Obscured Fragments of a Fairy Tale

This innovative work by Vancouver artist Kaveh Irani is a set of acrylic paintings on wood panel intended to be hung in the columns and rows shown above, to produce an installation showcasing traditional Persian art work. The “Obscured Fragments of a Fairy Tale” series consists of 15 […]

Mark Penxa: A Quirky Menagerie

      (From the Archives:) I am besotted by these pieces from Mark Penxa’s menagerie of quirky creatures, although he produces a wide variety of other types of work.  See all the art and projects of this Michigan-based artist, here. His Facebook, here. His website, here. Mark […]

Sculpture: Tattooed Ballet Arms

Korean artist Min Jeong Seo molded these porcelain cast sculptures from the arms of professional ballet dancers. The pocelain arms in dancing position are painted with japanese Yakuza-style tattoo patterns. In the combination the two contrasting cliches open each other up. Like a real tattoo that lies under […]

Famous Artists: What the Studio Tells

This famous shot by Jerome Brierre for Getty Images shows Pablo Picasso in his studio with movie star Brigitte Bardot during the 1956 International Cannes film festival.  Studios can provide a glimpse into the artist’s persona. The evidence of his almost maniacal creativity litters the room, with a […]

Tim Storrier’s Histrionic Wayfarer

Renowned artist Tim Storrier is the winner of this year’s Archibald prize, Australia’s most famous art award, now in its 91st year. His winning work, called The Histrionic Wayfarer (After Bosch) is a self-portrait without a face and was inspired by a Hieronymus Bosch painting.  Read more here.