New perspectives from printmaker and street artist Troy Lovegates

Troy Lovegates may be better known by the more anonymous name of “Other.” The artist stands as one of several prominent printmakers-turned-street artists such his more well-known contemporary Swoon as they and others merge techniques from both medias to execute unique stylistic and compositional changes that make their work prominent and recognizable. Lovegates does mural projects as…

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…

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…

Don Eddy’s photorealistic altarpiece paintings

Represented by Nancy Hoffman Gallery in New York, Don Eddy juxtaposes his painted snapshots to create multi-faced works that feed the viewer a sequence with which one can find infinite contrasts, similarities, and dialogues. Don Eddy was born in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California and went on to receive his BFA and MFA in Hawaii…

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…

Lin Ke’s post-internet video art

Video art has proven to be a difficult media to document since its relatively recent entrance into the art world. There has been much debate as to what rights one has over a video after its purchase and artists of the craft don’t typically share their videos on public domains so the only way to…

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…

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…

Anupam Sud’s alluring intaglio etchings

One of the most prominent printmakers from the rising tide of Indian artists, Anupam Sud has made a name for herself in the intaglio mediums despite taking up different forms of painting as well. Sud is primarily known as a “feminine artist”. This may be due to her regular portrayal of the female figure oftentimes displayed…

Kate Steciw’s spliced internet collages

Brooklyn-based artist Kate Steciw’s sculptural and photographic collage pieces take fragmented pieces of color and images from the internet and “interrogate the relationship between reality and virtual representation, splicing together a disparate group of objects that mirror how internet is consumed;”. Her artworks are primarily made up of images inspired from events in popular culture. However, when…