Korean artist Taeil Kim merges creamy and bold textures to create moving abstract portraits. While the feminine figures in his oil paintings appear still, they are adorned by a flurry of spontaneous brushstrokes that are bursting with color and movement. The combination of these styles results in an intriguing portrayal of semi-clouded women. Kim's unique style is influenced by several great masters known for their expressive paintings, including the Flemish artist Rembrandt.
British artist Jason Anderson paints pixelated cityscapes by applying geometric swatches of color onto the canvas with a palette knife.
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. For painter Luiza Niechoda, rendering immersive oil landscapes is more than just a creative outlet though. After feeling the fatigue from the COVID-19 lockdowns, she began a series of tranquil forest paintings entitled Quiet Escape. These mesmerizing canvases gave her a way to cope with the difficulties brought on by the pandemic.
Impressionist artists like Monet and Renoir are famous for their exquisite plein air paintings which captured the atmosphere of the...
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 a technique used by children into the fine art world. As a renowned finger painting artist, Iris puts down the brush and uses her hands to manipulate oil paint. The results are lush, textural paintings that explode with color and movement.
Dutch artist Marissa Oosterlee is renowned for her photorealistic painting skills that enable her to render people with immaculate precision.
Artist Alexandra Pacula, most known for her dizzying oil paintings (see here and here)
A few years ago, we featured artist Alexandra Pacula's dizzying oil paintings and now we're pleased to announce her new show at Mighty Tanaka gallery in Brooklyn, New York starting May 11. Called Shifting Perspectives, expect to find new work by the artist including a 10 panel sequence with accompanying sound! Below is a sneak peek of that particular installation.