Posts by Maia Seals

Surreal Cutout Paper Collages by Jay Riggio

March 21st, 2016 Posted by Art, Collage, Featured, New York, Surrealism No Comment yet

Most of the people in Riggio’s work have abstracted or replaced heads. The exception is one piece titled, “The Way You Fell In Love With A Girl,” in which all of the subjects’ faces are intact. He includes a male figure in a speedo flying near the top of the frame, but he is perfectly split in two right at the waist. Confusing? Yes. Captivating? Absolutely!

Finding Order in the Chaotic Abstract Art of Juun Y.

February 29th, 2016 Posted by Abstract, Art, Featured, New York, Paintings, Photography, San Francisco, Street Art No Comment yet

Juun Y states,”A creative mess is preferable to an idle neatness,” which works perfectly to represent the artwork he produces. Even though his work is very abstract and unique, it all makes sense and is wonderful to look at.

Art You Can Wear by PrincessM

January 5th, 2016 Posted by Art, Featured, Illustration, Paintings, Surrealism No Comment yet

PrincessM does not stick with traditional canvas. Instead, she offers her art for sale on phone cases, silk scarves, skirts, tote bags and even pocket mirrors. By offering many different mediums for her art to be displayed, it allows the consumer to enjoy little pieces of art in their daily lives.

Vibrant Abstract Cityscapes by Elizabeth Grube

November 9th, 2015 Posted by Art, Chicago, Featured, Los Angeles, Paintings No Comment yet

Elizabeth Grube’s fine art pieces incorporate abstract images of modern day architecture: bridges, buildings and arches, but painted with a looseness that defy their utilitarian purposes. It’s clear that she gains inspirations from early impressionist artists through the blending of colors while incorporating simplistic yet strong outlines of building structures in the creation of these vibrant abstract cityscapes.

Whimsical Art Forms by Yellena James

October 13th, 2015 Posted by Art, Digital, Featured, Paintings No Comment yet

There is so much movement in her mounted pieces and wall works. Looking at some of them make you feel as if you are under water, flowing with the various organisms – not to mention the color schemes she uses. They match so well and almost pop off of the medium. Her line work is incredible, creating petals, waves, and abstract designs.

Paper Sculptures by Bay Area Artist Mary Button Durell

August 3rd, 2015 Posted by Art, Featured No Comment yet

At first glance these works look nothing like paper, they appear more like otherworldly creatures. By using paper and wheat paste, Durell creates organic patterns and shapes that she states, “reconfigure the complexity of the universe into simple materials.” Her older works are mostly white/cream while her newest pieces incorporate color and transparency – the more you stare at them, the more engrossing they become.

Sink into these Smooth Sounds from Australia on Nick Hill’s “Rut” EP

July 27th, 2015 Posted by Featured, Music No Comment yet

Aussie-born indie/electronic singer Nick Hill has released a 3 song EP entitled “Rut.” Hill pairs liquid smooth, repeated vocals with gritty instrumentals to truly captivate his listeners. Each song seamlessly flows into the next. It’s easy to become so entranced by the hypnotic melodies of the Rut EP that one could just float away into Hill’s carefully crafted musical stream.

Abstract Energies: The Photos of Chicago’s Carey Primeau

July 13th, 2015 Posted by Art, Featured, Photography No Comment yet

Chicago born photographer Carey Primeau has a lot to say about conformity. He believes that “the standard is unacceptable” and that we should not conform to the ideas of the masses. These ideals transfer heavily into his artwork, breaking the mold with fine art photography.