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Entries Tagged as 'Paintings'

Otherworldly Visions

The Oil Paintings of Kris Wlodarski

April 17th, 2010 · Written by · No Comments

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The oil paintings of Kris Wlodarski reflect a haunting and otherworldly vision, depicting those moments of insanity when instruments of cultural suppression are suspended in favor of the fulfillment of carnal desires.

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Fun with Flesh

The Strange World of Stephen Somers

November 15th, 2007 · Written by · 1 Comment


Welcome to the twisted world that exists within the mind of Stephen Somers – a place where more than one amalgamation of distorted flesh goes bump in the night. A Milwaukee native and graduate of the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Somers uses his acrylic paintings as a therapeutic means to exorcise disturbing states of mind. […]

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That Tickles

Dave Chung lightens moods with his off the wall paintings

September 3rd, 2007 · Written by · 2 Comments

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A graduate of the College for Creative studies in Detroit, MI, Dave Chung enjoys using his artwork as an avenue to express those aspects of life that are meant to remain private. […]

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Depictions of Everyday Life

Showcasing Amy Rauner's Whimsical Artwork

May 3rd, 2007 · Written by · No Comments


Amy Rauner has been preparing herself for a career in the arts since she was very young. She dreamed of working for Disney as a feature film animator before finding an interest in illustration and design. After living in and around Detroit for her entire life, Rauner is excited to be graduating from the College for Creative Studies and starting her career.

Her work, which she explains as depictions of everyday experiences that we take for granted, is frequently whimsical and occasionally experimental. […]

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The Worker Bees

Getting to Know the Beehive Collective

September 3rd, 2005 · Written by · No Comments

Insects such as locusts or wasps are morphed with modern military apparatus, while blood-sucking mosquitoes represent corporations drilling for oil.

Mural painting, or public art, is one of the oldest and most important forms of artistic, political, and social expression. From prehistoric cave paintings to the frescos of ancient Greece, humanity has demonstrated that art, in its true essence, is a communal enterprise. Picasso used the technique in 1937 to express his intense anti-war sentiment in the masterpiece ‘Guernica’. Mural paintings were used to communicate the political ideals of the Russian Revolution in 1917, and to promote China’s new cultural direction following the 1919 May Fourth Movement. Among the most famous political muralists of the 20th century were the Mexican social realist painters, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros and José Clemente Orozco who portrayed their vision of social justice in the 1920’s through fresco painting. Presently, a group of activists based in rural Eastern Maine known as the Beehive Collective have reinvented this form of visual imagery to create intricate, anti-copyright murals which communicate the dilemmas of corporate globalization. […]

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