Tag: Drawing

Getting Lost in Henry McCausland

This work, with all its textured bits of minutiae, demonstrates how easy it is to get lost in Henry McCausland’s beautiful illustrations.  The British artist (he lives in Kent) deploys an exceptional color palette and the all-pervasive movement in many of his pieces is arresting.  See his website, […]

Sisters: Elly Liyana Seeing Double

Singapore artist Elly Liyana illustrates in Indian ink and  graphite on paper, and takes her inspiration from artists such as Edward Hopper, René Magritte and Gustav Klimt.   These are from her series of double sisters. This was the first set of sisters.  See more of her work […]

Tony Calzetta: Abstract Funnies

Tony Calzetta’s distinctive language of bold, simplified forms blend color, texture and lines to create works that challenge the imagination.  Toronto’s De Luca Fine Art has a new collection of his large-scale canvasses and drawings on exhibition. “It was Paul Klee who wrote of taking a line for […]

Janice Wu: Re-Imagining the Mediocre

Vancouver-based art student Janice Wu is capturing significant attention with her images of everyday items most of us wouldn’t look at twice. Wu – a student at Emily Carr University – says she explores “how seemingly worthless objects have potential for whimsy and how the ‘inanimate’, mundane can […]

David Kramer: The Elusive Good Life

David Kramer’s engrossing drawings capture his caustic attitude toward the disparity between the good life we imagine we’re going to get, and the way things usually end up. Perceived inadequacies at work or awkwardness at parties are magnified by juxtaposing his self-deprecating stories with the clichéd expectations of […]