Featured Artist: Alejandro García Restrepo
Colombian artist Alejandro García Restrepo creates beautifully surreal and mystical imagery, in graphite on paper and other mixed medias. With a photorealistic bent, he captures darkly spiritual and sometimes randomly strange dream-like visions.
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.
Featured Artist: Ian Ingram
Ian Ingram has a series of masterfully rendered realistic, confrontational self portraits and other twists of the imagination. They are very large works executed in graphite, charcoal and pastel with a recent shift towards oil painting.
We just got wind of Benjamin A. Vierling’s current solo exhibition in Seattle and had to share. (Thanks, Phantasmaphile!) This show is on view from January 17 – Feb. 14th, 2014, in the Steele Gallery, at the Gage Academy of Art, Seattle. A great way to spend some quality time with your Valentine… just seeing in person the incredibly gorgeous sacred heart painting (above), would rock my day!
Exhibition Preview: Dan Witz
Dan Witz has a solo show opening in Rome - Public and Confidential at Wunderkammern. The artist specifically created new works in which illusionistic doors, gates, and bars offer a view of hidden characters. These depictions are an extension of projects started in 2012, in collaboration with Amnesty International, in which the artist reflects on the freedom of thought and expression of the individual.