Month: December 2013

Modern Stencil Realism blended with Graffiti

Watching Michal Mráz at work (see the video below), makes clear why he is known for blending modern stencil realism with graffiti. His bold, representational paintings – acrylic, oil and spray paint on canvas – are inspired by nature, urban life style, graffiti and pop culture.  He’s based in […]

Jon Howlett: The Art of Skiing

I  happened to be in ski country  – although not in an area as challenging as Panorama, B.C., where Jon Howlett paints – when I thought of this transplanted British artist’s work.  His hyper-realistic acrylics wonderfully capture the magic of the ski hill, as well as the mountain […]

World In Motion: Time-Lapse Art

The time-lapse photography of Michael Shainblum is the focus of two exquisite new short films, both released last night, focused on his exploration of southern California landscapes and the bold night sky.  One, a behind-the-scenes documentary, is part eloquent artist statement and part tutorial.  The other is Shainblum’s […]

Outbox: Inspired by Recycled Trash

Heidi Leverty retrieves and sculpts the discarded remnants of our lives, capturing the unique and extraordinary in the things we throw away. Her art relies on trash – paper, metal, fabric and plastic diverted while in transit to recycling. (Above: Tincarnation 15, 32 x 32″)