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Nestor Jr

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Have a look at Nestor Jr‘s portfolio, whose work is nothing less than amazing. Click here for the link.

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Ivan Franco Fraga

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Ivan Franco Fraga is a graduate in fine arts, specializing in painting, at the University of Vigo, Galicia, Spain. His work has been seen in numerous exhibitions and competitions in Spain and in a solo exhibition at Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife.

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Gladys Hack

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These cups of acne, wounds and hair by French instructor and artist Gladys Hack is definitely not for the faint-hearted.

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Rik Garret

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Symbiosis by Rik Garret is a new series exploring ideas regarding love, relationships, magic, Alchemy and mutually beneficial partnerships in nature. This is the first finished image from this series.

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Keith Lemley Luma

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” My work is about seeing the unseen – the invisible presence which exists in our minds and surrounds all objects, experiences, and memories. Working in my studio in rural Appalachia, I have developed a keen interest in being part of and observing natural systems, time and the process of life and death, and an aesthetic sensibility synthesizing the organic and the machine.” – Keith Lemley Luma

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Aristides Ruiz

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Artist Aristides Ruiz has been a studio member at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts since 2010. He lives and works in New York City.

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Denis Peterson

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Denis Peterson is an Armenian-American painter whose hyperreal work has been at the Brooklyn Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, Butler Institute of American Art, Smithsonian Institute, Tate Modern, Springville Museum of Art, and Corcoran MPA. One of the first Photorealists to emerge in New York, Denis is widely acknowledged as the primary architect of Hyperrealism, founded on the aesthetic principles of Photorealism while breaking away from its more traditional conventions. Peterson’s captivating paintings can be found in high profile collections of world renowned art patrons and multinational corporations, i.e. Exxon Corporation and Morgan Stanley.

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Taisuke Mohri

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Taisuke Mohri’s ‘Cracked Portraits’ are a series of detailed pencil artworks overlayed with a pane of cracked glass – known as the ‘material cracks’. ‘In Mohri’s works the representation of the face on paper gives itself to the viewer as a photo of a sculpture but as time of the observation unfolds and the distance between the eye and the image diminishes the statue comes alive disclosing to the viewer the ashy substance of pencil drawing as well as vivid traces of “organic body surface”. Wrinkles, birthmarks, tiny skin swellings as well as purely organic smoothness and roundness of the casted head create visual oxymoron, generating constant shifts in perception of the image, which oscillates between physical presence and representation, between life and stone. The artist uses pencil as well as quality of human perception to make a Triple Maneuver. He depicts three-dimensional object on the surface of a paper in the way it looks as a sculpture installed in the space. Then he emphasizes the surface of the stone (“inside” the paper) by infusing flesh, skin and age in the image of the saints and warriors. Finally he “revives” the depicted figure itself driving “Life” into it so the figure provokes onlooker’s imagination on what might be the emotional state, the world inside the personage. First, eliminate the surface of the medium (paper), than bring the focus on the surface of sculpture, finally, create the illusion of “inside” of the resurrected person – this is the structure of photo-realistic labyrinth the artist offers us to experience. ‘

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Edgar Mendoza Mancillas

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Thrilled to have found some more work from the talented Edgar Mendoza Mancillas. Check it out everyone!

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Tricia Cline

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” This body of work is an ode to the Animal, its ability to perceive, and our return to that perception. An animal is its very form. Its function is its form. A dog runs at full speed, a distinct scent or sound alters its direction. The legs, the nose, the ears of the dog are its function, its bliss. When an animal recognizes another animal it reads with an instinctual eye the character in the form- the essential nature in the form before it. Its text is not a concept about what it’s looking at but a full-bodied response to the shape, smell, movement, and stance of the image in front of it. The language of animals is the language of images. An image is not an idea with a defined meaning, it is itself an animal.” – Tricia Cline

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