The Parisian artist Julien Malland, better known as Seth Globepainter, travels around the world transforming boring buildings into Colorful Masterpieces. His works are mainly in Paris, but he has taken his fantastic large scale murals also to distant countries such as India, China, Mexico, Indonesia, and Vietnam. ‘Seth’ usually works with local artists to give his pieces a local flavor. Most of his works depicts murals of children surrounded by rainbows and vibrant colors in an surrealist athmosphere.
He released two books about his travels and street art. The last one is called “Extramuros”. It captures 3 years of his “globepainting” when he was travelling and creating around the world.
These are my favourite murals! But I super recommend you to check them all on his Flickr: SETH Globe-Painter Enjoy!
The Lithuanian-born artist and illustrator Ray Bartkus has created an amazing, almost unreal, mural in the Lithuanian city of Marijampolė designed to use the surface of the water as its true canvas. The artist intentionally painted it upside-down so that the images he depicted would be reflected right-side-up onto the river Šešupė, which flows through the city’s center.
Impressed by this Mural, I decided to study more about Ray and discovered an awe-inspiring artist.
Among his works I found prints, illustrations, videos, installations, drawings and paintings. The last ones are just amazing. Creating immersive environments, Bartkus’s monumental, figurative paintings embrace and engulf viewers, projecting them into compelling, mysterious domains.
Bartkus’ “Beauty and the Beast,” 2006-2009.
If you find this artist as amazing as I found him, don’t hesitate to visit his webpage: raybartkus.com
Surfing the web, I came across with some abstract paintings that really caught out my attention, mainly because of the bright colors, the perfect and balanced composition and the different materials used.
Investigating a little bit, I discovered AbbyCreekStudios. Linda is a Californian artist who for the past 17 years devoted herself to abstract expressionism. Her creative voice expresses herself in different ways; bending and shaping using acrylic paint, collage, ink and whatever else she can get her hands on. She really knows how to let her mind to fly!
She works on canvas, paper and wood. The last ones are my favourites!
This is my top 10:
Matthias Weischer is a German painter who has lived and worked in Leipzig since 1995. He is considered to be one of the most talented members of the new Leipzig school, a loose assembly of artists whose works are regarded as the next generation in the rich history of German painting. However, there is no doubt that Weischer’s works stand out as unique. He called my attention because his cool works oscillate between abstract and figurative painting.
Until 2006, his paintings depicted deserted interiors like stage settings that are infused by abstract elements. Furniture, everyday objects and large-scale ornaments stylistically refer to the 1950s and 1960s. In their collage-like appearance they establish a complex and ambiguous relationship.
who has lived and worked in Leipzig since 1995. He is considered to be one of the most talented members of the new Leipzig school, a loose assembly of artists whose works are regarded as the next generation in the rich history of German painting. However, there is no doubt that Weischer’s works stand out as unique. He studied painting from 1995 to 2001 and he received his MA with distinction (class of Sighard Gille) in 2003, both at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig. Between 2004 and 2005 Matthias Weischer was a protégé of the influential British artist David Hockney in the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. 2002 Oil on Canvas 102 x 120cm
Matthias Weischer’s paintings of interiors expose the architecture of painterly illusion. His rich surfaces contrast geometric fields of hard-edged abstraction with highly rendered decorative details to create an eerie play between flatness and 3D. Starting with a design of an empty room, Matthias Weischer builds his imagined locations layer upon layer, each added element further pushing the boundaries of perceived space. Incongruous perspectives, dizzying patterns and Escher-like visual riddles quietly allude to a sense of the uncanny. In Living Room, suburban normality is infiltrated by an almost unnoticeable surrealism: shrubbery on the inside of the building, an impossibly flat piano and a table that casts no shadow. 2003 Oil on Canvas 170 x 190cm
Matthias Weischer’s dream houses defy all spatial logic; he makes architectural installations that can only exist in two dimensions. Depicting a ceiling-less apartment, Egyptian Room removes the ambit between internal and external space. Instead, each element imposes its own sense of order on each other: outside, palm trees and sand dunes tower in geometric precision, while inside Matthias Weischer’s meticulous grid gives way to its own organic confusion. The floor melds inconspicuously with the counter, shelves and table tops tilt to high-seas angles, and objects such as the basket sink below their supporting surfaces. Banality is ruminated as a perpetual labyrinth where obsession and madness become the pursuit of wonder and delight. 2001 Oil on Canvas 220 x 220cm
During his residency in Rome in 2007, Weischer concentrated on drawing and studies on nature and landscape. Since then, he predominantly works on and with paper, in smaller formats and with a lighter range of colours. He also explores different printing techniques and, recently, three-dimensional sculptural arrangements.
His work has been exhibited worldwide. If you want to know more about this artist please visit his webpage: http://www.matthiasweischer.de/en/2014.html
A collage is a piece of art made by sticking various different materials such as photographs, postcards and pieces of paper or fabric onto a backing. I combine in my collages images that once have called my attention and have entered into my “Collection Envelope” till I find the perfect canvas to paste them. I love dropping some acrylic stains to integrate and balance the whole piece.
Here is my Collage Gallery from the last year.
CuatroCuartos presents “This is Buenos Aires”, their first art Exhibition in Dublin. CuatroCuartos is an Argentinean group of multidisciplinary artists. They arrived to Ireland looking for new creative challenges. Linked by the spontaneity, motivation and diversity, they decided to get together to show their work to the world, because the world is but a canvas to their imagination.
If you are visiting the Irish Capital City During May 2014, you can see this art exhibition at THE BLEEDING HORSE PUB – 24/25 CAMDEN ST. UPPER, DUBLIN 2 from May 8th till June 2nd.
Photos of this event: https://lucianamarin.wordpress.com/art-exhibitions/
Pop Geometry refers to Burgess’s love of Pop Art and the incorporation of found vintage ephemera into his collage, much of it referencing a golden age of American graphic design and advertising. The geometric elements, and the use of text and typeface also reference early Twentieth century modern movements such as Supermatism and Constructivsm, and a time of extrodrinary creativity in Russian and European art. By combining geometric form with American graphics, Burgess constructs a playfull meeting of two distinct artistic cultures, East and West, old and new.
I discovered him first because of his amazing Collages. My favorites are the cities! Born in London and living in Arizona, Burgess travels the world for inspiration.
Amazing New Museum
Hollywood. Vintage Matchbook Collage
Chicago Panorama III (dont leave the party)
Midnight over Manhattan
Orange Crush, New York
Vintage Paper Collage. 2009.
But then I realized that he is also very good at painting! He is very versatile, going from the abstract to the very detailed painting. Look at these cars!!
See his website, here.