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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Hyper Realistic Paintings of Vintage Board Games; Tape, Tears and All.

At first glance, these look like old board games one might find on ebay, complete with frayed corners and masking tape holding them together. But look a little closer and you’ll see that they are incredibly realistic paintings of vintage board games by Missouri based artist Tim Liddy. (more…)

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