Italian artist CriScO creates dazzling glow-in-the-dark paintings

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Italian artist Cristoforo Scorpiniti, aka Crisco, creates glow-in-the-dark paintings that are captivating both when the spotlight is shined on them and when it isn’t. This is because the young artist makes clever use of glow-in-the-dark paint for his masterpieces, allowing them to radiate even when the lights are off. But his creations are more than just two paintings in one. Bright and playful by day, they transform into darker dreamscapes when the lights go out. Capturing a certain symbolic ...  View More
March 16, 2017 Jason

Typography portraits: Cris Wicks paints the words we leave behind

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'For this style of portraiture I thought about how when we die our physical bodies leave but our words remain in the minds of those we interacted with. I wanted to visually create this idea, that our words replace or perhaps transcend our physical form and allow us to still be seen and experienced after we're gone'. Los Angeles based artist Chris Wicks explains how these portraits were made: 'I began these paintings by gluing old newspaper articles and other paper memorabilia relevant to the ...  View More
March 12, 2017 Jason

Aleksandra Katsan painting-style tattoos turn bodies into artworks

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Tattoo artist Aleksandra Katsan (aka 'dopeindulgence') is turning bodies into contemporary art masterpieces with her painting style tattoos. If you love watercolor style tattoos and contemporary art, you will need to visit the city of Kiev, in Ukraine. This is where tattoo artist Aleksandra Katsan is working, in her shop Tattooed Paradise. The 29 years old artist is specializing in vibrant colors, painting effects and artistic tattoos. With her very own style, influenced by watercolor painting, ...  View More
March 10, 2017 Jason

Morgan Blair captures SEINFELD memorable moments in oil paintings

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Very few shows in the history of television have had a fan base as huge and devoted as Seinfeld. The final episode was 15 years ago, but right now someone somewhere is quoting Jerry, Elaine, Kramer, George, and the Soup Nazi like it's 1998. From Seinfeld-themed T-shirts, to Jay Shells' Seinfeld poster installations, the cultural impact that 'The Show About Nothing' has is still being felt today and it will probably continue for the next 15 years. Brooklyn-based artist Morgan Blair is clearly a ...  View More
March 4, 2017 Tiffany

Yigal Ozeri paintings push photorealism to new levels of beauty

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New York City based Israeli artist Yigal Ozeri is best known for his large-scale cinematic portraits of young women in vast transcending landscapes. His near photo-realistic oil paintings convey the spirit of his subjects in a grand array of natural settings: from abundant rain forests to dreary deserts. Thousands of tiny brushstrokes animate his lifelike paintings, giving way to a remarkable realism, distinct beauty, and seductive power. Ozeri seizes fleeting moments and gives them life. As a ...  View More
March 1, 2017 Megan

Akie Nakata paints realistic, lifelike animals on smooth stones

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To Akie Nakata stones are not simply materials or canvases on which to paint pictures. When she looks at all those numerous stones on a river bank her eye will be caught by that one stone that looks like an animal. And when she finds that stone she feels the stone has also found her: 'Stones may fall outside our usual definition of living organisms, but when I think of the long time it takes for a stone to change from a huge boulder in the mountains to the size and shape it has, as it rests in ...  View More
March 1, 2017 Megan

RE-WESTERN: Felice House’s feminist paintings of female cowboys

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Felice House is an accomplished figurative painter who strives, through her portraits of women, to provide a counterpoint to the passive representations found in art historical tradition. Her subjects are beautiful and observable, but they are not consumable. The Re-Western series offers a feminist interrogation of the western genre, featuring portraits of female cowboys. House explores the genre of Western cinema by placing female subjects in iconic roles from the time. James Dean in Giant ...  View More
February 28, 2017 Megan

JUST AN ILLUSION: Natalie Fletcher’s optical illusion body art

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Renowned body painter Natalie Fletcher isn’t painting clothing on bodies, or camouflaging them in the real world (although she’s an expert at both), this time she’s created fantastically trippy illusions that obscure the true human form. Using her brush, she’s been experimenting with bright colors and black lines to create the kind of geometric illusion you’d expect to see on the printed page, but not on the human body. There is no digital enhancement of these images, ‘just an ...  View More
February 26, 2017 Megan

Portraits of Courage: George W. Bush oil paintings of veterans

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'Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors', a book of oil paintings by former President George W. Bush has just been released by Crown Publishing Group as a way to raise money for U.S. military veterans. Proceeds from the project will go to the Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative, which helps post-9/11 veterans and their families transition to civilian life. The 43rd president’s upcoming book will feature 66 full-color portraits and stories ...  View More
February 10, 2017 Jason

Alexey Kondakov photoshops Renaissance paintings characters today

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As a union of history and modernity, ukranian artist Alexey Kondakov juxtaposes figures from the history of art with contemporary landscapes and scenes. The ongoing series ‘the daily life of gods’ sees classical paintings brought to everyday life, seamlessly integrated into the existing urban fabric. Carefully photoshopped onto buses, down alleyways, and in stores, caravaggio’s ‘david and golliath’, william-adolphe bouguereau’s ‘nymphs and satyr’, and cesar van everdingen’s ...  View More
February 6, 2017 Jason
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