Panik & The ATG Gang in New York

Panik (Jack Murray) and other members of the famed British graffiti writers’ group ATG take their art to gallery walls in an exhibition called Silverlink at Klughaus  in New York. If you follow street art, you’re probably familiar with both ATG (Ahead’a The Game) and Silverlink, former name […]

Charming Soap Doll Story

Hayelin Choi created this detailed story to the music of Soap Doll, by the Korean group Carnival.  The candy pop tempo matches the lovely pace of her tale.   (Listen to the music on video, end of this post) Choi is a junior in illustration at the School […]

Magdolene Dykstra’s Burdened Figures

Magdolene Dykstra’s ceramic figures have captured considerable attention as this artist’s craft has matured. Recently returned from a year-long residency in the U.K., she explores the conflict between hope and despair. Her childishly proportioned figures, often disturbing, bear the burdens of life’s griefs. (Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition / […]

Henrique Oliveira: Room-Filling Amazement

Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira creates masterful (some say evolutionary) sculptural installations from scrap, pliable wood collected from construction sites in his native city of São Paulo. The huge structures combine the disciplines of painting, sculpture, and architecture, with broken pieces of plywood set in layers like brushstrokes. (Above: […]

The Mysteries of Alice Brasser

There’s something wonderfully mysterious about Alice Brasser’s paintings, from their composition, to the stories that come unprompted to a viewer’s mind. The Netherlands-based artist says she feels the need to transform reality, in particular with colors, which always seem just one degree off.  She has an uncanny ability […]

Tom Wesselmann: Beyond Pop Art

The retrospective Tom Wesselmann: Beyond Pop Art, on now in a Canadian exclusive at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts through Oct. 7, 2012, is the first time this influential artist has had a major exhibition, despite his huge impact and widespread public recognition. The New York artist (1931-2004) […]