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Michelle Endersby Creates Portraits of Beauty, Hope, and Inspiration

Michelle Endersby Creates Portraits of Beauty, Hope, and Inspiration

| May 22, 2015

The flower portraits of Australian painter Michelle Endersby are inspired by a vision the artist experienced upon awakening from a coma following emergency brain surgery. Each image is far more than a figurative representation of a flower – in truth, these works explore the varying personalities and forms of roses throughout each phase of their […]

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The Composed Ornaments of Lin Sun

The Composed Ornaments of Lin Sun

| May 22, 2015

Lin Sun’s mixed media paintings evoke artistic traditions as well as historic rituals. Sun’s process is informed by an education in stage design at the Shanghai Theater Academy. Woven canvas and aluminum often participate as background and texture for Sun’s compositions, and the diverse materials used on Sun’s canvases express his attention to folk handicraft. […]

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Joe Datuin’s Simple Forms Express Strength in Adversity

Joe Datuin’s Simple Forms Express Strength in Adversity

| May 22, 2015

Filipino artist Joe Datuin is taking his work to the global stage with sculptures and mixed media pieces inspired by his childhood in Manila. As an artist, Datuin utilizes simple forms, such as circles and lines that intersect, to reflect what he sees as a culture of tenacity and collaboration inherent among Filipinos. The interweaving […]

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A Luxurious Nature: Paintings by Irina L. Johnson

A Luxurious Nature: Paintings by Irina L. Johnson

| May 22, 2015

Irina L. Johnson paints with one eye toward the 19th-century landscape masters and another toward human whimsy. Johnson’s acrylic paintings are filled with majestic skies, fleeting clouds, and robust wildlife. The formal skill of Johnson’s brushstrokes manages to remain lighthearted in a hallowed art tradition. Her subjects include rich landscapes, dignified farm animals, and regal […]

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Contacting the Divine: The Acrylic Paintings of SANTONI Siegfried

Contacting the Divine: The Acrylic Paintings of SANTONI Siegfried

| May 14, 2015

The luminous paintings of SANTONI Siegfried are saturated with rich colors that collide forcefully into each other, forging beauty as undeniable as that of a blood orange sunset or crashing wave. His paintings range from the semi-realistic to the fully abstract. In the former, the faint ghosts of cities and skeletal skylines seem trapped in […]

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Fred Tieken: Coloring Outside the Lines

Fred Tieken: Coloring Outside the Lines

| May 14, 2015

In Fred Tieken’s paintings, the energy of street art is transformed through the artist’s feel for color and composition and his socially aware sense of humour. After years as a musician and then a graphic artist, Tieken found his voice as a painter by adding the clarity of graphic art to the uninhibited energy of […]

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Cordell Taylor: A Masterful Metamorphosis

Cordell Taylor: A Masterful Metamorphosis

| May 14, 2015

The natural world comes together with man-made structures in Cordell Taylor’s sculptures. Comparing the construction of his pieces to the formation of rocks or crystals, Taylor calls his works “a metamorphosis of Nature and Man,” and that metamorphosis comes about through the artist’s knowledge of the materials he uses, as well as his ability to […]

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