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Victor Wang, brushy sunflowers & people

Victor Wang, brushy sunflowers & people

August 20, 2016 | figurative painting | No Comments

Artist Statement My path through life has been adventurous, exciting, and dream-like. My experience of settling into America in search of better opportunities has been both challenging and inspiring. I use the human face as a vehicle to paint human experiences – worry and wonder, sadness and pleasure – which reflect the emotional stage directly…

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Colorful female nudes in figurative fine art

Colorful female nudes in figurative fine art

August 17, 2016 | figurative painting | No Comments

America Martin America Martin is an internationally represented Colombian-American fine artist based in Los Angeles. America is a painter and a sculptor. The magnetic pull of Martin’s work is authentic, generated by both her ability to express a unique gesture that speaks to a universal truth (thus, we recognize it instantly) and her exceptional skill…

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Figurative sculpture, male torso, allegory & anthropomorphism

Figurative sculpture, male torso, allegory & anthropomorphism

Tom Durham The sculptures and drawings are contemporary allegories that combine the classical with symbolic surreal imagery. They become personalized mythology influenced by literature, observation of life, and art. The dramatic imagery, are like still pictures, with a narrative that alludes to its own past and future but it is the viewer that really defines…

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Edith Garcia, sculpture & drawing

Edith Garcia, sculpture & drawing

Born in Los Angeles, California, Edith Garcia’s work draws you into an alluring world of installation and sculpture. She focuses on the unique individual experiences throughout our lifetimes, the minimal occurrences that transpire each day, addressing contemporaneous issues specific to the human condition and grafts them into site-specific installations and objects. Her body of work…

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Carolyn Schlam, Meaning in the Visual

Carolyn Schlam, Meaning in the Visual

August 3, 2016 | figurative painting | No Comments

I consider myself a perceptual artist, focused on the visual elements of my images– the texture, color, saturation, intensity, flavor, substantiation, quality, shape, etc. of the marks I make on paper or canvas. I also care that all of these elements produce an image that I can call “evocative”. What does this mean exactly? It…

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Jan Esmann, Post-postmodernist painting must be figurative

Jan Esmann, Post-postmodernist painting must be figurative

Old figuration had comprehensibility as an ideal; that’s one of the reasons it can be so easily grasped, and brushed away, as mimetic. New figuration does not have mimesis as a goal. It more likely has mythos as a partial goal and in order to evoke mythos employs mimesis. In order to go beyond nous,…

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