passion for frida sanchez

The Passion for Frida exhibition opened last Saturday to a super packed house in the beautiful and bright new space – known as Sanchez Contemporary. We love and obsess over all things Frida Kahlo and the amount of dynamic, passionate and inspired imagery honoring Frida in this show are terrific. We’ve selected a few of our favorite artworks here – this is definitely a must see exhibition!

Foto Fix: Laura Stevens - Eclectix

Another November, Photography by Laura Stevens

Laura Stevens’ narrative portraits are powerful documents of the emotional chronicles of women. Often set in domestic landscapes they are highly dramatic, beautifully lit and composed. Full of heartbreak, loneliness, isolation and alienation – the imagery is intensely personal yet so full of humanity that we all can relate.

liam barr interview - eclectix

Liam Barr, An Eclectix Artist Interview

New Zealand artist Liam Barr creates fantastical portrait narratives which spark questions and hook us with surreal, old world mystery. ( Witness the masterpiece above, his killer portrait of the writer Katherine Mansfield! )  Liam’s finely honed skills communicate with delicacy, insight and compassion on the human condition.

storm tharp - eclectix

Featured Artist: Storm Tharp

Oregonian Storm Tharp’s portraits are strange and emotive character studies, often distorted and obscured to the verge of being expressionist. Starting out as representational, they evolve into muddled, smeared and abstracted versions of the beginning image – giving them alternate identities. He even supplies his subjects with names, histories and narratives. His inspirations include 1970s American cinema and Japanese portrait prints.

david kassen art

David Jon Kassan paints incredible hyper realistic oil portraits often set against abstracted and muted graffiti inspired backgrounds. Technically proficient and masterful in his medium, his poignant raw souls ask to be heard. His beings are humanity at its core, unedited, complete with age earned wrinkles and messy struggles.

 ​Seung-Hwan OH

Foto Fix: Seung-Hwan OH

​Mixing science and art is one of our favorite combinations and apparently it is photographer Seung-Hwan OH’s passion as well. He combines common bacteria and microbes with water and soaks his film, letting the decomposition begin… or rather, as in his case, the final composition begin. After the image is “destroyed” to his satisfaction, which may take months, he finally scans it before it is completely disintegrated. This series he has appropriately titled Impermanence.