I recently fell in love with the work of Stockholm based designer Stina Persson. Stina has lived and studied all over the world from Tokyo, Florence, and New York to Italy. Her work is created by hand in ink and watercolor with touches of colored pencil and Mexican cut papers. Her incredible watercolor paintings from the collection called Perfectly Flawed were inspired by getting off of the computer and being less than perfect, but really I think that she has achieved a higher level of perfection in her newest collection. Something that you can only find in work completely done by hand, and kept away from the coldness and digital rendering of a computer. Her work is mesmerizing and amazingly influenced by the timelessness of the fashion from 60′s and 70′s.
Stina has worked with clients such as Absolut Vodka, Nike, Godiva Chocolatier, Macy’s Department Stores, Bloomingdale’s, Penguin Books, Sony Music, Uniqlo, Rimmel, Urban Decay, Target, 2K T-shirts, Harper’s Bazaar Japan, Elle UK, Marie Claire, Amica, Flaunt Magazine, Squint, Biba, Jane Magazine, etc.
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Chinese born, American artist, Victor Wang grew up playing in the sunflower fields of northern China. But as he got older, he experienced these beautiful fields from a very different vantage point, because he was sent to work at a Chinese “reeducation” labor camp, shortly after graduating from high school. There his childhood sunflower fields, became the setting of daily grueling labor from sunrise to sunset. These powerful mixed feelings of both joy and sadness, are displayed in his incredible work. Victor emigrated to America, after attending the Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts, in China, and then went on to the Washington University, and Fontbonne University in St. Louis Mo. He is now a Professor in the Department of Fine Arts, at Fontbonne University.
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Tagged china, contemporary, figure, impressionistic, oil painting, painting, portrait, realistic, reeducation camps, sunflower, symbolic, teacher, victor wang
I came across Michael Shapcott’s work online, and was instantly captured by the power of his paintings. He works in a mixture of graphite, oil, and acrylic washes of paint, a combination most artists would be afraid to even tackle. But the way he combines them allows for deep rich color that is off set by delicate lines of graphite. His work is inspired by tribal cultures as well as the Pre-Raphaelites and more.
Looking through his portfolio felt like looking through a book of fairy tales; set in a cold nomadic climate where people read ruins stones, and commune with animals. The tribal element of his work give it a freedom, and wildness I have rarely seen. The colors are definitely bold, but still delicate and well chosen. I recommend checking out his website and blog, where you can see pieces in progress, as well as video’s of Michael actually painting.
Michael Shapcott (born June 6, 1982 in Hartford, Connecticut) is a Central Connecticut-based painter, known for his daring color palette and emotionally charged portraits. His work deals with highly detailed graphite underdrawings which he then paints with colorful washes in oil and acrylic paints. In addition to painting, Shapcott creates art videos that track the process of painting a painting and show his unique style of working.
I just received an amazing package of prints from featured artist Glennray Tutor. His work is just phenomenal! The more I look through his paintings the more wowed I am. I can’t wait to get these framed and up! If you have a chance check out his website, I would definitely recommend it. http://www.glennraytutor.com/