In a sentimental mood

20 12 2014

In a sentimental moodby David Halliday

I do not know what it was that I did wrong…

19 12 2014

I do not know what it was that I did David Halliday

Serban Savu

19 12 2014

Figurative painter Serban Savu’s skilfully rendered canvases capture the daily existence of contemporary Romanians at work and leisure. Savu treats his protagonists’ facial characteristics in a generic manner, causing their individual identities to remain elusive. Interior scenes depict people unaware of our gaze and absorbed in their own worlds, viewed through glass and embedded in compositions governed by architectural features. Exterior rural landscapes often portray solitary figures in the middle-distance, isolated and overwhelmed. The result is a series of poignant, observational ‘snapshots’ that obliquely reveal the psyche of the ‘ordinary’ Romanian as the country experiences political change and economic growth. 

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Batman’s Unusual Adventure

19 12 2014

Batman's unusual adventureby David Halliday

Kris Lewis

18 12 2014

Kris Lewis is a Los Angeles-based artist whose influences include Alfonse Bougereau, Andrew Wyeth, Hans Holbein, Albrecht Durer, Hieronymus Bosch, Gustav Klimt, and Jules-Bastien LePage. His reverence for masters of old is apparent in his depiction of the human figure, which he uses as a vector for hidden stories, delicate emotion, and finding truth. His affinity for people-watching also informs his paintings, collecting glances, gestures, miens and hints and channeling them through the canvas for the viewer to share in the experience.

The paintings are filled with stories, the secrets of which seem to lie in images, birds, foxes, butterflies, seas. The central figures have a somewhat dazed look (like deer in the headlights).

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Paul Corfield

18 12 2014

In the theory of Multiple Universes, every universe that can be imagined will exist somewhere. So I see a universe like Mr. Corfield’s landscapes populated by his pin up girls. What would the creatures from the movie ‘Alien’ think of it?

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leonard koscianski

18 12 2014

“Fierceness is in all of us,” he observes, “It erupts from the depths of our animal brain. As we mature we learn to control it… when uncontrolled it can destroy us. Reaching any difficult goal requires a certain amount of inner fierceness.”

Birds of prey and wild dogs. The placidity of suburban life and fear. Is this the ‘white man’s’ soul? At least in America. Koscianski raises questions both personal and communal.

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