Two Different Artists Paint The Same Unusual Subject: Rubber Band Balls.

Paintings of Rubber Band Balls

It may seem like an odd subject to you, but clearly not to artists Canadian Joanna Strong and Sandy Wilcox of the U.S., both of whom were separately inspired to paint a series of the same exact subject: Rubber band balls. (more…)

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Drown The Dolls. Art Explores Women’s Issues By Submerging Barbie Underwater.

Daena Title Drown the Dolls

Paintings and photographs of Mattel’s iconic doll, Barbie, forcefully submerged underwater by artist Daena Title reflect her feeling of society’s idealization of women, issues of body consciousness and the impossible, unattainable perfection that the blond, preternaturally endowed Barbie represents. (more…)

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Artist Kim Cogan Captures The Quiet Side Of City Life With A Paintbrush.

Artist Kim Cogan is one of my favorite fine artists. His painterly depictions of Brooklyn, San Francisco and other urban centers capture the grit of city life with an elegance and loneliness that stirs the soul. The large scale oil paintings feature rooftops, intersections, subways and other elements of the city, but usually devoid of people. When rendering figures, they are not engaged with others, but instead in the acts of the ordinary (smoking, walking, biking) making the viewer feel like a voyeur in these intimate moments of the mundane. (more…)

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Yep, These Are Paintings. Trees On A Line by Trey Friedman.

Trey Friedman Trees On A Line

Trey Friedman’s most recent series of paintings, Trees On A Line, was inspired by a particular tree lined road in rural Connecticut which he isolated to 170 trees he routinely returned to render and observe. (more…)

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