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Kokeshi Dolls

In the age of technology and the spread of 3D printers and ‘easy to forget the beauty and value of the traditional method. Yasuo Okazaki creates a doll Kokeshi style Naruko with a technique passed down for over 400 years. The Kokeshi are a type of traditional Japanese wooden dolls. They are a product that is […]

Pantone Sample Versions of Art Masterpieces

Nick Smith‘s playfully arranges Pantone swatches to paper to re-create famous paintings from “Girl with a Pearl Earring” to “Mona Lisa.” Though his work uses broad swaths of colors, the pictures are still recognizable, looking almost like 8-bit art. He takes classic pieces and brings them into the 21st century, adding a little twist of tongue-in-cheek […]

Blandscapes: photography or drawings?

Spanish-born, London-based artist Oriol Angrill Jorda  creates mixed-media drawings paintings that mimic various photographic effects, inciting a conversation about mechanized versus handmade artistic production. Working with primarily graphite and watercolor, Angrill Jorda’s drawings take the form of double-exposure photographs, negatives or out-of-focus photos. These technically impressive works serve as records of an invented reality, subverting […]

It’s Not Digital

The work of this artist is breathtaking! Because when an artist can do the job at hand that appears Digital (Then I ask myself: What did people think of this art before computers). Kazuki Takamatsu is creating paintings using a methodical process hand painting to get an impressive digital aesthetic. These paintings, part of the […]

271 Years Before Pantone: the first Color Guide

In 1692 an artist known only as “A. Boogert” sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors. Not only would he begin the book with a bit about the use of color in painting, but would go on to explain how to create certain hues and change the tone by adding one, […]

Art, History and Racism

“I’ve always been fascinated by history: art history, American history, world history, individual history – how history is written, recorded, distorted, exploited, reimagined, and understood.  In my work I explore the materiality of reconstructive history.  I paint and I sculpt, often borrowing from the historical canon, and then alter the work in some way.  I […]

Colorful Oil Finger Paintings

One day while completing an oil painting of a field artist Iris Scott  needed to make a few quick adjustments to some yellow flowers but every brush at her disposal was stained a deep dark blue. Not wanting to stop and wash the brushes she decided to make a few quick touchups with her fingers, […]

Food Painter

The art of “culinary” Hikaru Cho, Japanese artist, creates illusions in the foods that we see every day, and the effect is great! There are things you do not expect! Some foods may not be what we see, and indeed it is so! To see what hides should try to peel the cucumber, or break […]

Holographic Paintings

Thai artist Uttaporn Nimmalaikaew paints multiple layers of canvas, thread, fabric, and netting to create stunning works of three-dimensional art. Delicate and utterly unique, the paintings resemble shimmering holograms that subtly shift and transform when viewed from different angles. A pensive, melancholy figure is at the center of each mixed media piece. Rendered in impressively […]

Ekaterina Panikanova’s Paintings on Old Books

In her latest series entitled ‘Errata Corrige’, Russian artist Ekaterina Panikanova explores the theme of childhood memories, inviting us to discover ourselves by reading behind the lines of our subconscious. Presented at Z2O Galleria during her first solo exhibition in Rome called ‘Un, due, tre, fuoco’, the series is a collection of aesthetic and conceptual works […]

Thousands of Stickers for Thousands of Kids

This December, in a surprisingly simple yet ridiculously amazing installation for the Queensland Gallery of Modern Ar, artist Yayoi Kusama constructed a large domestic environment, painting every wall, chair, table, piano, and household decoration a brilliant white, effectively serving as a giant white canvas. Over the course of two weeks, the museum’s smallest visitors were […]

Wood Sculptures by Willy Verginer

The sculptures and installations of Willy Verginer are estranged and introduce the viewer to a whole new dimension of magic suspension. Verginer develops an original and unique visual language that combines painting with the art of sculpting. Beginning with traditional wood work as it is practiced in his hometown he slowly detached himself from conventional […]

Wang Yue Paintings: en EXTREE MAKEOVER

“I just thought the trees look miserable in the gray winter, leafless and colorless, Why don’t I give them some color and make them more beautiful?” In the city of Shijiazhuang, China, an artist has brought smiles to pedestrians by painting drab tree holes and turning them into works of art. Since February, over eleven tree […]

The mess of emotions

It’s a set of self-portraits in acrylic by Lee Rim. The artist first performed in front of a photographer playing with colors, then she chose the best shots to make them on the canvas. The central aspect of the entire work are the emotional aspects of human mentality.