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Exploring Connections: Artwork by Radhika Mathews


A blue and gold-toned abstract painting with pieces of a silk sari attached to itUntitled #3, acrylic and silk on canvas

Radhika Mathews currently lives and works in Newton Massachusetts. She uses her artwork as a means of exploring connections between objects, environments, people, and experiences. In some of her recent work, Radhika uses scrap material originating from traditional Indian saris to explore her own personal cultural background.

 


A dark-coloured abstract painting that imitates patterns in traditional batik dyeingTHANNI, acrylic on wood panel

Most of Radhika’s works are…

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Studio Sunday: Painter Gary Hume


A photo of Gary Hume working in his studio in London

 

On today’s Studio Sunday, we’re looking inside the studio space of London-based artist Gary Hume. Hume is notable for his paintings in which he uses glossy house paint. His painting use large, flat shapes of colour, layered over one another to create reductive, yet representational images.

 

The first thing I notice about Hume’s studio, located in London, is the big shelf against the wall that’s stuffed with paints! A huge…

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Broad, Clean Landscapes: Photography by Jim Friesen


A photograph of the ocean on an overcast day, with a hint of sunSun Dog

Jim Friesen is a prolific photographer who specializes in broad, clean landscapes, drawing out the colour and atmospheric mood of each location that he captures.

 


a photo taken out the window of a car while driving through canola fieldsDriving 1 (Canola Field)

On his website at www.little-eye-studio.com, Jim categorizes his photographs by location. A viewer can browse through a whole collection of photographs of Japan, or of the prairies, or even the beaches of the west coast in British Columbia. In…

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Design With Sound by John Greg Ball


A design project that comprises a sleek chair with subwoofer speakers embedded

Subsonic Chair

 

Currently based in Calgary, Alberta, John Greg Ball is an industrial designer and our featured artist for today! John produces design for household and commercial products as well as outdoor public art and spatial installations. He is currently completing his Master’s of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary, where he is researching new ideas in design with sound and sound-related products.

 


Two lighting features designed to look like water currentsCurrents of…

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Mystical, Illustrative Paintings by Soey Milk

 


An oil on paper painting of two women shrouded in paint textureDawn, oil on paper

 

Soey Milk is a young artist from Hollywood, CA. She is still a student but is already being talked about throughout the art world and has had her mystical, illustrative paintings featured in the likes of Hi-Fructose magazine.


An oil painting of several human figures combined with blocks of colour and flowersYou Know the Way that I Hide, oil on canvas

Milk’s work is incredibly technically smooth, with shiny, realistic faces surrounded by and interacting with other objects such as masks, small…

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Playful, Psychedelic Paintings by Phil Cummings


A painting made to look like an endless spiral of colour and patternSpiral Abstract, acrylic on canvas

Our featured artist today is Phil Cummings. Phil’s works are extremely striking and at first might appear to have heavy outlines and simplistic shapes – but the way that the artist chooses to repeat shapes and create complex patterns out of simple figures makes these playful, psychedelic paintings almost fractal-like at times.

 


An ink painting of a jaguar in bright, psychedelic coloursJaguarundi, ink drawing

Phil uses a variety of media including acrylic…

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Studio Sunday: Painter Zao Wou-Ki


A photo of painter Zao Wou-Ki sitting in his studio

Today on studio Sunday we’ll visit the art-making space of Chinese-French painter Zao Wou-Ki. Zao’s works are huge, colourful landscapes that seem to blend the soft, dreamy landscapes of the French romantic painters with a sparse, highly technical eye.

 

Zao’s studio looks quite modest in this photo – but large enough to accommodate a few of his large paintings in process. I also love that he appears to have a fish tank in his…

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Public Art and Social Change: The Priority Boxes Art Project


A photo of a young Argentinian boy holding a Peace BoxBuenos Aires, Argentina, 2012

Today we are featuring not just one artist, but an entire organization! The Priority Boxes Art Project, also known as the Peace Box Project, was founded in 2006 by New Jersey-based artist Franck De Las Mercedes – who is also one of our Artist Run Website users. Since the project’s inception, Franck has mailed over 12,000 peace boxes to recipients all over the globe.

 


A photo of a Peace Box sitting beside a planter on a balconyAllston, MA

Each small box is hand…

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Curated Collection: Film and Video Art


A video still of a dnace performanceStudio Work, Tanya Lukin-Linklater (Still)

This month’s Curated Collection is all about film and video art. Artists began using film as a medium at the time that it was invented – it exploded as a form of experimental art in the 60’s and has been growing and evolving ever since. Now, with the merit of digital technology, there is even more that you can do with video!

 

Cube, John Douglas

 

Ever is Over All, Pipilotti Rist…

 

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Why Going to Galleries is so Important

You're an artist, or you want to be. You love art! You love seeing art! But of course, sometimes life and work gets in the way and it's hard to find the time to stop in at galleries and check out work by fellow artists. Here's a few more reasons to motivate yourself.

 

You'd want people to see your shows...right?

 

This is the most obvious reason. It goes both ways - you as an artist would want people to come out to your openings and…

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Snow and Ice: Watercolours by Lisa Goren


A watercolour painting of a mushroom-shaped icebergMushroom Iceberg, Clayboard, watercolour on clayboard

For today’s feature, let’s take a look at the watercolour works of Lisa Goren! Fascinated by snow and ice, from a young age, Lisa has made several trips to the arctic to further her understanding of her favourite subject matter. She continues to paint beautiful arctic landscapes, challenging opinions of the arctic environment, and of the limitations of watercolour as a medium.…


Lisa Goren's website of whale bone paintings

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Expansive Photographs by Eric Deis


A photograph of a cluster of well-kempt trees in front of a skyscraperLovers

Eric Deis’ expansive photographs demand that the viewer examine the entire image to fully understand what has been captured. Eric’s subject matter ranges from clean landscapes and cityscapes to crowded sporting events and interiors. The former allows the viewer a rare look at the details of nature – with Eric’s photographs, I can take the time to examine the shadow on each leaf of a tree, for example – and the latter, a…

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Deep Shadows: Painting and Photography by Jordan Weisenauer


A painting where the subject appears to be painting the background around himselfIvan, Unfinished Series

Today’s featured artist, Jordan Weisenauer, is equally talented in both painting and photography. Jordan’s artworks deal with many different subjects, but the artist seems to have an affinity for faces, pop-cultural references, and a somewhat subdued palette.


A dimly-lit photograph of amateur phootographsUntitled

Many of Jordan’s paintings feature familiar subjects – well – known celebrities, movie characters, and references to famous artworks all…

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Studio Sunday: Painter and Sculptor Jean Dubuffet


A black and white photo of Jean Dubuffet working in his art studio

Located in Vence, France, Jean Dubuffet’s studio was somewhat cozy by the standards of many well known artists, but it seemed to suit his method of working just fine. Nearly one entire wall of the space was taken up by windows, which must have allowed for a lot of gorgeous, natural light for hours, regardless of the season.  In the corner was a long, corner shaped desk at which Dubuffet must have created sketches and plans for his…

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Frantic Imagery: Paintings by Jarmila Kostliva


A painting made up of strange, bacteria-like shapes and linesKriterion, mixed media on board

Today we’re featuring the artworks of Jarmila Kostliva. Originally from Prague, Jarmila now works as a painter, creating colourful, frantic imagery that draws from her experience in music, dance and theatrical arts.

 

Jarmila’s paintings and mixed media works often take on an appearance that is fascinatingly organic, sometimes recalling the patterns of moss on trees, or bacteria under a microscope.…

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