Baltimore based artist Gaia is best known for his large scale renderings of human and animal forms, often in states of hybridization. Animals fuse with humans or other animals, blending visual characteristics and layers of spiritual and mythological relevance. Reclaiming a long dormant visual iconography, Gaia’s images transcend cultural literacy, achieving significance on multiple levels. […]
Robert Peluce: Painting
Robert Peluce was a painter, sculptor, and animator. Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1937, Peluce studied at East Los Angeles City College and the Chouinard Art Institute. “Peluce was an artist unlimited by subject matter, materials or medium. With a fanciful imagination and well-crafted technique, he had an exceptional ability to blend the antics […]
David Hockney: Painting/Photo Collage
Born on July 9, 1937 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, David Hockney is a painter, draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer and photographer. He is considered by many to be one of the most influential British artists of the twentieth century. From 1953-57, Hockney studied at the Bradford School of Art and then at the Royal Collage of […]
DAF Group Feature: Vol. 28
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James Oberschlake: Painting / Mixed Media
After some attention as a book illustrator in the late nineties, Ohio-based artist James Oberschlake returned to school and received his MFA from the University of Cincinnati in 2011. He is the founder and director of an online resource for American figurative art called Figure50, which features one artist from every state in the U.S. on […]
Yong Ho Ji: Recycled Tire Sculpture
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 […]
The essence of a sculpture must enter on tip-toe, as light as animal footprints on snow.
DNA Art: Genetic Self Portrait
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 […]
DAF Group Feature: Vol. 132
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Eline Peek: Painting
Born in 1970 in Utrecht, Netherlands, Eline Peek studied advertising and presentation techniques at Nimeto, Utrecht and autonomous design at the School of the Arts, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht. “People seeing the paintings of the Utrecht artist Eline Peek (1970) for the first time tend to shuffle by in shock or embarrassment or to […]
PBS Offbook: Art in the Era of the Internet
Another great video from PBS Offbook: Art in the Era of the Internet. “The Internet has intensfied connections between people across the planet. In this episode of OFF BOOK, we take a look at the impact of the this new interconnectivity on the art world. Traditional funding models are dissolving, new forms of expressing ownership […]
DAF Group Feature: Vol. 92
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Bernardo Medina: Photography
Photographer and Architect Bernardo Medina was born in El Salvador, Central America but has lived in Houston, Texas most of his life. A source of inspiration for his architectural projects, photography allows Medina to “play with the perception of the outside world…it’s structures, forms, colours, illusions, and clichés.” Medina uses mostly digital photographic equipment from […]