Displaying items by tag: Realism

Wednesday, 09 March 2016 10:45

Natalie Pujols

 

Natalie Pujols work influences a constant gaze into imagination. Its not only because there is this realism involved; its a certain movement, personality and emotion that is evoked from the expressions, gestures and other details she creates via a combination of colors on canvas.  The objects and other relatable, familiar media or concepts she incorporates, creates these thresholds of familiarity we can't resist. Thresholds that allow for that constant gaze and awe.  Check out her work here.  

 

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Published in Art/Design
Tuesday, 04 August 2015 00:00

Kreg Franco

-Kreg Franco explores a world a realism to convey an emotional connection in his pieces.

Franco (b.1996) is a visual learner, enriching his knowledge through his observations. Drawing from comic books as a child, he continues to pursue his passion for creating as a teenager. He is a graduate of the High School of Art & Design and is currently attending the Fashion Institute of Technology. In his education, Franco is New York City-based artist that is building momentum in Illustration. Outside of his education, he has been on exhibition in several galleries across NYC, from Chelsea to Midtown to the Bronx. As an 18-year-old artist, he is aiming high for his future, and is surrounding himself with fellow artists who share his passion.

Franco delights in drawing from the figure, and finds that direct observation is the key foundation for growing in his field. He enjoys practicing his skills through creating pieces of celebrities and recognizable figures, as it enables him to have a connection to powerful social figures that audiences can relate to. His original work aspires to captivate viewers through portraiture. His subjects explore surreal qualities while maintaining a naturalistic approach. He is constantly observing and learning from his inspirations and striving to apply new artistic translations. His goal is to have viewers recognize the soul in his portraits. He strives to translate such an intangible force through the simple 2-dimensional picture plane.  (Source: http://www.kregfranco.com/kf

Published in Art/Design
Thursday, 25 December 2014 19:00

Amanda Rothschild

 

Amanda Rothschild recieved her BFA in Painting with minors in Art History and Anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis. She now lives in New York City as she continues to produce amazing pieces while working at The Met (Metropolitan Museum of New York).

Her paintings, primarily done in oil, focus on emphasizing and beautifying otherwise mundane places and objects through the physicality of a painted surface.  She works with overlooked objects, often those found in an average home, including microwaves and countertops, especially focusing on sinks and drains. These paintings use areas of abstraction combined with areas of precise detail that give these objects a life and narrative separate from their original utilitarian usage. During her years at Washington University in St. Louis she has been featured in a number of student shows including Knuckle Knuckle: a Junior Painting show, and Community Visuals: A Student Exhibition in Two Dimensions. She has served as both treasurer and president of the Art School Council and was an active member of the Undergraduate Council, while also serving on the Undergraduate Experience Committee. She was nominated for the Eileen Battell Stoeckel fellowship in the spring of 2013 and received the Eda L. and Clarence C. Cushing Memorial Prize in Painting in 2013. Prior to her managing role at The Met, Amanda worked as a Studio Assistant in the studio of St. Louis based artist John Sarra and worked as a Museum Teaching Intern at the Saint Louis Art Museum. (source: amandarothschild.com) 

 

 

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