Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Book sculptures artist Alexander Korzer-Robinson

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jR_AG7XuX-U&feature=related

Book sculptures artist Su Blackwell

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rp5Zv-wDgtQ&feature=related

The Nightmares of Beksinski

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyboDY6orGI&feature=related

artist Zdzislaw Beksinski

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4l1077U0Gw&feature=related

Beautiful and bleak images-
The drawings of the Polish painter Zdzislaw Beksinski (1929-2005).


Stained Glass artist Judith Schaechter

Extra Virgin the stained glass work of artist Judith Schaechter...

She borrows freely from art historical sources such as nineteeth century fairy-tale illustrations, Pre-Raphaelite paintings, and Surrealism, as well as popular culture sources such as comics, circus posters, and folklore.

Regarding working in stained glass-
Speech Balloon by Judith Schaechter
"I guess the most appealing thing for me is the tedium factor. I don't have too many worthy and profound ideas, so each piece needs to take a certain amount of time. This keeps my hands busy and in sync with my head. "  JS






View youtube video for a more complete overview of her work

also on line article of interest

http://missioncreep.com/schaechter/index.html

and her blog

http://judithschaechterglass.blogspot.com/

Artist Adela Leibowitz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72LXKWBHUis&NR=1

Artist Julie Heffernan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK90EKw9iRo&feature=related

Her paintings have been described as "downright haunting," "enchanting but eerie" and having an "offbeat punch." And while Julie Heffernan of Art and Design agrees, she says she never strives for those results.


"Haunting and enchanting and eerie are wonderful words for getting a sense of how my paintings affect other people," she said, "but I don't drive or steer the work to any particular outcome. For me, it's about tracking these pictures in my head that I derive out of a process called image streaming."
View youtube for complete interview

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Yinka Shonibare mixed media artist




http://whitehotmagazine.com/articles/shonibare-mbe-museum-contemporary-art/1890


Yinka Shonibare MBE is a non-pareil master of the sleight of hand. He has a way of extracting “what everybody knows” – our disregard of the disenfranchised, our vacuous obsessions, our acquiescence, our heedless longings for both temporary fixes and oblivion – and succeeds in personifying its quintessence, foiling us with his sumptuous, visual splendors.

Roland Reiss Personal Politics



http://pmcaonline.org/exhibits/63/index.html



RR Personal Politics art from 1970-1980

Roland Reiss has been a major presence in the Los Angeles art world both as an artist and teacher for several decades. During the 1970s and 1980s, the artist created miniature sculptures of scenes from everyday life, which are among his most famous and groundbreaking works, despite the fact that he works primarily as a painter

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Janne Parvianen painter with light



Janne Parviainen has created a personal painting technique that reflects the urban and technology centered life of today. His most common subjects are city environments and nature landscapes.

http://www.wix.com/jannepaint/jannepaint#!page-5

I'm still not sure how she does this, it's not a photoshop or computer effect.

Artist of interest Robert Schwartz


LIFE OF BIRDS, 1991


Robert Schwartz (1947-2000)

Robert Schwartz provides a portal into a world of emerging gay culture and social upheaval of the 1960s, seeking to expose truths about the human condition by depicting people involved in curious behaviors set in a world of his own invention.
 He painted detailed cross sections of a world where characters move about in the ironic overlaps of incongruous realities. With an intricacy often compared to that of medieval miniatures, each of Schwartz’s paradoxical narratives is expertly composed in a space rarely exceeding 10 inches wide—inviting close examination of his intriguing, yet revealing social scenarios. 
http://www.babcockgalleries.com/node/robert-schwartz/3913

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Artist
Lori Nix
Photographer/surrealist
interesting approach to the world.

"I am interested in depicting danger and disaster, but I temper this with a touch of humor."

lori nix

"I have been building dioramas and photographing the results since the early 1990s. As I'm working through various bodies of work, from Accidentally Kansas, Lost and now The City, my fabrication skills have improved and my subject matter has become more complex. "


http://www.lorinix.net/my8x10life/