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 […]
I was reminded by a friend on facebook today about Canadian artist and animator Ryan Larkin and I thought I would share it with you. Larkin, the son of an airline mechanic, was born in Montreal on July 31,1943. He grew up in Dorval, Quebec and studied with painter Arthur Lismer at the Ecole des […]
DAF favourite Michihiro Matsuoka is having his first European exhibition entitled “Childhood Dreams” at Artishox Gallery in Hasselt, Belgium. “Born in 1969, living and working in Ichinomiya-shi, Aichi, Japan. Matsuoka finds inspiration from his childhood memories and deteriorated toys and devices out of that period. He urges the viewer a kind of nostalgic feeling with […]
It’s the holiday season and time to celebrate! To show our appreciation to our readers, Daily Art Fixx is holding its first ever Holiday Giveaway! Six lucky winners will receive one of the following prizes: 1. DVD Gift Pack: Includes – Jean-Michel Basquiat: Radiant Child (2010), Exit Through the Gift Shop (Banksy 2010), Painters Painting […]
Your Weekly Mixx! DAF’s Weekly Mixx is a selection of nine contemporary artworks and/or art related videos chosen from artist and gallery submissions and from our own search for new and interesting works. This week, we feature the work of David Breuer-Weil, Floyd Elzinga, Gilles Bensimon, Gil Maia, Igor Melnikov, JR, Marchal Mithouard (aka Shaka), Mohau Modisakeng and Zeng Fanzh.
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
Origami, the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, stems from the Japanese verb oru (to fold), and the noun kami (paper). Thought to have originated in the 6th century, origami artists make geometric folds and crease patterns to create representations of objects and animals. Most Origami is created with Japanese washi, a strong paper, preferably […]
Edouard Martinet was born in Le Mans, France in 1963. He studied art at L’Ecole Supérieure des Arts Graphiques (ESAG), Paris and graduated in 1988. From 1988 – 1992 he lived and worked in Paris as a graphic designer, and in 1990 started sculpting and holding exhibitions. From 1992 – 95 he lived in Charente […]
Born on November 24, 1864 in the Midi-Pyrénées region of France, Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa is considered by many to be one of the greatest painters of the Post-Impressionist period. The son of aristocrats, he suffered from a number of congenital conditions that were attributed to the inbreeding traditions of past generations. His parents […]
More great illustration from Seattle native Stacey Rozich. Rozich studied Illustration at California College of Arts in San Francisco. Her work varies from bold folk art in watercolor and gouache, to simple pen and ink line drawings that is pattern and textile inspired. Featured in her work are tribal animal masks, witch doctors, optical designs […]
The images featured today are by photographer Brent Stirton. “Brent is a senior staff photographer for Reportage by Getty Images. He specializes in documentary work and he is renowned for his humanitarian efforts around the world. His images not only earn highly acclaimed awards, such as the Visa d’Or, World Press Photo and the Overseas […]