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Contemporary Painting

Kyle Staver At Kent Fine Art

William Eckhardt Kohler | Posted 10.03.2016 | Arts
William Eckhardt Kohler

Kyle Staver continues to develop her personal and robust take on the Grand Western figurative tradition.

Some Monsters Loom Large: Interview with Mark Thomas Gibson

Ridley Howard | Posted 04.17.2017 | Arts
Ridley Howard

Mark Thomas Gibson was born in Miami in 1980. He received a BFA from Cooper Union and an MFA from Yale in 2013. He has been included in numerous grou...

16 (+2) Artists to Watch in 2016

Steven Zevitas | Posted 02.16.2017 | Arts
Steven Zevitas

The needs and priorities of artists are in constant flux. Art historians have attempted to document this flux by identifying a series of seismic shifts in aesthetics and attaching to each its defining characteristics.

Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2016: Through the Eyes of a Painter

Lisa Adams | Posted 01.29.2017 | Arts
Lisa Adams

Though people tell me they're an option, I think that art fairs are a necessity. As an artist, I always have mixed feelings when I walk the aisles and listen to the pitches. I prefer to see work in person and not just on my laptop.

Join the Dance with William Kentridge at the Marian Goodman Gallery | Posted 10.01.2016 | Arts

The prolific South African artist, William Kentridge, presents an array of new works at the Marian Goodman Gallery.

Top 10 Painting Shows You'll Be Talking About This Month

MutualArt | Posted 09.03.2016 | Arts

September is now upon us, as art collectors return to their city homes, bronzed and relaxed from the summer sun. As a first taste of fall, we've rounded up a selection of exhibitions featuring painting that we are looking forward to, from Tokyo to Los Angeles and everywhere in between.

Arthena Talks to Acclaimed Contemporary Artist, Zhang Huan

Madelaine D'Angelo | Posted 08.18.2016 | Arts
Madelaine D'Angelo

Arthena recently had the pleasure of interviewing Zhang Huan, the internationally distinguished performance artist, painter, photographer and sculptor...

Elizabeth Livingston's Paintings Come Out of Darkness With Solo Show 'Night Fell' in LES

Adrian Margaret Brune | Posted 08.12.2016 | Arts
Adrian Margaret Brune

That general reluctance toward averment has, perhaps, kept Livingston away from the necessary self-promotion required for the coveted New York scene since she earned an MFA in painting at Boston University.

Sunny Disposition: Interview With Greg Bogin

Ridley Howard | Posted 06.24.2016 | Arts
Ridley Howard

I have a long-standing interest in logos and signage and their ability to communicate a wide range of information in a compact image.

Todd Williamson Creates a Zone of Tranquility at The Rymer Gallery

Nicholas Marlin | Posted 06.16.2015 | Arts
Nicholas Marlin

The flourishing visual art scene in Nashville is not just the glitz and glam Music City you've seen in the tv show Nashville. This is a city filled with contemporary art galleries commanding the attention of a broad, educated, and well, wealthy audience.

Jack Davidson at THEODORE: Art

William Eckhardt Kohler | Posted 05.30.2015 | Arts
William Eckhardt Kohler

Though Davidson does not wish his paintings to be explicitly referential beyond what they are, there is openness to many of them, which simultaneously invites and resists associative interpretation.

"Of Things Soothsaid and Spoken": Paintings by Yevgeniya Baras

William Eckhardt Kohler | Posted 03.27.2015 | Arts
William Eckhardt Kohler

The best of these have the capacity to transmit the magical healing property of painting -- the feeling that in making them the artist was transformed and that in looking the viewer can be transformed.

15 Artists to Watch in 2015 (+ 3)

Steven Zevitas | Posted 02.15.2015 | Arts
Steven Zevitas

Painters are not being shy about showing just how fluent they can be with the medium. An interesting byproduct of the past decade is that somehow "unfinished" came to represent "serious" in the eyes of many.

Xavier Cortada's Art: Inspired by Science, and Uniquely Miami

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 01.26.2015 | Arts
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

It had all the trappings of a typical Miami funeral. The eulogists, stifling their tears. The aria, Handel's mournful Piangero la Sorte Mia. The loud lamentations of the black laced lloradera.

A Pop Surrealism Primer: Spotlighting Mab Graves

Kimann Schultz | Posted 12.27.2014 | Arts
Kimann Schultz

There is a massive artistic movement riding a veritable Gulf Stream of a current that is fast evolving past the eccentric, Outsider Art realm and straddling the cusp of the mainstream art world, commonly called Pop Surrealism.

This Hyperrealist Paintings Capture The Small Magical Moments Of Living In New York

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.29.2014 | Arts

New York is an towering city teeming with people, so depicting its small intimate, moments on canvas -- not to mention its moods, its complexity, or e...

Painting in the Light of Chania, Crete

Margaret Tsirantonakis | Posted 10.29.2014 | Arts
Margaret Tsirantonakis

For the past four years I have been working on watercolor/gouaches on paper during summer/fall visits to Chania, on the island of Crete where I was born. The light there is vivid, warm and intense, which influences my work.

The Sublime Through the Eyes of Steven DaLuz

Brandon Kralik | Posted 10.20.2014 | Arts
Brandon Kralik

DaLuz tries to ease the rift between post modern concepts and classical technique into one current of human endeavor, a desire to express that which is just beyond our grasp.

Sketching at 30,000 Feet

Marc Trujillo | Posted 09.22.2014 | Arts
Marc Trujillo

When I travel, I always have a sketchbook with me and I like doing small studies like this one in gouache.


Marc Trujillo | Posted 08.17.2014 | Arts
Marc Trujillo

A painting of nowhere has a chance at being more of an experience than the actual place, as opposed to painting a destination location like the Alps, in which case the painting would function like a postcard reminding you of the greater experience.

A Painting Bouquet

Margaret Tsirantonakis | Posted 07.21.2014 | Arts
Margaret Tsirantonakis

As a painter I am fascinated and inspired by the arrival of Spring especially this year after a very long winter. Flower imagery finds its way into my work from the smallest sketches to the large scale paintings.

K-Mart Painting Working Process

Marc Trujillo | Posted 07.03.2014 | Arts
Marc Trujillo

Here's how I start a painting, with a grisaille in acrylic to work out the composition and distill what I'm interested in visually about what I want to paint, in this case the interior of a K-Mart with post-Valentine's Day animals on sale.

Thanks to Glenn Lowry

Manuel R. De Juan | Posted 06.28.2014 | Arts
Manuel R. De Juan

Mr. Lowry, please allow me to express that, if, based solely on your judgment, you decided to tear down a swath of Manhattan for the sake of progress or for the sake of art, you would have my full confidence for such a decision.

Hot Dogs Under Glass

Marc Trujillo | Posted 06.15.2014 | Arts
Marc Trujillo

'7950 Santa Monica Boulevard' 16"x 35" oil on linen over panel If you look at the set of hot dogs in the lower right, the top one is the freshest, th...

Benjamin King at Longhouse Projects

William Eckhardt Kohler | Posted 04.11.2014 | Arts
William Eckhardt Kohler

Benjamin King's paintings, now on view at Longhouse Projects resist easy categorization, slipping fluidly back and forth between material-based abstra...