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Inside the Art Studio of Carolina Caycedo

A photo inside Carolina Caycedo's California art studio

 

Carolina Caycedo is a Los Angeles-based artist who spent much of her teenage years in Colombia. The artist’s works are influenced by her own cultural experiences and travels, and often take the form of sculptural installations, frequently with an edge toward political justice and environmentalism. 

 

Caycedo’s studio has an atmosphere that reminds me equally of carpentry workshops and classrooms -- the neat arrangement of tape…

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Momentum and Energy: The Art Portfolio of BJ Keith

A painting of abstract organic formsOrganic 8, oil on gallery-wrapped canvas

BJ Keith is an abstract artist who works in both two and three-dimensional media. In her current practice, BJ explores ideas of momentum and energy, with the artist’s abstract imagery reflecting an intuitive, experimental, unexpected artistic process. 


A painting with geometric forms and bright coloursGeometrics 12, oil on gallery-wrapped canvas

 

I really like the way that BJ explores a variety of shapes and compositional styles while…

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Textural Landscapes: The Painting Portfolio of Leigh Wen

An oil painting of a mountainous landscapeYu Shang #4, oil on canvas

Leigh Wen was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and now lives and works in New York City. The artist uses oil paint to create expansive landscape paintings that use a fascinating combination of planes of colour and tiny, thread-line lines, building dreamlike, textural landscapes


An oil painting of a raging fireFire XI, oil on canvas

 

I really love how Wen’s works feel different depending on the distance from which they are observed. At a…

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Poetic and Documentary: Photography by Ted Diamond

A photo of an outdoor basketball hoopBallin', The Creamery, Apulia, NY

Ted Diamond is a photographer whose images present views of people and places that are at once poetic and documentary. The artist’s images are sneakily well-composed, often taking on the appearance of quick snapshots while maintaining underlying conceptual depth. 


A photo of train tracks in a snowstorm in illinoisTrains Bloomington Illinois 2015 White-Out

 

I like the way that Ted organizes his different photographic series on his portfolio website.…

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A Portfolio of Drawing and Painting by Cary Wyninger

A painting of several owlsIn Dreams We Speak

Cary Wyninger is an artist based in Trempealeau, Wisconsin. In her practice, Cary takes an illustrative approach, combining techniques of drawing and painting to produce works that are sometimes figurative, sometimes abstract, often a combination of both. The artist often works with feminine figures, animals, and plants as subject matter, using these motifs to create spiritual narratives. 


A drawing of a red leaf with watercolour and ink line artRed Leaf, watercolour and…

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Emotion and Reaction: Film and Media Art by Charlotte Clermont

A film still of an abstracted flowerDream Less (Super 8 film still)

Charlotte Clermont is a Canadian sound and video artist. In her current practice, Charlotte investigates ideas about the passage of time and our experience of it, often using analogue recording devices and collaborating with fellow artists to showcase her subject matter through a lens of emotion and reaction

 

dream less

 

There’s a subdued, quiet quality to Charlotte’s entire portfolio -- one…

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Inside the Art Studio of Andy Blank

A photo of the studio of Andy Blank

 

Artist Andy Blank is the founder of a retail art company under the same name -- the artist’s goal in the creation of the company was to create a scalable business based around a product widely thought to be unscalable. Responding to the inflated prices of fine art, caused by high demand and very low supply, the artist’s practice of mass-production and studio delegation is as much a work of institutional critique as the works he…

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Expertise with Visual Rhetoric: The Art of Don Moore

A painting of a young woman as a Woodstock commemorationWoodstock Anniversary

Don Moore is an artist based in Salisbury, North Carolina whose decades-spanning practice includes a wide variety of realistic subject matter. Outside of his artistic practice, Don has been a long-time teacher and educator, and his artworks capture an expertise with visual rhetoric honed by practice and teaching others. 


A painting of a room with a window reflecting on the floorSpace With a View

I really enjoy the style that Don employs in many of his works, one that…

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An Explorative Approach: Art by Elaine Lauzon

A mixed media painting with abstract forms in two different stylesNo. 7 (diptych), watercolour and pen on paper

Elaine Lauzon is an artist who works in mixed media on paper, as well as digital media, to produce artworks that range from dense, colourful abstractions to delicate landscape sketches. The Canadian artist takes an explorative approach to her work, incorporating a wide variety of textures and colours into each work. 


A drawing of poppies with a lot of negative spacePoppies, watercolour and markers on paper

 

I really enjoy the works in…

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Digital and Print Media Artworks by Katia Iosca

An artwork constructed from black and white stripes in varying lengths and widthsOverview 1.0

Katia Iosca is an artist based in France who uses a combination of digital and print media to build complex, geometric works of op-art. The artist has produced series in striking black and white, as well as layered colour. 


An art print with a colourful geometric patternBorealis

 

I really enjoy the way that Iosca achieves a perfect, digital edge to her works. One can easily draw parallels between these works and those of op artists Bridget Riley or Carlos Cruz-Diez.…

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Blended Landscapes and Florals: Art by Frank Kusch

A painting of abstracted, blended flowersCome Find Me, oil on canvas

Frank Kusch is a Canadian painter who works in both oil and acrylic. The artist specializes in abstracted, blended landscapes and florals exploring the limits of perception. 


A painting of flowers with orange and warm tonesYou Think You Know Flowers, oil on canvas

 

I really enjoy the way that Frank combines abstraction with figurative modes of painting. Many of the artist’s images are composed to offer just enough detail to suggest a scene of landscape…

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Simple, Sleek Compositions: Furniture by Enrique Morales

A hand-made console table with wood and glass elementsCurly maple, wenge, and glass console table

Enrique Morales is a woodworker and designer who produces beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture and art through his studio, Madera Fina. The artist’s creations have a modern aesthetic to them, emphasizing simple, sleek compositions and the contrast between natural wood grain and the more uniform textures of glass or metal. 


A bench made from walnut and metalWanut Angle Finger Joint Bench

 

I really like the way that…

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Layers of Pigment: The Art Portfolio of Timothy J. Sullivan

A painting made using splashes of coloured paintBy Day or Night It Is Done, mixed media on paper

Timothy J. Sullivan is a self-taught artist who works in a subtractive method -- that is, he applies thick layers of pigment to a canvas or other substrate, then removes them strategically, scraping away media to reveal new and interesting abstract visuals. 


A painting with warm orange tones and heavy black abstract detailsSurvivors, acrylic on canvas

 

It’s really interesting to look through Timothy’s art portfolio and see the myriad ways that his…

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Inside the Art Studio of William N. Copley

A photo of William N. Copley in his art studio

 

Our Studio Sunday featured artist this week is William N. Copley. The adopted son of a newspaper tycoon, Copley became an artist after returning from combat in World War II. The artist was introduced to surrealism by a family friend in the mid-1940s, and fell in love with the art form, opening a short-lived set of galleries dedicated to surrealism, and collecting many important works. Copley’s own career as a painter lasted through…

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A Portfolio of Abstract Imagery by Nathalie Gribinski

An abstract painting using bright primary coloursAvalanche, acrylic on canvas

Nathalie Gribinski is an artist, draftsman, and graphic designer based in the United States. In her personal artistic practice, Nathalie creates mostly abstract imagery, infusing her works with ideas of generosity, humour, and positive emotion. 


An abstracted painting with suggestions of floral and plant formsBlue Man and Flowers, acrylics on canvas

 

I find Nathalie’s Tourlicoulis works particularly interesting. The artist explains that Tourlicoulis is an invented…

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