Work of the Week

Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi’s “Of fear and sorrows”

Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi’s “Of fear and sorrows”

Iranian-American artist Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi fuses vibrant watercolor strokes with paradoxical illustrations and a minute attention to detail. Ilchi’s busy year included exhibitions at Scope Art Fair in Basel, Switzerland, and New York, as well as nominations for several Washington, D.C.-area awards. See more in ABN’s Winter 2013 “On Our Radar” feature.

Won Ju Seo’s ‘Jumping’

Won Ju Seo’s ‘Jumping’

We’re astounded by Won Ju Seo’s mixed-media work that combines textiles, collage, needlework and paint into dynamic canvas art. She recently received an individual artist fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and was a residency artist at Coohaus Art in August. See more in ABN’s Winter 2013 “On Our Radar” feature.

Maciej Zaborski’s ‘Chair III’

Maciej Zaborski’s ‘Chair III’

A professional crystal grinder turned artist, Maciej Zaborski creates very unique pieces, applying his designing and engraving talents to his glass art. Zaborski is the master engraver and professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, Poland. See more of the artist’s work here.

James Wilbat’s ‘Woman with Fruit Basket’

James Wilbat’s ‘Woman with Fruit Basket’

James Wilbat loves to have fun with glass. His curly-head glass sculptures are a must see!  Wilbat studied under well-known glass blowers including Joel Myers, Dan Dailey, William Carlson and Vernon Brejcha.  Yet his own unique style, which he describes as a combination of old world glass and contemporary design, reflects his love of abstract […]

Peter Layton’s ‘Globe’

Peter Layton’s ‘Globe’

Peter Layton is one of the world’s most widely collected and respected glass artists. Everyone from Elton John to the Duchess of Kent have collected his work. Layton’s work is organic, tactile and inspired by nature. Masturing the use of multiple colors together give his work an unusual elegance. At 75, Peter remains active making and continues his operation of London Glass Blowing. […]

Alexis Silk’s ‘Blue Angel’

Alexis Silk’s ‘Blue Angel’

Alexis Silk pushes the boundaries of what is possible in glass blowing. Her glass figures and heads are sculpted entirely free-hand while the glass is hot. The work ranges in scale from full figures just inches tall to life-size torsos hanging in six-foot-high steel frames. See her work at Artexpo New York April 4-6 and […]

Steve Matson’s ‘Day at the Beach’

Steve Matson’s ‘Day at the Beach’

In his innovative Moving Paintings collection, Steve Matson combines traditional painting with cinematography, visual effects, digital painting, animation, music and sound effects. Each image contains 18,000 individual images and animated elements that play back at 24 images per second. The art pieces play continuously all day long, yet hang seamlessly on your wall like traditional […]

Kirsten Høst’s ‘The Snowqueen’

Kirsten Høst’s ‘The Snowqueen’

Kirsten Høst‘s “The Snowqueen” is inspired by the winter cold in the north and the necessity to focus on the protection of one’s ‘golden’ heart as one walks through chilly moments in one’s life. See more of the Denmark artist’s work at hoestart.com and at Artexpo New York April 4-6 at Booth 276. Agent: Stephen […]

Sapphire Frater’s ‘The Madonna’s Marriage’

Sapphire Frater’s ‘The Madonna’s Marriage’

Australia-based artist Sapphire Frater creates surrealist paintings with strong dreamlike imagery and an integral spiritual current. She is currently working on a series of paintings titled “Ceres of Twelve Sonnets,” in which each painting is a sonnet. Sapphire has a great love for her work and is passionate in its application. “The Madonna’s Marriage” depicts “alchemical […]

Marcela Carvalho’s ‘Sunday After’

Marcela Carvalho’s ‘Sunday After’

Pablo Picasso once said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Capturing the inner essence and joy of childlike wonder and curiosity, Marcela Carvalho’s mixed media paintings convey the sentimental beauty of the deep heart’s core. Bringing enormous passion and spontaneity to her art, Carvalho […]

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