Posts in Los Angeles

Intimately Detailed Portraiture by Caleb John

April 11th, 2016 Posted by Art, Featured, Los Angeles, Paintings, Surrealism No Comment yet

John uses a light touch when he paints, relishing in the negative space that adds glow to a person’s face or brightness to their eyes. His paintings are the equivalent to an afternoon spent lounging in bed, memorizing the way sunlight spills across the neck or the bones that accentuate one’s elbow stick out when bent.

Creative Family Portraiture from an Artist’s Perspective

March 28th, 2016 Posted by Art, Featured, Los Angeles, New York, Photography No Comment yet

This artist finds perfection in capturing the moment. Photos of children and family, be it posed or candid, carry with each of them a story behind the stillness. Her photography of women during pregnancy is complimented by a fondness for the personal stories within. From maternity to playtime, she takes on the full journey of the life cycle, pausing along the way to take it all in.

Sita Rupe’s Collages of Americana

March 14th, 2016 Posted by Art, Collage, Featured, Los Angeles, Mixed Media, Paintings, San Francisco, Screenprints No Comment yet

Sita Rupe creates iconic images that recall a bygone era of lively conversations in sun-baked kitchens that stand in the mind with an immediate, almost brutal force. Her craft is executed using clear formal technique: precision, finish and style. There is no chaos or distortion here – only lively play, light days and new beginnings.

Vintage California Photography by Maya Soffia

February 22nd, 2016 Posted by Art, Los Angeles, Mediums, Photography No Comment yet

Preferring to work with the cooler tones of the color wheel, Soffia also frames her images in a subtle vignette of blurring, affecting the likeness of vintage photography. She knows the best time to shoot with sunlight; her photos are always relaxed with a mixture of sun soaked surfaces and lens flair – thick with haze in the air.

Hali Helfgott’s Street Photography Sets Still Life in Motion

December 15th, 2015 Posted by Art, Featured, Los Angeles, Photography No Comment yet

Helfgott’s frontal and contained perspective allows for an angular dimension within the frame, suggesting a life outside of the box. Whatever her subject – skate boarders, shoe buyers, beach bums, selfie takers and subway users all look like their photo was captured just as they were about to turn around or walk away – still life in motion.

Using Abstract Lines to Create Space and Grotesque Faces

November 24th, 2015 Posted by Art, Installations, Los Angeles, Paintings, San Francisco No Comment yet

Johnson incorporates an almost Roald Dahl styled fascination with grotesque, puke-colored hands and distorted and hideous pen-drawn faces. From a distance, her black and white canvases of cross-hatched shading take on the form of a cloud of smoke, or a distant hallway. The variety in Johnson’s work demonstrates a passion for exploration and demonstration, whether it be with likeminded collaborators or on her own with a brush and some canvas.

Christine Mahoney’s Chaotic and Colorful Landscapes of Abstraction

November 17th, 2015 Posted by Art, Featured, Los Angeles, New York, Paintings No Comment yet

If there’s one world that could describe Christine Mahoney’s painting’s that would be: landscape. However, her paintings aren’t the landscapes of Hockney or naturalist painters. The young New-York native, Los Angeles based artist is a painter documenting growth, that of her own and of the world passing around her. Her paintings are full of inexorable waves of color and energetic movement. The viewer becomes fully engrossed in a world full of landscapes of abstraction.

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.

Picture Postcards from a Possible Psychonaut: The Work of Scott Listfield

September 8th, 2015 Posted by Art, Featured, Los Angeles, Paintings No Comment yet

For one who readily suspends disbelief when intrigued by narrative art, images like these lead to a place not anchored by impossibility, a place of near-psychedelic experience enhanced by the notion that what the viewer is looking at might actually be happening somewhere.
Such is the nature of Scott Listfield’s paintings.