The seascape and landscape paintings created are inspired by memory and experience and are developed using artistic intuition. They are not tied into any specific region or time, they are an eclectic synthesis of place, weather and season. Paul Bennett chooses to capture and communicate the experience this way as it reflects life with its unceasing process of observing, experiencing, interpreting, storing – and ultimately – reflecting. The result he strives for is a unique and original visual experience that has captured not only the sense of somewhere/sometime, but also the more subtle notion of recollection. Occasionally Paul refers to photography as a starting point and as a way to engage with the surface and begin the initial mark making process. After this point it is all an abstract interpretation of the memories he has and places he has experienced. This is all brought together with constant experimentation. The paintings are continuously evolving with the process directly influencing the next work. Oil paint is the medium that plays a big part in capturing the essence of a faded memory and lends itself nicely to the way he paints. It works well when applied thickly yet can create great depth when worked into the surface sparingly, leaving previous layers partially exposed. The paint is applied in this way to give the artwork itself a narrative and history, where the process of its creation can be glimpsed at in places – not dissimilar to the way in which the memory deals with the hazy recollection of a place once visited.
Monumental Nobodies is the latest series of paintings by australian artist Matthew Quick. He paints famous sculptures addings a puckish modern twist to the classic statues by integrating modern gadgetry and pop culture references into the picture.
Bill Mayer is absolutely amazing. If you need an illustration of that fact, here it is. Not only have most of the Fortune 500 Companies been Bill’s clients one time or another, Bill Mayer’s crazy creatures, characters and comic creations have been sought after for Magazine covers, countless articles, editorials and ads, product packaging, US Postal Service stamps, posters, and even as designs for Steuben Glass. Bill has won almost every illustration award known to man, and some awards even known to fish.
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Dimitri’s work stems from a long tradition of using distinct dots of color in art, which the viewer’s mind blends together to create the final image. Playing with chromatic tonality and the dissection of visual planes, Dimitri Likisass creates works that seem to move and undulate within the canvas as if attempting to escape their two dimensional confines. While the dots work together in harmony to create the image, their circular nature acts in opposition to his square or rectangular canvases, reminding us of the basic elements of life and how atoms are in a constant movement – propelling against each other – creating matter itself.
Having studied the works of the original Pointillist masters, such as Georges Seurat and Henr Edmond-Cross, as well as pop artists like Roy Lichtenstein and Keith Haring, Likissas gives us a fresh interpretation on the usage of dots in painting.
While having been painting and experimenting with dots and color for over 20 years, his body of work has maintained the same technical and stylistic approach over all these years while the content has developed as he has moved through different countries and life events.
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He’s a young french painter based in Milan. By using painting, Sébastien Notre tries to build a world that it’s composed only by things he likes and which touch his soul. Something like 70 ‘s vibes, old erotic catalogs, dogs and other animals which actually doesn’t exist enhancing them with a lot of pastel tones. He paints using different materials such as leather, wood, canvas or polyethilene. Sébastien doesn’t have a particular artistic concept, he just tries to elaborate an aesthectic vision to share with other people.
You can have a view of what he makes on his instagram account: here
Her name is Heather Buchanan and she’s probably painting right now. Sometimes she makes deeply meaningful contemporary art. Sometimes she draws dumb pictures that make herself laugh, or paint celebs. She loves both these paths so very dearly. Learn more about her works and see more of her works below.