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 —
At first glance, from a distance, I thought I was looking at an image that incorporated a form of Pointillism. Upon closer inspection, it became clear that artist Matthew Davis' paintings display more than just a multitude of dots. The works require far more attention and patience to construct. (Keep in mind: Pointillism is not quick and easy.)
Added by Pinar on January 20, 2012 at 2:52pm —
While we're use to seeing paintings that look like pictures (photo-realism), it's not often we come across photos that look like paintings. Toronto-based, self-taught photographer Barabara Cole (who we first wrote about here) is a master at achieving this effect. Her Chromatics… Continue
Added by alice on January 13, 2012 at 9:00am —
I stumbled onto the work of Anders Romare and was immediately taken aback by his rich watercolor paintings. Romare has the ability to create wonderfully crafted stories that seem to pop off the screen. Always filled with an air of mystery, these stunning pieces of urban-themed art make watercolor feel fresh and current.
Romare received his Masters of Fine Art at The Royal Institute of Art… Continue
Added by alice on November 27, 2011 at 11:00am —
If you're a fan of Belgian surrealist artist René Magritte, you're going to want to make your way to Vienna from now till February 26, 2012. The Albertina museum is currently presenting an exhibition, called "René Magritte. The Pleasure Principle," as a tribute to the great artist. About 150 paintings and paper-based works will be shown as well as original writings, photos and film…
Added by alice on November 11, 2011 at 8:30am —
Yesterday, Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York debuted an exhibition of nine new, large-scale watercolor paintings by artist Walton Ford. Viewed for the first time, these monumental works of art include three startling portraits of King Kong, the character based on the 1933 hit movie. The artist wanted to show a different side of the giant ape, one that showed his… Continue
Added by alice on November 4, 2011 at 8:30am —
Illustrator Rop van Mierlo has recently been nominated for the Dutch Design Awards 2011 with his critically acclaimed book Wild Animals
. Currently available all over the globe, including the MOMA in NYC, the Palais de Tokyo, Colette in Paris and all Paul Smith stores in the world, the book has been a sensation… Continue
Added by alice on October 20, 2011 at 10:00am —
Michael Murphy challenges the boundaries between the second and third dimensions in his art. What appears to be a painting is, in fact, a series of dissected layers, forming a figure when viewed from the right angle. His series, LOOK
, forces the viewer to move around and observe each comprehensive piece from different perspectives.
In addition to the optical illusions he… Continue
Added by Pinar on September 30, 2011 at 8:08am —
We promised you some exclusive first photos
of Audrey Kawasaki's new work and here it is! My Modern Met correspondent Brandon Shigeta was on the scene when Audrey debuted her new series, titled Restlessly Still
, this past Saturday at Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles. As always,… Continue
Added by alice on August 1, 2011 at 9:00am —
Belgium-born artist Anja Van Herle is the person behind sexy and seductive paintings. Currently based in Los Angeles, the artist has the ability to bring her European sense of high fashion together with an American sense of wonder to create beautiful works that explore issues like identity, emotion and human relationships.
"My work is an attempt to capture the complexity of emotions that… Continue
Added by alice on July 30, 2011 at 8:30am —
While we're completely blown away when we see paintings that look like pictures
, we're even more excited when we come across pictures that look like paintings! Such is this set, called Painted Ladies
, by Barbara Cole. The self-taught photographer not only challenges our reality, she does it… Continue
Added by alice on June 4, 2011 at 6:00am —
If someone showed you these pictures, would you believe they weren't photos? Well, they're not. They are ultra realistic paintings by New York based street artist Dan Witz
. The amount of detail and realism that goes into each and every person is truly extraordinary.…
Added by Kevin Chung on November 17, 2010 at 6:00pm —
Check out this unbelievable road journal by Natalie Ratkovski.
She's a talented designer and illustrator currently living in Hattingen, Germany. It's incredible to see how much work was put into this journal. I love all the different elements that went into it.
Normally, you would expect a few sketches from a journal, but… Continue
Added by Kevin Chung on November 13, 2010 at 1:30am —
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 first thing you'll notice about Edwin Ushiro's vibrant paintings is the way he delicately controls light, color, and transparency. To achieve this unique effect, the Culver City-based artist sandwiches painted transfer paper between sheets of vinyl, that he also paints over afterwards.
"Edwin Ushiro's work resonates with the echoes of his boyhood in the… Continue
Added by Eugene on September 10, 2010 at 11:30am —
James Hance is an incredibly talented character artist and painter. His art features a wide range of Stars Wars, Muppets, celebrity and pop culture references.
Here's an excerpt from his website explaining his three distinct styles:"James appears to have three styles of painting, extremely expressive… Continue
Added by Kevin Chung on August 26, 2010 at 7:00pm —
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 —
"Jacek Yerka was born in Toruń, Poland, in 1952 - where he later studied fine art and graphic design. According to Yerka, he was pressured by his university instructors to eschew detail and realism in favor of the fashion of the times - but did not relent, adhering to the meticulous classic Flemish technique that still typifies his work. In time they came to see him as a brilliant - though troubled - talent. Yerka graduated from the Faculty of Fine… Continue
Added by Marica on August 21, 2010 at 4:00am —
When I first laid eyes on these provocative paintings by Glenn Arthur, they instantly jumped out at me. Beautiful muses are seen full of emotion, while busy hummingbirds flutter around in the background. Using a perfect combination of color, contrast, and clarity makes Arthur's work really stand out.
Based out of Orange County, California, Arthur's… Continue
Added by Eugene on June 9, 2010 at 4:00pm —