We can’t stop staring at these wonderfully graphic paintings by Portland, Maine-based artist Joe Kievitt. Working on paper with ink and liquid paint, Kievitt isolates areas for treatment, working on a slow and meticulous process, creating these somewhat hypnotic asymmetrical works.
A native Irishman, Brooklyn-based artist and illustrator Oliver Jeffers is as clever as he is talented. From his oil paintings featured here, to his picture books for children, Jeffers has a knack for balancing sweetness with a touch of irony. Titles like Gravity, Depiction of Beauty and Adolf Dali complete the story.
We’re loving the honest simplicity of these pieces by Inuit folk artist Kenojuak Ashevak. Seemingly borrowed from another time, her confident use of color and composition is really refreshing. These pieces are from her Birds series, courtesy of 50watts.
Ashevak passed this January at the age of 85. For more information about her read on:
“One of the best known and most acclaimed Inuit artists of the last 50 years, Kenojuak Ashevak, is being remembered by many across Canada this week….Ashevak began contributing to the famed Cape Dorset print collections in 1959, and […] contributed to them every year since, right up until the fall 2012 release.” [continue reading at Canadian Art]
We are loving these “Lenticular Compositions” by Atlanta, GA artist Christopher Derek Bruno. Each piece is comprised of geometric paintings on wood panels that change as you view them from different angles. From Christopher’s artist statement, “Employing basic shape and composition along with a high level of craft, the work is created to physically engage the viewer as three-dimensional aspects manipulate the painted forms.”
(Found via Booooooom)
The ”Paradise” Series
“These were the outcomes of my final degree project. I explored the theme of paradise, interpreting different people’s descriptions of their own individual paradise and then transforming them into otherworldly landscapes.”
Fantastic paintings over photographs from Brooklyn (via Germany) artist Markus Linnenbrink.
Awesome, surrealist paintings by Louisiana artist Amy Guidry. Through her series “In Our Veins”, Guidry explores themes of life, death and our relationships to each other and the natural world.