Some interesting digital collages in the portfolio of Vancouver artist sylvana d’angelo . Take a peak at some of my favorites after the jump.
I’ve been following the work of Kristin Baker for over a decade watching the work go from explosive paintings of race cars to the complex and layered abstract explosions of color that she’s working on currently. Last night I visited her personal site and was pleasantly surprised by the high level of documentation. Not only does the site have all her work broken down by year but there’s also time lapse process shots of many of the newer pieces as well as gorgeous photos of her studio which looks better than most NYC galleries.
Salustiano’s paintings use hand ground mineral pigments to achieve the deeply arresting red color that has become his works signature.
An artist of his time, Ryuta Amae is a clever manipulator of images. Could his great, peaceful photography evoke – in the form of vast, luxurious residences or of a Family Robinson type house swamped by palm trees – Paradise, Eden conquered at last and peace for civilisation ? This image of rest is deceiving. For the images here are the result of sage elaborations, of digital crossbreeding and hybrids. From these creations of various all sorts, the reference is the occident’s imagination of happiness, one might as well call it the sublime by default, the coming constantly delayed, condemning us to contemplate beautiful, empty images. «I create a copy, an archetypical image,» the artist explains, «my photo is only a virtual memory.» A skilful way of uniting reality and the imaginary, giving them a connection and a tension, a reactivating of that problem which has always been attached to the image : illusion. -Paul Ardenne
Aaron Moran’s geometric reclaimed wood sculptures look like prehistoric wooden meteors that came from an ancient petrified wooden planet.
Leah Beach’s Waiting series documents patients living with Alzheimer’s disease at an assistant living home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The project was inspired by Leah’s many visits with her great grandmother who has Alzheimer’s.
Beautfiully hatched drawings by Vancouver based illustrator EC Salazar.