Author - Kelly Paik

The figurative paintings of Michael Carson

American artist Michael Carson makes paintings that seem to touch us with a feeling simultaneously tender and tragic. His subjects walk through vibrant bars, clubs, cafés, and dance studios and go about their routine or gaze directly at the viewer in order to invite us into their lives. Formally trained in design, Carson creates paintings with a...

Nádia Maria’s photographs chronicle her own dark journey

Brazilian artist, Nádia Maria, creates haunting, dream-like images that channel her own life experiences. Born in 1984, Maria fell in love with photography as a young child, using her dolls as models. Growing up, Maria used photography as a personal journal to record her feelings and transformations. Most recently, she used the medium to document...

Sleepless by Christine Wu

SArtist Christine Wu creates multi-layered images capturing people in moments of vulnerability and introspection. In her current solo exhibit, titled Sleepless, Wu is interested in memory as a subjective construct, which she expresses through the use of multiple vantage points, or moments, resembling double-exposure photography. Per Thinkspace Art...

Photographer Alex Ugalnikov reminds us of how beautiful winter mornings can be if we’d just wake up early enough to see it

Icy rays of pink sunlight pierce through the frozen landscape in these stunning landscape photos taken by Alex Ugalnikov. The photographer ventured out from his home in the countryside of Belurus in the early winter mornings to capture the perfect scene of snowy, misty fields bathed in the pink and orange light of the morning sun. Silent rivers...

Gestural abstractions by Elise Ansel

New York-based artist Elise Ansel creates paintings derived from Old Master depictions of bacchanals, interiors, and figures in the landscape. She reinterprets famous classics using gestural abstraction. Forms and figures are reduced to single streaks of color, representing the main gesture and movement of the original object. Each brush stroke...

Fluttering book of life by David Kracov

Butterflies take flight right out of the pages of a book crafted by artist David Kracov. The artist created the metal sculpture, standing at half a meter tall, in tribute to the life of Rabbi Yossi Raichik, director of Charbad’s Children of Chernobyl organisation. The 2547 hand-painted butterflies represent each of the children who escaped...