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…

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…

Jen Ip’s magical illustrations

Recently featured in Creative Quarterly, illustrator Jen Ip conjures magical, detail-intensive artworks full of whimsical nature scenes and mysterious and wonderful characters. The artist lists her most inherent influences as botany illustration, children’s books, and street fashion, the first two of which are especially apparent. Ip’s illustrations, despite their varied compositions, seem to be rendered by…

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…

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…

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…