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Something’s Fishy: The Surrealism of Kosuke Ajiro

This week we feature the dreamy surrealism of Japanese artist Kosuke Ajiro. I’d like to tell you a little background on this artist, but the Internet was stingy in coming up with biography info. A website and a very basic … Continue reading

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Less Is More: The Minimalism of Alessandro Gottardo, aka Shout

This week I’d like to shift gears from the complex, surrealist art of Jee Young Lee into something completely different. Alessandro Gottardo, aka Shout, is a Milan, Italy-based artist who creates illustrations for advertising campaigns, book covers, magazine layouts, and posters, … Continue reading

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No Photoshop Needed: The Surreal Realism of Jee Young Lee

Korean artist Jee Young Lee doesn’t need water colors or acrylics or canvases and easels to create art; she simply builds it in her studio. Lee, of Seoul, South Korea transforms her small 12 x 13.5 x 8 feet (360 … Continue reading

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Cut and Paste: The Collage Art of Antonello Silverini

I’ve expressed in the past how I have long admired the work of collage artists who can put together divergent media and make them work as one cohesive piece. This interesting cut-and-paste method of art doesn’t seem to be as popular … Continue reading

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Dream Catcher: The Fanciful Art of Natsuo Ikegami

Natsuo Ikegami is an artist from Osaka, Japan whose enchanting work I recently discovered. Her art, with it’s strong suggestions of surrealism channeled through a bit of soothing whimsy, express the artist’s personal state of mind and dreams which are inspired by … Continue reading

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Strange Angels: The Art of Tara McPherson

For the first artist focus since I went on my little self-imposed sabbatical I thought I would feature the work of New York City-based artist Tara McPherson. Tara was born in San Francisco in 1976 and raised in Los Angeles. … Continue reading

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More Monster Mash-Ups: War On Kincade

As you know, lately I’ve been fascinated with recycled art, or the process of one artist adding their own vision to already existing, usually cheery and innocuous works, especially those that are sold for pennies at thrift stores. And it … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween: The Monstrously Clever Art of Chris McMahon & Thyrza Segal

Everyone has no doubt seen them, or maybe even owned one or two of them: pretty but generic paintings of landscapes and nature scenes that might have once lived in a backroad Motel 6 or the rec room in your … Continue reading

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Singing The Body Imperfect: The Art of Sarah-Jane Szikora

It’s often said that great art can come from great hardship, something that British artist Sarah-Jane Szikora might know a lot about. Having had major eye surgery at age 4 and struggling with an eating disorder from her teens to … Continue reading

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Dark Shadows: The Macabre Art of Esao Andrews

Esao Andrews is an intriguing artist whose work ranges between the comically grotesque and simple, understated beauty. A native of Arizona, Andrews has developed a signature cast of dark and surreal characters, blending erotic and sometimes bizarre images in a … Continue reading

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