Alex Fischer’s digital expansion of the fine art world

Artist Alex Fischer practices the abstract expressionist method of image making within the digital painting world. Fischer further explains the nature of his process saying, “This means I discover compositions and interpret meaning through the activity of making. It’s a practice of conjuring and combining a riot of techniques and subjects. Each piece is twisted…

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,…

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…

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…

Christiaan Conradie’s experimental oil paintings

The South African, Spanish-speaking, surf-loving artist Christiaan Conradie has found wings in the world of art after working in the design and advertising industry for several years. The artist never attended art schooling from an institution but found an incredible mentor in Julia Teale, who taught life drawing classes and passed on her art-making philosophies to…

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…

Graydon Parrish: A bridge between realist and contemporary painting

Artist Graydon Parrish is a primarily figurative realist painter living in Austin, Texas. Born to parents that are collectors of nineteenth century American and European art, Parrish was exposed to the atelier method of classical painting techniques and encouraged to pursue an academic figurative style of drawing and painting. The artist attended the New York Academy of Art…

The cultured paintings and sculpture of Jagganath Panda

Jagannath Panda was born into a family of priests in Orissa, India and has moved between several cities like his small and rural homeland and several large cities like London and the rapidly-growing city of New Delhi where he currently works and resides. He has completed several degrees in sculpture as well as a Master’s…

Psychedelic and deep-cutting portraiture from Del Kathryn Barton

Over the last decade, Australian Artist Del Kathryn Barton has become a painter known around the world for her psychedelic portraiture of female subjects surrounded by exotic flora and fauna. She has one the prestigious Archibald Prize for portraiture in 2008 and 2013 and was runner up for the award in both 2007 and 2011….