis. Using vibrant colors and swirling brush strokes, the Greek artist blends curves and circular lines together to form each oil painting. From a distance, eyes and faces stare out at the viewer. Upon closer inspection, each face transforms into an abstract blur of…

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Added by katie hosmer on June 30, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Audrey Kawasaki's New Wood Panel Paintings

Thinkspace gallery has just tipped us off to their online preview of Audrey Kawasaki's latest work. These pieces are currently showcased in a mini-solo exhibition at SCOPE Basel Art Fair in Switzerland. From now to June 16, visit the Thinkspace Booth to see Audrey's gorgeous new pieces where she uses oil and graphite to paint on wood panel. Her originals are selling…

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Added by alice on June 11, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Emotionally Expressive Self-Portraits Utilize Negative Space



Portugal-based artist Cristina Troufa's collection of paintings are filled with the expressive emotions of women exploring themes of identity and self. She utilizes negative space on textured canvas to develop her figures, and her use of simple lines and soft color palettes are so perfectly fragmented that viewers will find themselves automatically filling in the gaps and piecing…

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Added by katie hosmer on May 27, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Mind-blowing Hyperrealistic Paintings of 3D Toys



Canadian Jason de Graaf is one of those artists that creates works that will boggle your mind. At first glance you think you're just looking at fun photos of childhood toys like action figures, comic books and marbles. These are actually acrylic paintings that are so precisely detailed, with life-like colors, perfect shadows and incredible reflections, that one's left scratching…

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Added by alice on April 18, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Gorgeous Oil Paintings of Breaking Waves



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…

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Added by alice on March 25, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Photorealistic Finger Paintings Full of Raw Emotion



You'll want to remember the name Paolo Troilo. A fast rising star in the art scene, the 40-year-old is known for his incredibly expressive black and white works that have a photorealistic quality about them. Of course, that's not the most interesting part. The highly energetic pieces were not created by charcoal or pastel, they were made by splattering and spreading paint on…

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Added by alice on March 19, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

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