Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada is a Cuban American urban artist and a founder of the New York Culture Jamming movement. Since the late 1990s, he has been replacing the faces of cultural icons chosen by advertisers with the faces of anonymous people to question the controls imposed on public space, the role models designated and the type […]
Canadian artist Stefan Thompson studied environmental science at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. “Since studying environmental science, I have become increasingly aware of our impact on the environment. Realizing that as a painter I was still a part of the ecological problem was very difficult. After much experimentation and research I finally phased out the […]
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Born on October 28th, 1909, in Dublin, Ireland, Francis Bacon was one of the most innovative, powerful and disturbing artists of the period following World War II. At a time when art was dominated by abstract styles, he painted the human figure and was one of the first artists to depict overtly homosexual themes. Bacon […]
Thanks to everyone who entered Daily Art Fixx’s May Giveaway. Congratulations to our lucky winner Susan Bivona. Susan has won a 16 x 20 Rolled Canvas Print. Many thanks to Large Format Posters.com for sponsoring this contest. Stay tuned this month for another great giveaway!
A painting to me is primarily a verb, not a noun, an event first and only secondarily an image.
Happy Canada Day all you Canucks and friends of Canucks out there! In celebration of our National Day, DAF presents a collection of work from well known (and not so well known) Canadian artists. Have a great day everyone! Featured artists: Arthur Lismer – A September Gale – 1921 Betty Goodwin – Aerialist 1962 Yousuf Karsh […]
How many times have you heard the term ‘curate’ in the past few years? But what exactly does it mean? Curating has been a key concept both in and outside the art world in the past few years, with the remit of what a curator does having changed and expanded with each new exhibition or […]
I came across the work of Toronto artist Julia Hepburn recently at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. “Each compartmentalized piece displays a single scene with virtually no context. Viewers are encouraged to use their imaginations in order to develop a narrative explaining the scene. The use of small, doll-sized scenes, not only draws people in […]
Interesting stuff from Japanese artist Ydk Morimoe (born 1985). See more at Tieba.Baidu.com.
Born on December 16, 1866 in Moscow Russia, Wassily Kandinsky was a painter, printmaker, stage designer, art theorist, and a central artist in the development of 20th century abstract art. Kandinsky studied economics, ethnography and law in Moscow from 1886 to 1893, and wrote a dissertation on the legality of labourers’ wages. In 1896, Kandinsky […]