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Rubenimichi: Sol Negro

Posted in art with tags on March 15, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Phantasmaphile tipped me off to a great Rubenimichi show entitled Sol Negro.

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I love the geometric shapes mingling with wildlife and EYES. Many eyes.
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Have radishes ever stared at you before?
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This would work as a three dimensional installation.
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Some of the black and white works are fantastic, too.
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Rubenimichi
Sol Negro

Brian Smith

Posted in art, macabre with tags , on March 14, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Brian Smith is a gifted painter of tortured souls.

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Vaguely humanoid creatures are stretched, torn…twisted and tormented. He has a remarkable talent for painting agony.
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For me, his work evokes a kind of richly textured empathy; a visceral connection to the raw realms of physical and emotional anguish.
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Many of his subjects seem like lost souls at the mercy of forces greater than themselves.
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And he makes a hell of a Joker.
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Brian Smith

Nightmare in Wonderland: Part I

Posted in art, exhibits with tags , on March 10, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

The next Nightmare in Wonderland is showing at Vancouver’s Ayden Gallery!

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Here are just a few selections…
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See the whole installment HERE.

Kim Kovalev

Posted in art, sea, skulls and skeletons with tags , , on March 9, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I couldn’t find much about Kim Kovalev. But the small deviantART portfolio contains two pieces I adore:

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Spirit of the Forest
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If anyone knows of more work by this artist, please share!

Jarosław Jaśnikowski

Posted in art, steampunk, surreal with tags , , on March 7, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Jarosław Jaśnikowski has a portfolio of colorful, complex surrealist pieces.

This odd human/angler fish prison is one of my favorites.
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Architecture, vehicles, human faces and forms fuse together in strange worlds that defy the laws of physics.
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I think many of these paintings would be a hit in the steampunk community.
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Jarosław Jaśnikowski

A Small Collection of Comic Screams

Posted in art, comics, vintage with tags , , on March 5, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I’m hunkered down in bed with a vicious migraine so please enjoy this small collection of the screams in my head until I return tomorrow.

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See also: Migraine Art

Italia Ruotolo

Posted in art with tags on March 3, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Beautifully Bizarre recently published a lengthy interview with Italia Ruotolo.

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From the artist bio:
Italia Ruotolo is born in Naples, Italy. After Classic Literature studies she graduated at the Fine Arts Academy of Naples. For many years she worked as goldsmith and jewel designer. Ruotolo’s work is a broad range of pop art and art nouveau.

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In her work, there isn’t much distinction between high and low cultural level, because she’s aware that the contemporary man lives in a myriad of sensorial stimulation and is himself the product of continuing interlocution between the real and the mere appearance or mere fiction.

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We find echoes of these contradictions in her work in constant search of a balance between past and future, good and evil,darkness and light.

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Italia Ruotolo

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