One can tell that Legan Rooster studied architecture when viewing his intriguing collage work.
Archive for the art Category
As generally dark as my aesthetic preferences tend to run, Philippe Fernandez reminds me that I am indeed a romantic at heart, and I easily get lost in glowing fantasy landscapes filled with mystery and wonder.
Many years ago, when I was beginning this blog, I could always find inspiration at The beinArt Collective. After a hiatus and a complete site makeover, it’s up and running again!
The beinArt Collective is an international network of highly skilled figurative artists with a shared fascination for surreal and imaginative themes. Over the years we have published books, curated group exhibitions and maintained a strong online presence under the beinArt banner. Our projects have helped generate opportunities for our artists to network, collaborate, share resources and connect with a broader audience. We delight in sharing their work and hope that by viewing the journeys of these artists, those who light upon them will be inspired.
The Collective hosts many of my all time favorite visual artists. So glad it’s back, and I look forward to its evolution through the years.
Stephen Gibb paints comically unsettling bits of surreal scenery, teeming with anthropomorphic foods, inanimate objects and animals.
From the artist bio:
The gory details…..
Stephen was dropped on his head as a baby while his mother was visiting the Museum of Modern Art. Ever since, he has been drawing, painting and scratching in a non-stop orgy of creation. His paintings are psychological offerings, rich in irony and distortions, bristling with sublime, psychotropic colours. Human forms struggle in an existential blending of mind and machine yet up through the conflict a subtle black humour percolates. Always wear your helmet.
Every now and then, a painting captures me with a brilliant element of subtlety. This Charles Robinson piece from Shelley’s The Sensitive Plant did so with its faint outline of hooded figures in an illuminated procession behind lush, colorful flora. The placement and the vague outlines create a chilling moment of recognition when the eye first fixates on that part of the scenery.
And on the fourth, the Sensitive Plant
Felt the sound of the funeral chant,
And the steps of the bearers, heavy and slow,
And the sobs of the mourners, deep and low
It’s just occurring to me now, while looking at Winnie Truong’s work…I really should have had a “skulls and skeletons” tag on this blog (I originally lumped any bony treats under “anatomy”). I wonder if I should start one now, six years late. Yes. I will.
Winnie weaves these skeletal impressions into a palette of wispy pastel strokes (where’s the curling iron that would make my hair do this?). Most of her works involve these elegant masses of braids, knots and flowing tresses that take on a life of their own.