Tag Archives: Painting

Oleg Shuplyak paints

3 Sep

“Ukrainian artist Oleg Shuplyak paints some mind-bending, subliminal portraits of history’s most famous icons.”






Robin Rhode

30 Jan

“South African artist based in Berlin, Germany. In 1998, he obtained a diploma in Fine Art from Technikon Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, followed by a postgraduate program at the South African School of Film, Television and Dramatic Art in Johannesburg. Working predominantly with everyday material like charcoal, chalk and paint, Rhode started out creating performances that are based on his own drawings of objects that he interacts with. He expanded and refined this practice into creating photography sequences and digital animations. These works are characterized by an interdisciplinary approach that brings aspects of performance, happening, drawing, film and photography together. Rhode often returns to his native South Africa, creating work in the streets of Johannesburg and continuously registering the traces of poverty and social inequality. An outstanding characteristic of his works is his addressing of social concerns in a playful and productive manner, incorporating these issues into his practice without simplifying or judging them”.














Classic portrait faces on modern bodies by Dorothee Golz

12 Jun

‘the pearl earring’ by dorothee golz diasec, c-print, 188 x 140 cm

“Vienna-based artist Dorothee Golz has created a digitally painted series in which classic portraits have been reimagined as well-recognized drawn faces visualized on modern bodies. Golz’s portfolio of hybrid pieces are born from her interest in historical artworks, social structure and the conception of gender roles both the renaissance era and today. The artist repurposes elements from the original work, stripping away the intention of the painter while infusing her own modern conception of the figures pictured.

First, the Golz begins by selecting an antiquated painting possessing a photorealistic quality in the vision of the sitter’s face. she then develops a studio setting in which to picture the modern body and renaissance face in a manner which may seamlessly combine both elements in a single still. Through the use of strategic lighting and particular positioning of the body of the sitter, the artist is able to re-envision the original artwork as a modern photographic representation. finally, the artist places the painted sitter’s head upon the digital image picturing the figure of a person from today in post production. In this way, Golz frees the painted renaissance persons from their stiff posture and conservative dress so that their facial expressions may be more recognizable to a contemporary audience”.

‘girl at the window’ diasec, c-print, 110 x 83 cm

‘dürer with girlfriend’ c-print/ diasec 180 x 143 cm

‘punks madonna’

‘anne van cleve’ diasec, c-print, 125 x 95 cm

left: ‘la belle ferroniere’, diasec, c-print, 110 x 90 cm
right: ‘steeple-hat -woman’, diasec, 60 x 45 cm

‘the unconcerned’ diasec, c-print, 180 x 140 cm

left: ‘jeans-madonna’, diasec, c-print, 126 x 95 cm
right:’A.D.’, diasec, 85 x 60 cm

‘holbein before cy twombly’
c-print/ rahmen mit schattenfuge 149 x 124 cm ca. 145x 120 cm c-print / framed

‘madonna mit den weißen federn’
c-print/ diasec 130 x 98cm

left: ‘maria with blue coat’, diasec, 60 x 45 cm
right: ‘cecilia’ c-print/ diasec 60 x 45 cm

‘maria with the ginger hairs’
c-print/ diasec 60 x 45 cm


Alexander Fedosov

5 Apr

Tien-Min Liao

5 Apr

“This is a self-initiated typographic experiment that explores the relationships between upper-case letters and lower-case letters, and also records the transformation between them.

In this experiment, I drew shapes with ink on one or both of my hands, manipulating my gestures into the corresponding shape to signify an upper-case letter. Then, using the same shape on my hands, I manipulated my gesture or changed the perspective through which the shape is viewed in orderto transform the upper-case letter to a lower-case of the same letter. Removingor redrawing the darkened shape on my hands is not allowed in the experiment. The only way to make the model transform from an upper-case to a lower-case (orvice versa) is changing the gestures or the perspectives.

I created 26 sets of these inked shapes and drew them on my hands.Each set is made to create both an upper-case and a lower-case letter, such as A and a. I also created some italic letters, hand-writing letters and some new typefaces with the same shapes”.





Pooled Oil Paintings by Matthew Davis

31 Jan

Berlin-based artist Matthew Davis creates these images by using his brush to slowly drip oil paints into small pools. After each color dries over a period of several days a new layer is added resulting in a dense, multi-dimensional surface.

Interactive Painting by Scott Garner

24 Jan

American developer scott garner has created ‘still life’, an interactive gallery work that responds to real-world activity. Set in a wooden frame, the fruits and vases of the seemingly ordinary still life painting begin to tumble when a user rotates
the work.

Garner creates the world ‘inside’ the painting using the game developing program unity 3D, where he creates a scene that consists of a camera and all desired lights and objects. this is projected via a flat-screen television screen (the frame and ‘canvas’) fixed on a rotating mount. attached to its back is a spatial sensor to detect tilt. a driving program written in C communicates with the sensor and interacts with the unity 3D scene to respond to users’ rotation of the frame.the project was funded by US-based design agency süperfad.

Kris Lewis Paintings

10 Sep

Artist Statement – “As I begin a painting the subject physically, emotionally and spiritually reveals itself to me. Each brushstroke speaks to the subsequent stroke, carrying out a dialogue, linking my subject and me as if we were meeting for the first time. I find this uncertainty exciting and embrace the indecisive nature of my work.”
Kris Lewis

Brush Love

16 Mar Artist Kimyon Huggins

Brooklyn-based artist Kimyon Huggins has his creative hands in music and painting, his music lights up the dance floor while his paintings are visually dazzling and unique, the brush strokes are truly strokes of love. Stay tune for more incredible work form this all around creative artist.

All photo’s and art work by Brooklyn artist Kimyon Huggins.

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