Painting

Stefan Strumbel


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Stefan Strumbel (1979) uses traditional motives that are associated with his origin, the Black Forest. On an abstract level, Strumbel deals with the paradigms of “home“ and simultaneously questions its concept. The exhibition encompasses objects from folk art that refer to the clichéd notions of home, folklore and popular piety: the traditional cuckoo clock, wooden masks ...

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Kelsey Brookes


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

  Kelsey Brookes (1978)  is a former biochemist who attributes his raw style to an education system “that refuses to teach scientists to draw.” He abandoned biochemistry because, “I thought I was going to be there for a few months to get myself some money. Three years later I was left wondering if I had become ...

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Arth Daniels


Friday, January 20, 2012

Arth Daniels was born and raised in Highbury, North London. Drawing influence from an eclectic mix of fine, traditional and street art, Arth Daniels' work is a culmination of many disciplines. With an Illustration background and furthering independent studies into fine art, Arth takes it upon himself to develop his own mix of fractured photorealism. Using ...

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Elbow Toe


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Under the name Elbow Toe, Brooklyn based artist Brian Adam Douglas has been pasting his distinctive woodcuts, stencil work, large-scale charcoal drawings and collages onto the walls of cities all around the world throughout the past decade. His diverse practice is anchored by an interest in the human gesture as a powerful form of communication, one charged with unspoken narratives and he ...

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Jeremy Fish


Saturday, January 14, 2012

Jeremy Fish lives and works in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood. His artwork deals with the relationship of all things cute and creepy, and the balance between the two. The work tends to be narrative stories designed with a library of symbols and characters. In the last few years Fish has exhibited his work in Japan, ...

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Alsoudani Ahmed


Thursday, January 12, 2012

The painter Alsoudani Ahmed, a young Iraqi with a U.S. passport, has surprised everyone with a lightning career - his colorful, dramatic images of terror and war sell sensationally well in the crisis. London exudes a springlike sunshine, and here, on the walls of the Saatchi Gallery, war dominates. A room is dedicated exclusively to the ...

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Eelus


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A world that is crawling with hidden magic and strange creatures. There are dinosaurs and strange beasts within the centre of the Earth, Bigfoot is alive and well within the forests of many lands and the skies are full of beings from other worlds. There are gnomes in the mountains, secret bunkers in the desert, ...

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Josef Albers


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Josef Albers was born March 19, 1888, in Bottrop, Germany. From 1905 to 1908, he studied to become a teacher in Büren and then taught in Westphalian primary schools from 1908 to 1913. After attending the Königliche Kunstschule in Berlin from 1913 to 1915, he was certified as an art teacher. Albers studied lithography in ...

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Tat Ito


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

  Tat Ito was born in Nagoya, Japan in 1978 and moved to California in 2001. Ito received a BFA in painting from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, and an MFA in painting from New York Academy of Art. He lives and works in Queens. His use of “oil on water” as a metaphor for ...

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Chloe Early


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Born 1980, Chloe Early grew up in Cork, Ireland. Since graduating from NCAD Dublin in 2003 she has pursued her painting practice and exhibited in Cork, Dublin, London and Los Angeles. In 2004 Early moved to London which is where she now lives and works. Chloe Early's current works are oil paintings on linen and aluminum. ...

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Gerhard Richter


Monday, November 21, 2011

In becoming fascinated by, and immersed in, relationships between painting and photographic sources whilst at the Düsseldorf Academy, Richter had pioneered an approach to painting that was to prove fundamental not only to his practice and career but to the discourse of post-WWII painting. As is the case for most artists after leaving art school, ...

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Mark Ryden


Monday, November 14, 2011

Blending themes of pop culture with techniques reminiscent of the old masters, Mark Ryden has created a singular style that blurs the traditional boundaries between high and low art. His work first garnered attention in the 1990s when he ushered in a new genre of painting, "Pop Surrealism", dragging a host of followers in his ...

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Dan Baldwin


Monday, November 14, 2011

  Baldwin has exhibited worldwide alongside Banksy,Antony Micallef,Jamie Hewlett,Peter Blake,Nick Walker & Vic reeves, amongst many others. He graduated in Illustration/communication media in 1995 with commendation from Maidstone school of art, before this he was at Eastbourne college of art..(best student 1992). He is based in West Sussex although born in Manchester.His work deals with topics such as ...

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Lu Cong


Friday, November 11, 2011

Lu Cong was born in Shanghai, in February 1978.  He immigrated to the United States in 1989 at the age of 11.  After graduating from the University of Iowa with degrees in Biology and Art in 2000, Lu chose to pursue portrait art over medicine. His early works were large and sensational, though they were painted ...

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Travis Louie


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Travis Louie's hypnotic “portraiture” is compelling for its blend of the hyper realistic with the blatantly unreal. Fantastical creatures gaze out from paintings so technically refined (using transparent layers of acrylic paint over a tight graphite drawing on a smooth flat surface) that they look uncannily like old photographs. Adding to the discomfiting presence these ...

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Femke Hiemstra


Thursday, November 3, 2011

  Femke Hiemstra’s meticulously tight, jewel like mixed media paintings and exquisitely rendered black and white drawings are homes to a dark fairytale land where inanimate objects come to life and frolic with animal neighbors. Lollipops become ship captains, strawberries become giant wrestlers, and vegetables become Halloween gods with lantern eyes. Femke occasionally uses typography in her ...

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Mike Davis


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Shortly after being born in 1961 in Jacksonville, Florida, Mike Davis’ family moved to Miamisburg, Ohio; at the age of 11 they moved again to Cincinnati, Ohio, where his parents continue today to reside. Having no formal education, Davis learned to paint by “scamming” his way into a job doing theatrical scenery; claiming he knew how ...

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Peter Kennard


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

As a young artist he was a painter, much influenced by the "intense and merciless" etchings of Goya. Dissatisfied with painting's lack of immediacy, he took up photomontage for its ability to show the "unrevealed truth" behind the image. His two major subjects quickly emerged: armaments and poverty. This was the early eighties with 3 million ...

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Andrew Salgado


Thursday, October 20, 2011

ANDREW SALGADO (b. 1982, Canada) has exhibited in London, Nottingham, Berlin, Oslo, New York, Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Merida (Venezuela), and Niamey (Niger). Forthcoming solo exhibitions include 'Anxious', Tache Gallery, New York (2011); 'The Woodsmen', Beers.Lambert Contemporary Art, London, UK, (2012); 'The Acquaintance', Art Gallery of Regina, Regina, Canada (2012). Previous solo exhibitions include 'Paint Your Black ...

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David Choe


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

David Choe is an American painter, muralist, graffiti artist and graphic novelist of Korean descent. He achieved art world success with his "dirty style" figure paintings—raw, frenetic works which combine themes of desire, degradation, and exaltation. Choe's work appears in a wide variety of urban culture and entertainment contexts. For example, he provided the cover art ...

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Audrey Kawasaki


Monday, October 17, 2011

The themes in Audrey Kawasaki's work are contradictions within themselves. Her work is both innocent and erotic. Each subject is attractive yet disturbing. Audrey's precise technical style is at once influenced by both manga comics and Art Nouveau. Her sharp graphic imagery is combined with the natural grain of the wood panels she paints on, ...

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Alex Andreyev


Thursday, October 13, 2011

"I'm an artist living in Saint-Petersburg. I've been drawing, painting and doing graphic design over last 20 years. Now I'm creating the concept art to the Kin-Dza-Dza animation movie. I've been drawing for as long as I remember myself. Both graphic design and digital art attract me, but recently I tend to commit to digital art more than anything else. I ...

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Ben Allen


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Surfer, skater, artist, UK born and bred Ben Allen works in a multitude of media and materials. Influences include comic book art, surfing, skateboard culture, Japanese graphics, the Mexican "Dia de la Muerte", typography, nature and the human condition. He exhibits his mixed media paintings in venues and galleries internationally as well as selling to celebrities ...

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Nielly Francoise


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Françoise Nielly's painting is expressive, exhibiting a brute force, a fascinating vital energy. Oil and knife combine tsculpt her images from a material that is , at the same time, biting and incisive, charnel and sensual. Whether she paints the human body or portraits, the artist takes a risk : her painting is sexual, her colors ...

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Jason Jägel


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

    Jason Jägel was born in 1971 in Boston, Massachusetts. He received degrees from California College of Arts and Crafts (BFA 1995) and Stanford University (MFA 2002). A monograph of his work entitled, Seventy-Three Funshine (2008), was created with an accompanying ten-inch vinyl record with music by Madlib and published by Electric Works, San Francisco. Jägel has ...

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Robert Proch


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Just turned 23 this year but already representing a huge variety of different stylistic forms of expression - Robert has already found his very unique painting language. As a "child" of the new generation he got pretty much influenced by a certain number of different techniques and media. Roberts work is pretty much attractive to people ...

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El Bocho


Monday, September 19, 2011

El Bocho is a Berlin based artist. He has been working on the streets since 1997 and is by now amongst the most famous and visible street artists in Berlin. Communication and references to urban life are the main components of his work. El Bocho considers himself as an observed observer. It is important to him ...

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Kwon Kyungyup


Thursday, September 15, 2011

  Kwon is an amazing Korean painter, check out her website here. Born in Seoul B.F.A., Sejong university, Seoul. 2010 Last Letter, Unseal Contemporary, ToKyo 2009 Space of Memory, Gana Art Gallery, Seoul 2008 Space of Memory-Art Seoul, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul 2011 Twente Biennale, The Creative Factory, Cabinodd gallery, Hengelo Liaison Amsterdam, Cabinodd gallery, Amsterdam Fiction & Nonfiction, Interalia, Seoul Heroes, Gana Art gallery, Busan Small is beautiful, ...

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Michael Borremans


Saturday, September 10, 2011

The films, paintings, and drawings by Belgian artist Michaël Borremans (°1963) overwhelm the viewer through the use of deceleration, precision and vortex. His seductive works contain timeless images of inner drive and external force, of the latent pressure involved in being human. Behind a veil of stylistic perfection, the artist simulates common rituals of interpretation ...

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Dale Grimshaw


Sunday, August 28, 2011

Dale was born in Lancashire. He studied at Blackburn College of Art and then went on to achieve his Bachelor of Art degree at Middlesex University. As a student Dale won the Apthorp Fund for young artists and then went on to win the Liquitex Student Award in the USA. As a result he was able ...

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