Japanese born surrealist Naoto Hattori has released some new work in the form of affordable signed and numbered mini-prints. Hattori studied graphic design in Tokyo before moving to New York to study at the School of Visual Arts where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration in 2000. As well as painting, he […]
Wangechi Mutu: What do you see? Book Giveaway
What do you see? is a children’s book that brings to life the surreal art of Wangechi Mutu (featured). Written by Kyla Ryman, each page of this unusual seek-and-find book reveals a small part of Mutu’s artwork Le Noble Savage (2006), allowing readers to explore each part of the collage work closely. On the final page, the entire piece […]
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun: Painting
Canadian First Nation artist “Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, graduated from the Emily Carr School of Art and Design in 1983 with an honours degree in painting. Yuxweluptun’s strategy is to document and promote change in contemporary Indigenous history in large-scale paintings using Coast Salish cosmology, Northwest Coast formal design elements, and the Western landscape tradition. His […]
DAF Group Feature: Vol. 176
Your Weekly Mixx! DAF’s Weekly Mixx is a selection of contemporary art and/or art related videos chosen from artist and gallery submissions and from our own search for new and interesting works. This week, we feature the work of Kate MccGuire, Herakut, David Alexander, Gonzalo Garcia Calvo, Jessica Eve Rattner, Rick Berry, Sergey Kalinin, Zemer […]
Mikhail Gubin: Sculpture
Born in Kharkov, Ukraine in 1953, Mikhail Gubin studied at the Art and Tech College of Zagorsk in Moscow before moving to New York permanently in 1989. Throughout his residence in New York he has had 30 solo exhibitions and participated in more then 200 group shows. “For creation of my wooden sculptures I have […]
DAF Group Feature: Vol. 46
Your Monday Mixx – enjoy!!
Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
Joey Monsoon @ Lindsay Gallery
DAF favourite Joey Monsoon (featured) has a new exhibition at Lindsay Gallery in Columbus, Ohio. “Monsoon paints people who have been worn down by the lives they have lived, and that wear and tear shows in their eyes, their skin… even their posture. But as world weary as they are, he always treats them with […]
Pavel Filonov: 1883-1941
Born in Moscow on January 8, 1883, Pavel Filonov was a Russian avant-garde painter, graphic artist and poet. Filonov came from a working-class background and was orphaned in childhood. He moved to St Petersburg in 1897 and earned money through embroidery, house painting, restoring buildings, retouching photographs and making posters and wrappers for goods. Filonov […]
Boris Indrikov: Painting
Born in Leningrad in 1967, Boris Indrikov currently lives and works in Moscow. From 1991 to 1997 he was a book designer and worked as an illustrator for the popular science magazine “Chemistry and Life”. Indrikov works mainly in fantastic realism in his painting, as well as in graphic design and small-form plastic. He has […]
Liu Di: Photography
Born in 1985 in Shanxi Province, China, photographer Liu Di graduated from the Professional Photography Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 2009. In 2010, the young artist won the Lacoste Elysee Prize for his series called “Animal Regulations”. Liu’s images are composed of over-sized animals set in suburban settings like […]
Jean (Hans) Arp: 1886 – 1966
Born on September 16, 1886 in Strasbourg (then part of Germany), Jean (Hans) Arp was a pioneer of abstract art and a founding member of the Dada movement. After studying at the Kunstschule, Weimar from 1905 to 1907, Arp attended the Académie Julian in Paris. In 1909, Arp moved to Switzerland where in 1911 he […]
Cristian Blanxer: Painting
Some cool work from Barcelona, Spain, native Christian Blanxer. Blanxer currently studies Fine Arts at UB Barcelona. To see more of his diverse body of work, visit CristianBlanxer.com or check out his photostream on Flickr.