Category - Modern Paintings

The hyperrealist paintings of Gerard Boersma

I paint people on the streets, in stores, public transport and museums. They show the way people see themselves, interact or are influenced by modern developments in various ways. I freeze time and our fast and busy lives are forever captured in a moment. Finally ready to be observed quietly. I just launched a crowdfunding campaign on...

The graphic works of Gabriel Moreno

Gabriel Moreno’s detailed graphic drawings are a bounty of feminine beauty and sensuality. He combines pencil, ink, marker, paint, and digital manipulation to create punchy designs filled with striking color and strong line work.From Moreno’s website: “His works are usually comprised of flowing and precise fine black lines, over which he...

Exploring the modern gaze with Ivan Alifan

My series is an exploration of the modern gaze; of ambiguous figurative paintings that are revealed and transformed within the act of the individuals’ views. These portraits are not an attempt to render physical characteristics  but rather create a language of underlying sexual subtexts. Using ambiguity as a tool demands the viewer’s...

Thebe Phetogo’s depictions of dichotomy

I am a 23 year old emerging artist living and working in Gaborone, Botswana. My work is figurative and representational at it’s core, but I incorporate abstract techniques and surrealist elements to realize the themes I work with. ~Thebe Phetogo The symbols I use in my work heavily reference my heritage as a Motswana, such as tribal totems...

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...

The acrylic portraits of Lindsey Lively

Being largely self-taught, I have an unorthodox approach to drawing a painting.  My acrylic portraits are both realist and experimental, incorporating exaggeration, simplification, and strong brushwork.  I try not to overwork or over-polish, instead leaving paintings loose and spontaneous. ~Lindsey LivelyI’ve spent the last eight years...

Lost and Not Found by Telmo Miel

Telmo Miel is an artist duo from the Netherlands that creates sweeping surrealist murals and large-scale masterpieces. The two met at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam in 2007 and officially began working as a duo in 2012. Their works reference both the human and animal worlds to create fantastical scenes meant to elicit both humor and...