Here he Comes Now, 2012, 50″ x 38″
New York City based artist Tamar Cohen is possessed by the polka dot. I like the way she uses arrays of the circles to create energy in her pieces. Influenced by a wide range of artists including Kurt Schwitters and Roy Lichtenstein, Cohen layers vintage paper and silkscreening, forming complex compositions bursting . . . → Read More: Silkscreen collages for the love of the polka dot by Tamar Cohen
Kobe based artist Yuji Honbori harvests discarded cardboard from garbage bins to create these large-scale sculptures of Buddhist deities. Beginning from the center of the form, Honburi inserts each layer of cardboard as a cross-sectional slice. Each slice is added with an air gap so that the final 3-dimensional shape allows light to permeate and the . . . → Read More: “Butsu (Transparent Buddha)” sculptures made from cardboard by Yuji Honbori
I wish I could see these drawings in person, but sometimes you have to settle for less than the real thing. Barcelona and Berlin based artist Joan Salo created these vibrant works using only pen and colored ink. The interactions between the lines and color are exquisite.
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Chinese artist Zhou Fan has created this series of paintings based on dreams he had as a child of jellyfish floating in the sky. In these dreams some of the jellyfish fell to the ground on parachutes and became mushrooms. Zhou does a masterful job of visually recreating his childhood reveries in vivid detail . . . → Read More: Dreams of jellyfish painted by 周范 Zhou Fan
More work by Australian artist Liesl Pfeffer. Pfeffer juxtaposes photographs of landscapes captured from different angles, creating the illusion of movement and depth.
See more of this artist’s work in the previous post: “Hearts and Arrows” photo-media collages of minerals, crystals and gemstones by Liesl Pfeffer
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Milan-based artist Marco Mazzoni creates these dazzling drawings of faces crowned with flowers, butterflies and birds. Did I say drawings? Yes! they were done with colored pencils, Durer Faber-Castell colored pencils to be precise. With exquisite details on the flowers and flying creatures in juxtapostion with voids where the human subject’s eyes should reside, Mazzoni’s . . . → Read More: Nature-infused portraiture drawn with colored pencil by Marco Mazzoni
Don’t these sculptures look like they are made out of paper? They are porcelain wall sculptures created by Valeria Nascimento. I like how she plays with the repetition of nested objects, and the appearance of fragility of the material.
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The Major, 2010 Oil on canvas 100 x 150cm
Paintings by Australian artist Abbey McCulloch. With just a few brushstrokes, McCulloch creates heavy-eyed women with blurred features in colors that span the rainbow. Eerie and intriguing. See more of the artist’s work here.
Delphine, 2010 Oil on canvas 100 x 100cm
Gimlet, . . . → Read More: “Cabin Fever” paintings by Abbey McCulloch
“she’s mine” 2014 Embroidery, Acrylic, and Fabric, 24 x 20 inches
Using embroidery, fabric and paint on canvas, Brooklyn based artist Amanda Valdez creates paintings with strong colors, bold shapes and suggestive imagery.
From Valdez’s artist statement, “I think about what the body feels: extreme pleasure and pain. There is pain in the pleasure of having . . . → Read More: Mixed-media work of Amanda Valdez
You Cant Take it With You 2011 Oil, Acrylic, Ink, and Vellum on Canvas 48 x 60 inches
Some beautiful paintings by Los Angeles based artist Sage Vaughn. But with titles like “Kill Em All” and “Shit Happens” clearly there is more lurking behind those birds and butterflies.
Vaugn’s work is currently being featured . . . → Read More: The dark butterfly and bird paintings of Sage Vaughn