1. cross-connect:

    Acrylic paintings by Paris-based graphic designer, artist and illustrator Niark1 (Sébastien Feraut)

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  2. Hansjörg Schneider

    Hansjörg Schneider studied art at the Kiel Muthesiusschule, philosophy and English Philology at the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel from 1979 until 1988. Since 1989 he lives in Berlin. 1986/87 he received a DAAD scholarship for years the Central School of Art & Design in London. In 1995 he was awarded the Gottfried Brockmann Prize of the city of Kiel. He realizes various projects in public space. His most important work to date "Fly Like An Eagle" is created as indoor and outdoor installation at the construction of a maintenance building at the airbase Diepholz in Lower Saxony.

     

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  5. cross-connect:

    Some of the Sculpture of Nikolay Torkhov

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    Bottom two sculptures by Ray Villafane

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  6. cross-connect:

    Richard MacDonald

    Educated in painting and illustration at the Art Center College of Design, MacDonald was successful as a commercial illustrator until his late thirties when a fire destroyed his studio, along with the accumulated works of his career as painter and illustrator. Subsequently, he began sculpting in earnest and within ten years became one of the most collected present-day figurative sculptors in America. His work has been acquired for the permanent collections of corporations such as AT&T, IBM, and Anheuser-Busch, as well as notable private collections. His work has been described as “paying tribute to the eloquence of the human form.” He is an advocate of neo-realism and figurative art, and has fostered emerging and professional artists through annual international Masters Workshops

     

  7. The Surreal Paintings of Mike Worral

    I have been painting since the early 1960’s and am almost entirely self taught. I still retain the basic technique and style developed in these early years. I am committed to exploring the subconscious and I like Paul Delvaux and Max Ernst amongst others.

    I’m interested in Dreams and Subconscious thoughts and the weirdness of how we go from one thought to another in an almost drifting process. Dreams are a great source of material for me. Not that I wake up and paint the dream that I may have had, even if I could remember it, I’d then have to most likely make up the details. My paintings are more deliberate and constructed with the element of change.

    I am an Intuitive painter. If it doesn’t work in an Intuitive way, I can’t progress. I don’t suppose that’s all that unusual really, I suppose all artists are intuitive!

     

  8. by CaroPosted on July 23, 2014
    “Paramnesia”, like déjà vu, refers to a supernatural phenomenon in which dreams or fantasies are confused with reality. Joram Roukes explores this concept with his exhibition of the same name, which opened last weekend at Thinkspace Gallery. Previously, Roukes’ work centered on reflections of daily life experiences reassembled in surreal, painterly scenes. For the past six months, he collected new experiences while working in Los Angeles. The result is slightly schizophrenic. Throughout, exotic animals erupt from anonymous figures performing a variety of city professions. In a way, it recalls Craola’s use of anthromorphic characters to personify dreams (covered here), only Roukes’ are sourced from a place more terrifying- reality.

    If we’re looking at Roukes’ notion of what is going to be said or happen next, we can only assume the worst. His figures appear to float in mid-air, where abstract shapes displace them from often disastrous surroundings. Others are displaced against white backdrops, contrasted against the gallery’s main wall painted black for the show. It highlights the fact that Roukes is painting contradicting themes; the strangeness of a dream combined with the sense it genuinely happened. Turn the corner into the gallery’s project room, and we find “Open Channels” by Nosego and “Emerge” by James Linkous. They ‘channel’ a different energy. Nosego’s animalistic imagery is both playful and powerful, while Linkous paints faces that appear to emerge out of water. None of the three ofter a linear definition, instead drawing attention to the layers of the imagination.

    “Paramnesia” by Joram Roukes is on view at Thinkspace Gallery through August 9, 2014.

     

  9. Matt Dangler

    Top-"Rebirth" - Oil painting by Matt Dangler

    Bottom-"Requiem For Teddy" - Oil painting by Matt Dangler.

     

  10. Michael Carini-Trapped In This Space Between Here And There
    Michael Carini-This Fleeting Moment Trapped In Eternity
    Michael Carini-The First Step
    Michael Carini-If I Could Steal Your Pain
    Michael Carini-So Full Of Emptiness

    acrylicalchemy:

    Michael Carini | The Up-Side of Down

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  11. Torch. Ink and Digital, 8.25 x 11.5”, 2014.

     

  12. beesandbombs:

    slicing square

     


  13. New painting…The Boogers on your shoes

     

  14. Those of you that follow probably know one of my all time favourite photographers Hengki Koentjoro

     

  15. by Nastia VoynovskayaPosted on July 23, 2014

    Though they tackle different subject matter, Askew One and Fintan Magee each address social issues and cultural identity in the context of a globalized society. Their two-person show “Oceanic” will briefly be on view for a pop-up exhibition at RexRomae Gallery in London July 24 through July 30. With their shared backgrounds in street art, both artists will be covering the walls of RexRomae with site-specific murals for the show.

    Askew One creates intimate-feeling portraits where nuanced expressions are enhanced through swelling bursts of color and dripping paint. With a street art career spanning two decades behind him, he uses his latest body of work to pay homage to the various cultures of the Pacific region. But rather than a Gauguin-esque survey of foreign lands, his portraits zero in on his subjects’ faces and listen intently rather than making tone-deaf generalizations. The sitters’ expressions elucidate emotions that feel recognizable and relatable. Askew’s bright colors and geometric, puzzle-like compositions invite our eyes to linger.

    Australian artist Fintan Magee, whose street art we recently covered here on the blog, complements the New Zealand-based Askew One’s work with his paintings. Playful yet sobering, Magee’s work makes use of surprising compositional elements to impart a social commentary. One piece, for instance, features a young boy wistfully looking at the stars. But as our eyes trace the canvas, it becomes apparent that he is sitting atop an oil barrel strapped to a worker’s back. At what cost to others, the piece seems to ask, do we achieve the luxury of modern conveniences in the Western world? Though quite different, the two artists’ bodies of work fit together smoothly as each one prompts us to reflect on the different ways cultures intersect, connect and collide.

    Top 4Askew One , Bottom 3 Fintan Magee

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