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Stuart McGarey: Mixed Media

Born in Scotland and now living in Norway, Stuart McGarey trained as a painter but currently produces mainly digital works. McGarey’s images are created using a combination of photography, found image collage, photo manipulation and digital drawing/painting. “My main interest is in using the strengths of the digital medium while retaining an organic, physical feel” […]

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Kevin Titzer: Ghost of a Chance – Thinkspace Gallery

American sculptor Kevin Titzer has a new solo exhibition at Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City, CA.  “Ghost of a Chance” is Titzer’s first solo exhibition Thinkspace and his largest and most complex creations to date. A native of Evansville, Indiana, Titzer recently relocated to Quebec, Canada where his new body of work was created. Titzer […]

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Jean Paul Riopelle: 1923 – 2002

Born on October 7, 1923 in Montreal, Canada, Jean-Paul Riopelle is one of Canada’s most famous painters. Riopelle studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Montreal in 1942, and then at the École du Meuble, graduating in 1945. He studied with Paul-Émile Borduas under whose direction Riopelle created his first abstract painting. Riopelle was a […]

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Annie Leibovitz: Photography

Born on October 2, 1949,  in Waterbury, Connecticut, Annie Leibovitz has been documenting American popular culture since the 1970’s and is one of the most sought after portrait photographers today. The Leibovitz family moved frequently with her father’s duty assignments in the US Air Force and Annie took her first photos when they were stationed […]

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Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio: 1571-1610

Born in Milan, Italy on September 29, 1571, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio is considered one of the first great painters of the Baroque school and a revolutionary figure in European art. Caravaggio trained in Milan under the Lombard painter Simone Peterzano, a pupil of Titian – the leading painter of the 16th century Venetian school […]

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Art-e-Facts: 5 Random Art Facts XIX

1. Macro Photography is photography that is 1x magnification(1:1) or greater. For example, an insect that is 1/2 an inch when photographed on film at “life size” , it will take up 1/2 an inch on a piece of 35mm film. Macro photography allows us to experience what we would normally fail to notice with […]

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Kris Kuksi: “Pneumatic” – Roq La Rue Gallery

Kansas based artist Kris Kuksi is exhibiting his mixed media sculptures alongside Travis Louie’s The Creature Show at Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle. This new body of work entitled Pneumatic shows Kuksi’s astonishing “post industrial rococo” assemblages. As a special treat will also be exhibiting several hyper intricate drawings. “Kuksi garners recognition and acclaim […]

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Lu Cong: Painting 2011

The latest work from Chinese-American painter Lu Cong. Born in Shanghai in 1978, Cong immigrated to the U.S. in 1989.  After graduating from the University of Iowa with degrees in Biology and Art in 2000, Lu chose to pursue portrait art over medicine. Between 2003 and 2007, Lu was recognized by a number of art […]