Ward Roberts / Courts

 

Ward RobertsCourts 01 and Courts 02 series is a tribute to his childhood spent in Hong Kong, playing basketball outdoors with other youth. Roberts’ photography captures the juxtaposition of stark concrete apartment buildings against soft pastel tones and open empty spaces.

 

 

 

 

 

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Thomas Cian

 

Milan-based artist Thomas Cian is a very gifted man, especially when it comes to portraiture. His watercolor pieces combine colors and shapes that would never represent any part of the human form one their own, except when brought together under his brush they do and they’re lovely.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Amy Genser

 

I’ve yet to go snorkeling in my life, but I imagine it must be a little like viewing Amy Genser‘s mixed media art. She uses paper as pigment to construct each piece – layering, cutting, rolling, and combining it with materials like paint and masonite – to create natural forms that begin to emerge as each creation takes shape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Eugenia Zoloto

 

Intricate papercuttings will forever blow my mind. Ukrainian artist Eugenia Zoloto creates her work on a larger scale that we usually see this form, which leaves me feeling less twitchy yet still completely wowed. Swing by her Etsy shop if you’d like to bring a piece of it home!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stephen Knapp

 

Think it’s all been done before? Take a note from Stephen Knapp who created lightpaintings, a medium that’s been called one of the first new art mediums of the twenty-first century. Formed at the intersection of painting, sculpture, and architecture, lightpaintings are intangible, multi-dimensional compositions that need an entire room to be experienced

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Purpur

 

I love ritual, and Purpur looks like it would lend itself to such things instantly. Roxanne Flick‘s conceptual graduation project to create a tea set inspired by the beauty of nature and art is stunning. Using the form and behavior of the flamingo, Flick designed a kettle, teacups, and sugar and cream bowls made from porcelain, oak saucers and an oak, glass, and granite table.

 

 

 

 

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Jérome Romain

 

French painter Jérome Romain has a knack for capturing the mundane moments in life and elevating them to the nth level through his brush. His photorealistic style captures every detail, highlight, and shadow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vanessa Marsh

 

Vanessa Marsh‘s art explores the “intersections of manmade, natural, and cosmological power through a mixed media process based in photography”. Something I always take notice of during sunsets are the way objects on the horizon are reduced to shadows, and Marsh’s work captures something similar in a lovely, romanticized way.

 

 

 

 

 

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Print Edition: April 2017

Arranged Shapes by Christopher Bettig

 

Botanica #3 Tropical Fern by OAK Gallery

 

Figure C by Kyle Steed

 

Greyscale Kitties by Stay Home Club

 

Hey Ho by Above & Beyond

 

Leaf Lines by Silke Bonde

 

It’s Going to Be O.K. by Ladyfingers Letterpress

 

Woman Collage by Ricardo Garcia

 

We Rise by Kaela Rawson

 

X-Files Desert Screen Print by Genuine Human

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DIY Pencil Eraser Pattern Art

 

Last month was a whirlwind, so we’re doubling down on DIY art projects in April – here’s the first. I want to bring the joy and carelessness of art class back with these projects, in other words nothing complicated and lot of free spiritedness. We can all remember using a pencil’s eraser to create a stamp, but today we’re using one to paint!

 

 

I love using household items to create, and with a pencil there’s no worry about messing it up because you can simply throw it away when finished if you’d like. Like all of our art DIYs this one is fast and loose, stick to a pattern if you’d like or be more abstract. Go monotone with one color or use the whole rainbow.

 

 

Supplies
canvas panel, I used an 8″ x 10″
• craft paint
• pencil with fresh eraser
• palette or paper plate

 

 

I started by eyeballing the center of the canvas and creating the middle square that’s twelve dots wide by twelve tall, but if you’re not the greatest at visualizing measurements just get out your ruler and measure to find the middle. All of the other squares were built off of that initial shape and the number of dots used. With each dip of my eraser in the paint I was able to create about three dots before having to reload, so some of them are more opaque than others. I didn’t pay too much attention to keeping super straight columns and rows, and in hindsight I actually wish it had turned out a bit more carefree. This DIY was really cathartic because I loved the mindless repetition.

 

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