Author - Mary Luoma

Large-scale portrait paintings by Harding Meyer

Brazilian artist Harding Meyer creates imposingly large-scale portraits that immediately draw the viewer into the subject’s oversized gaze. The works feature prominent brushstrokes and sometimes distortions that hint that we’re looking at the subject through glass or some other barrier.The faces are taken from all sorts of media such as...

Watch Your Palace Fall by Conor Harrington

Irish-born painter Conor Harrington creates classically inspired paintings of the human form to explore themes of conflict and roles within society. In one popular work, Sluggers Paradise, he depicts two men angrily pulling on opposite ends of a rope. Their allegiance is depicted using blue and red which harks to the political divide in America...

Swirling cut paper installations by Mia Pearlman

“The process is very free-form and intuitive” says Mia Pearlman about how she creates her giant hanging paper installations for various galleries around the world. Pearlman starts off each piece by drawing large shapes in ink on paper. Then she cuts out the spaces in between the ink, allowing each prior cut to determine her next move so that...

A quarter of a million miles by Christy Lee Rogers

Christy Lee Rogers photographs water in ways we’ve never imagined. In her series, A Quarter of a Million Miles, she seems to depict angelic figures floating slowly through heaven. Light is spotlighted on the form and fill the space with drama and color. It’s clear what kind of influence she draws from the Baroque movement and particularly from...

The unbelievable collage works of Ysbel LeMay

Hundreds of individual photographs go into creating just one of Ysbel LeMay’s nature-based collages. The Canadian artist will combine fragments of plants with animals, and natural elements to create stunning “panoramas of natural splendour” that transport the viewer into a whole other world. During 15 years of working in the advertising...

Andrea Torres Balaguer’s art of capturing dreams

Photographer Andrea Torres Balaguer tries to create dark and minimalistic fantasy worlds in her photography. The Barcelona-based artist explores themes of surrealism, mystery, and symbolism as well as the concept of scene and narrative storytelling. Her works have a highly conceptual tone and focus attention on the emotional and psychological...