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Tiny Mixed Media Worlds and Creatures Inside Antique Boxes by Allison May Kiphuth

March 22, 2016

Christopher Jobson

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Quiet, 2015. Ink, watercolor, paper and pins in antique box. 5.5″h x 11.75″w x 4.5″d.

Artist Allison May Kiphuth captures scenes inspired by her surroundings in Maine and along the New Hampshire sea coast by squeezing them into small wooden boxes scarcely a few inches wide. Her mixed media dioramas are constructed from layered ink and watercolor illustrations assembled with pins and string inside antique boxes. The content of each artwork varies from piece to piece from underwater scenes of sea life, to magical tiny worlds populated by forest creatures.

Kiphuth recently had a solo show titled Interior at Paxton Gate Curiosities for Kids and will have work on view next month at the What Goes Around show at Nahcotta Gallery in New Hampshire. You can see more of her work at Enormous Tiny Art and on Instagram. (via Colossal Submissions)

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The Meeting, 2015. Ink, watercolor, paper, pin and thread in antique box. 4.25″h x 4.25″w x 1.75″d.

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Nocturne, 2015. Ink, watercolor, paper and pins in antique box. 6.5″h x 4.5″w x 3.625″d. // Contentment, 2015. Ink, watercolor, paper, thread and pins in antique box. 7″h x 4.5″w x 3.75″d.

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The Spectators, 2015. Ink, watercolor, paper and thread in antique box. 4.25″h x 6.5″w x 3.75″d.

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Harbor, 2015. Ink, watercolor, paper and pins in antique box. 2.5″h x 3.125″w x 2″d.

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Perch, 2015. Ink, watercolor and paper in antique box. 1.25″h x 2.75″w x 1.125″d.

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Art Photography

Mixed Media Works Bring an Impressionist Hand to Rural Canadian Landscapes

March 9, 2016

Kate Sierzputowski

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“Communion No.1,” mixed media photography, acrylic, ink, and pastel on birch panel, 42 x 42,” all images courtesy of Stev’nn Hall

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“Fever Dream No.1″ (2015), 48×40”

Blurring the line between the real and imagined, Stev’nn Hall paints and stains images he takes with his 35 mm camera, often landscapes of his rural Ontario hometown. Each mixed media work contains a collaboration of more than 40 images which are combined, blown up, and mounted on birch panel. With acrylic, ink, and pastel he further distorts each image in an impressionist style, imbuing the ponds, prairies, and rural streets with exaggerated colors one might see through a sun flare or tinted glass.

Hall is a graduate of Concordia University where he studied film, painting, and photography. Before dedicating himself full time to his mixed media works, he was an award-winning television producer and director of indie music videos. You can see more of the Canadian artist’s process and work on his Tumblr and Instagram. (via Arch Atlas)

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“At Close Range No.1,” mixed media, 32 x 48″

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“Century No.1,” mixed media photography, acrylic, ink, and pastel on birch panel, 42 x 42″

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“Harvest No.5,” 32 x 48″

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“Midnight Blue,” mixed media, 48 x 48″

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“Serpentine No. 4,” mixed media with photography, acrylic, ink, and pastel on birch panel, 48 x 48″

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“Serpentine No. 1,” mixed media with photography, acrylic, ink, and pastel on birch panel, 48 x 48″

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Stev’nn Hall painting in his studio

 

 



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Dense Mixed-Media Sculptures Depict a Poignant Collision of Urban and Natural Worlds

January 10, 2016

Christopher Jobson

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From This Distance: Sound Pearls, 2014. Edition of 30, Signed/Numbered, Heavy 308 gsm photo rag paper, 12″ x 12″.

In a fantastic collision of natural and human-made elements, Minneapolis-based artist Gregory Euclide explores aspects of nature, impermenance, and the human experience in unusual relief artworks that seem to grow and drip from vertical surfaces. Some sculptures are framed inside boxes, contained worlds of topographical chaos incorporating plastic, foam, paper, model elements, architectural and geometric elements, paint, ink, and a host of other mediums. Other artworks are mounted atop standard whiteboards found in classrooms, a nod to his role as a teacher where he’s been known to paint elaborate sumi ink landscapes during his lunch break—all of which are subsequently erased.

Several of the pieces seen here will be on view later this April as part of Euclide’s solo show at Hashimoto Contemporary. You can also explore much of his recent work on Behance.

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From This Distance: Sound Pearls, detail.

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From This Distance: Sound Pearls, detail.

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Something Condensed From Whole, 2015. Painting created on a whiteboard with relief elements.

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Something Condensed From Whole, detail.

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Something Condensed From Whole, detail.

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Something Condensed From Whole, detail.

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Anywhere Kept the Frame Around Wanting, 2015. Relief painting containing found and natural objects.

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Anywhere Kept the Frame Around Wanting, detail.

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Anywhere Kept the Frame Around Wanting, detail.

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Anywhere Kept the Frame Around Wanting, detail.

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Thin White Bend Through Treetop and Twisting, 2015. Relief painting containing found and created objects of nature and man.

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Thin White Bend Through Treetop and Twisting, detail.

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Thin White Bend Through Treetop and Twisting, detail.

 

 



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Neon Sunsets and Technicolor Landscapes Painted by Grant Haffner

September 8, 2015

Christopher Jobson

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Deeply influenced by a childhood spent growing up on Long Beach in Sag Harbor, N.Y., artist Grant Haffner tries to capture the color and feeling of sunsets burnt into his memories. Haffner works primarily with a mixture of acrylic, marker, pencil and paint pen on wood panels to create vibrant neon depictions of Long Island landscapes from the viewpoint of roadways punctuated with power lines. He shares about his paintings:

The East End of Long Island has been my home for most of my life. I spent many years exploring the trails through the woods, cruising the quiet country roads, and hanging out on the beaches. My childhood here, surrounded by nature and water, was an experience that I cherish. Now that I am older, I can see how the landscape is changing and am reminded that it will never be the same. Hopefully, my paintings will capture the memory of that landscape before it fades.

Haffner is represented by Damien A. Roman Fine Art where you can see more of his recent work. (via My Modern Met)

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New Trash and Found Object Murals by 'Bordalo II' on the Streets of Lisbon

May 25, 2015

Christopher Jobson

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Artist Bordalo II (previously here and here) uses old tires, bumpers, and other scraps of painted found trash to form towering 3D murals of animals on the streets of Lisbon, Portugal. Collected here are several pieces from the last few months, and you can see much more on Facebook. (via Beautiful/Decay)

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Metazoa: Mixed-Media Cabinets by 'ROA' Reveal the Hidden Anatomy of Animals

April 14, 2015

Christopher Jobson

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Composition II: Lutrinate, Salmonidae, Anguilliformes

Belgian artist ROA (previously) just opened his first solo show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC titled Metazoa. The new series of mixed media works feature the artist’s familiar black and white depictions of animals painted on various cabinet-like furniture pieces that can be opened or shifted to reveal anatomical details. ROA often chooses to depict animals native to where he is working, specifically species that have been forced from their native habitats and now live on the outskirts of urban areas. Here’s a comment about ROA’s decision to depict the beaver, New York’s state animal, via Jonathan LeVine:

ROA views the beaver, the state animal of New York, as a metaphor for the idea that nature has the ability to reclaim itself. The recovery of the beaver in New York City after it was previously thought extinct is exemplary of how humans and animals affect each other and reflects the artist’s interest in how animals evolve within urban landscapes. Wherever man settles, the desire to explore beyond the borders of survival leads to the extinction of species. This extermination due to mankind’s impact not only disrupts the natural balance but also leads to drastic cosmic changes, which ROA aims to convey by depicting the life, transience and carrion of animals.

Metazoa will be on view through May 2, and you can see plenty more gallery views and an interview with the artist during a studio visit on Arrested Motion from earlier this year.

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Composition I: Castor, Didelphimorphia, Sciuridae

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Composition I: Castor, Didelphimorphia, Sciuridae (DETAIL)

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Cervidae Tableau Dormant

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Composition III: Alligatoridae, Testudinidae, Gastropoda

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Erethizon Dorsatum

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NY Canidae

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Sylvilagus Audubonii

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Cabinet Specula Crania