Hallbert: Photo Magic

Swedish artist Rebecka Hallbert charges ordinary scenes with such extraordinary colors, they seem to vibrate.  She says she colors her photographs (with chalk and watercolor) to both highlight and hide the original, and to “improve a memory, fill it with magic.” Rebecka Hallbert’s website, here. Her Facebook, here.

Video Essay: Art of the Movies

    . Video Essay: This collection of  stunning movie clips is from Flavorpill.  A couple of weeks ago, it posed the question: What are the most beautiful movies ever made? and got hundreds of responses.  This 8-minute video essay covers shots  from their selections.   It’s a wonder […]

Dusk: The Magic Hour

Kudos to Navillus Gallery in Toronto for assembling a tribute to the Magic Hour,  the “time prior to dusk when surreal color has the power to transcend reality. (Above: August Sunset, Myles Macdonald) Mountain Lake, Philip Sybal Along The St. Lawrence,  Peter Fischer Fraser Valley, Anne Dalton Cottage […]

Troels Carlsen: Antique Science

Troels Carlsen uses old texts and scientific illustrations as canvases and inspiration. These images are newer works by the Danish artist, who exhibits constantly. He says he is inspired by “anything that has to do with the human condition.” Carlsen uses acrylic paint and sandpaper. (See video, here)  […]

Chaskielberg: About the Light

There’s just something about the light in these works by Alejandro Chaskielberg,  a former photojournalist and documentary filmmaker known for his large-scale color photographs of  the Paraná River Delta near Buenos Aires, Argentina. Top:  Grocery Boat Raquel ;  Above: The Caraguata Cultural Centre Fascinated by remote communities and their […]

Laura Mitrow’s Natural Structures

Artist Laura Mitrow’s works reference natural structures such as antlers, bone, corals, shells and crustaceans. Her abstract constructions bridge the organic and inorganic worlds and merge life with art.  (Above: From an exhibition at Art Mûr gallery in Montreal) Abstracted Crustacean Study 2, Bronze, Patina Organic Structure 5, […]