If you have an insect phobia, you probably did not click through to read this article. For those who made it here, the swarms of ant sculptures you see are from Rafael Gómezbarros and his Casa Tomada project, traveling installations that have shown all over the world since 2007. The urban interventions are meant to represent displacement of peasants in his native Columbia due to war and violence, themes that resonate in one form or another in any country his work is displayed in. Crafted from tree […]
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For this edition of our Art Focus feature, we present to you the work of Canadian artist Adam Lupton. Painted in oils, his portraiture oftentimes features multiple visages blurred together in a fragmented reality that seems to reflect the different struggles his subjects have with identity. Examples of this include different glimpses of a man dressing in drag and snapshots of another person putting on different masks. If you are in Vancouver over the weekend and are interested in seeing his work in person, he has […]
For this edition of art focus, we introduce you to the diverse and inventive works of Spanish artist Pejac. We’ve been following his works for some time now, and have been enjoying the complete range of gallery pieces, indoor murals, and street works he’s been sharing online. From pieces on paper to different interventions involving various concepts and techniques, this skilled artist is able to show and tell so much by painting minimally, bringing new meaning to the term “site specific”. His works often use their surroundings as part of the […]
This week’s Art Focus sees us taking a look at the unsettling work of Fabio Magalhaes. The young artist hails from Brazil, where he is based in the city of Salvador, also where he studied at the Federal University of Bahia. Working primarily in oils, Magalhaes paints as though he was a serial killer, with images of torture and body parts, and certainly it would be concerning if he used true photo references. So, we will just assume it comes from his imagination, studying anatomy textbooks, or […]
It’s time for another Art Focus, with this edition introducing the work of Tom McKinley. The San Francisco based artist works in oils, creating paintings of mid-century and modern homes seen typically from outside, often times illuminated by twilight. Rendered in a photo-realistic style, the unoccupied architectural gems filled with art and furniture almost make a viewer feel like a voyeur as well as a little envious of spaces that we may never have. Take a look at more examples of his work below… Via Mashkulture.
For our latest Art Focus feature, we wanted to bring the dynamic work of Aaron Li-Hill to your attention. The recently relocated artist who moved from Toronto to New York City can be seen above working on one of his kinetic and visually arresting installations, another one of which can be seen below. The multi-disciplinary Li-Hill, comfortable across a plethora of mediums, also creates street murals and paintings. For those interested, he will be exhibiting at the Next Gallery in Toulouse, France in May, showcasing mainly […]
For our latest Art Focus feature, we have for you the Brooklyn-based Zaria Forman and her work exploring climate change. Inspired by her childhood travels, she has taken recent trips to places like the northwest coast of Greenland, retracing the 1869 journey of American painter William Bradford, then using this experience to paint the rapidly diminishing arctic landscape (seen above). Her newest series (some seen below) was started after traveling to the Maldives, the other end of the equation if you will, one of the places in […]
Bringing back our Art Focus feature, we want to introduce you to the work of Ruben Pang. The Singaporean artist uses a unique technique with oil and alkyd, mixing in some sandpaper and layering (learn more in an inteview here), which results in these beautiful and ghostly images. Most of his work resolves around portraiture, re-imagined with what appears to be cosmic energy and kinetic vibrations. He is represented by Chan Hampe Gallery who recently hosted his solo show last month. Discuss Ruben Pang here.
For our latest Art Focus feature, we bring you the somber oil paintings of Taiwanese artist Lo Chen Pang. Represented by Aki Gallery, the painter has already been awarded the Union Culture & Art Foundation Young Artist Award, The Chi-Mei Art Cultivation Award, and the first prize from the Kaohsiung Awards. Known for his dark portraits, like the work from his Ashen Face series, his subjects look almost zombie like in their pose and gaze and are often fully explored at different angles and with surreal effects. […]
Miron Milic is a Croatian artist, illustrator and designer, recently started getting a lot of attention with his big illustrative outdoor murals. These large scale works are logical sequel to his previous work and practice. By drawing and painting everything that exists, from animals, nature, landscapes to items or people, Miron spent most of his life showing the world around him through his own artistic filter. Focused on human existence and the ways we interact with the world around us, creating art is his way of finding […]