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Julie Speed: Painting
Born in Chicago in 1951 and raised mostly on the East coast, Julie Speed is a “quirky neo-Surrealist whose inspirations range from old master and Mughal painting to the 20th-century artist, John Graham.” (New York Times) Speed dropped out of Rhode Island School of Design in the early 1970s and began a period of travel. […]
Kyle Stewart: Painting
Kyle Stewart is an artist who lives and works in the city of Toronto. DAF recently discovered his work at the Artist Project Toronto 2012. Check out more of Kyle’s work at KyleStewart.ca.
Françoise Nielly: Painting
The latest work from Paris based painter Françoise Nielly. “Françoise Nielly’s painting is expressive, exhibiting a brute force, a fascinating vital energy. Oil and knife combine to sculpt her images from a material that is, at the same time, biting and incisive, and sensual. Whether she paints the human body or portraits, the artist takes […]
Nicole Johnson: Art Dolls
These creepy-cute dolls were created by New York artist and doll maker Nicole Johnson. Johnson began making art dolls in 2008 and is one of the originators of “Art Dolls Only – Traveling Doll Project“. Working in polymer clay, she adds acrylics, fabric, wool, and anything else that works to complete her dolls. Johnson lives […]
Glass Sculptor: Dale Chihuly
Today I stumbled upon the fantastical glass sculptures of Dale Chihuly. Chihuly was born in Tacoma Washington on September 20, 1941. He holds a Master of Science in sculpture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison as well as a Master of Fine Arts at the Rhode Island School of Design. In 1968, he studied glass in […]
“The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.”
David Choe: Nothing To Declare
New works by David Choe were unleashed in an 8,000 square foot venue in Beverly Hills, California on April 23, 2010. Hosted by Lazarides, this is Choe’s first show in his home town, Los Angeles in six years. Nothing To Declare runs through May 23, 2010. To see more of Choe’s new work, check out […]
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Remedios Varo: 1908-1963
Born on December 16, 1908, in Anglés, near Girona, Spain, Remedios Varo is often overlooked as an important surrealist painter. As a child, Varo moved frequently with her family, following her father’s work as a hydraulic engineer. Varo studied art in Madrid and moved several times between Paris and Spain where she met and exhibited […]
Herakut: Street/Urban Art
Today’s images are by the German collective known as Herakut. Comprised of Hera and Akut, the artists met in 2004 at the Urban Arts Festival in Seville, Spain and have been painting together ever since. Hera is a classically trained painter who “creates gestural, emotional figures in a freestyle manner using numerous tools including spray […]
Art Quotes — #15
“I would like to paint as the bird sings…I would like to prevent one from seeing how it is done.” See more art quotes here. Quote from: Monet, Narcissus, and Self-Reflection: The Modernist Myth of the Self , p. 177 (as recalled by Maurice Guillemot ) by Steven Z. Levine, University Of Chicago Press; 1 edition (Feb. 7 1995) Image: […]
August Bradley: Photography
“American photographer August Bradley creates distinctive conceptual images with an artistic feel and a sense of drama and mystery. He works for clients ranging from designer labels to consumer brands to lifestyle magazines, as well as producing images for gallery exhibition. Prior to his current photography career, August developed marketing strategies for consumer brands including […]