Kaspian Shore is a self-taught painter, born in 1983.
Most of the artist’s youth was spent in anguish and isolation, making
poetry and art one of the few ways to comfort him in his grief and to
communicate. Kaspian’s portraits of gentle, androgynous boys are
haunting us like washed-out memories of the ghosts of our pasts, hiding
the sadness of many untold stories behind their empty, questioning eyes.
The painting above, a portrait of Harry Potter character, Luna Lovegood is an exceptional example (a a rare female subject) of Kaspian’s work.
James Jean, is a relative celebrity in the contemporary art world. Born in Taiwan but raised in New Jersey, Jean worked for years as a cover artists for DC Comics earning; seven Eisner awards, three consecutive Harvey awards, two gold medals and a silver from the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, and a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators of New York.
Think that is impressive - check out some of his clients: Time Magazine, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Spin, ESPN, Atlantic Records, Target, Playboy, & Prada. Yeah, he’s hot shit.
I don’t typically gravitate towards landscape paintings. They are the ultimate art contradiction for me. I adore nature, I love photographing nature, but I prefer abstraction or portrature when it comes to painting.
There are however, a few artists that break these rules for me. Shanghai born Z.L. Feng is one of them. His work, is realistic, yet surreal. The mastering of watercolor, no easy feat, is done effortlessly by Feng. Amazing stuff.