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Minimal Lines Contour the Expressive Women in Luciano Cian’s Bold Portraits

 Art Illustration #acrylic #digital #painting #portraits #posters and prints May 27, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Luciano Cian, shared with permission Rendered in sparse, sweeping lines and textured shapes, the women of Luciano Cian’s Tête portraits embody proximity and escape from formality. The digital series, short for tête-a-tête, is the latest in the …

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Paper Constructions Confine Skeletons to Uncanny Spaces in Jason Limon’s Paintings

 Art #acrylic #anatomy #painting #paper #skeleton #skulls May 26, 2022 Grace Ebert “Cramped” (2022), acrylic on panel, 12 x 16 inches. All images © Jason Limon, shared with permission San Antonio-based artist Jason Limon (previously) conjures paper sculptures of 18th Century-style gowns, organs, and hollowed skulls with acrylic paint. The uncanny structures trap his …

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Through Blocks of Geometric Color, Artist Derrick Adams Celebrates the Joy of Self-Expression

 Art #acrylic #graphite #hair #painting #wigs April 22, 2022 Grace Ebert “Style Variation 35” (2020), acrylic paint and graphite on digital inkjet photograph, 245.1 x 153 x 4.4 centimeters. All images © Derrick Adams, courtesy Salon 94, New York In Looks, artist Derrick Adams references the immense potential of a wig to alter an …

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Vivid Environments by Yellena James Pause Natural Processes to Capture Life in Flux

 Art #acrylic #gouache #ink #painting April 1, 2022 Grace Ebert “Ascend.” All images © Yellena James, shared with permission Following her series centered around the healing properties of Prussian blue, Portland-based artist Yellena James continues to imagine vibrant ecosystems brimming with fantastical life from land and sea. Her delicate organisms appear to float in washes …

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Red Eyes Are Bold Counterparts to Subjects in Shades of Gray in Annan Affotey’s Portraits

 Art #acrylic #charcoal #impasto #painting #portraits #self-portrait February 17, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Annan Affotey, shared with permission In his sensitive, introspective portraits, Ghanaian artist Annan Affotey (previously) sharpens the contrast between soul and appearance. His works are large in scale and rich with texture, and he often sets figures against solid, …

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Piped in Decadent Layers, Yvette Mayorga’s Bright Pink Playhouses Luxuriate in 90s Nostalgia

 Art #acrylic #consumerism #painting #sculpture #toys February 15, 2022 Grace Ebert “Surveillance Locket 2″ (2021), acrylic piping, and collage on panel, 36 inches in diameter. All images © Yvette Mayorga, shared with permission Within the luscious pink acrylic that composes Yvette Mayorga’s Surveillance Locket series, messages of joy and nostalgia for a 90s childhood …

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Stars, Circles, and Symbols in Primary Colors Form Astrological Maps and Coded Works by Shane Drinkwater

 Art #acrylic #painting January 25, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Shane Drinkwater, shared with permission As a child, Australian artist Shane Drinkwater (previously) was fascinated by maps, astronomical charts, and ciphers. “This possibly relates to my dyslexia: images and shapes had a strong attraction whereas words on paper were a difficult subject,” he …

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Reality and Imagined Meditative States Converge in Tomás Sánchez’s Tranquil Landscapes

 Art #acrylic #graphite #landscapes #nature #painting #trees #water November 16, 2021 Grace Ebert “Light: Outside, Inside” (2021), acrylic on linen, 100 x 80 centimeters. All images © Tomás Sánchez, shared with permission Through serene, idyllic landscapes, Tomás Sánchez visualizes his long-harbored fascination with meditation. The practice, the Cuban painter says, is “where I find …

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Wild Scavengers and Mythological Wonder Converge in Hera’s Dreamy Mixed-Media Works

 Art #acrylic #animals #charcoal #mixed media #spray paint October 28, 2021 Grace Ebert “Taking a Break From Dancing to Their Tunes,” acrylic paint, spray paint, charcoal on canvas, 35.4 x 23.6 inches. All images © Hera, courtesy of Corey Helford Gallery, shared with permission In a poetic new series of works on canvas, German-Pakistani …

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Drawings and Paintings by Pat Perry Reinterpret American Stories with Tender Absurdity

 Art #acrylic #drawing #narrative #painting #pen October 15, 2021 Grace Ebert “Recital XII” (2021), acrylic on panel, framed, 26 x 48 inches. All images courtesy of Hashimoto Contemporary, shared with permission In Pat Perry’s Sensemaking, there’s no rubric for telling a story. In quiet scenes framed through roadside vantage points and performances of costumed …

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