Fantastical creatures, a little like Manga

Ceramic artist Grace Eunmi Lee focuses on the unnoticed details of everyday life by fashioning curious shapes that represent microscopic dust. (Click on the image above for a close-up view) “Her fantastical creatures are reminiscent of manga or folkloric characters and give shape to that which is overlooked […]

Michael Paul Miller: The Human Survival Instinct

Michael Paul Miller’s art explores the human ability to persevere, adapt and survive, especially when the path is perilous and the end is bleak.  (Above: The Calling, 2007) The Migration’ (above, 2011) is an example of the tenacious humans he paints. >My work explores the sublimity of existence […]

Alfonso Batalla: Existential Decay

Spanish photographer Alfonso Batalla’s Landscape Under Construction is a gripping series of bright, modern objects inserted into the darkness of decaying architecture. (Above, Prisoner Balls) -The Joy of Bankruptcy He considers this work existential, “showing the contradiction between ‘being oneself’ and ‘being there’ . . . and making […]

Darren MacPherson: Acrylics & Spray Paint

British artist Darren MacPherson has a growing reputation as a contemporary figurative artist whose  acrylic and spray paint works are bold and full of color. Critics say his work is instantly recognizable and highly collectible, and have identified him as one of the U.K.’s rising art stars. His […]

Karine Demers’ Fresh Glass Art Designs

This former stained glass technician’s work features contemporary designs in blown glass, solid glass and fusion with hand-painted enamel. Quebec artist Karine Demers says she is “hypnotized by the flamboyant movement of glass.” (Above: Patched vases, blown glass with enamel. 2011) . -Paperweight, solid glass with enamel. 2011 […]