portrait painting

Portrait painting, portraiture, people in paint, faces, characters in painting

Ivan Pazlamatchev, art rooted in the figurative tradition

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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Patricia Schappler, connected histories in an ongoing love story

My imagery focuses on the drawn and painted figure in shallow, often collaged spaces. I work from family and friends and am encouraged by the narrative that naturally accompanies a psychologically driven subject. Merging my love of Western sensual form with Eastern, flat patterned design, I alternate between depth and surface to create pictorial tension. …

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Amanda Grae Platner, perseverance amid challenge & the psychology of choice

My work explores discipline- perseverance amid challenge, and the psychology of choice, with a focus on painting and durational/endurance performance. Increasingly, the viewer is required to perform an action to complete the work. For example, Stand Back, Im Busy [All These Options Series- No.1] and Go Ahead, Take It/ Bait and Switch read as abstract …

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