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A Crazy-Quilt of Color

In Visual Art on April 11, 2009 at 12:17 am

Instead of a brush, Israeli painter Leonid Afremov uses a palette knife and a full palette to create eye-popping landscapes. From the site:

I tried different techniques during my career, but I especially fell in love with painting with oil and pallette-knife. Every artwork is the result of long painting process; every canvas is born during the creative search; every painting is full of my inner world. Each of my paintings brings different mood, colors and emotions. I love to express the beauty, harmony and spirit of this world in my paintings. My heart is completely open to art. Thus, I enjoy creating inspired and beautiful paintings from the bottom of my soul. Each of my artworks reflects my feelings, sensitivity, passion, and the music from my soul. True art is alive and inspired by humanity. I believe that art helps us to be free from aggression and depression.

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Mutilated Vestiges of a Mis-Spent Youth

In Visual Art on April 4, 2009 at 6:12 pm

Did you play with action figures as a child? I did. And, after my brothers were through with them, they looked much like the losing side of an epic battle with the legion of super-villains.
Malaysian artist Olan Ventura has represented such artifacts by transforming them into oil paintings. His work is on display at the Taksu Gallery in Kuala Lampur. Called “Toy Box”, it is a study in how humans use superheros. Unlike the pristine examples found in enthusiast’s collections, these represent what one might think real super heros might look like, complete with battle scars and wounds.

Hat tip to io9.

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