Tag Archives: figurative

Playful Camouflage.

  Sources: Blanca Berlín Galería presenta la exposición ‘Latidos’ | Paseo por el arte. Search Results • Humboldt State University.           One can play hide and seek for many reasons: psychological, political (see previous posts) or … Continue reading

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Hiding in plain sight.

    Photo credit: Liu Bolin 刘勃麟 – Photography of China. Have a peek at this site for more photos and trilingual pertinent commentaries (French, English, Chinese).           Liu Bolin is a sculptor, performance artist and  … Continue reading

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Street photography from an angle.

Artist’s site : http://www.pierretoussaint.be/     Pierre Toussaint is a Belgian photographer born in 1982. He lives and works in Brussels. Pieces of streets and fragments of people in black and white are both objects here, carefully put – I … Continue reading

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Barry X Ball

  Barry X Ball, 1955, USA.       I think the stone is the main attraction here, gorgeous!               ‘Purity’, 2008-2009. Golden honeycomb calcite, stainless steel. That particular brand of calcite is only … Continue reading

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2011 june 3. Alfredo Longo, a Belgian sculptor and recycling artist.

  Alfredo Longo, Mons (Belgium), 1960. The artist’s site: here.               From nuts and bolts: the art of recycling!   Number 28 from the expressive serie ‘Taureaux’ ( bulls).           … Continue reading

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Sergey Maximishin, un photographe sous pression

          Sergey Maximishin (Crimea 1964).           “Send In The Clowns” ( Judy Dench)               In St Petersburg,dec 2001. I discovered this remarkably expressive photographer in Johnshaven‘s … Continue reading

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Masks, James Ensor.

    Image source: The Art Tribune.         James Ensor,  Oostende (Ostend, Belgium), 1860-1949. The painter denounces in his society what the victorians called “cant” (sham, pretense, humbug). The masks reveal the real face of the crowd. … Continue reading

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Desiree Holman: Masks, Avatars and Self.

          Desiree Holman (1974,California) is an interdisciplinary artist and video specialist.           From her Statement of Purpose (2009): “The driving question is this: what do games of make-believe, like the ones I … Continue reading

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http://www.krokingallery.com/images/sungtae14.jpg Park Sung-Tae, Korea 1960. Fragile existences and their shadows. Our life? ‘Love’, aluminum mesh 2003 Untitled (man and woman), stainless steel 2006.

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Franciam Charlot

http://www.espritsnomades.com/artsplastiques/charlotfranciam/franciamcharlot.html Franciam Charlot,1957, paints and draws our fears. He lives in Toulouse, France. “At that precise moment when his head hit the ground, he realised that his body was heavier than his dream” (Pierre Reverdy, cited in French on the … Continue reading

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New Page 2

http://www.zdom.com/art/kaloustguedel/newworks-frame.htm Kaloust Guedel, Nicosia, Cyprus, 1956, lives in the USA. I found this striking work on the ever striking pages of twixel, thank you! ‘All Men are Created Alike’ mixed media on canvas over board.

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LAutruchon – Léon Spilliaert, Vertige (1908)

http://autruchon.tumblr.com/post/1210739864/leon-spilliaert-vertige-1908 Leon Spilliaert, Belgium, 1881-1946, ‘Vertige’ (vertigo), 1908. Hazy landscape, uncertain soul…

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Jacqueline Devreux / – peintre belge – belgium painter – belgische schilder –

http://www.lagalerie.be/devreux/index%202002%202003.htm Jaqueline Devreux, Belgium, lives in Brussels. She is a portraitist, yes, but I’d say she describes more fugitive moments than the essence of a person. She is exposing in Brussels (Sablon, Pierre Hallet) till April 3. Unfocused portraits of … Continue reading

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Herv Martijn

http://www.hervemartijn.com/2010.html Herve Martijn, Avelgem, Belgium, 1961. ‘Never compare’, 2010. From 2007 to 2011, this site tells a story. We get fragments of life; but we lack the key to understand their mystery. Do we have the key to understand our … Continue reading

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Jan Van Mechelen

http://www.janvanmechelen.com/faces.cfm Jan Van Mechelen (lives in Heverlee (Leuven),Belgium. Difficult to define. Half drawings, half paintings, these works grow on you and become fascinating; you feel you are entering a mysteriously silent world where enigmatic faces and bodies seem to be … Continue reading

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http://www.peterbucklandgallery.ca/exhibitions8.html Suzanne Hill (New Brunswick, Canada). I like this compact group of convoluted bodies. I like that it actually shows the movement of a single one jumping above a rope (hence the out-of-focus parts). It looks burned by the sun…would … Continue reading

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Tiina Heiska – Paintings

     http://www.tiinaheiska.fi/paintings/hotel.html Tiina Heiska, Helsinki (Finland), 1959. Movements caught in a split second: the blurred paint seems to try and catch a moment that is already gone. We feel indiscreet, facing mysterious fragments of a life full of secrets … Continue reading

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Xavier Visa

http://www.galeriezuid.be/kunstenaars/Visa/visa.html The Catalan artist Xavier Visa (Spain, 1958-) paints anonymous out-of-focus streets and people. Perhaps they represent all those people we don’t see, who cross our path like a blur, all those people we neglect when we rush to our … Continue reading

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CBC News – Ottawa – Artist Louise Bourgeois dies

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/ottawa/story/2010/05/31/bourgeois-louise-spider-sculptor-dies.html The French sculptor Louise Bourgeois just died in New York at the age of 98. A couple of years ago, I met her very impressive ‘Maman’ (mummy), a giant spider (30ft tall) in bronze standing along the National Gallery … Continue reading

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TWIG GALLERY

http://www.twiggallery.com/spip.php?rubrique11 I found this picture (from an exhibition in Brussels) in the newspaper this morning. Gilles Barbier is a versatile French artist with a keen sense of derision. There is a French proverb saying: “Mieux vaut une tete bien faite … Continue reading

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