Timothy Cummings’ tumultuous and uncanny painted world

New Mexico native Timothy Cummings grew up in Albuquerque in a melting pot of Spanish Catholic and Native American culture. Murals depicting scenes of Day of the Dead and martyrdoms were especially influential to the self-taught painter. Cummings’ paintings don’t heavily base themselves (at least outwardly) on Native American or Spanish Catholic tradition but rather culminate…

Confrontational narrative paintings by Tabitha Vevers

Artist Tabitha Vevers received her BA at Yale where she found herself in a generation of artists who for the most part plied their predictable trade of enormous paintings in shades of red, reminiscent of the post-expressionism era so notable for making artists rich and famous. She moved against the trend, however and opted to create small-scale…

Totems and monuments to the ancients from Matthew Craven

At the age of 22, New Yorker Matthew Craven first enrolled in art school as a student focusing on abstract painting. However, after a short amount of time and an epiphany, Craven came to realize that the dialogue of abstract painting did not fit his aesthetic nor what he was most interested in displaying or…

Benji Boyadgian’s display of architecture and heritage

Hailing from Jerusalem, artist and architect Benji Boyadgian combines his practices to explore the themes of heritage, territory, architecture, and landscape through both abstract and realist perspectives. His abstract works seem to colorfully mimic the state of the city in which the artist has spent his life living in, and perhaps also represents something even more personal for…

Exclusive shadedminds interview with Teresa Oaxaca

Artist Teresa Oaxaca creates paintings that mirror her eccentric and informed personality by portraying incredibly complex and bright subjects that have roots in academic composition and portrayal of the figure. At the age of seventeen, Oaxaca began her schooling in drawing academies in Europe where she attended both the Angel and Florence academies. Since her…