BLACK AND WHITE PORTRAIT PAINTINGS BY CHARLES BIERK
Toronto-based painter Charles Bierk (facebook / twitter) whose black and white portraits (oil on canvas) verge on photo-realism while they explore the process of their own making. Charles begins with a photograph of a face which then becomes source material for a monolithic, monochromatic portrait. Working on a large scale and using a specific square-by-square method, Charles’ new work is as much about the subject of faces as it is the practice of painting.
NOW AND THEN BY DETROITURBEX
PHOTOREALISTIC BALLPOINT PEN DRAWINGS BY JUAN FRANCISCO CASAS
Spanish artist Juan Francisco Casas (facebook). Best known for his recreation of photographs using only ball point pens… yes! ball point pens, he is considered one of the most influential young artists in Spain. His work often contains an erotic element, and captures the more playful side of life. His work is represented in major collections including the Museum Artium or the ABC Museum and in private collections around the world.
Complexity Graphics by Tatiana Plakhova
ILLUSTRATION BY BART NIJSTAD
Netherlands,Groningen-based Artist Bart Nijstad ( tumblr / facebook ) - "In my drawings, comics and video’s everyday subjects play an important role. The environments I create and the topics I raise are sober and Dutch. With recognizable motifs I try to create a familiar world. This world can be a wall plug, a swarm of crows or the interior of a train. In addition to the subjects and environments in my work that depict the real world, there are dream sequences or alienating events. Thus it may happen that in my work a person standing in a bathroom is shown. Unlike the science fiction films and disaster movies I love, the characters in my work are often anti-heroes. They lack the typical features assigned to ordinary hero’s like intelligence, beauty, strength or determination. The characters are either based upon myself or people I know from my surroundings and are transformed in such a way that they become unrecognisible and individual."
ILLUSTRATIONS BY JEFF SIMPSON
Jeff Simpson is an illustrator, concept artist based in Montreal Quebec.
HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS
Ukrainian Artist Alexey Kashpersky (behance) - “Many days I tried to find a composition solution, playing with the model. All attempts were not interesting and I decided to go with the other side. I decided that it is necessary to try to express the nature of the HIV not only in colour or render, but also in the form. I started drawing, began searching the spirit of HIV on the paper. After I found the shape on the paper I have made it in Z-Brush. All small elements exept the “body” was taken from the HIV Model generated with CellPACK.”
another hickory horned devil
definitely one of my favorite moths!
i just love the colors so much
Breathtaking Photos of Seascapes That Recall the Paintings of Mark Rothko
by San Francisco-based artist Tim Burns