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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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Vibrant Textiles and Repurposed Eyewear Camouflage the Subjects of Thandiwe Muriu’s Celebratory Portraiture

 Photography #fabric #identity #Kenya #patterns #portraits #textiles May 22, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Thandiwe Muriu, shared with permission From chunky hair beads and rollers to sink strainers and brake pedals, Nairobi-based photographer Thandiwe Muriu (previously) finds fashionable use for ordinary objects. Worn as glasses that obscure a subject’s identity, the repurposed items …

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Flora and Fauna Assume Eccentric Guises in Bill Mayer’s Wryly Playful Portraits

 Art Illustration #animals #art history #gouache #painting #portraits #still life May 11, 2022 Kate Mothes “The Wakening”. All images © Bill Mayer, shared with permission Royal frogs, masquerading lemurs, and florals with human faces are just some of the eccentric characters in acclaimed illustrator Bill Mayer’s (previously) gouache paintings. The traditional aesthetic of European …

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Traditional Portraits Are Reimagined in an Exploration of Concealment and Identity by Shawn Huckins

 Art #acrylic painting #art history #clothing #painting #portraits #textiles May 5, 2022 Kate Mothes “The Artist’s Wardrobe, Mary Greene (after Copley)” (2022). All images © Shawn Huckins, shared with permission A new series of paintings by New Hampshire-based artist Shawn Huckins (previously) proposes thinking about how we wear clothing and textiles in a fresh …

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Hens and Roosters Fly the Coop and Strut Into the Spotlight in Alex ten Napel’s Portraits

 Photography #birds #chickens #portraits March 9, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Alex ten Napel, shared with permission “Hens and roosters can’t be directed,” says photographer Alex ten Napel. No matter the situation, the red-faced birds are wholly themselves, lurching from one spot to the next, burying themselves within masses of feathers, and spreading …

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Winners of the 2022 World Photography Awards Highlight the Striking Sights of Life Around the Globe

 Photography #contests #landscapes #portraits March 8, 2022 Grace Ebert Thanh Nguyen Phuc. National Awards, Travel, Winner, 2022, Sony World Photography Awards. All images shared with permission The Sony World Photography Awards (previously) garnered a whopping 340,000 entries for its 2022 competition, with subject matter spanning from the magical landscapes of Turkey to an intimate …

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Conceptual Portraits by Photographer Oye Diran Fuse Raw Emotion and Whimsy

 Photography #fashion #flowers #fruit #portraits March 3, 2022 Grace Ebert “Homegrown.” All images © Oye Diran, shared with permission When working on location or in the studio, Oye Diran (previously) focuses on the natural grace and emotional impulses of his subjects. The Lagos-born New York-based photographer captures portraits that are refined and composed with …

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Vibrant Curved Lines Flow Through Foster Sakyiamah’s Dynamic Paintings

 Art #painting #portraits February 23, 2022 Grace Ebert “Red Easter Sunday” (2022), 150 x 200 centimeters. All images courtesy of Noldor A single color grounds the intricate, swirling paintings that compose Foster Sakyiamah’s body of work. Relying on reds, blues, and yellows, the Ghanaian artist renders dancers in choreographed synchronicity and demure women wearing …

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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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In ‘Eyes as Big as Plates,’ Sculptural Garments Camouflage Subjects in Natural Environments

 Art Photography #books #camouflage #landscapes #nature #portraits February 11, 2022 Grace Ebert Eyes as Big as Plates # Andrea (Outer Hebrides 2019) Hailing from fifteen countries, the individuals participating in Eyes as Big as Plates have backgrounds as varied as their surroundings: there are zoologists, academics, and librarians; fishermen, wild boar hunters, and Sami …

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