Month: April 2014

The dark surrealism of Tetsuya Ishida

This painting (Earthquake / Terremoto) by the late Japanese artist Tetsuya Ishida sold at Christie’s to a private American buyer for almost $350,000 U.S., 10 times the anticipated base price – demonstrating the never-ending popularity of this surrealist painter.

Chaki: Imagined Landscapes

Yehouda Chaki presents works that are a believable reality yet entirely of his own making. Chaki’s sought-after oil paintings have been described as “a collision of the outside world with the artist’s innermost visceral perceptions.” The Montreal-based painter combines forceful lines with an emotion-driven sense of colour, as […]

‘Riddles you don’t need to solve’

Multidisciplinary artist Bruce Pashak creates art forms as playgrounds for the imagination. He calls them “riddles that you might try to puzzle out but never need to solve.” (Above: What Love Tells Me) The Vancouver-based Pashak asks viewers to “feel their way through” his mixed media works. He […]