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Bizarre Smallpox Illustration from The Japanese Manuscript, ca. 1720

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This captivating watercolor illustration is a page from “Toshin seiyo” (The Essentials of Smallpox), a two-volume Japanese manuscript on smallpox. Continue reading »

The Tragedy of The Everyday: Tim Sandow’s Cinematic Paintings Depict Imagined Realities Inspired by Film and Photography

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Tim Sandow, who is based in Wuppertal, Germany, completed his studies at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and the Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien in 2019. Continue reading »

Artist Captures Shadows of the Forgotten American Landscapes in Stunning Realistic Paintings

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Adam Normandin is a contemporary realist painter based in Los Angeles, well-known for his depictions of freight trains, graffiti, and the American landscape. His artistry delves into the unnoticed or overlooked details, exploring vacant spaces often found beyond the typical confines. Continue reading »

Hiro Ando’s Modern Take on the Ancient Artistic Traditions of Japan

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Hiro Ando, a notable artist who began his career in 1995 after graduating from the University of Art, has a distinct style that reflects both modern and traditional Japanese elements. Continue reading »

This Artist Stands as The Visionary Force Shaping the Landscape of Provocative Beauty Campaigns

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Hailing from Montreal, Gab Bois (previously featured) thrives as a versatile visual artist with a keen emphasis on photography. Continue reading »

Artist Mark Jeffrey R. Santos Created a World of Fantasy that You Can Get Lost In

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Born and working in the Philippines Mark Jeffrey R. Santos creates works that focus on characters navigating a fantasy world all within a contemporary style. Continue reading »

Michael Cheval’s Vibrant Masterpieces Reveal the Hidden Strangeness of Our Existence

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A master of the unexpected, Michael Cheval is a contemporary artist who wields a wild imagination. His surrealist paintings, drawings, and portraits aren’t mere depictions; they’re reality turned inside-out, a portal into the depths of the human psyche and the inherent paradoxes of existence. Continue reading »

Jeanne Vicerial Designs the Future of Sustainable Clothing

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A Parisian artist with a passion for clothing design ignited in her teenage years, Jeanne Vicerial (born 1991) is both a designer and a researcher. Continue reading »

Exploring the Enduring Legacy and Emotional Depth of Leonid Afremov’s Ethereal Landscapes and Rain-Slick Streets

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Leonid Afremov was a masterful contemporary artist known for his vibrant landscapes and cityscapes created with a palette knife and oil paints. Continue reading »

Valery Slauk’s Magnificent Creepy Folk and Mythological Artistry

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Valery Slauk, a celebrated Belarusian artist, specializes in book art and easel graphics, particularly employing the etching technique. His work delves into Slavic mythology, crafting captivating worlds that blend literary inspiration with boundless imagination. Continue reading »

Meet He Jiaying, A Celebrated Chinese Artist and Educator Specializing in Gongbi Painting

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He Jiaying is a renowned Chinese artist, born in Tianjin in 1957. He is widely recognized for his skillful execution of Gongbi painting, a traditional Chinese painting technique known for its meticulous brushwork and emphasis on fine detail. He is currently a council member of the Chinese Artists Association and a member of the China Society for the Contemporary Gongbi and Heavy Coloring Paintings. He is also a respected lecturer at the Tianjin Academy of Arts. Continue reading »

This Artist Captures Richly Detailed Images that Echo the Work of The Old Masters

Contemporary artist Mitch Griffiths is a master of oil painting, capturing richly detailed images that echo the work of the old masters.

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Drawing on the traditions of representational painting, Griffiths uses his art to reflect the complexities of the modern world. With an approach that may seem loose at first glance, he deftly manipulates abstract forms and shapes until they emerge as intricate details that breathe life into his work. Continue reading »

The Impressive Contemporary Abstract Art Works of Beñat Olaberria

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Beñat Olaberria is a Basque artist living in London. His practice is about form, composition, rhythm and balance. His creative process starts with accidental and impulsive pencil drawings which sometimes are developed into multilayered prints and abstract paintings. Continue reading »

Secret Life of The American Teenagers in Urban Paintings by Mark Tennant

Prepare to be amazed, the paintings of New York-based artist Mark Tennant are some of the most captivating works of contemporary art today. Each work almost feels like a photograph taken at just the right moment, as if someone is walking around with a camera snapping photos of the nightlife. However, these works of art are not photos they are paintings. Continue reading »

“City Life”: The Superb Contemporary Oil Paintings of Vincent Giarrano

Vincent Giarrano is an American painter and comic book illustrator. His paintings are marked by photographically realistic scenes of a carefully observed sense of place, offering small details of everyday life. Giarrano paintings feature contemporary women, depicting life in New York City. Continue reading »

“Weapons of Mass Seduction”: The Superb Dark Humor Paintings of Victor Castillo

Victor Castillo is an international artist living and working in Los Angeles. He was born in Santiago, Chile in 1973, where he was part of an independent artist collective, and he lived in Barcelona, Spain, where he dedicated and established himself as a painter before moving to the United States in 2010. Continue reading »

We’ll Live Till Monday: The Superb Contermporary Oil Paintings By Andrey Shatilov

Russian artist Andrey Shatilov chose an uneasy way in art – oil painting. In the digital epoch such adherence to classic values is rare. Each work of Andrey has a deep meaning which is not always on the surface. You often need to take time to understand the message of the author but you will hardly regret it. Continue reading »

“I’m Not Your Toy”: The Superb Contemporary Paintings by Inga Makarova

Inga Makarova is an award-winning Ukrainian painter, sculptor and draftsman who has exhibited nationally. With a background in fashion and graphic design, she translates both worlds into her mixed media compositions. Continue reading »

Artist Creates Contemporary & Surreal Collages Mixing Aesthetic References

Douglas Hale‘s colourful collages intrigue with their mix of styles and symbolism. Using opposing references such as mythology, tribal imagery or the 80s aesthetic, Hale stages scenarios as beautiful as they are strange. Continue reading »

Russian Artist Maria Safronova Paints Anxiety and Uncertainty within Ordered Lives

How can classical painting techniques be used to construct a reality that reflects and critiques contemporary society? This is what Maria Safronova sets out to do in her recent series of paintings, accompanied by three-dimensional props. Continue reading »

“Of War And Peace”: Spanish Artist Shows His Vision of Protests and War in Syria

Meet Haitz de Diego, a contemporary artist born in Ondarroa, in the Basque Country. According to an Haitz de Diego: “I was born in 1979 in a little coastal town called Ondarroa, in the Basque Country. I was raised and immersed myself in the world of painting and illustration an early stage, spending hours drawing In my grandpa’s lap while my parents continued their studies. However, my parents soon realized drawing was not a mere child hobby for me but a passion.” Continue reading »

Polish Artist Started Painting Just Five Years Ago, Here Are His Oil Paintings With The Particle Of Hope

Igor Dobrowolski (previously featured) is one of the most creative artists in the contemporary art world.

Igor works are in collections of some most famous people and collectors like Channing Tatum, Gigi Hadid, Nicole Scherzinger, and Mohamed Hadid. Over the past five years, his works have been exhibited internationally in Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Warsaw. Continue reading »

15 Astonishing Sculptures That Turn Reality Inside Out

1. A Venice Biennale sculpture by Lorenzo Quinn depicts dramatic hands emerging from the Grand Canal and trying to save Venice from drowning. The sculpture was meant to attract more attention to the problem of climate change.
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Modern sculpture is more than the art of embodying objects in stone, metal, or other materials. It is also a metaphorical language that helps artists speak with the audience about everything from feelings and relationships to philosophy and climate change. Continue reading »

Superlative And Figurative Contemporary Paintings By Roman Tolici

Roman Tolici is well known throughout the local and international art scene for almost 20 years now. He is part of the famous 2000s generation of painters but he stands out from the rest of his colleagues due to his easy-going style and an accessible registry of images. Seeing as contemporary art is becoming more and more hermetic, almost exclusively addressing the elites, and even a classic medium of expression like painting is difficult to understand without specialized studies, Tolici appears to be veritable polyglot. Continue reading »

“The Chronicle Of Unregistered Processes”: Contemporary Social Art By Mila Arbuzova

Mila Arbuzova spent her childhood in the downtown of Saint Petersburg. Her family lived in a block of flats in Grazhdanskaya Street where, according to Dostoevsky’s famous novel “Crime and Punishment”, the old female moneylender killed by Rodion Raskolnikov used to live. Continue reading »