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  • Art. painting For Example: Wang Ziling


    Wang Ziling


    I am interested in exploring our perception of the outside world as a manifestation of the representations of our consciousness. My paintings are composed of collective fragments of objects emphatically associated with memories, which rely on a rational re-interpretation to complete a reconstruction of an event and space.

    The state and relationship between objects in my paintings represent the phenomenon and circumstance of a person in that space. This space is reconstructed by fragments of a person’s sense of time and stream of consciousness and is divided by segments of our perception of life and the integrity of time, leading to more of a sense of alienation and exile. Thus, our perception of the external world is an imposition of person’s consciousness, rather than the ‘thing-in-itself’.

    All painting by Wang Ziling
  • Art. painting For Example: Michael Ward


    Michael Ward


    These are all acrylic on canvas, 9” x 12” inches (except for Four Chairs), and depict chairs I’ve encountered in my travels. A young girl who saw these remarked, “you make the ordinary beautiful!” Yes, that is the point.

    All painting by Michael Ward
  • Art. painting For Example: Joshua Huyser


    Joshua Huyser


    I don't write about my work specifically for the purpose of allowing the work to speak for itself. These pieces hold meaning and significance that is unable to be conveyed through the constricting confines of written language. Words interfere with the experience. I am a painter. I am not a writer.

    All painting by Joshua Huyser
  • Art. painting For Example: Dana Oldfather


    Dana Oldfather


    'The primary emotion that comes through the work is anxiety. These paintings are a way to transform my feelings of dread and insecurity into something physical, tangible, and beautiful. I connect to the world through beauty.'

    All painting by Dana Oldfather
  • Art. painting For Example: Candé Aguilar


    Candé Aguilar


    #barrioPOP is an amalgamation sprung by characters, colors & street phenomena that is my life emerged in popular border town culture, expressed through multimedia such as painting, collage, photography, assemblage, digital collage, image transfer & music.

    All painting by Candé Aguilar
  • Art. painting For Example: Mike Ryczek


    Mike Ryczek


    My tendency has always been to want to dismantle things in order to make sense of the world around me, and I think that is essentially what art is: dismantling and rearranging with the hopes of gaining insight into the raw materials you began with. I love realist art that manages to please the senses, capture the tangible world and illuminate all it’s wonderful subtleties. I also appreciate art that forgoes direct representation and instead uses abstract shape and color to communicate a strong concept.

    All painting by Mike Ryczek
  • Art. painting For Example: Sander Reijgers


    Sander Reijgers


    My paintings are about time and painterly actions. The time and actions are being put in paint. By repeating the painterly actions over and over again peculiar structures arise that transcend the experiences of paint.

    My paintings arise from the hundreds or thousands of different paint layers. These are applied with brushes, paint rollers or other (homemade) painting tools. Throughout the painting process, the gesture is of great importance. The painterly actions are borne.

    The actions and time are revealed and can only be read in the multiple layers.

    All painting by Sander Reijgers
  • Art. painting For Example: Ekaterina Yanovskaya


    Ekaterina Yanovskaya


    Pale, distressed figures inhabit my large-scale oil paintings. There are several repeating themes in the paintings: loneliness, nostalgia, longing, melancholia and a search for a sense of place. There are often figures depicted doing mundane tasks, or caught in a state of hesitation or fear, in forlorn atmospheres. A specific emotional longing translates into a painting.

    I was born and spent my childhood in St. Petersburg, Russia and memorable childhood experiences frame the core of my work. These memories symbolize isolated experiences and therefore have a strong emotional impact. The physical places I no longer occupy and they do not exist in the same state, as when I knew them, all is imagined.

    All painting by Ekaterina Yanovskaya
  • Art. painting For Example: Jamie Frost


    Jamie Frost


    Jamie Frost is a sculptor, painter, and a prolific draughtsman whose work reflects an intense relationship between the body and the individual. His works have a fascination with the corporeal- they are deliciously visceral and closely observed.

    All painting by Jamie Frost
  • Art. painting For Example: Kristy Hughes


    Kristy Hughes


    'Seeing' addresses the notion of inherent potential and the understanding of meaningful perceptions from chaotic environments.

    It is rooted in a quote from poet and philosopher Paul Valery, “To see is to forget the name of the thing one sees.” When the viewer no longer sees a graphite line as only a graphite line, but instead appreciates its essence and perceives it as part of a greater whole, they have in a sense forgotten what it is they are seeing, and experience with fresh eyes. This phenomenology is what aesthetically drives my practice. Conceptually, it is rooted in the theory of gestalt – a theory of visual observation that studies our ability to acquire and maintain meaningful perceptions in an apparently chaotic world. While this body of work started as a purely aesthetic investigation of materiality and order, I have come to regard the choices that I make within my artwork as metaphors for the ways in which we as a society readily accept organization, rules, and control. My sensibilities are based in the social structures of control into which I was born and raised. Seeing Is has become a platform for me as an artist to directly address the subconscious implications of these systems.

    All painting by Kristy Hughes
  • Art. painting For Example: Angelica Yudasto


    Angelica Yudasto


    I create paintings that examine the female perspective to redirect the male gaze and open up the conversation about sexuality in a jubilated light within the expanse of the internet age. I am declaring myself as the gazer or voyeur, giving an entry point to all, ultimately broadening my imaging of sexual experience to be a human one and not just limited to the second sex as object. My paintings contain several visual contradictions: they are aggressive yet calm, phallic but feminine, weighted but light. They combine a mixture of minute details and three dimensional assemblages that make up a language of release, its build-up and lull. My works serve as visual reminders about open ecstatic sexuality that rebukes the marginalization of the objectified gender. What I am attempting to mirror through my collaged paintings is our current cultural epoch and slow down the viewing process to shift female depiction and find its relevancy in its current millennial trajectory.

    All painting by Angelica Yudasto
  • Art. painting For Example: Sif Nørskov


    Sif Nørskov


    Sif Nørskov was born in Denmark and lives and works in London. She is currently undertaking her MA in Painting at Royal College of Art.

    My works explore notions of landscape and narrative in-between abstraction and representation through the metamorphosis of materials. Inspired by literary fiction, they explore the idea that imagery, like words, can be assembled, repurposed and revived to create new worlds that might resemble or point at something other than what was originally intended.

    Fragments from the fronts and backs of failed, old as well as new paintings are sewn together, pieces of canvas overlay each other as in traditional collage, whilst others are joined edge to edge and the thread itself becomes part of the work, acting as a drawing. This process reverts traditional methods of painting, as these works are made prior to being stretched onto a frame and are subsequently trimmed to fit the dimensions of the frame they are imposed onto.

    All painting by Sif Nørskov
  • Art. painting For Example: William Reinsch


    William Reinsch


    My work's are a way for me to explore the idea of being nude both physically and psychologically. I'm always exploring the darker side of human nature and philosophical ideas as I am always contemplating these themes in my life.

    All painting by William Reinsch
  • Art. painting For Example: Gregory Burak


    Gregory Burak


    I am interested in the intersection of the uncanny and the quotidian, how reality can coexist with the possibility of the supernatural. The paintings explore a menacing, paranormal, and esoteric search for answers. The anxiety that arises from the unknown is the motivation for these works. I’ve always seen oil painting as something that is slightly magical, and almost alchemical: taking simple organic materials and making something out of them that becomes more than its constituent parts. The end result can become an object that holds a mysterious charge; something more than what it appears to be. This is what interests me in painting as well as inexplicable situations and esoterica.

    All painting by Gregory Burak


    Art, painting Erika Stearly

    Erika Stearly



    Art, painting mike ryczek

    mike ryczek



    Art, painting Jaime Foster

    Jaime Foster



    Art, painting james tebbutt

    james tebbutt



    Art, painting Chantal van Houten

    Chantal van Houten



    Art, painting Jon Bentley

    Jon Bentley



    Art, painting Hedley Roberts

    Hedley Roberts



    Art, painting yangyang pan

    yangyang pan