portraits

Energetic Markings in Charcoal Delineate Nelson Makamo’s Candid Portraits of Childhood Joy

 Art #acrylic #charcoal #Nelson Makamo #painting #pastel #portraits July 21, 2022 Grace Ebert “Untitled” (2022), charcoal, acrylic and pastel on paper, 116.3 x 87.2 x 3.5 centimeters framed. All images courtesy of Rise Art, shared with permission On view at Rise Art is a new body of work from South African artist Nelson Makamo, …

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Plants, Motifs, and Cultural Symbols Are Superimposed onto Digital Portraits by Sam Rodriguez

 Art Illustration #digital #portraits June 30, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Sam Rodriguez, shared with permission San Jose-based artist Sam Rodriguez might liken an abstract leaf sprouting from a young woman’s garment or a Pac-Man-esque rendering floating near a subject’s face to scenic elements. His portraits, which he’s been referring to as “cultural …

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‘Modern Women/Modern Vision’ Celebrates the 20th Century’s Most Influential Photographers

 Photography #art history #exhibition #portraits #street photography June 30, 2022 Grace Ebert Sandy Skoglund (American, b. 1946), “Revenge of the Goldfish” (1981), Cibachrome print. Bank of America Collection. Image © 1981 Sandy Skoglund One of the more accessible mediums, photography has long been an entry point for those relegated to the periphery of the …

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An Ethereal Daily Portrait Series by Chiron Duong Captures the Vietnamese Tradition of Ao Dai

 Art Photography #clothing #portraits #Vietnam June 23, 2022 Gabrielle Lawrence 208. All images © Chiron Duong, shared with permission Softness is often mistaken for weakness, and simplicity for lack, but Chiron Duong’s 365 Days of Ao Dai series holds the history of this Vietnamese tradition in full texture. According to Duong, “Vietnamese Ao Dai is …

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Paper Show: A Group Exhibition Highlights 14 Artists Exploring the Vast Potential of Paper

 Art #birds #paper #piñatas #portraits #sculpture June 22, 2022 Grace Ebert Julia Ibbini. All images courtesy of Heron Arts, shared with permission One of the most reliable communication materials for centuries, paper historically has served as a vessel, a container for notes or the foundation of an artwork. An upcoming group exhibition at Heron …

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Luxuriant Tufted Portraits by Artist Simone Saunders Exude Black Joy

 Art #fiber art #portraits #textiles June 7, 2022 Gabrielle Lawrence “Excellence” (2021), hand-tufted velvet, acrylic, and wool yarn on rug warp, 152.4 x 152.4 x 1.5 centimeters. All images © Simone Saunders, shared with permission Simone Saunders’ love-based practice adds its own texture to the magic of Black joy and resilience. On Instagram, she …

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Otherworldly Vistas and Noble Portraits Celebrate Life’s Mysteries in Sherman Beck’s Vibrant Paintings

 Art #painting #portraits June 6, 2022 Kate Mothes “Portrait of Shirley Chisholm” (2022). All images © Sherman Beck, courtesy of Kavi Gupta and shared with permission One of the original ten members of the groundbreaking Chicago-based artist collective AFRICOBRA founded in 1968, Sherman Beck paints vibrant portrayals of Black family, ancestry, and community that …

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Layers of Intricately Cut Paper Evoke Strength and Vulnerability in Christine Kim’s Elegant Collages

 Art #collage #flowers #paper #portraits June 2, 2022 Kate Mothes “By Heart” (2022). All images © Christine Kim, shared with permission In intricately cut collages by Ontario-based artist Christine Kim, flowers, foliage, and crown-like adornments encompass anonymous portraits. Painted floral motifs on carefully torn pieces of paper paired with slats of wood appear like …

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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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Containing 80 Portraits, ‘Stop Tanks with Books’ Pleas for Broad, Sweeping Action in Ukraine

 Photography #activism #portraits #Ukraine May 27, 2022 Grace Ebert Lina in a national costume, Orihovo-Vasylivka village, Donetsk (2018). Images © Mark Neville, courtesy of Nazraeli Press Prior to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, British artist Mark Neville moved to Kyiv, a city he traveled to frequently from his home in London since beginning …

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