Graffiti Art and Culturally Iconic Wall Murals

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Wall murals can be literal giants and Dede is an expert at making this kind of graffiti art. Giants need Band Aids once in a while too. Band Aids make most people think of the commercials that feature that cute little kid who scraped his knee, giant graffiti wall murals. These wall murals are actually … Read more

Mayme Kratz Notices the Unnoticeable with Pattern

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Mayme Kratz uses scale and pattern to encourage people to stop and see the roses. Artist Mayme Kratz finds inspiration in Arizona’s harsh desert climate, collecting found organic materials and capturing them in a polymer resin. This act of preservation is an ode to the ephemeral–a memento mori–that forces the viewer to acknowledge their transient … Read more

Oil Pastels and how the Individual Perceives Them

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Often a work such as those in oil pastels by Michael Alderson can be perceived by many in many different ways. Michael Alderson has mastered oil pastels during his time as an artist since Graduating from Kendall School of Design in 1992. Most oil pastel art, including this, goes without titles because Alderson feels ‚Äúthat … Read more

Contemporary Art and Airbrush Canvas Painting by Close

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Chuck Close’s process for making his airbrush oil on canvas paintings is one of many reasons his work is both Contemporary art and powerful in his time. Is Earth destined to be ruled by an over-efficient computer system called HAL? Will the president of the machine city banish the human race to the dark depths … Read more

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3D Painting and 3D Paintings on Canvas with a Purpose

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3d painting like this that has never been seen in 3d paintings on canvas can be so much more than just an art object. She has done it; Danielle Mysliwiec has glued 3d painting and viewers together. Her 3d painting on canvas at Chandra Cerrito Contemporary in Oakland, CA is a delightful example of visual … Read more

Abstract Art

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Abstract art is this world of endless possibilities. There are at least a thousand different ways to construct any image on canvas, from clay, or even in a collage made from litter. It all starts with a blueprint that artists call design. Worthy artists will certainly plan most of the design of their abstract art … Read more

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