Canadian artist Jon Todd opens his second solo exhibition titled “Trophy” on Friday May 27th 2011 at Smash Gallery in Toronto, Canada. The show will transform the gallery’s space by depicting a combination of Mexican lucha libre and Japanese Samurai symbolism. “Naming tattoo graphics, street art, Asian, Northern European and Mexican culture as his many […]
This week’s Deviant is German digital artist Oliver Lehmann. Born in 1972 in Euskirchen, Lehmann currently lives near Cologne (Köln), Germany. Initally working with chalk, charcoal and pastels, he switched to digital art in 1999. Lehmann’s influences include Hellnwein, Giger, Dali, Kubicki, and Bargeld. Using Photoshop, stock photos and textures, and imagination, Lehmann creates a […]
A selection of recent work from DAF favourite Sarolta Ban (featured). Born in Budapest, Hungary in 1982, Ban was originally a jewellery designer before discovering digital photo manipulation. Using a Fuji S5600 Bridge Camera, Sarolta’s images can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days to complete, containing up to 100 layers. “I […]
Your weekly Art Quote! Share by clicking the social buttons on the left. See more Art Quotes here. There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. —Vincent van Gogh Image: Vincent van Gogh, Self-Portrait (detail), 1889 Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington
Born in Lecce, Italy in 1975, Andrea Petrachi a.k.a. Himatic creates cyber sculptures from things most of people simply throw away. His work is based on the assembly of everyday items, discarded electronics, gadgets and toys. Himatic sees his work as a symbol of our out-of-control desire to buy things. Petrachi will be exhibiting at […]
Born in 1976 in St Leonards, Sydney, Australia, Scott Marr uses natural pigments collected from the bush and farmlands including ochres, bark, charcoal, sap, flowers, berries, and the medium of fire to burn drawings (pyrography) onto paper and wood. Based on a love for drawing, Marr’s artwork looks into the world of what he calls […]
Art is essentially the affirmation, the blessing, and the deification of existence.
Born on March 23, 1887 in Madrid, Spain, José Victoriano Carmelo Carlos González-Pérez (better known as Juan Gris), was a painter, draughtsman, illustrator and writer. Gris was considered one of the leading Cubist painters of his time. Gris studied mechanical drawing at the Escuela de Artes y Manufacturas in Madrid from 1902 to 1904. During […]
Happy Fourth of July to all my American friends out there! Today, I thought it appropriate to write a post on a prominent artist during the time of the American Revolution. One of the first important American painters, John Trumbull was born on June 6, 1756, in Lebanon, Connecticut. The son of a Governor, Trumbull […]
Toronto based artist Ray Caesar‘s exhibition “A Gentle Kind of Cruelty” is on now at Jonathan Levine Gallery in New York. “Caesar works in Maya (a 3D modeling software used for digital animation effects in film and game industries), using it to create his figures as well as the virtual realms in which they exist. […]
Your Monday Mixx – on Tuesday – Enjoy!!
Recently, I had the opportunity to visit Kamakura, a small town just outside of Tokyo. The city is home to many beautiful Buddhist Temples and Shinto Shrines. For me, the highlight of the visit was the bronze statue of the Amida Buddha at Kōtoku-in Temple. Sculpted in approximately 1252 by One-Goroemon and Tanji-Hisatomo, the statue […]
Your Weekly Mixx – Enjoy! DAF’s Weekly Mixx is a selection of nine contemporary artworks chosen from artist and gallery submissions and from our own search for new and interesting works. Visit the Submissions page for information on how to have your art featured in the Weekly Mixx. Join the Daily Art Fixx email list for monthly updates – for inspiration […]