Painting

August 13, 2022

Hyperrealistic Artworks Are an Intriguing Portal to Their Subjects Inner Worlds

At first glance, it's hard to distinguish Mustafa Yüce‘s art from reality. The Turkish artist creates hyperrealistic paintings and pastel drawings of enigmatic figures in carefully crafted environments.  Seemingly lost in their own thoughts, they are intended to reflect people's inner worlds. “What I really want to emphasize is the narrative in my compositions,” Yüce explains to My Modern Met.

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July 23, 2022

Energetic Drip Paintings Imagine a Future Where Cities and Nature Are One

Many big cities have a reputation for being gray and industrial. But not in Amy Shackleton‘s world. The Canada-based artist imagines a future where cities and nature are connected. She creates vibrant acrylic paintings that merge architecture with organic landscapes. Shackleton employs a drip painting technique—where paint is dripped or poured directly onto the canvas—to “achieve a natural energy in her work.

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July 12, 2022

Stunning Oil Paintings Capture the Warm Glow of Hope Within Hands

Artist Zarina Situmorang highlights the delicate beauty of hands in her exquisite oil paintings. Inspired by the dramatic light and dark works of Caravaggio, she places pairs of hands against a black background and adds a soft glowing illumination that imbues the composition with gentle tenderness. This ongoing series of paintings is entitled Warmth. “I’m mostly inspired by emotions, I want to tell a story with my paintings,” Situmorang tells My Modern Met.

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July 3, 2022

Cinematic Paintings Capture the Tranquil Beauty of a Romanticized American Southwest

Artist Brett Allen Johnson captures the tranquil beauty of the American Southwest in immersive oil paintings. He carefully renders his memories of pristine desert places that are dominated by vermillion rock formations and blanketed by bright blue skies. Together, they create mesmerizing snapshots of the iconic terrain. Johnson's love of the West began in childhood, with his frequent travels around his home state of Utah and to Sedona, Arizona, where his grandparents resided.

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