July 10, 2018

50+ Contemporary Artists to Keep an Eye on Featured in One Gallery Show

The Spoke NYC gallery is known for its striking exhibitions of exciting contemporary painting, illustration, and sculpture, and its latest New York City exhibition lives up to its reputation. Called Suggestivism: Resonance, the show features over 50 contemporary artists from around the world that are at different points in their careers; some, like Audrey Kawasaki, are well-established while others are up-and-coming in their creative journeys.

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July 9, 2018

Interview: Artist Masterfully Transforms Disney Characters Into Real Life People

Many of us have grown up loving Disney animated films. They are classics in our eyes, and we’ve come to know the characters so well that they feel real to us. Since 2011, artist Jirka Väätäinen has made this fantasy a reality by recreating Disney characters so that they actually look like real people. Gone are their stylized features; Väätäinen’s faithful renderings have characteristics like windswept hair, beard stubble, and freckles.

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July 3, 2018

Street Artist Hand Paints Ancient Ornamental “Carpets” on City Sidewalks

A post shared by Ali (@arthur_louis_ignore) on Jul 2, 2017 at 9:37am PDT Interested in tracing the “evolution of ornaments across the history of art,” French street artist Arthur-Louis Ignoré—known also as Ali—inventively incorporates ancient motifs into his graffiti. In a recent series called Carpet, Ali covers overlooked pavements in France and Finland with patterned painted “rugs.

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