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Josh Keyes – One thing is clear, the world has changed

above, Roaming Woods 20″x34″, acrylic on birch panel, 2013 “The variety of animals and odd creatures I have created over the years began to ask where do we come from, what is our story?” Treadmill 24″x30″, acrylic on canvas, 2006 … Continue reading

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Albín Brunovský’s surrealistic illustrations

Albín Brunovský was a Slovak painter, graphic artist, lithographer, illustrator and considered one of the greatest Slovak painters of the 20th century. He died in January 1997 in Bratislava, Slovakia The Hložník School, where he studied under Prof. Vincent Hložník … Continue reading

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Cesar Santos’ syncretism

“Can you combine Rembrandt, Caravaggio and Hello Kitty? Cesar Santos can.” – Juxtapoz Cesar Santos was born in 1982. He studied at Miami Dade College, then attended the New World School of the Arts. He then completed the “Fundamental Program … Continue reading

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Photorealistic Paintings by Mitch Griffiths

Inspired by the light and composition of Old Masters paintings, but concerning 21st-century British society, Mitch Griffiths oil paintings are a symbolic statement for the “transient and throwaway nature” of contemporary culture. Rehab Born in Nuneaton in 1971, his passion … Continue reading

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Maxime Taccardi Artworks

Taccardi’s art is disturbing and fascinating, beautiful and ugly at the same time. The “french-born” artist is using parchment, ink and his own blood to express what is on his mind. “I started to create my ‘visions’ in university because … Continue reading

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Odd Nerdrum – The consistent fascination with the human body

Odd Nerdrum was born in Hälsingborg, Sweden in 1944. His paintings show us paired corpses, madmen, men in pain – all frightful and abhorrent. In a way sexual but unpleasant at the same time, his paintings show the human body … Continue reading

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Russian symbolist painter Denis Forkas Kostromitin

Denis Forkas Kostromitin was born in 1977 in Kamyshin, Russia. He has been privately teaching painting and drawing since 2007 and has participated in various local and international exhibits. Forkas’s paintings and drawings have been featured in many international music … Continue reading

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Amazing Aaron Nagel

Aaron Nagel is a figurative oil painter living in Oakland CA. He was born in 1980, San Francisco, CA. Aaron is a self taughts artist. Gavin Castleton, for the album, “Won Over Frequency” “The iconography that influences me is entirely … Continue reading

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The paintings of Dino Valls – The tradition of spanish realism

His painting, elaborating and expanding the methods of past masters, centers on the human psyche by using figurative techniques only as a formal support in which to project a conceptual content laden with profound psychic weight, where the most obscure … Continue reading

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Laurie Lipton

“Lipton was inspired by the religious paintings of the Flemish School. She tried to teach herself how to paint in the style of the 16th century Dutch Masters and failed. When traveling around Europe as a student, she began developing … Continue reading

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