John-Mark Gleadow, ‘Untitled’

John-Mark Gleadow, ‘Untitled’

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 […]

Guy Ben-Ari’s ‘Screen (Lamp) – Floral Diptych’

Guy Ben-Ari’s ‘Screen (Lamp) – Floral Diptych’

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,” […]

Marketing Made Easy

Marketing Made Easy

Marketing through social media can reach a vast audience. With so many websites, however, properly spreading the word can be time-consuming and downright onerous. Fortunately, there are plenty of social media- management tools that can help.

Hiroshi Sato’s ‘Underneath’

Hiroshi Sato’s ‘Underneath’

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],” […]

Is There a Fine Art to Illustration?

Is There a Fine Art to Illustration?

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.

Njideka Akunyili’s ‘Nwantini’

Njideka Akunyili’s ‘Nwantini’

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 […]

Exhibiting 101

Exhibiting 101

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.

Photographer Charlie Carter chooses path of tradition

Photographer Charlie Carter chooses path of tradition

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.

Abigail Vancannon’s ‘Balancing Act’

Abigail Vancannon’s ‘Balancing Act’

Abigail Vancannon’s oil paintings capture the beauty in the everyday, suggesting the nostalgia of the 1950s. The inspirations for her Americana portraits and scenes are classic car shows and antique stores, and she creates art that “evokes emotions, challenges thinking and thoughts, contemplates beauty and has great power to reach people in a nontraditional way,” […]

Minjae Lee’s ‘Flower’

Minjae Lee’s ‘Flower’

With marker and ink, Minjae Lee, a self-taught artist, layers bright, intricate patterns over female portraits. The images call to mind his South Korean heritage and push a contemporary aesthetic. Although a fresh face in the art world, Lee has already been commissioned internationally. Nature plays a dominant role in Lee’s images, and this focus […]