Figurative Artist Blog

Sheena McCorquodale, sculpting full sized figures from chicken wire

May 29, 2021

Back in the 80s, I worked full time for a TV studio doing graphics and on off hours I worked for local community theatre companies doing set design and props. Papier mache over wire structures was the quick answer for a number of set props. I started experimenting with papier mache for my home, sculpting …

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Alicia Campos Massó, storytelling without words

May 15, 2021

Artist Statement – Alicia Campos Massó “What is the essence of Art for you? For me, it is telling a story without words. My paintings will tell ‘you’ stories using symbolic sceneries. The vision of women and children going through different life experiences and stages through symbols tells ‘you’ that story through Narrative Art. Volunteer …

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Aaron Morgan Brown, painting an alternate interior reality

May 2, 2021

Statement My paintings are pictorial orchestrations — views of an alternate interior reality that are sewn together from daily observations, memories, impressions of the world at large, and my imagination. They are a prismatic lens through which I can re-view the world, and a transcription of what I encounter there. The images that inform my …

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Edward Huner, disparate images and spatial tensions

April 24, 2021

My creative search is to find a fulcrum among disparate images and spatial tensions. The narratives are typically incomplete as my metaphors are personal and often allusive. The mood may be self evident as are the elements, but innuendo attempts to stimulate the viewer into participation. I trust the viewer will bring their own life …

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Eugene Kuperman, social commentary for positive change

April 14, 2021

Eugene Kuperman is a published and an award winning artist. Eugene’s work is in many private collections including in a private collection of Robert Harris Rothchild who has many notable works in his collection by artists like: Rembrandt, Chagall, Dali, Ernst, Lichtenstein, and many more. An art catalog came out in 2012 featuring many of …

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Ivan Pazlamatchev, art rooted in the figurative tradition

February 18, 2021

Ivan Pazlamatchev is a Bulgarian-American painter rooted in figurative tradition. His paintings delve into allegorical narratives and compositional tensions, with contemporary interpretation backed by classical training received at the prestigious School for Fine Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria. With over 30 years of experience working as a fine artist, Ivan has exhibited in galleries and museums …

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Sheryl Luxenburg, activism project on incest

February 3, 2021

OTTAWA HYPERREAL PAINTER AND RETIRED PSYCHOTHERAPIST SHERYL LUXENBURG SAYS THAT TIME IS UP TO SPEAK OUT ABOUT A CRIME OF OPPORTUNITY FROM PAIN TO PAINT I was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec and moved to Ottawa, Ontario after receiving two graduate degrees in clinical psychology at McGill University and The University of Ottawa. I …

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Peter Broitman, paintings with historical and political references

December 27, 2020

Peter began painting full time in 2012 after thirty-one years working as an attorney for the United States Department of Labor prosecuting employers for labor law violations. On the way to getting his law degree, Peter studied figurative sculpture and art history at Hartford Art School, and studied figurative sculpture, drawing and art history at …

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Lisa Kovvuri, fine portrait paintings

December 5, 2020

“I like to think of the frame around one of my paintings as a portal to a parallel universe. Through that portal, on the other side of the wall, intangible things like feelings, moods, and experiences take visible form. They materialize into space, shape, atmosphere and color. People occupy that universe, that inner psychological world …

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Louise Solecki Weir, portrait sculpture

December 2, 2020

That her art should be emotionally engaging and physically beautiful is key to Louise’s approach to sculpture. She endeavours to evoke a sense of presence and life in her work. She is drawn to the three-dimensionality of sculpture after making a serious study of dance, art therapy and of vocal performance. Louise first trained in …

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