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Teeming with Leaves and Grasses, Oil Paintings Cloaked in Lush Foliage Evoke the Forest Floor

 Art #oil painting #painting #plants January 14, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © JA Paunkovic, shared with permission Thick foliage in shades of green sprout from every inch of JA Paunkovic’s canvases. The Serbian husband-and-wife duo of Jelena and Aleksandar render luxuriant scenes brimming with realistic plant life. Patches of verdant grasses, shrubs, and …

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Human Anatomy and Decomposing Flora Unveil a Surreal Mix of Dreams and Feelings in Rafael Silveira’s Portraits

 Art #anatomy #oil painting #painting #plants #portraits #surreal December 29, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Rafael Silveira, shared with permission In Rafael Silveira’s Unportraits, magenta curls and slick, turquoise coifs frame the bizarre scenarios unfolding in a subject’s mind. The Brazilian artist, who gravitates towards oil paints in shades of pink and blue, …

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Contrasting Shades of Gray with Vibrant Color, Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe Paints Bold, Subversive Portraits of Black Subjects

 Art #oil painting #painting #portraits December 22, 2021 Grace Ebert “David Theodore” (2021), oil on canvas, 144 x 108 inches. All images © Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe, courtesy of Roberts Projects Gallery, shared with permission Ghanaian artist Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe has a proclivity for contrast. In his striking portraits of Black people, he …

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Impasto Layers Blur Portraits and Landscapes in Li Songsong’s Fragmented Oil Paintings

 Art #China #impasto #memory #oil painting #painting #portraits November 11, 2021 Grace Ebert “I Am What I Am” (2020), 120 x 100 centimeters. All images © Li Songsong, shared with permission Chinese artist Li Songsong (previously) obscures portraits and wider landscapes with thick dabs of oil paint. His textured, impasto works are based on …

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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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New Paintings by Cinta Vidal Elude Gravity and Turn Architecture Upside Down

 Art #architecture #gravity #oil painting #painting October 1, 2021 Grace Ebert “Evenfall” (2021), oil on canvas, 28.75 × 23.62 inches. All images courtesy of Thinkspace Projects, shared with permission Whether depicting a floating cluster of stairs and balconies or a living space separated by differing forces of gravity, a new series of paintings by …

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Distorted Figures Navigate the Aftermath of Environmental Destruction in Portraits by Stamatis Laskos

 Art #oil painting #painting #portraits #self-portrait June 11, 2021 Grace Ebert “Losing the last rights” (2021), oil on canvas, 200 x 120 centimeters. All images © Stamatis Laskos, shared with permission Fantastically tall figures with elongated limbs and torsos inhabit the distorted, mysterious realities painted by artist Stamatis Laskos (previously). The highly stylized artworks, …

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Hidden Mothers: Swaths of Fabric Disguise Figures in Mixed-Media Portraits by Artist Sarah Detweiler

 Art #acrylic #embroidery #oil painting #painting #portraits April 28, 2021 Grace Ebert “The Nightowl” (2021), oil, embroidery thread, and yarn on canvas in a wood frame, 28 x 22 inches. All images courtesy of Paradigm Gallery, shared with permission The lengthy exposure times required by 19th Century photography were not conducive to newborns and …

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Flowers Mutate into Peculiar Blossoms in 18th-Century-Style Paintings by Laurent Grasso

 Art #bronze #flowers #oil painting #painting #sculptures April 13, 2021 Grace Ebert “Future Herbarium,” distemper on wood, 33.5 x 24 x 4.2 centimeters. Photo by Claire Dorn, courtesy of Perrotin. All images © Laurent Grasso, shared with permission In Laurent Grasso’s Future Herbarium, small bunches of flowers evolve into bizarre forms with doubled pistils …

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Sublime Renderings of Women and Girls Explore Notions of Beauty in Portraits by Rosso Emerald Crimson

 Art #oil painting #painting #portraits March 19, 2021 Grace Ebert “You Better Be Good” (2021), oil on panel, 36 x 36 centimeters. All images © Rosso Emerald Crimson, shared with permission In her exquisite portraiture, London-based artist Rosso Emerald Crimson renders female subjects who emerge through a haze of pastels and muted tones. She …

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