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Kim Alsbrooks

Posted in art with tags on May 22, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

In watching the brief video artist statement by Kim Alsbrooks (pasted below), it rapidly becomes clear that she is about as down to earth and unpretentious as an artist can be.

She is known for her portraits (of actual subjects garnered from antique photographs), painted on crushed cans.
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She says:
The trash is found flat, on the street. One cannot flatten the trash. It just doesn’t work. It must be found so that there are no wrinkles in the middle and the graphic should be well centered. Then the portraits are found that are complimentary to the particular trash.

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Generally I depict miniature portraits from the watercolor on ivory era (17th-18th century more or less). The trash is gessoed in the oval shape, image drawn in graphite, painted in oils and varnished.
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Such a beautiful collision of contradictory worlds!

Kim Alsbrooks

Ryohei Hase

Posted in art with tags on May 20, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Ryohei Hase paints captivating chimerical human-animals.

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The creatures are simultaneously ethereal and vividly disquieting.
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Some capture primal terror, confusion and raw instinct in a way that almost resonates viscerally.
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Ryohei Hase

Marcin Kolpanowicz

Posted in art, surreal with tags , on May 19, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Marcin Kolpanowicz is a Polish surrealist painter who is especially talented with large, complex buildings in various stages of motion and decay.

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I’m also a fan of his “Traveler’s Room” series, where we see a number of unconventionally arranged dwellings.
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Marcin Kolpanowicz

Ivan Hoo

Posted in art, hyperrealism with tags , on May 16, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

It may look like a snapshot of some garbage, but Ivan Hoo specializes in photorealistic sketches.

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This is trompe l’oiel at its finest. Can you believe this dog is not three dimensional, but sketched with pencils and pastels on a flat piece of wood?
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Look at the intricacies of human skin he captures!
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Tomoyoshi Sakamoto

Posted in art with tags on May 12, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Tomoyoshi Sakamoto paints strange, thought provoking “Tokyo Girls.”

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I want to know what happened…
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Some of them appear oddly serene or happy in the midst of rather grotesque scenes.
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Tomoyoshi Sakamoto

Jakub Kujawa

Posted in art with tags on May 11, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Jakub Kujawa paints very compelling portraits.

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Amazing style and use of color…
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Jakub Kujawa

Vintage Overexcited Mothers

Posted in absurd, art, humor, vintage with tags , , , on May 10, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

This post began as a search for vintage Mother’s Day images, but what I found was a series of domestic ladies who are altogether TOO expressive. Look at all the exciting things women can do!

Have you ever seen anyone so excited about pots and pans?
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Grocery shopping!
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Drinking tea!
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Driving!
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Smoking!
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Doing the dishes!
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Wondering where the bacon went!
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And my personal favorite: the utterly unparallelled rhapsody of cleaning!
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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

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