Category Archives: Fine Arts

Xavier Verhoest : the world’s fragility.

      Xavier Verhoest, Belgian born in Congo (1964, ex Zaire), lives and works in Nairobi. From the pages: “Many of his works are entrenched in his experience of war zones or with groups in the margin of the … Continue reading

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Kimiko Yoshida – Photography, self-portraits.

          Kimiko Yoshida, born in Japan 1963, lives in France since 1995. Painted face, mask , veil, and quasi monochrome: the self is almost totally diluted in these photographic self-portraits impersonating a bride!       … Continue reading

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il lee & style/SWOON

http://www.styleswoon.com/2010/06/07/on-the-ballpoint Ballpoint on canvas, Il Lee, New York based Korean artist (born 1952). via Frannyy, starting the year with a pen flourish!

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sculpture

http://www.mattshlian.com/sculpture%20frame7.html Matt Shlian (1980,Michigan), detail of ‘Fred and Me’. Mathematical intricacy , paper-thin fragility: an expressive metaphoric picture of the links between two persons (Fred and he). Very poetic.

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http://www.galerie-du-fleuve.com/artistes-oeuvres.asp?IDLigne=75&NomCat=Peintres Empty corridors, empty rooms, empty souls: a no-life in soft grey elegance. Genevieve Dael (Paris 1947-). I find interesting that her titles for three landscapes on this site allude to ontological uncertainty (‘L’azur noir’- black azure; ‘Entre chien et … Continue reading

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Tyndall Galleries – Artist Works – Graham Auman

http://www.tyndallgalleries.com/title.php?artistID=3082&titleID=5236&index=3 I do see blond summer grass, luminous and undulating, the wind’s snakes meandering in the prairies (an accurate metaphor I read some years ago in ‘Look homeward Angel’-Thomas Wolfe). Graham Auman,NCaroline,’Draught Grass Beauty’. Thank you for the link to … Continue reading

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P·P·O·W | Teun Hocks | Available Work

http://www.ppowgallery.com/available_work.php?artist=11 Untitled, 2008. Between brackets, probably by the gallery:’String Theory’. Would this digitally coloured black and white photograph show a theoretician physicist launching himself into experimentation?! Teun Hocks doesn’t title his humoristic theatrical little scenes (like Magritte, who used to … Continue reading

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http://www.artolive.com/showwork.php?mg=16&sg=1&p_att_1=4&p_val_1=291&p_type_1=ANDlgType=mg&workId=21933&lgType=sg&lgAtt=1&lgVal=2091&lgAction=&lgWorkId=21933 ‘Watched’, by Jeroen Sparla (The Nederlands). The author, unless it is the gallerist, defines this piece as “figurative abstract”. It sounds antinomic to me, but anyway, I like the work. I like the soft hues, I like the rough … Continue reading

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http://www.knicki.com/ViewArtwork.php?category=New%20Artwork “An odd little carving”, says the site’s comment,”her breasts are the tail fin”. ‘SeaShe’, like most of the First Nation’s sculptures, illustrates a story, usually from ancient legends. In this case,I think Knicki (Calgary, CDN) chose the tale of … Continue reading

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Lahaina Galleries – Fine Art Galleries & Online – Mother and Child

http://www.lahainagalleries.com/?FULLVIEW&pid=126848 Holly Young, ‘Mother and Child’. Do you see the two heads and the engulfing arms ? I always marvel at the capacity of the human brain for supplying the missing details; and even more admire the artists’capacity of creating … Continue reading

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Ciudad de la pintura – Obra ampliada

http://pintura.aut.org/Obra.html ‘Luz oculta’ (hidden light), Enrique Vega 1997. Traces of chocolate on the white linen… ( as a Belgian, I should know ) :). As wixter, to whom I owe the link, wrote, this is one of the richest gallery … Continue reading

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best price for Misty Glow by Duncan Palmar – Art For All, art prints, limited editions and originals

http://www.artforall.co.uk/sw-LE902GM.htm One doesn’t know where ground ends and sky begins in this tormented magenta .A bit suffocating woudn’t you think? Great clouds though, and as Frannyy would say, one feels compelled to look at the source of light.Thanks for the … Continue reading

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Joseph Holmes – Monet Brook

http://www.josephholmes.com/pages/009.html Another fine example of colour mastering by the same J.Holmes ( “Monet brook”); this photographer teaches colour management- see ‘processes’ on his site.http://www.josephholmes.com/processes.html

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Meregalli Luigi – Painter

http://www.luigimeregalli.com/1_11.htm I quite like the delicate presence of the fog here; only a few lines to create a mountain , and the imagination recreates what is lost in the haze ( Luigi Meregalli. Trentin’s Summit ).

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Mark Rediske artwork presented by Foster White Gallery, Seattle

http://www.fosterwhite.com/dynamic/artist.asp?ArtistID=55 Here is a painter using an interesting technique : adding layers of oil pastel and encaustic plus some scratches ;I like the rich colour result, at the same time vibrant and soft.

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Craig Kosak paintings – Arbor Italia

http://www.craigkosak.com/arbor-italia.html Here is an unexpected mixture of realism and abstraction ( Arbor Italia )- a bit overwhelming but riveting; a very hot day in Italy indeed.I don’t remember where I picked up the site,at Painting‘s again probably!

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