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Contemporary Painting

Windshield Decal Semiotics and Doctrinaire Cultism in the Artwork of Brendan Donnelly

Annabel Osberg | Posted 09.19.2014 | Arts
Annabel Osberg

The title of Brendan Donnelly's first exhibition at Paul Loya Gallery, "How To Be A Magician In Your Spare Time," is something of a misnomer--the show has little to do with magic. However, the emptiness of the titular promise is itself an ironic trick in keeping with the artist's skepticism of magisterial charlatanry.

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 08.29.2014 | 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 08.20.2014 | 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.

Mining Creativity From a Secondhand Store: The Clayton Brothers at Mark Moore Gallery

Annabel Osberg | Posted 08.19.2014 | Arts
Annabel Osberg

The exhibition's color scheme is gaudy and disjunctive like the colors of a thrift store's multiplicity of objects. The Claytons' palette is skillfully mismatched in a tongue-in-cheek nod to the untrained chromatic discord of paintings found in secondhand stores.

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.

Drive-Thru

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.

Exploring Concealment and Display Through Counter-Camouflage and Corporeal Collage

Annabel Osberg | Posted 07.23.2014 | Arts
Annabel Osberg

Though their focus and techniques differ, both artists, Mike Parillo and Ashkan Honarvar, explore notions of concealment and display in pictures that straddle balefulness and beauty.

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.

Recontextualizing Pieces of Art History and Scraps of Everyday Life

Annabel Osberg | Posted 07.16.2014 | Arts
Annabel Osberg

Many painters feel burdened by the baggage of art history. Others feel a sense of responsibility to further its academic progress and expand its continuum. Still others choose to ignore it. For someone who is so engaged with art historical imagery, Klamen has a remarkably laissez-faire attitude towards it

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, t...

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...

Dr. Kevorkian, aka Dr. Death's Art on Display

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 06.08.2014 | Arts
Irene Rubaum-Keller

At the gallery are portraits of his parents, some pop-art related to music and politics, and the most intriguing paintings are of people in various stages of death, dying or diseased.

On Color and Puzzles: Interview With Kate Shepherd

Ridley Howard | Posted 04.29.2014 | Arts
Ridley Howard

Her work appears in numerous international public and private collections, and she is represented in New York by Galerie Lelong. The following is our exchange about her work, contemporary painting, and life in New York.

4 Emerging Female Painters You Should Know

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.19.2013 | Arts

The year 1913 forever changed the trajectory of painting. Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque were spreading the Cubist gospel, transforming the public's...

Sangram Majumdar- 'Peel' at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects

William Eckhardt Kohler | Posted 02.17.2014 | Arts
William Eckhardt Kohler

While the paintings frustrate, complicate and undermine pictorial expectation, they also bring deep satisfaction in reflections, openings and bursts of revelation.

Expanding the Grid: Barry Nemett at Denise Bibro

Julia Clift | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Julia Clift

Barry Nemett's recent paintings and drawings are a testament to a lifetime of uncompromised practice and ceaseless development.

'Nothing Is More Dominant Than The Other, Visually Or Culturally Or Conceptually'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.17.2013 | Arts

A curvaceous, jet black, aardvark-like vixen puffs on a cigarette while perusing the contents of a refrigerator, which includes a fish spurting water,...

Alchemy and Star Stuff: The Work of Adam Lovitz

Julia Clift | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Julia Clift

According to Lovitz himself, the interconnectedness of all things in the universe, and the notion that we are all made of cosmic dust, inspire much of his creative activity.

On Being Transformed Into an Icon by Means of Needle and Thread: The Embroidery Portraits of Rebecca Levi

Christopher Murray | Posted 11.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Christopher Murray

This fall I'm tickled to death, and hopefully to immortality, to be represented in a showstopping embroidery portrait of me as the Amazonian Statue of the Republic from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Artist Rebecca Levi, takes painstaking care with the entire process.

Katherine Bradford: Small Ships, at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects

William Eckhardt Kohler | Posted 11.26.2013 | Arts
William Eckhardt Kohler

Bradford's handling of her chosen subject matter, ocean liners, deflates the heroic and grand tragic associations this subject typically conjures, suggesting instead the human frailties, struggles and joys of our everyday human existence.

Andrew Brandmeyer

Julia Clift | Posted 11.14.2013 | Arts
Julia Clift

For me, his most impactful and thought-provoking work is that which revolves around his devotions: devotion to place -- to St. Louis, and to his circle of friends.

Buying Art Online Is Here to Stay

Stephen Tanenbaum | Posted 11.11.2013 | Arts
Stephen Tanenbaum

Fully, 71 percent of art collectors have now purchased art of some form online. Now, more than ever, art is becoming less physical, evolving into a more accepted digital-first experience. Here are some of the more noticeable advantages we're seeing from the shift toward online art.