Fun with Spools, 2008, 38” x 58”
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 with . . . → Read More: Silkscreen collages for the love of the polka dot by Tamar Cohen
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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“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
Collages and mixed-media work by Tel Aviv based artist Mark Skay.
Skay writes in his artist’s statement, “The most satisfying moment in making art is not the final idea, but the process it took to get there. I’m inspired by the world around me. Trying to express emotions and the state of mass human . . . → Read More: Collages by Mark Skay
Drawings of little people among big people by Alejandrina Herrera. The details are exquisite. For these works, Herrera used pencil, watercolor and collage on paper.
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I’ve always enjoyed the fashion photography of Free People, and now I am admiring the personal creative work of one of their photographers Alexandra Valenti. Handpainting bright colors over vintage-style fashion photos, the Austin-based artist breathes new life into these images.
In an interview with Hook and Line Magazine, Valenti says, “When we are . . . → Read More: Painted photographs by Alexandra Valenti
San Francisco Bay Area artist Karen Barbour currently has an exhibit at the Fouladi Projects in San Francisco. Taking inspiration from subconscious forces like dreams, as well as memories, Barbour paints portraits and abstractions. The portraits are unexpectedly intense, composed of deceptively simple shapes and a forceful flatness. The images are rendered . . . → Read More: “No Should Be As Friendly As Yes” paintings by Karen Barbour at the Fouladi Projects in San Francisco
Levittown PA., 48″ x 96″, oil, paper on wood panel, 2012
Life in the suburbs is akin to a slow death for many who consider themselves to be creatively inclined. Strip malls, cookie-cutter homes, and business parks dot the landscape like chicken pox on the smooth skin of a child. Taking inspiration from iconic . . . → Read More: Paintings of fictional suburban landscapes by Cheryl Molnar
Some lovely book art by artist Eunkang Koh.
In her work, Koh draws upon the Buddhist belief that “the world we are living is not real but is an illusion that we perceive.” See much more of her drawing and printmaking on her website.
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‘Homage to the Seed‘ by Australia based artist Sophie Munns is an ongoing project to “inspire public awareness of the critical role of seeds and the human impact on global plant heritage.” It was initially launched in 2010 at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha for the 2010 Artist-in-Residence program. You can find more of . . . → Read More: ‘Homage to the Seed’ mixed-media works by Sophie Munns