Posts Tagged ‘figurative’

either way

21Apr13

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

19Apr13

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 […]


dark haired

22Feb13

I could not find much information on artist Elena Cermaria, but I did find these paintings of hers. They have a darker, dream-like quality about them – especially those with heavily blue/green color palettes. The third image really stands out with its baroque color palette and lighting. I like seeing the varying colors throughout her […]


Painting lately, so am sharing some paintings that interest me. Alex Kanevsky‘s paintings are both vague and revealing at the same time. Vague, because of the blurred quality created by the lack of detail and loose brush strokes; and revealing because of the personal nature of the actions being depicted. I like how Alex disguises […]


magyar radio

17Aug11

Hungarian Radio in Budapest has a figurative sculpture on its surface, rather than free-standing in front. Further, the figure is positioned so that he gives the impression of flight, complete with birds alongside him. Cheers to Budapest for an innovative application of an otherwise traditional sculptural form!


Ella Amitay Sadovsky incorporates acrylic, oil, and upholstery fabric in these paintings, providing much to take in at once without confusing the viewer. The overlay of busy patterns on interior scenes, not to mention the inclusion of figurative action are focal points on their own that also work extremely well cohesively. Value shifts in the […]


Stephen Irwin was a Louisville, Kentucky artist who made beautiful works by altering vintage pornography. His process included rubbing away at the image with steel wool, making an originally direct, erotic image into something ‘far more ephemeral and imaginative’. These images are from the exhibit, Sometimes When We Touch, that was at the Invisible Exports […]


Contemporary figurative art by Mark Demsteader. A rich example of life drawing, these works are created using pastel and collage. found via supersonic electronic.


loose thoughts

27Mar11

Eli Horn‘s paintings include beautifully rendered figures with elements of surreal. In addition to the imaginative imagery, the titles encourage contemplation too. found at hi fructose.