Celebrated German artist Gerhard Richter began painting over photographs in the mid-1980s, blurring the images as though seen through a camera lens or smudged with squeegees while the paint is still wet.
The Guggenheim museum highlights one of my favourite abstract artists today, Vasily Kandinsky (1866 Moscow – 1944, France). This work is a reverse oil painting on glass in an artist’s painted frame.
Kazuo Nakamura (1926-2002) was one of Canada’s most influential abstract artists. Born in Vancouver, he was among Japanese-Canadians interned during WWII. By 1953, he was a founding member of Painters Eleven, but his unique style
Turkish designer Sinan Buyukbas converts the color and abstract forms of (my favorite artist) Wassily Kandinsky into whimsical type, interpreting the Russian painter’s compositions in 3D for each letter. See more of the typeface on Behance, here. More on Wassily Kandinsky, here.
Los Angeles abstract artist Alex Couwenberg has his first solo exhibition in Canada at Jennifer Kostuik Gallery in Vancouver. La Fonda, 2012: Acrylic on canvas over panel, 46 x 48 x 1.75 inches. Couwenberg’s work is propelled by his lifelong immersion in Southern California culture. The paint, pin […]
One of the first artists in Canada to embrace abstract art, Munn’s landmark work is on display this summer in Toronto.