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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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A Montage of 64 Portraits Reveals the Wildly Diverse Characteristics of Foxes

 Photography #animals #foxes #nature #portraits December 21, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Roeselien Raimond, shared with permission Back in 2009, Dutch wildlife photographer Roeselien Raimond snapped a portrait of a fox that always seemed to be squinting her eyes in contemplation. That first image sparked a fascination with the creatures and their idiosyncratic …

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Energetic Explosions of Color and Doodles Encircle the Subjects of Russ Mills’s Digital Portraits

 Illustration #digital #portraits December 9, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Russ Mills, shared with permission Artist Russ Mills (previously) describes his chaotic, illustrated portraits as being ruled by the absurd. Bright bursts of color, paint splatters, and doodles scrawl across the canvas and surround single figures with a mishmash of markings. “I try …

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Celebrating Kenyan Culture, Bold Textile Patterns Disguise Subjects in Thandiwe Muriu’s Portraits

 Photography #fabric #identity #Kenya #patterns #portraits #textiles December 6, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Thandiwe Muriu, shared with permission What began as a simple appreciation of fabrics printed with vibrant geometries and hypnotic motifs has morphed into a stunning celebration of African culture. Thandiwe Muriu’s ongoing Camo series cloaks models in arresting garments …

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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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Dizzying Patterns Envelop Imagined Characters in Portraits by Sofia Bonati

 Illustration #butterflies #drawing #flowers #pattern #portraits October 22, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Sofia Bonati, shared with permission In the hypnotic portraits of Argentinian artist Sofia Bonati (previously), women find themselves embraced by backgrounds of black-and-white linework, foliage, and abstract geometries. The feminine characters often have rosy cheeks and earnest expressions, and they …

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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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Candid Black-and-White Portraits Capture the Tender Bond Between Photographer Masahisa Fukase and His Cat

 Photography #black and white #book #cats #portraits August 27, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Archives Masahisa Fukase, courtesy of Atelier EXB, shared with permission In what can simply be described as a love letter to his favorite companion, a series of black-and-white portraits are some of the more affectionate images in Masahisa Fukase’s …

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Precise Compositions by Daniel Rueda and Anna Devís Turn Architecture into Playful Portraits

 Photography #architecture #humor #portraits July 22, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Daniel Rueda and Anna Devís, shared with permission Valencia-based duo Anna Devís and Daniel Rueda (previously) add a playful twist to mundane settings and architectural backdrops. Whether flaring a skirt into a wide, cheesy grin, posing to prop up a facade’s stripes, or …

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