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Wikje Schoon, figurative stone sculpture from Netherlands

Wikje Schoon, figurative stone sculpture from Netherlands

June 20, 2018 | figurative sculpture | No Comments

The sculptures made by Wikje seem realistic at first glance, but she plays with the perception of the viewer. Behind the apparent beauty lies the visualization of vulnerability and desolation. The characters are purely fictional with a social existential theme. Apparent realism and technical craftsmanship are used as a medium to reinforce her concepts. The…

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AMERICA’S TOP 25 GALLERIES & MUSEUMS vote on your online art images

AMERICA’S TOP 25 GALLERIES & MUSEUMS vote on your online art images

AMERICA’S TOP 25 GALLERIES & MUSEUMS vote on your online art images (all countries welcome). 3 CASH PRIZES. All 50 categories will have 1st to 6th Place winners. DEADLINE JULY 30. PRESTIGIOUS AWARD. Only $25 per submission. Info at www.AmericanArtAwards.com. (At the site you can also see this year’s voting galleries/museums and 10 years of…

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Miguel Sopena, creative process loaded with feeling

Miguel Sopena, creative process loaded with feeling

My interests as an artist are very diverse but at present I work primarily as a painter. I trained as a portraitist and I retain a keen interest in the human figure and figurative painting, but, at the same time, and since my graduation, I have been busy developing an abstract and semi-abstract pictorial language….

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Phadungsak Khaewpong, people inventing their own world

Phadungsak Khaewpong, people inventing their own world

May 16, 2018 | figurative painting | No Comments

The artist Phadungsak Khaewpong was born in the Thai province of Chanthaburi and was raised in a natural setting until he came to live in the city, which is where he began looking into the evolution of the human. The human being is a social animal and tends to live in large complex societies. But…

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Kevin Chambers, figurative sculpture, nudes & portraits

Kevin Chambers, figurative sculpture, nudes & portraits

Which came first— the artist or the inspiration? For Kevin Chambers, the artist was intrinsic, but inspiration came at age 12. That is when he started formal art training in Blairsville, Georgia with famed artist Colleen Sterling. “She was the first person I found that was making a living being an artist,” he says, “It’s…

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Gene Rivas, painting with artist crayons & colored pencils

Gene Rivas, painting with artist crayons & colored pencils

I am an artist who paints portraits, dancers, nudes and other subjects with rich colors in classic and modern themes. I primarily work with Caran d’Ache Neocolor II and Lyra Aquacolor artists’ crayons, and Prismacolor colored pencils. I sometimes blend with the heat from a small hair dryer. Most of my larger paintings are rendered…

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