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These are based on the beautiful botanical tattoos of Kirsten Holliday (kirstenmakestattoos).
I’m trying to smile more in my selfies.
It makes me look like a dork.
In the Psychometry photographs, arrangements of old objects in dilapidated spaces serve as metaphors for human emotions and psychological states. The term “psychometry” refers to the pseudo-science of “object reading,” a purported psychic ability to divine the history of objects through physical contact. The objects in these pictures seem haunted. They are designed to transcend their material nature and evoke the mysterious presence of past.
You might notice that English painter Agnes Toth’s work looks incomplete. Although logic entices us to notice the missing links, Toth’s techinque aspires to find the threshold between abstract and figurative painting. Her colorful, intentionally half-finished, realistic paintings are the result.
Toth began to create these incomplete paintings in 2008. This method gave her a sense of freedom — the possibility to not feel obligated to fill in the canvas from one corner to the other. The incompleteness of her work also derives from her life philosophy, one that aims towards working and living at a slower pace. “This is what I aim to achieve with my paintings,” she says, “to get back to that harmony and contemplation, to celebrate beauty and serenity.” For Toth, one of the purposes of painting is a meditation exercise, one that requires full concentration on her creative intentions.
In a sense, her pieces provide the viewer with the possibility to become more contemplative. In trying to take everything in, we get lost in the various colorful, fragmented pieces in the hope of somehow putting it all back together.
“the moon,” a new series of drawings from crystal liu.
Crystal Liu was the Gold Medal Award winner at Ontario College of Art and Design when she graduated with her BFA in 2003. She completed her MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute in 2005. Her photos hail from cities such as Toronto, San Francisco, Chicago and Glasgow. Landscapes float up into view with a delicate touch more akin to painting than photography. Their vastness and freedom allow viewers to surrender, re-imagine, or re-create them as personal reverie or memory. In the summer of 2005 she joined the Hosfelt Gallery in San Francisco.
"Spanish artist Oscar Sancho Nin loves the color black for its magic and mystery, and because it reminds him of fellow countryman Goya’s black paintings, a major influence. Without black there would be no light which is one of the striking qualities of Oscar’s portraits, in which he brings together abstraction and the figurative"
Artists are these men and women who are capable as everyone to perceive the Reality, but they have an unusual capacity to express it.
Their perception of reality helps us enrich our own perception. That’s why they are maybe necessary.
There are artists along History that decorates our lives, as IKEA, with an enveloping art that leads us to the sweetest geographies of our existences.
There are another artists that open us a door to dark and unexplored territories, breaking the fears,
facing the unknown and showing some of its sides. They expand our freedom.
In this list of pioneer artists, lucid minds and breakers we could mention Goya, Picasso, Duchamp,
Baselitz, Kafka, Stravinsky, Diaghlev, Brecht or Gaudí, so to mention, not casually, some of them.
His only certainties are his doubts and his big capital, his authenticity.
Oscar shows us a work which is painfully honest, intuitive, intelligent and essential.
RealisticTiny Embroidered Animals by Chloe Giordano
Chloe Giordano is a self-described “illustrator, avid reader, history lover and dreadful knitter” from Buckinghamshire, England. She may not be a great knitter, but her embroidery is more than up to par. Shown here are her tiny embroidered animals, done freehand. Giordano’s mixture of multiple colored threads adds detail and dimension