Alex Blas: From Barbie Couture To Figurative Painting

Alex Blas: From Barbie Couture To Figurative Painting
Day off #2, 2006, oil on canvas, 24" x 36"

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 or almost a decade now. But he is. And one whose work you ought to see. (more…)

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Modern Leisure: New Work from Artist Danny Heller

Eichler With Galaxie, oil on canvas, 30×44,” 2016

Whenever artist Danny Heller exhibits his newest work, I ache to buy all of them. His latest solo show, Modern Leisure, recalls one of the artist’s favorite subjects: a mid-century, post-war, pop culture Southern California suburbia. And I desperately wish I could afford every single piece. (more…)

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Hyperrealist Painter Mike Dargas Is Dripping With Talent

Hyperrealist Painter Mike Dargas

We recently saw photos of nudes dripping in honey. Now, stunningly realistic oil paintings by Germany’s Mike Dargas depict a similar subject. (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. (more…)

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Urban L.A. As Seen by Artist John Teirney in 20 Terrific Paintings.

Formosa Café (#3), LA IIHIH
above: John Teirney, Formosa Café (#3), LA, 30″ x 24″, Oil on canvas

I fell in love with John Teirney’s work the minute I saw it. (more…)

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