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Archive for the ‘painting’ Category

May 21

A Deer Wearing Gym Socks

This needs no explanation. Lovely painting.

Charmaine Olivia

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Feb 25

Somewhere between abstraction and figuration

Taken from great blog “but does it float“.

Painting by Joan Miró.

Feb 24

David Hockney

It is very good advice to believe only what an artist does, rather than what he says about his work.
Jan 11

Kevin Cyr

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I’ve seen a ton of trucks like this driving around San Francisco. Looks like Kevin Cyr beat me to the punch. He recreates them on canvas, every detail intact.  Brilliant. I want one for my living room wall.  View more of this work.

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Jan 08

Henry Matisse

Seek the strongest colour effect possible… the content is of no importance.
Oct 07

Alexandre Farto

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The current show at the infamous Lazarides Gallery in Londons Rathbone Place features a young man from Portugal called Vhils AKA Alexandre Farto.

Vhils started his career as a traditional graffiti artist – exploring less conventional mediums, manipulating his imagery into layers of torn away billboard advertising, etching into metal and chiseling his work directly into walls.

Originally executed in the street, it’s interesting to see how these works translate into the Gallery environment. It’s nice that some of the pieces even appear to have been carved out of the gallery walls themselves.

The show even comes complete with a full-scale cast of part of a tube train: a collaboration with the also very talented Ponk from Bristol.

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Oct 07

Susie Ghahremani

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Susie Ghahremani is a painter, crafter and illustrator residing under the interweb alias of boygirlparty.com.  I love her cute illustrations of animals, typewriters and such.

View her artwork.

Sep 23

Devin Troy Strother

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Devin Troy Strother creates fun art from cut paper, silk screen, cel vinyl, colored pencils and acrylic paint.  His images suggest satirical commentaries on race, beauty and emotion.  Incredible work!

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Jul 29

Sam Beam – The Shepherd’s Dog

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It’s so cool Sam Beam used to be a painting professor (not to mention film-making professor). This painting he did for the cover art of his album “The Shepherd’s Dog” is gestural, bright and captures the essence of the canine.

Oh and Sam has this band too called Iron and Wine.

Jul 29

Zhou Fan

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Zhou Fan paints colorful, dreamlike paintings that intrigue the imagination.

Check out his amazing paintings here.