• Stephane Lejeune: To Be Free

      Wednesday, 27 June 2012 16:25

      On closer inspection Courtesy of the artist. Stephane Lejeune: To Be FreeBy Rose Hobart Born and bred Belgian artist Stephane Lejeune has been working and exhibiting in his home country for the past 15 years. A seminal artist, he describes his work as “halfway between realism and pure abstraction. I always search for the ideal […]

    • Martina Reinhart: Mind & Body

      Thursday, 7 June 2012 15:26

      By Jill Smith Martina Reinhart’s work has focused on continually denaturalizing the human body. Her work has followed a steady progression from conceptualizing the stages of human life in man, woman, and child – to creating a series of chimeras – figures who are partly human and partly anthropomorphized, their body parts completely re-organized. Reinhart […]

    • Grete Jacobsen: Illuminating Light

      Tuesday, 5 June 2012 14:50

      powerful confrontation “Rothko initiated color as a prism through which to access deeper, dormant human emotions, and Jacobsen advances this endeavor with nuance and idiosyncrasy.” Grete Jacobsen, Harmony. Courtesy of the artist.   Grete Jacobsen:  Illuminating Light By Jill Smith Caked in thick blues and cracked greens, Grete Jacobsen’s canvases remind one of the Earth’s […]

    • Layered Language: The Paintings of Mark Moffett

      Tuesday, 1 May 2012 16:27

      a profound affect “Moffett’s work in contrast implies this sensation of terror through the use of color and the layering of separate emblematic states”   Courtesy of the artist.   Layered Language: The Paintings of Mark Moffett By Rose Hobart Layered, transparent, mesmerizing— these are the qualities that are most present in Mark Moffett’s new […]

    • Wild Patterns Marcel Bastiaans

      Tuesday, 1 May 2012 15:49

      By Jill Smith Marcel Bastiaans started painting when he was eight years old. Realizing that he was different at a young age, he took his childish spontaneity and uncontrolled emotion into his future career. His artworks are positive, joyful, based on dreams, on freedom. The recurrent image of a bird symbolizes that freedom. He is […]

    • New Worlds: Lill-Anita O. Svendsen

      Tuesday, 1 May 2012 15:30

      her signature hue “The lush forest pokes through the living room setting. The green palette, in combination with the striking emptiness of the image, creates an alienating effect.”   Courtesy of the artist.   New Worlds: Lill-Anita O. Svendsen By Rose Hobart Norwegian painter Lill-Anita O. Svendsen is an artist whose process and philosophy are […]

    • Fiamma Morelli’s Otherworldly Abstractions

      Wednesday, 14 March 2012 16:30

      individual journey “The connotations are endless and provoke us to entertain ideas surrounding beauty, the sublime and ecstasy. “   Courtesy of the artist.   FIAMMA MORELLI’S OTHERWORLDLY ABSTRACTIONS By: Jill Smith Fiamma Morelli’s artwork has a spiritual connotation.  In her most recent work at Broadway Gallery, NYC.  Flaming morning red is rushing ruthlessly through […]

    • Sirpa Miettinen: A Call To Action

      Wednesday, 14 March 2012 16:23

      uniqueness “In an age of global information, her works acts like a reminder that visceral mark making can have a significant affect on the viewer.”   Courtesy of the artist.   SIRPA MIETTINEN:  A CALL TO ACTION By: Jill Smith Sirpa Miettinen is an artist who feels very connected to nature; she believes in a […]

    • Love From Mt. Pom Pom

      Friday, 2 March 2012 17:46

      idiosyncratic characters “All gallery furniture will be remodeled as Kawai’s idiosyncratic characters: snakes, dogs, people and blocks”   Misaki Kawai, Airshow, 2007. Installation at Kenny Schacter Contemporary, New York   Love From Mt. Pom Pom By CMA Misaki Kawai has created site-specific installations for galleries and museums throughout the world, and she has found that […]

    • Jean-Marc Schwaller, Sans Titre

      Wednesday, 22 February 2012 20:08

      existential yearning “This feverish attention to the overall affect of the work is a direct result of an existential yearning for communion with the natural world.”   Courtesy of the artist. Jean-Marc Schwaller, Sans Titre By: Jill Smith Jean-Marc’s work is bold and vivacious. He employs a gestural mark against saturated color fields, creating a […]

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