Born in New York City in 1968, Marcus Jansen is considered by art historians as a leader in modern expressionism. As a child, Jansen painted on surfaces such as canvas, newspapers and anything else he could find. He attended the Berufsfaschule fuer Gestaltung/Design in 1985 in Mönchengladbach, Germany and traveled widely throughout Western Europe in […]
French artist Jean Labourdette aka “Turf One” began his love affair with art with graffiti as a youth in the streets of Paris. After some time, he found the graffiti world somewhat limiting so he moved on to working as a multi-disciplinary artist including illustration, comic strips, painting, and film making. Initially painting on canvas, […]
Interested in art from childhood, Brian Despain has a BFA from eastern Michigan University and has worked as a graphic designer, 3D modeler, photo-retoucher, illustrator, and concept artist for the video game industry. Despain’s paintings combine elements from the natural world with technology creating a post apocalyptic feel. His penchant for robots (100 Robots series) […]
Happy Fourth of July to all of our American friends and fans! In honour of this day, DAF presents a collection of Fourth of July covers from one of America’s most enduring magazines – The Saturday Evening Post. Most of these images were created by J.C. Leyendecker but there are a few others, including the […]
“Zac Shavrick was born in 1987 and raised primarily by his father, Barry. Fascinated by his father’s work, Zac would join him in his metal shop where they welded together. By age five, Zac was welding on his own, by seven, he was fabricating entire sculptures. As he developed, his work was influenced by his […]
Born on March 2, 1943, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Robert Williams is a well-known painter and founder of Juxtapoz Art and Culture Magazine. Williams studied painting at Los Angeles City College and at the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles, California. Early in his career, Williams designed containers for the Weyehaeuser Corporation and was a […]
The more I think, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
When Tracy Chevalier looks at paintings, she imagines the stories behind them: How did the painter meet his model? What would explain that look in her eye? Why is that man … blushing? She shares three stories inspired by portraits, including the one that led to her best-selling novel “Girl With a Pearl Earring.”
Sunday’s pic is by Joel Carpenter. To view more of his work visit Brooklyn Art Project.
Your Weekly Mixx! DAF’s Weekly Mixx is a selection of nine contemporary artworks 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 David Breuer-Weil, Floyd Elzinga, Gilles Bensimon, Gil Maia, Igor Melnikov, JR, Marchal Mithouard (aka Shaka), Mohau Modisakeng and Zeng Fanzh.
Looking for a truly unique work of art that expresses exactly who you are? Why not be the centre of your own art piece with a portrait of your genetic make-up. DNA 11 is an Ottawa, Ontario, Canada based company that combines the science of DNA coding with art to create a customized portrait of […]
Based in Ferrara, Italy mixed media artist Stefano Bonazzi uses charcoal drawings, photo manipulation, and digital photography to create his surreal concepts. “All my work is steeped in the perspective with which to face life, a disillusioned and cynical vision that leads me to focus on the negative aspects of things. Theway I look at […]
June 6th is Drawing Day everyone! Initiated in 2008, Drawing Day is a not for profit, worldwide drawing event that encourages everyone to drop everything and draw for the sake of art. The goal of drawing day is to inject more illustration and art into our communities, show appreciation to fellow artists, and spread awareness […]