Posts Tagged ‘art’

7 a.m.


George Shaw paints scenes from Tile Hill in Coventry, England, where he grew up. Even of quiet subject matter, they are unsettling somehow. Perhaps it is in the silence of the places that make them so. (Where IS everyone?) His work appeals to me because they are both mundane and utterly intriguing at the same […]

either way


I am loving these oil paintings by Michael Carson. I like the way the paint is washed-out looking in some areas, and thick and globby in others. He has a background in graphic design and loves fashion, both of which are evident in his work, from the stylish figures, bold divisions of colors, and variation of […]

out of reach


Take a look at these recent oil paintings by Canadian artist Paul Fenniak. He presents us with an apparent moment of a broader story, in a style that reminds us of a handful of art references all at once (Degas, Manet, Beckmann)…and does so in such a way that is utterly refreshing. I also love his […]

I’m enthralled with these narrative paintings by Jerome Witkin. I love how full of content the images are. There’s soo much going on in each painting, and they’re so impeccably executed. The reflections, the way light hits the subjects, the intense presentation of details…there’s so much to appreciate I’m going to politely refrain from typing […]

mille fleurs


Victoria Selbach paints nude women, with a strong interest in the play of light and dark that falls onto the body. (This is perhaps most evident in the fourth image.) I love how deeply individual the women are portrayed.  Light sources are clear in each composition, and the fall of light onto the figures is […]

this place


These delightfully eerie photos are by St. Petersburg artist, Alexey Titarenko, from his series on St. Petersburg (1991-2009). Extended exposures have blurred – sometimes down to a ghostly presence – the figures within the frame. I love this effect in this context because the half-presence reminds us that history exists within the landscape..and how people […]

scavenger hunt


Connecticut-based artist Amy Eisenfeld Genser layers, rolls, and cuts paper to make these beautiful paper collages over her painted surfaces. It is evident that patterns in nature influence Genser, considering for example the beehive layout of the paper elements and the organic qualities of the compositions. I love the flow of the paper and color schemes within […]



I’m digging the neon splashes of color coupled with the lightly drawn graphite lines in these works by artist Niki Pilkington. Simple lines, loud colors, stylish figures. ORANGE nail polish. They’re fun. via.

swimming pool


Here’s a fun project. Made for the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan, here is essentially a fake swimming pool. Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich is the brains behind this piece. Two sheets of acrylic glass are placed a foot apart and filled with water atop a would-be swimming pool. On the top […]

flesh, sea


I’ve intended to blog about Monica Cook for a while now. Her oil paintings are imaginative, albeit a bit disturbing in content. I like how impeccably she paints a portrait, while at the same time adding invented elements to the scenes – sea creatures, sliminess, perishable food items. These slimy details embed questions within the […]