Norval Morrisseau was born on March 14 or March 26, between 1931-1933, either at Sand Point Reserve near Beardmore, Ontario or Fort William, now part of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Morrisseau was a painter, carver, draughtsman, storyteller, teacher, Grand Shaman, and was dubbed the “Picasso of the North” by the French press. The first of […]
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Born in Ourinhos, Brazil in 1973, Henrique Oliveira has a BFA in painting and a Masters in Visual Poetics from the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Oliveira’s installations that he calls “tridimensionals” are huge constructions that combine sculpture, painting and architecture. Often supported by walls and using PVC tubing, he creates his installations by arranging […]
Born in 1964 in Glasgow, Scotland, Paul Cadden studied print design at Glasgow College of Building and Printing as well as Animation and Illustration at James Watt College. At first (and second) glance, Cadden’s pieces look like photographs. They are however, meticulously detailed pencil and graphite drawings and paintings. Cadden defines his work as Hyperrealism […]
Born in 1978, Korean sculptor Yong Ho Ji has a BFA in sculpture from Hongik University in Seoul, and and MFA in fine art form New York University. “Meticulously layering cut strips of tire as the flesh for his “mutants,” Yong Ho Ji models his creatures after endangered animals, mythological beings, and humanoids akin to […]
Today’s feature is São Paulo, Brazil artist Silvio Alvarez. Alvarez is self-taught and has been working with collage since 1989. I find Alvarez’s work very interesting: “He gives us a cheerful picture of everyday life in the big city, without, however, failing to provide a critical analysis of society. Silvio believes that the most important […]
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.