Ever wondered how your favorite artists from a hundred years ago would look in color? Continue reading
I’m proud to announce the launch of a new “category” of posts. Each week a visual artist will be showcased on our blog. Illustrators, graphic artists, painters, photographers will show off some of their best works.
This week’s featured artist is cartoonist Mark Armstrong, who has this to say about his art: Continue reading
As part of SAMO, an informal graffiti duo who wrote enigmatic epigrams in the cultural hotbed of the Lower East Side of Manhattan during the late 1970s where the hip hop, post-punk, and street art movements had coalesced, Jean-Michel Basquiat managed to get the attention of many of the days artists, including Andy Warhol. His mixed art made use of poetry, drawing, and painting. Continue reading
Mario Arroyave (Espinal, Colombia, 1983), his approach to photography begins at age 13 empirically and developed in the coming years as a Side project, while studying and working in systems engineering and advertising in Costa Rica and Colombia. In 2010 he starts a carrier as an artist, showcasing at the Warehouse Art Gallery opening. Nowadays is one of the leading Colombian young artists. His work have been shown in individual and collective exhibitions in Bogotá, Medellín, Lima, Sao Paulo, Miami, Dallas, New York, Tokyo, among others. Continue reading
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes was a Spanish romantic painter and printmaker, often considered to be the most important Spanish artist of the 18th century, the last of the Old Masters and the first of the moderns. I’d say he was one of the best artists to reveal the darkness that resides in our souls. All that is greedy and wrong with human nature. Continue reading
Constantin Brancusi was a Romanian sculptor, painter and photographer who made his career in France. A pioneer of modernism, one of the most influential sculptors of the 20th-century, Brancusi is considered the patriarch of modern sculpture. Continue reading
“I didn’t learn to read until I was 11. But I could draw. I have always drawn. At first it was mice. I even sold them to classmates for pennies. Then I moved on to any animal and insect. I remember having a massive A2 sketchpad that was filled with huge drawings of spiders and centipedes. I drew everything. My school work was filled with lions and tigers, some eating, some drinking and others just staring out of the page. I’m guessing that my parents may have been asked to curb my enthusiasm, but how do you stop a child communicating when all they use are drawings?
Then at 11 I learnt to read. I learnt to write and I started to understand other artists. My artwork started to evolve and in many ways it still is. I’m still learning.
Why do I draw? Because it is a fundamental part of me. I wouldn’t be Kate without a canvas on the easel and an ink smudge on my hand. I draw every day. It is the same to me as breathing.
I exhibit as part of a group in Wales, Celf Canolbarth Cymru and although I haven’t had a solo exhibition yet I am hoping to soon…
” – Kate Murray