Multi-Textured Paintings of New York

Painting is difficult enough, but artist Daniel Castan adds the challenge of using quick drying acrylic paints while working from memory. The French painter first began his craft at 40 years old with his initial intentions being to simply have fun. His “fun” exposed a natural artistic talent for recreating cityscapes in an unconventional way.

By adding a resin to his acrylic paints, it speeds up the drying process. As a result, Castan has to work very quickly when constructing his multilayered paintings. There is an engaging textured aesthetic to each of his pieces that depict the urban landscaping of New York City. The uneven, coated surface reflects the gritty city in an intriguing way. Castan’s hastened, abstract technique also aids in representing the hectic, fast-paced lifestyle in New York. His visuals exude liveliness, motion, and lights, which are all attributes of the dynamic city.

Daniel Castan’s website

January 22, 2017

Dynamic Sculptures Capture Powerful Combination of Emotion and Movement

The dynamic work of sculptor Gaylord Ho is instantly recognizable. Emotion oozes from the figures, as they throw their energy into dancerly poses. His female figures twist and twirl, animated and vital. Born in Taiwan, the 66-year-old artist has a fascinating personal history. Growing up as the son of low income farmers, Ho was expected to balance his studies while helping on the rice farm.

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January 21, 2017

Countless Glittering Stars Illuminate a Dreamy World Below

For those of us who live in a bustling, crowded metropolis, a glittering sky filled with stars is a spectacular sight we rarely get to see. Finnish photographer Oscar Keserci offers us glimpses of these astounding views and tranquil starry nights. His breathtaking images showcase dark skies fully illuminated by millions of brilliant celestial points.

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