Candy Christmas : Sweet Oil Paintings by Will Cotton

Modern Times, 2015, oil on linen, 60 x 96 inches

Born in Massachusetts and now working out of New York, artist Will Cotton is known for his dreamy and delectable paintings whose landscapes consist of cotton candy clouds, gingerbread houses, candy forests, chocolate rivers and melting ice cream. Some of these landscapes are inhabited by nude or nearly nude pinup-style models as well as celebrities such as Katy Perry and Elle Fanning. But for today’s post, it’s all about his candy canes and gingerbread. 24 paintings of them! Read more

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Dadbag Fanny Pack Let’s You Strap On A Beer Belly

Albert Pukies, who works at London-based news and media company Joint, has created the Dadbag fanny pack (or bum bag) to give him the appearance of a middle-aged paunch. Why? The trim Londoner wanted a “Dad Bod” without the health risks. Read more

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23 Year Old Artist Delfin Finley’s First Solo Show Is A Huge Hit

He’s young, black and supremely talented. Delfin Finley is the brother of gifted artist/muralist/photographer Koshin Finley and son of LA’s Renegade ‘Gangsta’ Gardner Ron Finley. His first solo show Some Things Never Change has introduced him to the art world and they are fully embracing him by buying up his pieces left and right. Read more

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Alex Blas: From Barbie Couture To Figurative Painting

Paintings by Alex Blas

I just recently learned of fashion designer Alex Blas’ paintings. I had no idea he was a figurative painter in addition to designing high-end fashions for both people and Barbie dolls for almost a decade now. But he is. And one whose work you ought to see. Read more

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Ben Johnson’s Startlingly Realistic Architecture Paintings

Realistic Architecture Paintings
Patio de los Arrayanes, 2015, Acrylic on canvas, 220 x 220 cm

Artist Ben Johnson has been painting for 50+ years. He is best known for his realistic architecture paintings – large scale cityscapes and detailed architectural renderings, some of which have taken multiple years to complete. Read more

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Mirrors: Hauntingly Surrealistic Oil Paintings by Tigran Tsitoghdzyan

Tigran Tsitoghdzyan Paintings

Painting is nothing new for artist Tigran Tsitoghdzyan. He began working with watercolors at the age of 4. Considered a child prodigy at the age of 10, the late Armenian art critic and founder of the world’s first child museum, Henrik Igityan, chose over one hundred of Tigran’s childhood paintings to appear in a 1986 traveling solo exhibition. Read more

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These Are Drawings? Well, Rub My Tummy and Call Me Fido.

dog drawings by laura hardie

These are not photos. That’s right, you heard me. These are drawings that had me doing a serious double-take when I first came across these hyper realistic colored pencil illustrations by Laura Hardie. Read more

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The Work of Pablo Guzman is a Tribute To Art and To Looking At It.

ef88fe069913457a28566effc74ef812above: “Políptico incompleto” Acrílico sobre lienzo, 170 x 170 cm. 2012

When it comes to perusing the work in galleries and museums we are observing, appreciating and sometimes critiquing, the most personal expressions of an artist. In the work of Pablo Guzman, who hails from Medellin, Colombia, we are one step removed –  a voyeur of the voyeur. His work serves not only as a tribute to the art of painting but also to the experience of viewing and contemplating art itself. Read more

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Antonio Santin Conceals Bodies Under Area Rugs. In Oil Paintings.

K DE ETAAT" 87x91 (220x230cm) Oil on canvas 2013

Antonio Santin is not a murderer, he’s an artist. Painting large-scale hyper-realistic images of area rugs in oils, he manipulates the shadows and patterns on the carpets to appear as though they are concealing a body underneath. Read more

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