Tigran Tsitoghdzyan was born in 1976 in Yerevan, Armenia. Since when he was very young he passed his days painting and drawing. He found his universe when he discovered the oil paints at the age of 5. Very soon he was noticed by Henrik Iguitian, an art critic, founder and director of Modern Art Museum and Children Art Museum in Yerevan. He organized Tigran’s first personal exhibition with one hundred works when Tigran was ten years old. The exhibition started in Yerevan, and then continued in the cities of Spain and USA. In the following years Tigran had numerous exhibitions in Armenia, Russia, West Europe and United States.
Catherine Creaney‘s work is exhibited throughout Ireland and the UK. Her work encompasses both abstraction and portraiture. She has taken part in numerous exhibitions in Northern Ireland and has had work exhibited at the RUA Annual Exhibition on several occassions.
This fantastic bookend will wake the dead with its scary and stunning looks and will look fantastic in any room in the house. Made from sturdy steel it will withstand the walking dead. Buy here.
Portraits of the Torrance family (The Shining) by Los Angeles based illustrator and designer Jaya Nicely. Click here for the link.
Zeren Badar is a self-taught photographer who lives currently in NYC. He is originally from Turkey. He is obsessed with art. He enjoys long walks all around Manhattan and take long breaks at art shows.
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Eddi Prabandono is an artist who involves design, planning, and construction in creating his large-scale pieces. He did not work on his pieces alone. Just like in a project, Eddi Prabandono involved many workers: to create designs and even work plans. Often, he employed construction plans that need [careful] calculation. However, his pieces did not turn into structural things, because of the way he incorporated the evolution of languages of expressions in creating them. (via Primae Noctis and Indo Art Now)
” I have loved nature all my life, it is the backbone of everything, it is beautiful and horrible, and it is incorporated into most of my drawings and paintings. I like to embellish portraits and figures with elements of nature to combine ‘human’ and ‘natural’ beauty, and I also like to use nature to express more personal and emotional ideas. Butterflies are a regular occurrence, my awareness of and involvement in The Butterfly Project has meant that they have come to represent quiet emblems of hope. As art is slowly becoming a bigger part of my life, my work is growing more personal and closer to my heart. When it comes down to art, what motivates me most of all is the blankness of the page in front of me which cries out with so much possibility. I look at the blank sheet in front of me and know that I can do anything. I am free, there are no rules. To this day, art is shaping who I am. It is bringing me new opportunities, allowing me to meet fantastic people, and constantly giving me hope. If I didn’t draw I’d curl up and die.” – Kate Powell
Raised in Waihi Beach, New Zealand now residing in Sydney, Australia, Ben Young is a self-taught artist who has been making glass sculpture for over 10 years. Having spent most of his life living in the beautiful Bay of Plenty (North Island, NZ) it seemed obvious to him to explore the local landscape and surroundings for early inspiration in his art. The ocean also playing a dominant role in his life being a keen surfer and boatbuilder by trade, he was inspired to capture the perfection and raw power of the sea and of the perfect wave. Other local landscapes including the lonely Mount Maunganui and Mayor Island have featured in his uniquely crafted glass sculptures.
‘This playful and visually surprising LED lamp is composed of a flat acrylic sheet that has been laser engraved with dozens of intricate incised lines that suggest the three-dimensional and gently ghoulish form of a skull. When inserted into the wooden birch wood base, LED light travels through the line, illuminating the design and creating a powerful optical illusion that challenges our comprehension of space.’ Link here.