Tag Archives for paintings
Curate 1k23. May 2013
Came across this cool site called Curate 1k that has loads of pieces of art on it that are for sale. It’s run by a lady named Norah, she scours the internet to find $1000 worth of beautiful, affordable artwork each and every week. So if you are keen to find some pretties for your walls, click here.
Here are some pieces that took my arty fancy…
Instant Grass – interiors21. May 2013
Nick and I designed Instant Grass’s new space in Braamfontein a few months ago and now we finally have a decent collection of photos that we can share. It was so much fun coming up with ideas and sourcing things, we had some stuff custom made for the space and then other things were sourced from here there and everywhere.
We made the 14-seater table, the bike chandelier, the honeycomb stools, the crate bookshelf and the painting of the team that work there. We were so happy with how everything came out. Yay us. Hee.
Evan B. Harris21. May 2013
I was admiring the work of Evan B. Harris over the weekend. His paintings feel like they should be epic tattoos on strange circus folk, don’t ask me why I feel that way, I just do. Even though the majority of his subjects are sad they’re beautiful too. Evan’s creative process involves hours of painting and crafting before he brushes and sands over them to give them an old school look. The shark and wolf are amongst my favourite.
- Born among the briars & brambles in backwoods of Klamath Falls, Oregon, Evan Benjamin Harris grew up with little knowledge of the bourgeois big city fine arts. So, he dove into the recesses of his own imagination and embraced the fables and folklore that fascinated him. With little to do but draw, he did exactly that. Now older, things haven’t changed much. The stories he created as a child are still present in his paintings. With diligence and hard work, Evan’s crude stick figures became the more clearly defined images you see today. With no formal art training, he creates on his own terms.
Broken boards, oil and acrylic paints, charcoal pastels, plastic resign, and melted waxes are among the mediums Evan uses. Then they are beaten, brushed, sanded, polished, and hung. Most would cringe at the idea of scratching or sanding something they spent hours upon hours painting, but that’s Evan’s favorite part – creating the appearance that this wasn’t made in the 21st century. Behind every scratch and claw mark is a story waiting to be told.
Sally Ross17. May 2013
I came across this artist named Sally Ross on Design Files and thought I would share her work with you guys. Her paintings look very labour intensive, what with all the tiny dots and lines that make up most of what you are looking at, which is pretty amazing. The blog I found her on interviewed her in her studio, so if you like what you see and want to read more about her, click here.
- My process is simple – found photograph, composition drawing, then paint (Lukas oil paints on linen).
When I find an image I wish to paint, a sort of recognition takes place and then I just do it. The actual painting is time-consuming, tuning up the image always seem to require further detail, more observation. A work can take from weeks to many months to complete. I do work on several canvases at once, they tend to feed off each other.
Escif – amazing13. May 2013
Came across these street paintings by a Spanish artist named Escif. I have never seen anything like them. Imagine seeing such unusual but super cool work on our streets. I think a lot of his pieces hold political messages, some I understand, some I don’t. I just know that I like his style a lot.
Check out more of his work here.
HELLOHOWDYHIYA – Ji Hyun17. April 2013
Found this lady’s simple but awesome illustrations. Her name is Ji Hyun and she is currently studying Communication Design in Germany. Her people illustrations are so charming and unique, would love the old couple below.