Delaney Allen’s mystic photographic oeuvre

Delaney Allen’s alluring art practice consists of the capture of photographs of landscape, still life, and the self portrait, implementing intricate focus on texture and composition from the world around her. Allen’s landscapes stand out immediately in their ephemeral notions. Seeing  the artist’s images, one sees things that they normally wouldn’t experience, even if they were…

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…

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…

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…

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…

“Matchstick Men” made by Wolfgang Stiller

Wolfgang Stiller is an artist who currently resides in Berlin, Germany. He is best known for his installations and of those installations, he is arguably most famous for his matchstickmen sculptures. The artist is not traditional by any means and doesn’t sculpt from raw slabs of any sort of stone or wood but rather uses…

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…

Romare Bearden’s cultural collages

Artist Romare Bearden, who lived from 1911-1988, used various techniques such as watercolor, screen printing, oil painting, and collage to create his mixed media artworks. Bearden drew the political injustices of his time into a universal, all-encompassing context by creating works of mythological, religious, and classic representation and replacing their characters with those of African heritage….

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…

Lui Shtini’s distilled and complex portraits

Native to Kavaje, Albania and currently based in New York, painter Lui Shtini’s oeuvre of artworks have developed and transformed marginally over the years. His older work consists of surrealist still life settings but after a break from painting and after focusing on drawing and mark-making for a time Shtini found new inspiration to create his…