June 21st is National Aboriginal Day in Canada. Established in 1996, it is a day for all Canadians to celebrate the cultures of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples, and their contributions to Canada. June 21st was chosen because of the cultural significance of the summer solstice (first day of summer and longest day of […]
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Based in Alta Dena, California, “Mike Stilkey has always been attracted to painting and drawing not only on vintage paper, record covers and book pages, but on the books themselves. Using a mix of ink, colored pencil, paint and lacquer, Stilkey depicts a melancholic and at times a whimsical cast of characters inhabiting ambiguous spaces […]
Around the world, on November 11th, many countries observe Remembrance Day (also known as Armistice Day and Veteran’s Day) to commemorate the the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war. In 1918, major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th […]
Born in 1953 in Germany, Leslie Wayne currently lives and works in New York. From 1971-73, Wayne studied painting at the University of California Santa Barbara, College of Creative Studies. In 1984, she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture from Parsons School of Design in New York. Wayne’s work has been shown in […]
German art duo Herakut have a new exhibition with LeBasse Projects in Los Angeles. The show, entitled “After the Laughter”, features a new series of sculptures, photography and wall installations by the artists. In conjunction with the opening, Herakut will also be releasing their second book also titled After the Laughter. After a period of […]
A little Sunday fun from Berlin based illustrator Andreas Preis. To see more, visit DesignerPreis.com or Behance.
Painting, speaking materially, is nothing but a bridge between the soul of the artist and that of the spectator.
More cool stuff from Moscow based painter Boris Indrikov. To see visit Indrikov.com or check out his profile on Deviant Art.
1. Artemisia Gentileschi – July 8, 1593–ca. 1656: Born in Rome, Italy, and influenced by Caravaggio, Gentileschi is considered to be one of the most accomplished painters of the early Baroque period. She was trained by her father and well known artist Orazio Gentileschi as well as artist Agostino Tassi. Tassi raped the 18 year […]
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) […]
Born in 1978, Korean sculptor Yong Ho Ji has a BFA in sculpture from Hongik University in Seoul, and and MFA in fine art form New York University. “Meticulously layering cut strips of tire as the flesh for his “mutants,” Yong Ho Ji models his creatures after endangered animals, mythological beings, and humanoids akin to […]
Born in 1970 in Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canadian artist Brian Jungen has gained national and international recognition over the last ten years. A member of the Doig River Band of the Dunne-za First Nations, Jungen creates artwork that depicts traditional First Nation symbology using ordinary objects such as plastic lawn chairs, golf bags, […]
With the exception of his studies at Alfred University in New York, artist Dennis Hayes IV (aka 7teen), has dwelled in the aftermath of industrialized blue collar cities (Buffalo, New York and Detroit, Michigan). Hayes pulls a great amount of inspiration from these rust belt metropolises along with scientific and technical approaches of the naturalist […]