Peter Madden is an Auckland-based collage artist who creates heavily detailed, surreal microcosms that seem to leap out of their two-dimensional frameworks. Madden, toils away with old issues of National Geographic and an exacto knife, freeing colorful birds from there pages. Using positive and negative space composition his mosaics taunt the eye. Madden’s spindly chairs house the fantastical world he creates while in another sculpture the collaged birds seem to lift the chair from feeble legs. Yet another example of an artist that has never understood boundaries, and the art world is grateful for it.
Weaving digital imagery out of digital collages of vintage photos has allowed artist, Ashley Edwards to comment on social topics while avoiding the dryness of self explanation. Her work leads to admiration, for face value or love for a colorful play on words. Our favorite has to be a cheeky titled, Explosives Are Fun.
If you happen to be in Paris, you must stop by the Galerie Kreo March 8th through May 2nd to see the work of Chris Kabel. His solo exhibition of WOOD RING is smart and raw. Kabel’s work has been shown in the MoMA New York, Boijmans van Beuningen museum in Rotterdam. Not to shabby [...]
I first came across Matt Wisniewski when searching for up and coming graphic artist. His arresting portraits made from a seamless blend of photography and layered ghost like images, made me smirk with creative jealousy. Wisniewski lends his decerning eye to grainy black and white portraits and fashion tares, while meshing rolling landscapes and crashing waves..the [...]
In need of visual stimulation? Take a look at artist pushing process, color, and eveyone is taking notice. Vince Contarino, Yadir Quintana, Jon Elliot, Kris Chatterson, and William Crump.
At first glance your eye tells you- “You are looking at tape art.” On closer inspection Kees Goudzwaard pieces are created with thin layers of smooth oil paint on canvas. The illusion of taped layers of velum and paper is supreme. Goudzwaards choice in subject matter is a modern take on an art student color study. [...]