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Chrome Face Masks and Hyperrealistic Oil Portraits by Kip Omolade

August 17, 2019

Andrew LaSane

…Diovadiova Chrome Kip Triptych III detail, Oil on canvas, 74 x 36 in Diovadiova Chrome Diana IV, Oil on canvas, 36 x 48 in Diovadiova Chrome Trinity, Oil on canvas, 120 x 186 in Diovadiova Chrome Tribunal work in progress Diovadiova Chrome Tribunal, Oil on canvas, 120.5 x 156.5 in Diovadiova Chrome Joyce IV detail, Oil on canvas, 72 x 34 in Diovadiova Chrome Kip Triptych I detail, Oil on canvas, 74 x 36 in Profiled in the video below by filmmaker Jesse Brass (previously), Omolade speaks about immortality, form, universal beauty, and what it means to be a diva….

 

 



Art Craft

A Studio Interview with Embroidery Portrait Artist Cayce Zavaglia

February 12, 2018

Laura Staugaitis

Embroidery artist Cayce Zavaglia (previously) creates mesmerizing portraits of everyday people using cotton thread and wool. In this thoughtful video profile, Jesse Brass (previously) takes a closer look at Zavaglia’s process and speaks with the artist about her work. In their conversation, Zavaglia emphasizes the importance of seeing the beauty in ordinary life, and explains the symbolic significance of each portrait’s verso. She has a show of new works coming up in May 2018 at Lyons Wier Gallery in New York. Brass shares many more artist profiles on Vimeo.  …

 

 



Art Illustration

Color Ballpoint Pen Drawings by Nicolas V. Sanchez

November 9, 2015

Christopher Jobson

…the roots of his own identity, delving into a bi-cultural upbringing that spans from the American midwest to his family’s rural history in Mexico. In addition to his exacting pen work, Sanchez is also a painter and works in a distinct style that’s quite different from his ballpoint pen sketches. The sketchbooks help him work through ideas to determine if they eventually meant for a larger canvas, or if they’re meant to exist only in the pages of a book. Filmmaker Jesse Brass recently sat down to talk with Sanchez in his New York studio for this interview entitled Resolve….

 

 



Art Documentary

Perspective: Artist Zaria Forman Shares the Inspiration behind Her Large-Scale Pastel Waves and Icebergs

September 3, 2014

Christopher Jobson

As part of his ongoing Making Art series, filmmaker Jesse Brass sits down with artist Zaria Forman (previously) who discusses the inspiration and intent behind her giant pastel drawings of icebergs and ocean waves….

 

 



Art

Historical Fine Oil Portraits on Crumpled Trash by Kim Alsbrooks

June 9, 2014

Christopher Jobson

…in the South out of frustration with some of the prevailing ideologies, in particular, class distinction. This ideology seems to be based on a combination of myth, biased history and a bizarre sentimentality about old wars and social structures. With the juxtaposition of the portraits from museums, once painted on ivory, now on flattened trash like beer cans and fast food containers, the artist sets out to even the playing field, challenging the perception of the social elite in today’s society. Filmmaker Jesse Brass recently caught up with Alsbrook to interview her for his Making Art series. Watch it above….

 

 



Art Craft Documentary Illustration

Revelation: Cut Paper Collages and Illustrations by Christine Kim

August 7, 2013

Christopher Jobson

And we have another great documentary short today. Meet Toronto-based artist Christine Kim whose recent artwork explores intersections between illustration, cut paper collage, and architecture. The video above is part 10 of an ongoing series of top-notch artist interviews conducted by filmmaker Jesse Brass called Making Art….

 

 

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