Russian artist Georgy Kurasov creates abstract paintings of women that vibrate with energy and color. These dynamic pictures are reminiscent of images seen through a kaleidoscope as each cool-faced figure is rendered using an array of saturated geometric shapes. Originally trained as a sculptor, Kursaov continues to explore form in his painting practice. Although some mistake his style for Cubism, the artist actually adheres to the philosophy and aesthetics of neo-Constructivism.
These images might look like double exposure photographs, but they’re actually works rendered in oil paint.
Throughout art history, artists have played with optical illusions to trick the viewers' eyes with mind-bending complex compositions.
Self-taught artist Josie Morway immortalizes different species of birds in hyper-realistic portraits. She uses traditional oil painting techniques and dramatic iconography to envelope each creature in a mystical setting that borders on the surreal. Based in Boston, Morway's practice explores the vulnerability and resilience of nature—especially as it relates to people and industrialization.
Cape Town-based artist Sasha Hartslief doesn't have to travel far to find creative inspiration.
American painter Wayne Thiebaud turned 100 years old in November 2020, but he continues to make art every day.
Throughout her career, artist Iris Scott has proven that finger painting isn’t just for kids. Opting for her digits instead of a paintbrush, her large-scale pieces offer an incredible and intimate look into how she sees the world: one that is full of color, texture, and energy. This is encapsulated in her latest painting called Sage and Time.
Hyperrealistic art has a way of shining a light on the extraordinary beauty of everyday objects.
For many creatives, a new year brings fresh inspiration for original projects.
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris' new administration has already been presented with numerous inaugural gifts, but perhaps none is as poignant as a 19th-century landscape painting, titled Landscape with Rainbow, on loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) in Washington, D.C. This particular painting gifted to the Biden administration at the 46th President's inauguration on January 20, 2020 is more than just a landscape painting, though. It is steeped in symbolism.
Korean artist Taeil Kim merges creamy and bold textures to create moving abstract portraits.
British artist Jason Anderson paints pixelated cityscapes by applying geometric swatches of color onto the canvas with a palette knife.