Lauren Coulson layers acrylics, inks and dyes on canvas, fusing the mediums to create eye-catching, active imagery. She “assists with the aftermath” of mixing these mediums, molding the paint to obtain “the desired balance of chance and control.” The cosmos and natural phenomena play prominent roles in her work. “I am fascinated with everything—from the […]
Illustrator and photographer Vimal Chandran frequently travels throughout India, gathering inspiration from the country’s vibrant pop culture and social politics. The self-taught artist has been painting since childhood and became a full-time visual artist after leaving his job as a software engineer. “I wanted to do more on my own, so I thought art was […]
This is not a photograph! It is a detail of an oil painting in progress by photo-realist John-Mark Gleadow. The image was commissioned by Thomas Sorensen, the famed goalkeeper of the English Premier League. Since 2006, Gleadow has been working on his “Bibliotheque Series,” images of book spines which viewers find hard to believe are […]
Israeli artist Guy Ben-Ari has used his interest in “psychoanalytic theory and semiotics” to lay the groundwork for his narrative and nonfigurative paintings. His recent collection explores the technology-driven contemporary culture of image consumption, a “reality through digital media: one that is removed, distant, dissociative, and at the same time very pleasurable and in high-def,” […]
Hiroshi Sato’s vibrant portraits reflect his interest in geometric design, with graphic shapes reminiscent of a stainedglass window. He says he draws inspiration from the “accumulation of both learning and experiencing.” “The main area I am focusing on at the moment is the clear/unclear relationship between the individual perceived reality [microcosm] versus the world [macrocosm],” […]
The line between fine art and illustration is blurrier than the art world acknowledged just a few decades ago. Find out what sets illustrators apart from fine artists, and what brings them together.
Nigerian-born, U.S.-based artist Njideka Akunyili explores the dynamics of her culture and community through mixed-media art, melding limitless combinations of acrylic, charcoal, pastel, marble dust, colored pencils, oil, fabric or Xerox transfers into figurative collages with distinct narratives. Both critics and collectors have responded positively to her work. At Art Basel in 2012, five of […]
Despite today’s fast-paced world of social-media marketing and networking, there’s still no substitute for meeting customers and prospects in person. And there are few better places to accomplish just this goal than at a trade show.
Meet artist and photographer Charlie Carter. Clinging to the traditional means of the gelatin silver process, photographers like Carter continue the practice through the use of film and silver-coated papers.