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Cryptic, Layered Prints by Jess Richter


A print work with two human figures obscured by patternFrom Fairy Tales to Barns and Storms, silk screen with hand tinting

Today we’re looking at the work of featured artist Jess Richter! Jess is a printmaker working primarily in silkscreen and intaglio, exploring Eastern European heritage and the events of WWII. Her works used layered patterns and images to create a cryptic feeling.  

 

A gallery screen capture from Jess Richter's art websiteJess' gallery of works from Displaced

 

Many of these cryptic, layered prints have a vintage feel,…

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Raw Fantasy: Art by Joni Belaruski


An ink drawing of a punk cupid talking to a hummingbirdOK Cupid, pen and ink on paper

Joni Belruski currently lives and works in London, U.K. It is here that the artist creates her brash and expressive drawings that explore themes of raw fantasy, desire and death.

 


A drawing of a bull done for an album coverJoy of Nothing, album artwork for Foy Vance

Dark, thick black lines and splattered paint add an element of violence and energy to Joni’ works. She uses human and animal figures in her works, and the animals often seem to be…

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The Fabric of Memories: Art by Lisa Lackey


An sewn portrait of two sisters from behindSisters' Heads, fabric and thread on canvas

Today’s featured artist is Lisa Lackey. Through her work with textiles and embroidery, Lisa expresses the fabric of memories.

 

The artist’s works are composed in a similar manner to paintings, sometimes using canvas as surface, onto which she sews and embroiders patterns and other scraps of textile. In one of her wall quilt works, she even sews bits of canvas onto another type of fabric…

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Darkly Humorous Collages by Serena Stevens


A collage of a doll, a glass of milk, and a page from a book among other imagesDon't Want Anymore

Serena Stevens is a painter and collage artist who currently lives and works in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Serena’s paintings mimic collages, juxtaposing black and white images and settings with bright coloured figures and backgrounds. Each image seems to be based in several different eras at once, where elements of everyday life come together with unexpected consequences.

 

Two collaged and painted images of old women in various environmentsWith Age, oil and collage on panel

I find…

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Striking and Polished Photography by Aly King


A photograph of a woman with bright orange hair wearing a mask of flowersUntitled

Today’s featured artist, Aly King, is a professional photographer currently based in London, England. Her photography has been published in a number of well-known magazines including The Times, Life Magazine, and the Daily Mail.

 

Aly’s striking and polished photography really shows off the her talent for framing a shot. In her latest series, the Queens, she uses variations on lighting and costume to lend each model a…

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Spiritual and Cosmological Images by Emily K. Grieves.


An acrylic painting of a grassy skyline with symbolic markings in the skyAbierto (Open), acrylic on canvas

Our featured artist today is Emily K. Grieves! Emily received her BFA from the University of Montana, and now resides in Teotihuacan, Mexico. In her artistic practice, Emily creates murals, paintings, and drawings Influenced by spiritual and cosmological images.


A painting of a female saint in front of a roseOur Lady of the Sacred Rose, acrylic on canvas

In her recent works, Emily focuses on human figures, drawing from the idea of muses and…

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Conceptual But Friendly Paintings by Erin MacKeen


A bright yellow abstract painting on raw canvasThat Thing They Say About Time, acrylic on raw canvas

Today let’s take a look at the artwork of Erin MacKeen. Erin is a geometric abstract painter creating conceptual but friendly paintings that focus on bright colours, shapes, and lines.

 

An acrylic painting on raw canvas with geometric shapes and neutral tonesPaul's Silver Square, acrylic on raw canvas

Erin’s recent works are bright and playful, focusing on large, central shapes. Frequently working from a single block of colour as the focus, the…

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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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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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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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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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