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Birds Painted on Unfolded Pharmaceutical Boxes by Sara Landeta

April 25, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Madrid-based artist Sara Landeta is currently working on a series of birds painted on the backs of unfolded medicine boxes. You can follow her work on the ongoing series on Facebook and on her blog. Landeta is represented by 6mas1.

 

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Gritty New Cityscapes by Jeremy Mann

April 11, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Rooftops in the Snow

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Times Square Lights

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Manhattan Nights

Manhattan Nights

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It’s almost impossible for me to select a favorite piece when looking at paintings by San Francisco painter Jeremy Mann (previously). Each of his works seems so wholly genuine, a mix of mystery and grit that brings a sublime light to iconic cities like New York and San Francisco. Above are a selection of paintings from the last two years or so, and you should also check out his recent Figures series. (via one of my favorite new art Tumblrs, Anita Leocadia)

 

 



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Oil Landscapes Transformed into Mosaics of Color by Erin Hanson

April 3, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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While doing undergraduate work at UC Berkeley, artist Erin Hanson took some time off from studying art to obtain a degree in bioengineering. After graduating she moved to the outskirts of Las Vegas where a climb at Red Rock Canyon inspired her artistic career yet again. She decided to commit to creating a new painting each week, a process she continues today, eight years later.

Hanson transforms landscapes into abstract mosaics of color using an impasto paint application, where thick globs of paint create almost sculptural forms on the canvas. She tries to use a few brush strokes as possible, without layering, a process that’s been called “open impressionism.” Hanson is represented by too many galleries to list here, though she does have a number of available paintings listed on her site, as well as prints.

 

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Art Food

Artist Paints Common Foods to Disguise them as Other Foods

March 9, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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In this fun series of painted objects titled “It’s not what it seems” by artist Hikaru Cho, common foods are transformed with deftly applied acrylic paints to look like other foods. A banana is turned into a near photo-realistic cucumber, a tomato becomes a tangerine, and even an egg is made into a glistening eggplant. These are actually some of Cho’s “tamer” artworks, as she’s used these same skills with a paintbrush to alter human faces and body parts by adding extra eyes, zippers and mouths.

 

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Art Illustration

Vibrant Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska

March 5, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Architect and freelance illustrator Maja Wrońska (previously) continues to amaze with her beautifully executed watercolor paintings of iconic cityscapes from around the world. From London and Paris to Prague and even Disney Land, the Polish artist brings a colorful, dreamlike perspective to everything she paints. Wrońska has been extremely active since we first covered her work here back in 2012, see much more on Behance, and pickup prints and other things on Society6.

 

 



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Autonomous Machines: Windup Toys and Other Analog Devices Express Themselves through Art

February 27, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Tiny Toy, Chicken.

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Tin Toy, Chicken. Watercolor & cotton swab.


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Tin Toy, Chicken. Watercolor & cotton swab.

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Tin Toy, Chicken. Fountain pen ink.

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Walkman.

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Walkman. Color pencil.

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Windup Alarm Clock.

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As part of her MA work at the Design Academy Eindhoven, artist and graphic designer Echo Yang created a series titled Autonomous Machines where common analog devices like tin windup toys, a Walkman, an alarm clock and other machines were connected to writing and painting instruments. As each machine was set loose on a canvas its specialized motions were translated into brush strokes, paint blobs, and pencil marks resulting in self-generated artworks somewhat reminiscent of spirographs. While conceptual artists have long been recording the actions of machines, plants, wind and other moving objects to generate artwork, Yang’s painting wind-up chicken toy stands out as a superbly executed idea. It would be great to see a whole series of those. You can see many more painting vacuum cleaners, hand mixers and electric razors on her website. (via MOCO LOCO)