Contemporary artist Mitch Griffiths is a master of oil painting, capturing richly detailed images that echo the work of the old masters.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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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Yes!…so happy to say mission accomplished. SUPPORT in Venice to support this wonder of city that is threatened by climate change. I hope my art brings a new focus of attention to a global calamity that we are faced with. A big thank you to the city of Venice and to his Mayor Luigi Brugnaro for believing in this installation from the beginning, to Ca' Sagredo hotel represented by Lorenza Lain (the force of Nature) to C and C architectural Studio, Fulvio Caputo, Marco Zanon, Ufficine delle Zattere, Luisa Flora, Tecmolde, Julio and Irene Luzan and the entire team, She Digital, Grupoo Orseolo with Rein srl and the Gondolieri of Venice. To my super team in Spain at Quinn Creations To my family, my wife and especially my son Anthony for letting me use his hands, and of course to @halcyongallery , representanted by Paul Green, Udi Sheleg and assisted by Shani, Helga and all in the gallery, because without their continued organizational, moral, artistic and financial 'support' none of this could have happened. #biennale2017venezia #biennale2017 #lorenzoquinn #lorenzoquinnartist #venezia #halcyongallery #support #supportart #climatechange @awesome.earth
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 »
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 »
Pavel Otdelnov was born in 1979 in Dzerzhinsk (Nizhny Novgorod region, Russia). Member of Moscow Union of artists since 2006. Continue reading »
Scott Slagerman has always been captivated by glass – how it is transformed from a fragile, yet unyielding solid state to molten fluidity and back again; and how this mutable substance, though a process that is both delicate and dangerous, can create objects both essential and esoteric. He is fascinated by the role that glass plays in architecture, as well as in the everyday objects that we find around us. Continue reading »
Jeff Rowland is an established contemporary artist – mainly in oil and pencil – who lives in the UK on the North East coast near Newcastle. After studying art at North Tyneside College, Jeff became a self employed professional artist. He used this time to experiment with all medium. including glass engraving, printing and painting, but he always feels drawn back to oil paint. Continue reading »
Alexander Savko’s works contain a collision between the aesthetic of Western television shows and the concept of the “everyday heroism of Soviet man”, an idea used widely in ideological constructions during the Soviet era. According to this concept, every Soviet citizen accomplishes a daily feat of labor by fulfilling his quota or even just by going to work. While mass culture introduced Superman, a man with special abilities, Soviet paintings offer a counterpoint in the heroic, yet run-of-the-mill Everyman. Continue reading »
Artist duo Muntean / Rosenblum use traditional Christian iconography and Baroque modes of seeing to create mystique around contemporary life. Typically set in landscapes distinct to the 21st century, such as nuclear plants and graffiti-ed railroad tracks, the paintings appear as documentary film stills or snapshots of our current reality. However, by contorting perspectives in a dramatic Caravaggio-esque manner and devising moments where pain or discomfort appear as main subjects, Muntean / Rosenblum cultivate the same aura of the unknown that is so captivating in paintings centuries old.
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