Yago Hortal creates vibrant paintings that come off the canvas

Yago Hortal creates vibrant paintings that come off the canvas

Yago Hortal creates vibrant paintings that come off the canvas

Barcelona born, Berlin based Yago Hortal creates stunning paintings that literally jump off the canvas. Using thick layers of acrylic he stacks and smears vibrant swaths of paint, the layers of paint increasing and gaining depth, making these abstract pieces. I was lucky enough to see one of these in person and they’re exquisite. You can see more of his vibrant work down below.

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Bobby Solomon

January 27, 2014 / By

Melancholy Youth – The incredible paintings of xhxix

Melancholy Youth – The incredible paintings of ?(hi)

Melancholy Youth – The incredible paintings of ?(hi)

I’m still enamored by mysterious Japanese painter xhxix who chooses not to reveal anything about themselves. The colorful portraits this individual creates is some of my favorite work out there currently, filled with raw emotion and fragmented nuances. There’s something so engaging about these pieces. Each boys lips and eyes are rosy and swollen and their skin is made up of numerous shades of color, almost giving them an iridescence.

You can see lots more of these paintings down below.

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Bobby Solomon

January 23, 2014 / By

Matthew Williamson’s Emoji GIFs

Matthew Williamson Emojo Gif Art 1

Emojis are bomb dot com. Who doesn’t like emojis? Show me that person and I will show them a light slap to the side of the head because emojis are the best. How else would I drunkenly text that I am enjoying drinking red wine without a yellow sunglass wearing face and a cartoonish glass of wine? Emojis, dudes and dudettes.

Artist Matthew Williamson must agree because he shares some crazy emoji artwork online. These aren’t just creations made in honor of emojis: these are off-the-wall, batshit crazy .gifs that collide emojis at each other in the funniest of ways. They are incredibly recognizable and are effortlessly cool: there is nothing to dislike about Williamson’s emoji .gifs.

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KYLE FITZPATRICK

January 22, 2014 / By

Beautifully Simple Paintings of Potted-Plants by Guy Yanai

Guy Yanai - Plants

Guy Yanai - Plants

Bold colors and simple shapes make up these large and impressive paintings by the Israel-born and US-raised artist Guy Yanai. Currently living and working in Tel Aviv, Yanai’s paintings are often still lifes with a strong graphical sensibility. For me, it’s his paintings of plants that I love the most. His brash use of color and his flat and direct approach to the subject matter works perfectly and his paintings are as playful as they are striking.

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Philip Kennedy

January 20, 2014 / By

Museum Of Internet

Museum Of Internet 1

If you give a person the Internet, he or she or whatever it is will want to share a selfie. The 2013 Word Of The Year is the main subject of Internet art lampooners Museum Of Internet‘s work. The online creatives are at the intersection of conceptual art, Post-Modern humor, and Internet follies: they take memes and misuses of technology and contextualize them in a way that reveals how sad and hilarious humans are.

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KYLE FITZPATRICK

January 9, 2014 / By

New York City Ballet Art Series presents JR

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New year, new New York City Ballet Art Series. Following the success of last year’s offering (featuring FAILE), NYCB has enlisted the talents of renowned artist and self-proclaimed “photograffeur,” JR. An annual offering that aims at introducing a new generation to the entertainment of ballet, the Art Series has established itself as one of the cities’ must-see attractions and offers a new way to experience a night at the ballet. Other than that, why else should you be interested in attending? Every audience member receives a take-away specially created by the artist.

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Nick Partyka

January 8, 2014 / By

Carol Marine creates simple, beautiful paintings everyday

Carol Marine

The internet really is a wonderful place. If you look in the right places you’re bound to find some real treasures. Take for example the work of Carol Marine. Since October 2006 Carol has been creating one small painting nearly every day and she shares this work through her blog. It’s a simple idea and one which I’ve seen a number of times before, but it’s wonderful to see someone produce such great work of quality and consistency. Caroline has real skill as a painter and her daily still lives are a constant treat.

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Philip Kennedy

January 7, 2014 / By

Portfolio Update: Cody Hudson

Yardbird Sake by Cody Hudson

Chicago based designer and artist Cody Hudson updated his portfolio yesterday, showcasing how damn talented he is in about every field possible. There’s two sections of his site: Struggle Inc., which is the name he works under on more design-centric projects, while Cody Hudson, which is the fine art side. Both are important to fully understand Cody, so be sure to give both a thorough visit.

Cody Hudson / Struggle Inc.

Cody Hudson / Struggle Inc.

Bobby Solomon

January 3, 2014 / By

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