There is something very interesting about a painting that spills onto a second canvas. Nathan Birch specializes in this sort of thing, creating beautiful diptychs that serve to remind that you are looking at a painting, while simultaneously telling you that you are looking at a scenic landscape.
Archive for April, 2008
Stephen Hutchings’ landscapes range from dark and moody to calm and relaxing, and they’re all worth a look.
Fantastical worlds made of candy + beautiful women lounging = The psychedelic world of Will Cotton.
Just don’t go to the site hungry.
Daniel Colby’s architectural landscapes, as well as his portraits, are quite impressive. Check them out here.
There is something about viewing a large city at night that is impressive and oddly compelling to me. Dennis Ekstedt recreates that experience impressively in his nightscapes, managing to capture the lighting and mood just right. Enjoy!
Jacob Magraw seems to be incorporating vegetation, anatomy and landscape to create his works. These various elements come together in a very organic way, resulting in new worlds filled with subtle details that are a lot of fun to explore. His site doesn’t have too much work on it at the moment, but more of his paintings can be found here.
I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love these chair paintings by Ada Sadler. There is also an incredible bathtub series to be seen. I was upset at first that there weren’t larger images of the works on the site, but then I realized that if there were larger images, I would never be able to leave. So consider it an act of mercy.
In the mood for some bizarre fun, mixed with a dash of social commentary? Have I got an artist for you! Check out Mark Bryan’s site, just beware the chimp that masquerades as a bunny. He doesn’t look trustworthy to me.
As part of my ongoing love affair with urban landscapes I would like to direct your attention to the work of Carrie Colton. Her portraits are fantastic, and her “Urban Portraits” are my favourites among the bunch.
Rachelle Kearns is busy exploring light, shadow and colour in a variety of circumstances. Circumstances such as water falling over a body in the shower, bubbles floating in the air, or dust particles and reflective surfaces catching the light in soft focus. The fruits of her explorations are well worth a look.