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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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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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Marred with Dark Hole Punches, Monochromatic Drawings and Paintings Evoke Depression-Era Negatives

 Art #charcoal #drawing #graphite #oil painting #painting #portraits October 8, 2021 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Hashimoto Contemporary, shared with permission Nearly a century since it began, the Great Depression is still largely associated with the iconic imagery that’s come to define the era. Dorothea Lange’s “Migrant Mother” and Walker Evans’s portrait of …

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Vines and Flowers Intertwine with an Imposing Skeleton in an Elegant Graphite Drawing by Guno Park

 Art #drawing #graphite #momento mori #plants #skeleton August 6, 2021 Grace Ebert Detail of “Nature of Things,”  graphite/pencil on paper, 85 x 51.5 inches. All images © Guno Park, shared with permission Brooklyn-based artist Guno Park evokes the tradition of memento mori with an exquisite new drawing highlighting the precarious line between life and …

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Graphite Portraits Distort and Intertwine Subjects to Visualize Metaphors of the Body

 Art Illustration #anatomy #drawing #graphite #portraits #surreal April 12, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Miles Johnston, shared with permission Malmö, Sweden-based artist Miles Johnston portrays subjects whose figures are in states of flux, whether through fragmented bodies, multiplied faces, or limbs contorted into impossible positions. Often depicting Johnston (previously) or his partner, the …

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