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Kenneth Browne – Burlesque drawings & painting

Kenneth Browne – Burlesque drawings & painting

September 28, 2016 | figurative painting | No Comments

My mother passed away when I was twelve years old, and I never wanted to experience loss like that again. Barely a young adult, I was confused and unwilling to deal with it, but I soon realized that I really did not know much about her. Over the next few years, I would create an…

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Zhanna Martin – Characters in clay, figurative sculpture

Zhanna Martin – Characters in clay, figurative sculpture

September 24, 2016 | ceramics, figurative sculpture | No Comments

I’ve been drawn to art ever since I can remember. I grew up in Russia, in a small town in the province of Siberia. As a child on those long Siberian nights, I would hideaway in a tent made out of blankets to draw or make figurines. When I grew up, I chose architecture as…

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Yvan Genest – Painting the unconscious

Yvan Genest – Painting the unconscious

September 21, 2016 | figurative painting | No Comments

A painting is a door, a passage I discovered towards the unconscious, above and beyond the world of mere appearances. Beyond this door, the painter acts as a fashion designer for the soul. Yvan Genest spends his time in Montreal, Canada and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Yvan Genest

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Neil McClelland – Tensions between utopic & dystopic visions

Neil McClelland – Tensions between utopic & dystopic visions

September 17, 2016 | figurative painting | No Comments

My current body of work explores tensions between utopic and dystopic visions. I inquire into notions of human happiness and perfectibility, the creation of edenic paradises, disruption and dissolution of society, alienation and consumption, the monstrous and the beautiful, mythmaking and storytelling. I draw imagery and inspiration from literature and film, along with art historical,…

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Three different takes on female nude figurative painting

Three different takes on female nude figurative painting

Three different takes on female nude figurative painting, nudes with red drapery… Raoul Middleman Raoul Middleman must be Baltimore’s biggest artistic champion since John Waters – wait, Middleman’s been at it longer, painting his native city and its colorful denizens in a homegrown expressionist manner for upwards of half a century. Middleman’s manner finds the…

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Joyce Polance – chaos and control, figurative palette knife painting

Joyce Polance – chaos and control, figurative palette knife painting

My current work explores the dichotomy between chaos and control in the physical process of painting. I apply paint very thickly and somewhat abstractly, mostly with a palette knife. When the surface is covered but still wet, I attack the work, throwing myself into it (using brushes or my fingers) with abandon. In becoming willing…

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