22.12.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Amber Koroluk-Stephenson

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Deceptively vibrant paintings of subtly unnerving suburban scenes by Hobart, Tasmania-based artist Amber Koroluk-Stephenson. Koroluk-Stephenson studied painting and photography at the Tasmanian School of Art. More images from “Beyond the Gate” below.

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21.12.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Jane Q Cheng

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Meticulous holographic paintings by Jane Q Cheng who is a student at Emily Carr University here in Vancouver. A single piece takes 2-4 months to complete. Here’s what she says:

“Playing within construct of representational painting, Holographic series works with the idea of illusions. As representations are reflections of the world, representational paintings are never what they claim to be. This series furthers the idea of representational painting as an illusion. The holographic paper, being a directly reflective material becomes a literal manifestation of the illusion. To paint the reflective holographic material is to paint the illusion of representation.

It also exemplifies the idea of the importance on the visual as the eye-catching agent to gain attention. Reflecting upon overconsumption and over saturation of images particularly in the field of Illustration, Holographic series wishes to expose the illusion on the importance of style over content.”

Check out some amazing process shots below!

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21.12.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Till Rabus

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Strange mix of food, sex, still life, and general randomness. More paintings by Swiss artist, Till Rabus, below.

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17.12.15 by Staff

“Roller Derby Kisses” by Artist Riikka Hyvönen

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Riikka Hyvönen taps into an unexpected kind of beauty in the athletes who send her shots of the bruises (or “kisses” in roller derby terms) they wear like badges of honour, turning these photographs into large-scale sculptural paintings. See more of Hyvönen’s work below.

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16.12.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Nicola Verlato

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“Zero Gravity”, paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Nicola Verlato. More images below.

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15.12.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Sean Norvet

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Wonderfully grotesque paintings by artist Sean Norvet, born and raised in Los Angeles. Definitely some of the best work submitted to our December Reader Submissions. More images below.

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15.12.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Barlo

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“Nature of Knowledge” a beautiful mural by artist Gian Barlo, who submitted work to our December Reader Submissions. The artwork, spanning seven walls, references Chinese mythology and is actually a critique of the current education system in Hong Kong. Have a look at more images below.

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14.12.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Cinta Vidal

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More paintings by Barcelona-based artist Cinta Vidal (previously featured here). More images below.

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10.12.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Tim Phillips

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Paintings by Sydney, Australia-based artist Tim Phillips. More images below.

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