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Artist you need to know: Dinara

Artist Spotlight, The Latest By November 15, 2017 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

San Jose-based artist Dinara Omarova paints abstract works that express emotions where words seem to fall short. Inspired by nature and the sense of freedom that it offers , Dinara’s abstract works embody the majesty, uninhibitedness, and beauty of the subject she represents. Unexpected and yet harmonious blends of colors sweep and dance across each of her canvases, creating dynamic…

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Advice for Artists: The Good, Bad, Inspirational and the Plain Bizarre

The Latest By November 1, 2017 Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

  Advice for Artists   In the case of artists in particular, people always seem to have a ton of opinions on what should or shouldn’t be done, whether it’s a sensible or foolish road to go down, or how to achieve success. This advice can come in many forms- good, bad, inspirational or plain bizarre. We decided to ask…

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Fighting the Mythical Creative Block: Five Simple Steps by Penelope Przekop

Artist Post, The Latest By October 26, 2017 Tags: , , , 2 Comments

This week, we decided to ask one of our artists, Penelope Przekop,  to write a piece on how she deals with so-called “creative block”. Read what she had to say below. Many artists are consumed with the urge to create and the notion that their lives are defined by it.  Like other creatives, there are moments, days, years, when we…

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Artist you need to know: Eddie Schrieffer

Artist Spotlight, The Latest By October 21, 2017 Tags: , , , No Comments

Born in New Orleans and currently living in South Carolina, Eddie Schrieffer’s work is visually diverse and references a wide range of influences. Be it slightly sinister yet intriguing portraits, relaxed beachscapes, or spiritual, allegorical paintings, Eddie’s work reflects the experience of falling headlong into inspiration, with Eddie painting whatever captures his imagination at any given moment. In fact, you…

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World Art Series: 7 Contemporary African Artists To Know About

The Latest, World Art Series By October 12, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , 1 Comment

With a rich and diverse culture spanning thousands of years, art from Africa has inspired art around the world for centuries. More recently, Africa has become home to a rapidly growing contemporary arts scene. This year in particular has been huge for the arts landscape there, with a string of exciting events occurring: Africa’s Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa…

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6 Creative Apps for Artists

The Latest By October 5, 2017 Tags: , , , , No Comments

  Inspiration strikes when you least expect it, and while physical sketchbooks are great for jotting down ideas, they aren’t always the most convenient things to have on hand. Now, with apps that allow you to sketch and design on the go, all you need is your phone or tablet to bring a stroke of inspiration to life. The apps…

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Artist You Need To Know: Jonathan Rozo

Artist Spotlight, The Latest By September 29, 2017 Tags: , , , , No Comments

  With its clean, razor sharp aesthetic, Jonathan Rozo’s work exemplifies the beauty of simplicity. What lies behind this effect of simplicity, however, is a great deal of effort. Jonathan uses painstaking detail and materials like high gloss resin to create the sleek, minimalistic aesthetic you see in his paintings.  While undeniably modern, there is also something organic about Jonathan’s work…

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World Art Series: 8 Modern Artists from Southeast Asia that you should know about

The Latest, World Art Series By September 27, 2017 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

  Much of art history is dominated by the Western tradition, with the art that we are most frequently exposed to coming from the Western World. And while the West has an undeniably rich and diverse history of art worth delving into, we often don’t get to see enough of art from different parts of the world. In an effort…

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