Archive for January, 2014

French artist Isabelle Vanhecke in Portals of Perception

French artist Isabelle Vanhecke in Portals of Perception

| January 13, 2014

Isabelle Vanhecke was born in the Val de Marne suburbs of Paris, and from a young age has been interested in the history of portraiture as a means for bringing the underlying psychology of the subject to light. Her work is inspired by possibilities in rendering human expression, as well as paint’s relationship to the […]

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Spanish artist Horacia Leal in Portals of Perception

Spanish artist Horacia Leal in Portals of Perception

| January 13, 2014

Horacia Leal’s graceful oils combine tradition with an evergreen sense of wonder and romanticism. She paints people in the midst of heightened, emotional moments, often drawing inspiration from works of theater and music, as artists have done for centuries. Her scenes are simple – a woman at a piano, ballet dancers twirling, Christine and the […]

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New Jersey artist Tara Sinha in The Substance of Abstraction

New Jersey artist Tara Sinha in The Substance of Abstraction

| January 13, 2014

As she moves between abstraction and still lifes, Tara Sinha returns to a curving figural grace realized in both the searching texture of splattered drops and in the weight of her sweeping line and mark. Sinha paints with a flowing freedom, moving fluidly between genres while embracing a lyrical wonder for the colors and motions […]

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Uruguay artist Juan J. Montans in Portals of Perception

Uruguay artist Juan J. Montans in Portals of Perception

| January 13, 2014

Light and atmosphere are the two concepts which figurative oil painter Juan J. Montans names as fundamental to his artistic work. In an open experimentation with objects in space, these careful compositions play with perspective, absurdity, and figments of the imagination. Often using generous amounts of atmospheric light to shroud his imagery with an ethereal […]

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Spanish artist Garma-Iriarte in Portals of Perception

Spanish artist Garma-Iriarte in Portals of Perception

| January 13, 2014

An art teacher and graduate of the School of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid, Spanish artist Begoña Garma-Iriarte is an academically trained painter who creates work that plays on the relationship between object and viewer. Her oil paintings have a surprising sense of tension, one which originates in the way she combines classical […]

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New York artist Stella Lillig in The Substance of Abstraction

New York artist Stella Lillig in The Substance of Abstraction

| January 13, 2014

Stella Lillig’s latest acrylic and oil on canvas works are brightly colored abstractions anchored by geometric patterns evoking tunnels and infused with a slight graphic and Pop sensibility. Lillig’s works are nuanced and varied, incorporating elements of an earthy and raw vision which includes allusions to the industrial world, popular culture and metaphysical states of […]

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