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Into The Woods: The Melancholy Art of Andy Kehoe

According to his rather strange yet humorous bio, Pittsburgh, PA artist Andy Kehoe was only three years old when his sea merchant father was killed by pirates on an ill-fated mission shipping pickles and kittens to Spain. After being thrown … Continue reading

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Sinister Beauty: The Surreal Worlds of Ray Caesar

Ray Caesar is a Toronto-based artist who creates worlds populated by pale beauties straight out of the gilded Victorian Age. His characters almost glow with a flawless, almost porcelain beauty, staring from cold, impassive eyes that project an eerie, sinister … 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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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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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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The Color and the Pattern: The Surreal Worlds of Deedee Cheriel

Nalini ‘Deedee’ Cheriel is a Los Angeles-based painter whose work I just recently became acquainted and subsequently fascinated with. Her dynamic use of color and antediluvian shapes and patterns really struck a chord with the graphic designer in me, and … Continue reading

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In Memorium: Australian Artist Jeffrey Smart

Last week the art blogs and websites were lit up over the death of prominent Australian artist Jeffrey Smart, who passed away on June 20 at the age of 91 at his home in Italy. Though he lived more than … Continue reading

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Pieced Together: The Collage Art of Julien Pacaud

I absolutely love collage art; it was one of the first art genres I remember really getting into as a kid. I just loved the way collage artists could take divergent images and make them work together in the service … Continue reading

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