Our relation to painting by Martin Lukáč

Martin Lukac grew up in Slovakia’s capital, Bratislava, amid a mash up between 90’s pop culture and communism. Since those days he has continued in his art studies in other Eastern European countries. His style of abstract painting is rooted in his geography and perspective of influence of western civilization. Lukac’s paintings vary from series to…

Resin-cast relic sculptures from Amy Brener

Hailing from New York City where she currently lives and works, artist Amy Brener creates beautiful assemblage-based sculptures made up of translucent layers of pigmented resins. After graduating from the University of British Columbia, where she originally bounced between several different creative fields, Brener turned to resin casting, a process she was deeply intrigued by….

Polarity by Jonas Larsson Folkeson

Swedish photographer Jonas Folkeson takes the most infinitely ephemeral moments and encloses them within his stark, pouring images. The artist captures his work in a manner that allows the viewer to share the experience as if they were present and close with the subject. This series of work makes no attempt to define anything, to…

Raymond Pettibon’s poetic punk art

A high school math teacher until 1978, Raymond Pettibon transformed his career and life as he found his true calling as an artist. His first pieces were made for punk albums and self-published zines. Now, decades later, Pettibon’s drawings and other artwork have made their way into some of the top art collections in the…

Ivan Grebenshikov’s ethereal digital and painted artwork

Kazakhstan-born Ivan Grebenshikov extends his intellectual abstract art across all platforms within his reach. Despite being an extremely skilled oil painter, Grebenshikov is becoming most known for his digital works based on scientific theories and the concept of therapeutic art. Looking at his art as a whole one can find certain traits apparent in all…

Kris Kuksi’s compelling assemblage art

Kris Kuksi has become an established assemblage artist with his iconic relic-like conglomerations of religious, mythological, and historical symbols. These pieces mesh eras and ideas together to create incredibly emotional and powerful sculptures of an epic quality that resonates with the viewer. Their antique appearance creates the feeling of lasting importance and eternal themes. However,…

Andrea Joyce Heimer’s playful and melancholy artworks

Andrea Joyce Heimer uses her flat narrative paintings to communicate playful innocence as well as darker and more controversial themes from personal experience as well as allegorical historical narratives. Heifer grew up as an adopted child in Montana but currently works and resides in New York. The artist is an adoptee whose records are sealed,…

Relief prints and paintings by Matthew Palladino

San Francisco native Matthew Palladino uses printmaking techniques as well as watercolor, acrylic ink, and acrylic gouche to create the majority of his artwork. The artist’s work has undergone relative transformation in the last several years as Palladino has continued to refine and develop both old and new techniques. His early work was generally very flat…

Exclusive shadedminds interview with photographer Doug Tolman

Doug Tolman is a young photographer based in Salt Lake City, Utah who uses traditional photo developing techniques to add an incredibly raw feeling to his specially captured meetings between perception and nature. The artist created his latest body of work in an extensive trip through Central America with which he hoped to spark a…

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…