November 27, 2018 | Author: webSman

Saturno Butto: Interview by Costanza Tagliaferri

Q: Could you describe the evolution of your pictorial style between byzantine icons and historical avant-garde?

A: I am not sure if it is possible to talk about ‘evolution’ in the style of my paintings. Apart from researching more sophisticated pictorial textures, technically speaking I have always been interested in bodies and portraits. Even today, I am loyal to my ‘first love’, the human figure. I keep interpreting it on one hand by taking inspiration from my cultural background (byzantine art and historical avant-garde); on the other, by everything I discover observing the world and the people surrounding me.

Q: Are you also inspired by other mediums to create your atmospheres and characters?

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November 20, 2018 | Author: webSman

Little Black Dress Gala in Vancouver

Photographer: Natasha Gris

The Little Black Dress Gala is a fabulous event focusing on giving back to underprivileged women and children in our community. It is an evening celebrating diversity and inclusion featuring local artists, musicians and dancers held at the Fairmont Hotel in Vancouver, BC. more » “Little Black Dress Gala in Vancouver”

November 8, 2018 | Author: webSman

Costanza Tagliaferri interview with Zoe Lacchei

Q: Could you describe the evolution of your style, and how you arrived to prefer this medium?

A: My artistic journey has been extremely tortuous. I have been drawing in every field; from porno comics to sophisticated comic strips, from creating videogame’s character design to pure illustration. Every single step of my journey pushed me towards a change, an evolution in both style and content. Today, I am using the medium that not only gave me the opportunity to best represent my ‘visions’, but that also made me recognizable among the other artists working with graphite on paper.

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October 12, 2018 | Author: webSman

Upcoming Show of the Artist Martin Wittfooth

The Toronto-born, New York-based artist Martin Wittfooth is one of the most provocative and in-demand artists of the New Contemporary movement. His new solo show Domestic Katabasis, debuts in Los Angeles this month at Corey Helford Gallery.

October 20, 2018 | 7pm – 11pm more » “Upcoming Show of the Artist Martin Wittfooth”

October 10, 2018 | Author: webSman

Surrealist Painter Chie Yoshii

The surrealist painter Chie Yoshii is a Los Angeles-based, Japanese-born artist who creates beautiful oil paintings that explore timeless psychological themes with a contrasting mix of techniques and styles.
夢 (DREAMS) will feature 11 new oil paintings and three drawings on paper in Yoshii’s signature surreal female figurative style.

Much of her work is inspired by the relationship between human psychology and mythical archetypes. The enduring themes are woven into surrealities filled with symbols and visual narratives. The enigmatic images embody contradicting elements such as novelty and nostalgia, innocence and sensuality, and strength and fragility, mirroring the complexity of our psyche. more » “Surrealist Painter Chie Yoshii”