Octavio Ocampo’s Metamorphic Paintings

By on February 27, 2012, in Paintings

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Octavio Ocampo is  one of Mexico’s most prolific artists. He grew up in an artistically gifted family, and he took in the arts with his mother’s milk. This multi-talented artist not only paints, he also sculpts, acts, and dances. It was only in the mid-’70s that he devoted himself solely to painting and sculpture. Ocampo calls his painting style ‘metamorphic’, and indeed it is. Seen from afar, his painting might seem like a simple image, but a closer look reveals it to be made up of dozens, if not hundreds of smaller images. Their arrangement is so delightfully mind-boggling that one can’t help but wonder how he conceptualizes his pieces.

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Sensuous Superheroes by JKB Fletcher

By on February 19, 2012, in Paintings

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JKB Fletcher is an Australia-based painter and photographer whose work in photorealism is fast becoming a sensation. These captivating paintings each take about a hundred hours to make. Fletcher first selects a photograph from the numerous one he’s taken and begins the long and tedious process of applying less than a millimeter thick oil paint over canvas or linen. Fletcher’s work addresses the question of whether photorealism is anything more than a photograph with oil-based paint.
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Andre Kohn’s Figurative Impressionism

By on February 13, 2012, in Paintings

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Andre Kohn is one of today’s most prominent leader of figurative impressionism. The only child of artistically gifted parents, his talent was nurtured in the halls of the University of Moscow where he studied with the last generation of Russian Impressionist. In his first year of college, Kohn’s burgeoning gift earned him a prestigious invitation from the Artist’s Union of Bulgaria to stage a one-man show. Today, this Arizona-based painter travels the world for inspiration and even takes the time to continue his formal, classical studies in France. Andre Kohn strives to find the extraordinary in the ordinary in his art, evocatively capturing the play of light and movement in the most mundane subjects like people dancing, reading, and walking in the rain.

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Frozen Motion Painting by Ana Teresa Fernandez

By on February 12, 2012, in Paintings

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Mexican-born painter Ana Teresa Fernandez displays the reflective and transformative powers of water in her paintings. Using oil on canvas, Fernandez manages to make her subjects look as if they’re in motion.
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Vibrant Landscapes by Phan Thu Trang

By on February 11, 2012, in Paintings

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Phan Thu Trang is an emerging young artist from who paints under the impression of the cities and Northern villages from Vietnam. Her thick textural impasto is so vibrant in red, orange, yellow, and blue, it makes a whole new landscape genre. One that is full of color, emotion, simplicity and joy of life and reminds us of the nature’s blessing and beauty.
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Still Paintings by Jeff Ramirez

By on February 10, 2012, in Paintings

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Candid shots of people and common daily objects are most of the models in the paintings of Jeff Ramirez of Los Angeles, California. There is a wide range of possible still artworks that could be made from millions of the things we see everyday, and the artist takes the brush to give it an indelible mark on the oil canvas.
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Realistic Paintings by Mauro Cano

By on February 8, 2012, in Paintings

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Beauty can be appreciated even through the simplest things. This is what I learned from the wonderful paintings of Mauro Cano from Mendoza, Argentina. His art is focused on realistic and “candid-shot” style of different women and daily common objects combined with a few effects of patterns that absorb the subject into the background.
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Surreal Painting by Joel Rea

By on February 4, 2012, in Paintings

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“I have been excited by the art of technical painting since an early age, being such a fan of great paintings drives me to create my own work. I see painting as a unique way to entertain people and provoke thought. My concepts swim endlessly around my head as I strive to impress viewers with my hands and mind in the same way I have been impacted by a world full of incredible artistic visions and my belief this world is truly amazing and inspiring.” – Joel Rea
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Naturaleza Muerta por Tjalf Sparnaay

By on January 31, 2012, in Paintings

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Tjalf Sparnaay se dedica a la pintura de naturaleza muerta . Su calidad de observación y su técnica dotada hacen de su trabajo un estilo sorprendentemente moderno.
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Photo-Realistic Painting by Dennis Wojtkiewicz

By on January 25, 2012, in Paintings

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Ohio artist, Dennis Wojtkiewicz explores the sensitive nature of time in his oversized oil paintings of fruit and flowers. The transitory nature of his subject matter is encapsulated, transfixed and glorified with heightened photorealism. Light and translucence make these paintings glow. Nature’s perfect patterning allows each painting to take on a meditative quality.
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