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Viewpoints in Spaces: Installations by Colby Brewer

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Our featured artist today is Colby Brewer! Colby creates sculptural installations that attempt to challenge our viewpoints in spaces, particularly spaces we can interact with.

 

An installation featuring two saws, one of which has been sawed in half by the otherSawed, two saws, one cut by the other

Like some of our other installation artists, Colby maintains a mixed studio practice, frequently drawing and collaging as well as sculpting. His Objects series features everyday items, for example ladders that…

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Nostalgic Collections: Art by Olga de Klein


A mixed media work on wood panel with a strand  of yarn trailing below itRhizome 1, mixed media on wood panel

Today we’re featuring the artwork of Olga de Klein! Olga frequently works in collage and mixed media, creating nostalgic collections of detritus, small trinkets and photographs.

 

A photo of two young women laughing incorporated into a mixed media workBloemendaal, mixed media on wood panel

These collage works have a delicate beauty and mystery to them, which is in fitting with the rest of Olga’s body of work. The artist also paints, working in both oil and acrylic.…

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Mechanical Documentation: Art by John Hovig


A painting of several disembodied irisesI-4 Study 4 (Orange), acrylic and screenprint ink on linen

Today’s featured artist is John Hovig! John has a strange and interesting body of work on his website, www.johnhovig.com. John’s works have a sense of mechanical documentation to them, with close-up images of bicycle gears and spokes, as well as prints of hundreds of paperclips and rulers. His CR Mandalas depict large, dense clusters of paperclips so that they look perhaps…

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Studio Sunday: Walead Beshty


A photograph of Walead Beshty standing in front of three large works in his studio

 

It’s Studio Sunday! Today we’re taking a look inside the studio of Walead Beshty, photographer, sculptor, and associate professor at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

 

Best known for photography and photograms, though his work spans a much larger oeuvre. In one of his popular works, the artist ships a series of glass vitrines of various dimensions in cardboard boxes via FedEx, later displaying cracked…

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Frenetic Lines: Paintings by Karine Molloy


A bright painting composed of overlapping three-dimensional lines and yellow tonesPiece 10, mixed media

Influenced by many different types of artwork over her lifetime including writing and theatre. That enthusiasm for all forms of art seem evident in her painted works. Frenetic lines and splashes of colour rule Karine’s art. Each piece is imbued with an incredible sense of movement and energy.

 

An abstract painting created using only black and primary coloured paintUntitled

I’m really taken by Karine’s most recent works, where she seems to channel Piet Mondrian through the use of…

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Abstracted Portraiture by Boudewijn Korsmit


A portrait painting composed of layers of thin, drippy paintMulticolor 2

Boudewijn Korsmit is an artist and art educator who has been teaching both children and adults for nearly forty years.

 

The artist paints on large sheets of paper, sometimes using folded pieces of paper to create shapes of branches, grasses or other elements of nature in abstract form. His portraits use an interesting technique of layering sketchy brushstrokes and drips of thin paint to create the volumes and shadows of a…

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Headlines: Sound Art, Ai Weiwei and Instagram


The album cover for Matt Parker's the Imitation Archive

 

1) Historic Computers get Rebooted as Sound Art

 

If you haven’t already come across it, sound artist Matt Parker has created an ambient electronic album entirely from recordings of the functional sounds of very old computers. The computers are housed in the National Museum of Computing in Bletchley Park. The album, titled The Imitation Archive, is available for download by donation on Bandcamp.

 

2) Ai Weiwei Flies the Coop…

 

A photo of Ai Weiwei taking a photo of himself at an airport

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Strange, Fluid Forms: Sculpture by Jon von Bergen


A sculpture where the gallery wall appears to be stretching into a glass vitrineAnti-Precious Moment, MDF, polymer-gypsum, plexiglass, flocking, wall paint

Sculptor John von Bergen’s recent practice involves strange, fluid forms and partially coloured objects. Some of his work’s seem to be actively attempting to escape the gallery space – or in some cases, infiltrate it.

 

Von Bergen also has a propensity for creating interest in the mundane. His Sentimental… series places seemingly random objects, all…

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Ambient Soundscapes and Visuals by Erin Rae


A photograph of a deserted street at nightUntitled

Our featured artist today is Erin Rae. Erin is a photographer, painter and video artist who creates ambient soundscapes and visuals using these mediums.

 


An abstract diptych creates with blobs of neutral-coloured paintArrakis

Erin’s photographs tend to feature city streets, shop fronts, sections of seawall and other elements of urbanity that are all depicted as eerily deserted. It’s intriguing how Erin keeps her photographs almost entirely devoid of human figures, and adds an element…

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Portraits of Felines and Ladies by Maria Angela Reyes


A painting of a green cat on an orange backgroundGato Verde, oil on canvas

Maria Angela Reyes is an artist, illustrator, and today’s featured artist. Based in Bogota, Columbia, Maria creates bright, expressive images for children and art-lovers alike.

 

I especially love Maria’s portraits of felines and ladies – each subject is given a number of different treatments, and it’s interesting to see how the tone of a work changes with the style. The artist creates large blocks of…

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Studio Sunday: Karin Mamma Andersson


A photo of Karin Mamma Andersson sitting in her studio

 

Karin Mamma Andersson, our Studio Sunday artist, was born in northern Sweden and now resides in Stockholm.  Her first notable solo exhibition was in 2007 in Stockholm and she has since had several exhibitions in New York.

 

Andersson is a figurative painter whose subjects are mostly everyday activities and spaces often with a touch of the surreal elements added by the veil of dreams or memories. She also frequently paints scenes of…

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Participative and Public Artworks by Bronagh Corr


A sofa made entirely from books adhered to each otherAMH Book Sofa

Bronagh Corr currently lives and works in Derry, Ireland. There she creates participative and public artworks, as well as photography, print and painting.

 

Much of Bronagh’s work is slightly mysterious with an obvious appreciation for texture and subdued colours. In one series, poetic collages of images with snippets of text that seem to both describe the image and remain completely separate from it. Her photographs…

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Digital Sculptures by Maxim Shkret


A digitally rendered three dimensional foxFox

Russian artist Maxim Shkret creates stunning three-dimensional digital renderings of animals and human figures. His unique layered style allows the viewer to focus on every contour of the figure, while adding a tactile, sculptural quality to the otherwise smooth digital work.


A digitally rendered image of a white wolfUntitled

Shkret’s digital sculptures are depicted in close up, with the eyes of the face often serving as the focal point. The artist renders the eyes with a…

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Beads, Lace, and Feathers: Installations by Bogdan Cheta


A photo of an installation featuring a space packed with small objects of kitschHAIR Grows, installation view

Bogdan Cheta currently lives and works in Calgary, Alberta. He practices installation and performance art, often using vast collections of small found objects to create installations and sculptures that look like bird’s nests composed of discarded jewelry and beads, lace, and feathers, among other things.

 

A close up installation photo of a number of dark-coloured objects hung from a wallNIGHT of the Jaguar, installation view

Bogdan’s works are highly conceptual in nature and each…

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Portraits of Maryland by Michael Gaudreau


A painting of a skyline with the tops of evergreen treesThe View from Tim's Porch, oil

Today’s featured artist is Michael Gaudreau. Michael’s paintings include portraits of Maryland and the Adirondacks, pastoral depictions of rocks and rivers, and ceramic works.

 

Working primarily with oil paint, Michael creates landscape works that really celebrate the feeling of the outdoors. His paintings are often heavily textured, and this is particularly effective when his subjects are rocks and…

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