British artist Jason Anderson paints pixelated cityscapes by applying geometric swatches of color onto the canvas with a palette knife. These distorted views of urban environments capture the striking shapes of skyscrapers, houses, and bridges in a rainbow of pastel hues. As a result, each canvas vibrates with a rigid yet equally dynamic feel. Anderson developed this unique approach to painting after working as a stained glass apprentice.
It can be difficult to encapsulate large cities such as New York and Hong Kong in just one painting.
When seeking inspiration, many artists will turn to the beauty of the natural environment.
Impressionist artists like Monet and Renoir are famous for their exquisite plein air paintings which captured the atmosphere of the outdoors at a specific moment in time. Contemporary painters carry on this splendid tradition while finding subtle ways to keep the practice new and exciting. Colorado-based artist Remington Robinson creates miniature masterpieces of scenery in the U.S. and abroad and houses them inside of Altoid tins.
Bows and balloons are associated with some of the happiest events in life, like celebrating birthdays and opening gifts.
Painter Iris Scott has been a My Modern Met favorite for years, as we've long admired her ability to elevate...
Dutch artist Marissa Oosterlee is renowned for her photorealistic painting skills that enable her to render people with immaculate precision. She demonstrates her abilities by placing her subjects in a tricky setting—glistening water. In her series Washing Away My Sorrows, she combines her figurative painting talents with her love of the sea and depicts women half-submerged in clear pools.
Artist Alexandra Pacula, most known for her dizzying oil paintings (see here and here)