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Sikander, fine art nude photography

Sikander, fine art nude photography

June 14, 2017 | photography | No Comments

I formally learnt photography fresh out of high school, as I was transitioning into adulthood. I have used the medium of self-portraiture to explore the world within and around me ever since. My external environment infiltrates my self-portraits through my use of found objects and found images, betraying a range of influences from per-historic art…

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Angelo Bordiga, dramatic painting with raw colors

Angelo Bordiga, dramatic painting with raw colors

THE PICTORIAL RECIPES BY ANGELO BORDIGA by Michele Tavola (excerpt) Leftover carpet, old sheets, cheap mats, and scraps of fabric like those found in the back rooms of unfashionable haberdashers. Any mount is good for the pictorial aggressions of Angelo Bordiga. Naturally also traditional canvases, but in this case, before sketching the composition, they are…

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Fletcher Sibthorp, figurative painting the Quiet Space

Fletcher Sibthorp, figurative painting the Quiet Space

June 7, 2017 | figurative painting | No Comments

Born in Hertfordshire, England in 1967, Fletcher Sibthorp has had a successful career as a painter since graduating with Honours from Kingston University in 1989. Although predominantly known for his dance paintings, Fletcher has produced a number of artworks as part of an ongoing series called Quiet Space. “The Quiet Space series is for me…

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Greg Kuppinger, figurative paintings on sandpaper

Greg Kuppinger, figurative paintings on sandpaper

Growing up I remember sitting at the table with my father. When the sun would shine in through the trees outside, he would always ask, “How would you paint that?”. That has always stuck with me and I have been fascinated with the effects of light on objects and what can’t be seen in the…

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Katia Zhukova, high contrast portraits & figures

Katia Zhukova, high contrast portraits & figures

“Every portrait painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter” – Oscar Wilde As an artist, I am searching for my identity through the inherent beauty of the physical human form, the shell of the human spirit, finding reflections of myself in my models. When creating a painting, the minimal…

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Elizabeth Frank, carved wood & antique tin figures

Elizabeth Frank, carved wood & antique tin figures

Each year Arizona based artist Elizabeth Frank travels to the mountains of the Southwestern United States to gather fallen aspen wood. She dries the wood in a room on her studio roof. Once dry she cuts the rough logs on a band saw then shapes them with a belt sander, hand and power tools. The…

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