Brooklyn, NYC based artist Scott Albrecht created these wonderful paper collages from retro-style found paper. Albrecht writes on his website that he “utilizes classic techniques with (a) contemporary style. Much like the organic line elements of rendering type by hand, Albrecht has found joy in the imperfections that are his own.”
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Today I’m admiring the watercolors of Francesco Clemente, an Italian artist whose work has morphed quite dramatically throughout the decades. While Clemente doesn’t have a lot of watercolors in his portfolio, I think that they are among some of his most exquisite work.
See more of Clemente’s work here.
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Gabe Brown creates enigmatic multi-layered paintings. Woodgrain patterns, rainbows, a sinking ship, a road-to-nowhere. What is the world coming to? Brown doesn’t provide answers, but lets the viewer choose their own interpretations from her colorful imagery.
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Like a quilter, artist Joe Kievitt takes a few simple geometrical elements and repeats them over and over again. Kievitt is really good at juxtaposing bright contrasting patterns and colors next to one another.
To see more of this artist’s work, visit the previous post “Joe Kievitt sings between the lines.”
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My heart would spring out of my chest if a man proposed to me with one of these rocks.
“Hearts and Arrows” is a series of photo-media collages showing off shiny shimmering rocks like crystals, gemstones and minerals. The Australian artist Liesl Pfeffer juxtaposes solid colors with lines and photographs of landscape elements like . . . → Read More: “Hearts and Arrows” photo-media collages of minerals, crystals and gemstones by Liesl Pfeffer
Today I am admiring the work of collage artist Lance Letscher. In this series, Letscher uses Rube Goldberg, and his “deliberately over-engineered” machines as inspiration. Deconstructing images of bicycles, airplanes, ladders and more, the artist strings together these parts to form a maze of mechanical parts which appear to be teetering upon collapse. From . . . → Read More: Lance Letscher uses collage to build an over-engineered world
“Oil Slick” 24” x 24″, acrylic on maple panel wood, 2012
I’ve admired the work of Marin, Califonia based artist Tiffany Bozic for a long time. Taking inspiration from nature, Bozic paints highly realistic illustrations with a surreal flair. One of my current favorites is the first image in this post which shows a . . . → Read More: Paintings by Tiffany Bozic
Swingline S.F.35 Staple Box, 131 x 97 x 68mm, mixed media (2008)
UK artist Sarah Bridgland creates miniature sculptures from found materials. Scavenging for ephemera from vintage shops and printed media, Bridgland combines 3-dimensional and 2-dimensional material to build her own visual language. The pieces work on several levels. First, the space is brilliantly balanced . . . → Read More: Miniature collaged sculptures by Sarah Bridgland
Today I discovered some amazing figurative sculptural work. First a gigantic bust of Confucius rising from a pool of water. Now these life-like wooden sculptures which are striped from being dipped into bright paints.
Italy based artist Willy Verginer carves each person or animal from a single piece of wood. Then he paints stripes . . . → Read More: Wooden sculptures by Willy Verginer
The enormous sculpture “Q Confucius” rises from a pool of water like a fantastical serpent emerges from a swamp. Composed of silicone, steel, carbon fiber and acrylic, the artist Zhang Huan modeled his work from an anonymous painting of Confucius from the Ming Dynasty entitled “Portrait of Confucius at Leisure.” The gigantic size of the sculpture evokes awe . . . → Read More: Giant sculpture of Confucius by Zhang Huan