Tara McPherson’s work can be seen in the film Juno, in the video game Guitar Hero, and here, on her site. It can probably be seen in many more places too, but you get the idea. Did I mention that it kicks butt? Cause it does.
Archive for February, 2008
Looking for a break from reality? Check out Jack Long’s site and you’ll wind up in fairytale world that is a lot of fun for your eyes.
Ray Caesar’s works are done completely in the computer, painted with ones and zeros, and I love every pixel of them. Personally, I’m still very attached to the physical object that is a traditional painting and would have a hard time having my work exist only in the digital realm, but Caesar makes a great case for the medium.
Portraiture has been around a long long time, but Braden Labonte makes it feel new again. I love the quirky fun portraits on his site, and his illustrations are worth a look too.
I’ve always enjoyed a good night scene, and it just so happens Natasha Newton has some very good night scenes over on her site.
There is an almost obscene amount of great work over at Brian Kershisnik’s site. The narrative quality of his paintings is amazing, plan to be there a while.
The narrow colour palette and voyeuristic angles of Michael Antkowiak’s paintings add to the sense that you are watching someone who doesn’t know they are being watched. In an age when that is becoming a very real and common concern, these works seem all the more relevant. Plus, they’re great paintings.
I’m really liking Holger Kalberg’s landscapes. His use of colour and fragmented imagery seems to transform what could be mundane locations into very beautiful and haunting locals.
There aren’t a great deal of works on his site, but I dig what Clint Griffin does with his mixed-media pieces. In particular, I really love this image of Superman using a saw to cut down a tree. I mean, you’re Superman! Just push it over!