Archive for March, 2008

Ana Bagayan

Sunday, March 9th, 2008

anabagayan.jpgThere are some very cute and fuzzy creatures doing some very dark and awful things over on Ana Bagayan’s site. Personally, I think cute and fuzzy works best when it’s being dark and awful.

Nahum Flores

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

nahumflores.jpgI have met Nahum Flores a few times now, and have always enjoyed his heavily textured and playful works, but he also belongs to an art collective named Z’ots*.  They are a group of three artists (Flores, Eric Jerezano, and Ilyana Martinez) and each work they produce is a collaboration.  The finished images are amazing, but the process of working with others in such an open and trusting manner is what really impresses me. I would love to try something like that myself, but I don’t think I play that well with others.

Val Nelson

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

valnelson.jpgAccording to her website Val Nelson used to be a dancer.  This might help explain the incredible movement and energy in her brushstrokes.  A better explanation is that she is an incredible painter. 

Cameron Tomsett

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

camerontomsett.jpgCombining traditional painting and digital printing techniques Cameron Tomsett creates great works that have a strong narrative feel.  But don’t take my word for it, see for yourself.

Kelly Grace

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

kellygrace.jpgKelly Grace creates a great sense of nostalgia in her work, so if you’re feeling nostalgic I recommend you pay her a visit.

Moris Molino

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

morismolino.jpgThere’s very little work on Moris Molino’s site, which could be explained by the giant canvas sizes he works on, but I really like the illustrative style in the paintings that are there.  Can’t wait to see more!  

Helen Verhoeven

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

helenverhoeven.jpgToday just got a whole lot better (and it wasn’t so bad to begin with) because today I found the work of Helen Verhoeven.  Going through the archives I just kept finding more and more great work, featuring a multitude of styles and subject matter, all of it incredible.  Go there now.  I insist.