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Portrait paintings by Kris Knight

“Just finished crying,” “Haven’t slept for a few days,” “Leave me alone.” These are the type of phrases I would expect to hear from the lips of Canadian artist Kris Knight‘s subjects. Or, they might just as well remain silent; the piercing eyes, pink noses and shadow-lined faces contain their secrets.

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Abstract landscapes by Belynda Henry

Australia based artist Belynda Henry paints abstract landscapes. Inspired by her everyday environment in rural New South Wales, Henry translates the mountains, trees, and lakes into bright blocks of color, surrendering detail for repetition of shapes and bouncing light.

The artist currently has an exhibit called “Jigsaw” at Anthea Polson Art in Queensland, Australia.

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Sketchbook inspiration: Francesco Chiacchio

I like these scratchy sketches by Francesco Chiacchio. See more of Chiacchio’s sketches on his tumble site.

If you like this artist’s style, check out the work of Filip Peraic too.

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San Francisco Area Event Picks for March 27 to April 2, 2014

work to be shown at “Altered States” at the Arc Gallery in San Francisco

Multi-day events

Event: 42nd SGC (Southern Graphics Council) International conference in the San Francisco Bay Area – Bridges: Spanning Tradition, Innovation, and Activism When: March 26-29th, 2014 Where: see – http://sgcisanfrancisco.org/conference-overview/

Thursday March 27, 2014

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Fragile embroidery by Kate Jackson

Hand embroidered cheerios

Canada based artist Kate Jackson purposefully stitches upon materials which are typically considered too weak to withstand embroidery. Armed with a needle, Jackson stitches thread around cheerios, and through paper towels, flower petals and leaves. Calling this work “Fragile Embroidery,” the artist uses the conceptual theme of patience to motivate her . . . → Read More: Fragile embroidery by Kate Jackson

Portraits of women done with pastels by Emma Uber

I love how Adelaide, Australia-based artist Emma Uber uses the texture and strokes of pastel sticks to create these wonderful portraits. In her hands, the colors drip and melt on the canvas.

From the artist’s website: “My experience studying and working in the graphic design field plays a big part in my painting style . . . → Read More: Portraits of women done with pastels by Emma Uber

Paintings by Maya Bloch inspired by a nightmarish family reunion

Inspired by a nightmarish family reunion, Tel Aviv artist Maya Bloch painted this series of works using photographs taken from the event. Bloch’s expressionistic-style of broad brushstrokes blends her subjects’ faces in and out of focus, suggesting a distorted reality.

See more of the artist’s work on her website.

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Collages combining anatomical imagery and botanicals by Travis Bedel

Artist Travis Bedel takes illustrations of anatomical imagery from science guides and textbooks, and embeds botanical imagery around them. Chrysanthemums cluster inside crevices, vines sprout from veins. Bedel cuts and pastes these disparate elements forming seamless finished pieces.

See more of the artist’s work on his tumblr site.

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“Leafling” typography composed from plants growing on handmade paper by Julian Hagen

A sprouted “W”

I love finding plants sprouting in strange places and in surprising forms. As the design experiment of Austrian graphic designer Julian Hagen, LEAFLING, initially consists of seeds embedded upon handmade paper in the shape of letters and symbols. Moisten the paper pad, and voila! The seeds germinate, forming letters from the . . . → Read More: “Leafling” typography composed from plants growing on handmade paper by Julian Hagen

Paper cut collage work by Elise Wehle

“Girl Looks Back” Collage, Paper Cut, Ink Dimensions: 10.5 x 7.75 inches

Using drawings, photos, and prints, Utah based artist Elise Wehle creates collages of landscapes and ethereal figures. Wehle then carves out geometric patterns in strategic parts of the work, adding to the air of mystery in the final piece.

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