Paintings from Tokyo based Artist Komura Marefum.
I went to see the David Hockney exhibition in the Royal Academy in London last week. It was pretty impressive, the amount of work on show and the sheer scale of some of it. Really great bright coloured paintings, photo montage, iPad drawings and films in the playful Hockney style. The Royal Academy’s open till midnight some nights so worth checking out even if you have to squeeze it into a pub crawl!
Watch the video below of a Channel 4 interview with David Hockney.
Amazing Photo-real Paintings from London Born Australia based Artist Robin Eley. Robin is a self taught Artist, his paintings are oil on Belgian Linen, you can find a description of his process here.
“The way I see it is that I have 3 opportunities to get my drawing correct: the initial drawing onto canvas, the underpainting and the final painting. As I move through these processes I am constantly reevaluating my drawing, making sure I maintain accuracy as I battle with other things such as colour and value.” Robin Eley on his process of his work
Robin Eley’s debut solo exhibition ‘Singularity’ opens February 8th to the 26th, 2012 at Hill Smith Gallery in Adelaide, South Australia. He is also participating in a major survey of Australian artists with Chinese Heritage at Ausin Tung Gallery, February 15th to the March 10th, 2012.
Watch the video below of Robin Eley’s painting process through all stages, you can find more on his vimeo page.
Drawings, paintings and print work from Dublin based Artist Colm MacAthlaoich. Colm’s work draws on the themes and influences of “colour, music, people, landscape and architecture.”
“Often letting the process determine the outcome allowing subconscious patterns to emerge which allows for an exciting abstraction of reality.”
Colm MacAthlaoich is currenlty studio coordinator and technician at Black Church Print Studio Dublin. He is a member of the Graphic Studio Print-Makers in 2005 and a co-founder of S and has work with the Sunday Tribune, Irish Times, Mongrel Magazine, Dazed and Confused Magazine, Icarus Magazine, Image Magazine, LeCool and Carlsberg.
“My artistic energy drives me to arrange elusive figures and objects in conceptual designs, yet rendering them in a believable and convincing way. I bring both worlds – theoretical and naturalistic – into communion: taking objects out of their natural context to create a new environment for them, a new reality or world for us.”
Check out his site for more traditional landscape and portrait paintings.
“Colourful blobs radiate from every available space defying the laws of gravity, as hard edged shapes melt and droop animating the painting with constant movement.”
He has exhibited extensively in Ireland and Spain, and is the recipient of numerous awards including Kilkenny Council residency 2007, Culture Ireland overseas exhibition grant 2007, Residency studio, Arteleku San Sebastian, Spain 2003 & 2004. Ida Branson Memorial Bequest 2003, UK.
Beautiful emotive work from Oakland based Artist / Drummer / Graphic Designer Brett Amory. Brett Amory’s paintings depict people in transit, everyday acts, waiting for a bus or train, undefined moments of time between events, the pregnant moment.
“Elements of the compositions provide an outward echo of the inner states of the figures. By reducing the elements of the painting as far as possible, a frozen moment is extended.” Brett Amory
Prints of Brett Amory’s work are available through ‘Thinkspace Gallery’ and ’5 Pieces Gallery’. In 2011 Brett Amory has had solo exhibitions at the ‘Jonathan LeVine Gallery New York’, and ‘Gallery AD’.
Striking large Scale Portraits from Dutch Artist Annemarie Busschers.
“Her work belongs to the Dutch tradition of reproducing the subject matter with utter detail, as if we could touch with the eye the textures of the surfaces, the fabrics and the skin, etc Busschers work digs deeper into the meaning of contemporary individualism by treating the surfaces as landscapes with a right of their own.”
Check out her site to see some of her murals and earlier surrealist drawings.
Some amazing large scale hydrological paintings from Brooklyn based Artist Alyssa Monks. Alyssa Monks works in the field of photorealism, yet revealed in the detail of her paintings is a playful abstraction created with thick strokes of paint within a restricted pallet. The result being beautifully intimate depictions of human flesh in contact with water, steam and glass.
“When I began painting the human body, I was obsessed with it and needed to create as much realism as possible. I chased realism until it began to unravel and deconstruct itself. Realism and Abstraction are in a symbiotic relationship they need each other to exist and eventually become the same.”
Alyssa Monks is currently represented by David Klein Gallery in Birmingham, Michigan and is currently exhibiting her work at Art Miama, Florida untill December 4th 2011.