I’ve been an admirer of Travis Louie’s paintings for some time now and am happy to finally write about his fantastical portraits. Born in Queens, New York, Louie has been making art since he was a young child. Early influences included comic shops, “Atomic Age” Sci-Fi and Horror movies, and the 1950’s memorabilia from the […]
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For the many who think that street art is vandalism, plain and simple – consider reverse graffiti. Reverse graffiti (aka clean tagging, dust tagging, grime writing), is a method of creating art in public spaces by removing the dirt from its surface. Early forms of reverse graffiti include writing and pictures drawn on the dirty […]
Born in 1980 in London, England, Chloe Early grew up in Cork, Ireland and graduated from National College of Art and Design in Dublin. Early’s latest exhibition Feathers and Wax is currently on at Joshua Liner Gallery in New York City. “Working in oils on linen and aluminum panel, Chloe Early has developed a unique […]
Ian Francis was born in 1979 in Bristol, England, and graduated from the University of the West of England with a degree in Illustration. “Francis combines abstraction, figuration, and elements of both painting and drawing to create distinctly contemporary mixed-media works on canvas. He draws his inspiration from cinema, pornography, street culture, and images sampled […]
For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity or perception to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.
American artist Bill Carman (featured) has a new exhibition entitled “Optical Allusions” now on at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, California. Carman’s award-winning work straddles the line between narrative and surreal. A trained artist having earned an MFA in fine arts from Brigham Young University, Carman has since achieved notable success with his imagery as well as garnering […]
The twin brothers HOW and NOSM (aka Raoul and Davide Perre) are graffiti artists and professional muralists residing in New York. Born in the Basque country of San Sebastian, Spain, the Perre brothers grew up in Düsseldorf, Germany practicing the Bronx-born art form of graffiti. Their late teenage years were spent spray painting the world, […]
Born in Eugene, Oregon in 1969, Jud Turner has always drawn, painted, and sculpted – “trying to make some sort of tangible record of his experiences and impressions of the world.” He studied drawing and painting, earning a BFA from the University of Oregon. In the early 1990’s, sculptural works became his main artistic output, […]
Thanks to everyone who entered DAF’s Max Ginsburg “Retrospective” contest. The lucky winners are: Tallis Holowka from Nacogdoches, Texas Andrada Grecuyc from Malmö, Sweden Tallis and Andrada will each receive a copy of “Retrospective”. Winners will notified by email and must claim their prize within 10 days of notification. If DAF has not heard from you […]
Born on March 23, 1887 in Madrid, Spain, José Victoriano Carmelo Carlos González-Pérez (better known as Juan Gris), was a painter, draughtsman, illustrator and writer. Gris was considered one of the leading Cubist painters of his time. Gris studied mechanical drawing at the Escuela de Artes y Manufacturas in Madrid from 1902 to 1904. During […]