Category: Painting

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.

John Gibson’s lyrical balls

John Gibson’s clearly defined spheres and the contemporary tones of his work have made him a popular inclusion for design magazines (see this Architectural Digest item, for example) Above: Howard, oil on linen 60 x 60 in. The Massachusetts-based artist is fascinated with the concept of representing 3-D […]

Peter Doig: No Foreign Lands

It’s the appropriate time for a look at internationally renowned artist Peter Doig, who grew up in Canada and returned here briefly before settling his artist studio in Trinidad. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is the only Canadian stop for a critically acclaimed retrospective on Doig’s work.

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 […]