Archive | July 2013

The Attempt to Reconcile Real Life Horror with Fantasy Life Sweetness

Kukula (Nataly Abramovitch) is a painter who currently lives in the US. Originating from Israel, she grew up around many Holocaust survivors, which influenced the theme that runs throughout her work described as, “The attempt to reconcile real life horror with fantasy life sweetness.”

Ghostly Existence

Kate Macdowell is an American artist from Portland, Oregon. Her ceramic sculptures feature amazing detail and nature/human relationships.

Antoine Helbert

After a little vacation, it’s time to post about the French painter/illustrator, Antoine Helbert.

Pin Ups Gone Wild

Brian M. Viveros is most well known for his fetish, erotic paintings featuring doe-eyed women with cigarettes. His mixed medium paintings (mix of oil, airbrush, acrylic, and ink) have been featured all over the world. He also recently has dabbled in film. View his full gallery here.    

Dummy Brother

Jacob Magraw-Mickelson is an American artist that is known for his paintings, illustrations, and silk-screen prints. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Fishwrap Magazine and several books. I first discovered him with his illustrated story Dummy Brother, in Flight Volume 1 (pictured below).   Some of his other works:  

The Use of the Female Form

Man Ray, an American photographer, painter, and experimental film maker spent most of his career working and living in Paris, France. His most famous works came is 1915-1935 but continued working into the 1960s. His art is often put into categories such as Modernist, Surrealist, Dada, and Futurist. I have often admired his photographs and […]