While some might consider colored pencils as mere art supplies for kids, more and more professional artists are using the common utensils to create awe-inspiring works that are a whole lot more than just childish scribbles. One creative to do so is Australian artist Georgina Kreutzer who creates vibrant, hyperrealistic color pencil drawings that showcase her incredible artistic skill.
From animal portraits to flashy sports cars, it seems there’s no end
Hendrik Beikirch is currently showing a new body of work, Siberia at the Montresso Art Foundation space in Marrakesh, Morocco. The solo exhibition and accompanying book are part of his ongoing series of work that is documenting the remote regions of the world through portraits of common people met or photographed on his travels through them.
The arresting paintings of Daniel Bilodeau blend realism with abstraction and sculptural techniques. A new show at Thinkspace Projects in Culver City, titled “State of the Art,” offers new works by the Canadian-American artist. The show runs through Jan. 26 at the gallery.
The question of how Agnes Martin arrived at the grid, and what she drew from those around her, seems easy to answer: several pioneers of pared down, rectilinear abstraction were near at hand, and ideas were exchanged freely. But to get at the particular quality of Martin’s paintings from the 1960s on, it is necessary to look beyond her neighbors at the seaport—and, at the same time, more deeply at
British contemporary artist Nathan Walsh creates extraordinary cityscape paintings that accurately capture real urban landscapes. Each photorealistic oil painting features perfect perspective, lighting, and texture, making it hard to believe they’re paintings at all.