Francien Krieg (@francienkrieg)
Krieg paints older women as beautifully complete nudes. She acknowledges the marks time has made upon the physical body and focuses our attention to a place where physical and spiritual beauty intersect. Imagining a world in which societal pressures lift and current narratives around physicality and the female body broaden. When viewing Francien’s nudes it is hard not to feel moved by their unflinching realism and stark depiction of female beauty.
Krieg’s personal vision is consistent and committed. She expresses herself through her art in ways that give her a unique point of view on the human condition.”
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Beautiful Bizarre Magazine (@beautifulbizarremagazine)
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Australian based international contemporary art magazine [print & digital]
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Anna Wypych (@annawypych)
Anna Wypych, based in Poland, paints realistic portraits in the traditional oil technique. Her art contains elements of hiperrealizm, surrealism and pure imaginative. Characteristic for her are philosophical texts, which always complements her works. Artist concentrates on human condition and her powerful women portraits, shows variety of inner strength which can be found in people seen from positive point of view.
Azucar - Magazine & Art Gallery (@azucarmag)
Born in 2012 as a catalog for emerging artists, to be downloaded on smartphones and tablets. Using an open call the works for each edition. Under this format, we launched 6 editions with over 300 artists.
Looking for dynamic ways to distribute content, in 2013 www.azucarmag.com is born. A portal to distribute self-produced content, sell art online and showcase the works of emerging artists.
Azucar organized over 30 art events, planned especially to showcase the works of young artists and offer a professional platform to exhibit and sell their artworks.
John Dalton (@john_dalton)
Artist & Writer - Kerry, Ireland
Art podcast - gently does it . . .
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Stephanie Deshpande (@stephaniedesh)
Stephanie Deshpande is a representational painter living in northern New Jersey. She is best known for her psychological portraits and narrative paintings. Her work combines her love of realism with personal allegories. She creates paintings that unearth hidden emotions and capture the quiet drama of the world around her.
Deshpande graduated from University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a BFA in Painting and continued her studies at the New York Academy of Art earning her MFA. She is represented by Haynes Galleries in the U.S. and by Arundel Contemporary in West Sussex, England.
Jennifer Balkan (@jenniferbalkan)
for the whole bio, check out my site: www.jenniferbalkan.net :).
My paintings are emotionally-based psychological narratives where the details lie in planes of color. I choose to exaggerate color, in a sense break up a color field into its constituent colors, directing the viewer to particular areas by applying juicy bits of heavily saturated color. I strive to capture emotional states more than anything else, purposefully laying strokes down to create the illusion of an outer physical topography that houses an inner one of the soul. Though it is a cerebral concept that motivates me, the process of painting is superior to all else.
Candice Chovanec (@candicechovanec)
Candice Chovanec was born in 1984, and has lived most her life in Southern California. In 2008, she completed her BFA in Drawing and Painting from Laguna College of Art and Design and in 2017 she completed her MFA in from California State University, Fullerton. Candice has won numerous awards and exhibited in group shows throughout the United States. Her work has shown at RJD Gallery in New York, Principle Gallery in Charleston, and the Autry Museum in Los Angeles. In 2017, she was awarded “Best in Show” from Alyssa Monks at the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art and First Place in the Non-Commissioned Portrait Category from the Portrait Society of America. S
Tanya Atanasova Visual Arts (@tanyaatanasovavisualarts)
Since her graduation from the National Academy of art in Sofia, Tanya Atanasova has worked in several different media: painting, ceramics, sculptures and installations… She grew up in an environment where different artistic disciplines were in constant interaction. But although she has been drawing and painting all her life , she has only discovered her great passion for oil painting in 2016. Inspired, after visiting the studios/taking masterclasses by some of her most favorite contemporary artists - she decided to become a full time painter. . Dedicated to big size non-traditional portraits, she started weaving her waythrough contemporary realism.
Kathleen Carr (@carrfineart)
Kathleen is an award winning contemporary representational artist. Her narrative paintings are radiant with feminine beauty; capturing the soulful expressions of her sitters and revealing their inner world. The viewer is also drawn into a narrative through stunning details such as the convincing rendering of birds, flowers, translucent and lace fabrics and damask patterns. The artist seeks to create work with a timeless aesthetic yet thoroughly contemporary.
Judith Peck (@judithepeck)
Judith Peck is an allegorical figurative artist living in the Washington, D.C. metro area.
Lauren Bergman (@lauren_bergman)
Lauren Bergman grew up in Washington, D.C., before relocating to Manhattan to study painting and design at Parson’s School of Design and The Art Students League in New York. Bergman's work probes a loss of cultural optimism and the ongoing irresolution of such post-feminist issues as sexuality versus intellectualism, passivity and acquiescence versus ambition. The work courts irony and the inner narratives are playful, yet confront the conflicting expectations of contemporary culture and the intricately complex ways in which we form our identities.
Bergman currently lives in Manhattan and her studio is at MANA Contemporary in Jersey City, NJ.
Conor Walton (@conorwalton)
Figurative painter from Ireland
Nicole Alger (@nicole_alger)
Realist Painter | Drafts[wo]man
Nikole Cooney (@nikolecooney)
Nikole Cooney is best known for creating otherworldly images reflecting her connection with nature and appreciation for wildlife through surreal and fantastic imagery. Her work speaks of the resilient and ephemeral qualities of both nature and man in an anthropomorphic way. Many sculptures contain elements of adjacent pieces unifying them to create their own environment.
Kathrin Longhurst (@kathrinlonghurst)
raised behind the Berlin Wall, traveled the world, now artist/painter in Sydney Australia
Heidi Elbers (@heidielbers)
Originally from New Orleans, I moved to NYC 10 years ago for graduate school and to bring some of that NOLA spice to NYC. Upon receiving my MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2010, I moved to Bushwick (Brooklyn) where I maintain an active studio practice. I'm a painter of people and a curator of exhibitions (specifically, the Director of Exhibitions at the New York Academy of Art).
Publisher | Artist | Curator | Author
In order to understand a thing’s relevance, we need its adverse or adjacent-other to compare it to. My paintings reside in this flux - romanticism overlapping progress - in order to understand how the photo functions as cultural memory.
In my paintings, I reappropriate traditional techniques by deconstructing current understanding and meaning to better gain new and different usages.
Echoing the printer, I use only four colors: cyan, magenta, yellow and black. The work develops in the same manner as a print, left to right. The finished product hangs like a movie screen, slightly swaying when a person walks by, disrupting its ether.
Lu Cong (@lucong)
Lu Cong was born in Shanghai in 1978, and immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 11. He studied biology at the University of Iowa, and attended graduate school for Humanities at the University of Colorado. He’s been recognized as an original and influential American painter. His work has been exhibited at many institutions and galleries, including the University of Connecticut (Storrs), the University of Denver (Denver), Henoch Gallery (New York), Jonathan LeVine Gallery (New York), Corey Helford Gallery (Los Angeles). His recent projects include South West Light (2011), How Long Have You Been Gone (2013-2015), and Memory is a Future Tense (2016- ).
Ukrainian born artist Anzhelika Doliba specializes in a wide range of drawing themes including highly detailed and realistic portraits drawing and painting, still life, landscapes, Trompe L'oeil, murals, illustration, architectural interiors and exteriors, design, decorative arts, and clay.
Anzhelika works in a variety of mediums including pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, oil, and clay.
She achieves high realism in each of her drawings in paying close attention to detail in capturing the essence of her subjects.
Works held in private collections in Germany, Holland, Egypt, France, US and Italy.
Jodi Gerbi (@jodi1234)
I paint resilience but not always through the depiction of the figure. My oil paintings are realistic portrayals of the garbage, trash cans and drain pipes as a way to convey the idea that humans are often required to find something beautiful in a hard situation in order to keep going. The ability of a human being to do this is the essence of resilience.
Rick Price (@pickrice)
I am an artist living in Beacon, NY, an hour north of NYC. I work in oil, acrylic and collage. I studied at Cal Poly Pomona and Savannah College of Art and Design.