Olivia Knapp Drawings
Olivia Knapp’s intricate hand drawn pen and ink style is influenced by European line engravings of decorative relief and scientific specimens from the 16th and 17th centuries. Her tight cross hatching technique involves long slow and steady curved lines that articulate the surface contours of her subjects; creating supple and tangible imagery. These un-swelled lines incorporate a “line to dot” rendering method as well as an, extremely rare “dot and lozenge” rendering method. “Dot and lozenge” is a practice that was used by 16th century masters, in which a dot is placed in the center of a diamond shape made by a cross hatching pattern, helping to refine the transition between values.
Phantastic dark art - Bryan Proteau.
Sergei Isupov is a ceramic artist born in Stavropol, Russia 1963 and now living in Massachusetts, US, where he has been represented by the Ferrin Gallery. He was educated at the Ukrainian State Art School in Kiev and went on to graduate in 1990 from the Art Institute of Tallinn in Estonia with B.A. and M.F.A.degrees in ceramic art. He has since exhibited widely in both solo and group exhibitions, received several awards and his work is held in many galleries and private collections.
“I am a student of the universe and a participant in the harmonic chaos of contrasts and opposites: dark – light; male – female; good – evil. Working instinctually and using my observations, I create a new, intimate universe that reveals the relationships, connections and contradictions as I perceive them. I find clay to be the most versatile material and it is well suited to the expression of my ideas. I consider my sculptures to be a canvas for my paintings. All the plastic, graphic and painting elements of a piece function as complementary parts of the work.”
Artist Cesar Santos’ paintings seemingly bring the works of masters – from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century to Modernism – together, juxtaposing their styles one on top of the other.
OSARIO PARA LORCA
Greg Rivera (New York City, NY, USA) - 1: The Thinker, 2012 2: Resurrection, 2013 3: The Brilliant Woman, 2012 4: Ollin (Transforming Movement), 2014 Paintings: Acrylics on Canvas
Antonín Slavíček (Czech, 1870–1910)
Pastel on cardboard, 89 x 100 cm, 1902.
Muzeum umění Olomouc.
Františka Kobliha, Illustration for Poe n.d.