Posts tagged painting

Entangled.

Entangled.

I was so obsessed with her. Oh, gay memories.

I was so obsessed with her. Oh, gay memories.

Luna

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.

I could start a separate blog just dedicated to Audrey Kawasaki.  I obsess over her work, and for six years now she not just continues to inspire me, and thousands of other artists, but she consistently delivers.
This weekend AK will be unveiling some new work at the Merry Karnowski gallery in Los Angeles.  The image above is a close up of what I would say is in my top five favorite pieces by her.  Obviously the tentacles are blowing my mind.  Preview the work HERE.

I could start a separate blog just dedicated to Audrey Kawasaki.  I obsess over her work, and for six years now she not just continues to inspire me, and thousands of other artists, but she consistently delivers.

This weekend AK will be unveiling some new work at the Merry Karnowski gallery in Los Angeles.  The image above is a close up of what I would say is in my top five favorite pieces by her.  Obviously the tentacles are blowing my mind.  Preview the work HERE.

always ❤ myself some Audrey Kawasaki, and a cephalopod.

always ❤ myself some Audrey Kawasaki, and a cephalopod.

Matthew Woodson was born and raised in rural Southern Indiana & a graduate of The Art Institute of Chicago with focus in Natural History Illustration. Fresh out of school Matthew was commissioned by  Margeotes, Fertitta & Partners New York to illustrate the Perry  Ellis Fall/Winter 2006 campaign, and has been working as a full time  freelance illustrator ever since.

Matthew Woodson was born and raised in rural Southern Indiana & a graduate of The Art Institute of Chicago with focus in Natural History Illustration. Fresh out of school Matthew was commissioned by Margeotes, Fertitta & Partners New York to illustrate the Perry Ellis Fall/Winter 2006 campaign, and has been working as a full time freelance illustrator ever since.

james jean’s jems

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.

The amazing Stephanie Brown.  Almost everything she does is golden.  Even some of the creepy illustrations are oddly beautiful.
Her blog.
Her tumblr.

The amazing Stephanie Brown.  Almost everything she does is golden.  Even some of the creepy illustrations are oddly beautiful.

Her blog.

Her tumblr.

Valeria Rey Soto will undoubtedly be a muse for my next collection of watercolors.  Her layering and intricate details are brilliant.

Valeria Rey Soto will undoubtedly be a muse for my next collection of watercolors.  Her layering and intricate details are brilliant.

little mermaid

Loving Becca Stadtlander’s illustration work.  Her unique style, and detailed line work mesh prefectly with an exceptional color pallet.  A recent grad from Maryland Institute College of Art, Becca is another one of those young talent artists with bright career ahead of her.

Moscow based Alexey Kurbatov's work is a mix of different styles - watercolors, pen, photos, and the ever-enhancing photoshop & illustrator.  Cubism, surrealism, french nouveau … it’s all there. Alexey shows the skill of an old master although he is still in his twenties.  Drawing from the age of 7 years old, and without educational credentials,  it was pretty certain he would eventually embrace an  artistic career.

Moscow based Alexey Kurbatov's work is a mix of different styles - watercolors, pen, photos, and the ever-enhancing photoshop & illustrator.  Cubism, surrealism, french nouveau … it’s all there. Alexey shows the skill of an old master although he is still in his twenties. Drawing from the age of 7 years old, and without educational credentials,  it was pretty certain he would eventually embrace an artistic career.

Sam Weber’s digitally touched paintings are magnificent, and quite creepy.  More impressive to me are his vast range of subjects, from swan-light bulbs to flower-faced cyborgs.  Looking at his impressive list of clients, I’m not surprised the NYC import has become quite desired.

Sam Weber’s digitally touched paintings are magnificent, and quite creepy.  More impressive to me are his vast range of subjects, from swan-light bulbs to flower-faced cyborgs.  Looking at his impressive list of clients, I’m not surprised the NYC import has become quite desired.

Barbados resident, Barbany Ward, developed Somefield.com as a  blog name/art moniker that was vague & could refer to anything.  Strikingly opposite are his digital illustrations and paintings.  Part stylized & detailed scientific renderings, part fashion sketches, his work has found itself spreading like wildfire across the web.  There is a familiarity with his work, as if you’ve visited it before, combined with his aesthetic for design - it’s no wonder that Mr. Ward has become something of digital legend. 

Barbados resident, Barbany Ward, developed Somefield.com as a blog name/art moniker that was vague & could refer to anything.  Strikingly opposite are his digital illustrations and paintings.  Part stylized & detailed scientific renderings, part fashion sketches, his work has found itself spreading like wildfire across the web.  There is a familiarity with his work, as if you’ve visited it before, combined with his aesthetic for design - it’s no wonder that Mr. Ward has become something of digital legend. 

trees & streams

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.