February 25, 2013 | Author: webSman

Interview with Agostino Arrivabene

Q: There is a spiritual quality to your paintings, what inspires the visions you paint?

A: I think it’s a dimension of suspense and anticipation. Since I was a child, when I lost my mother prematurely, this loss placed me in front of the unknown, and that which abruptly takes life. For me, death, from the start, became synonymous with questions without answers and for a long time death became identified with a voyage without destination, a search towards the unknown.
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December 17, 2012 | Author: webSman

Artist Darren Hopes

Locked in a self-imposed exile from the outside world, artist Darren Hopes lurks in his attic studio hermitage in deepest Cornwall creating visual bait so that the commissioners of the world might be tempted into contacting him. It’s worked too! A degree in Photography and a love of paint and found things lead his richly textural illustration.
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November 15, 2012 | Author: webSman

Jonathan Kane

Jonathan Kane is an artist and photographer who lives and works in Naples, Florida. After pursuing undergraduate art degrees from the University of Florida and the San Francisco Art Institute, he embarked on a 15 year career in the financial industry before returning to his Florida roots to pursue art.

Jonathan’s interest in photography developed early on in high school. After graduation, he was a society photographer for the Naples Star newspaper. With a long time interest in portraits and the raw human figure, Jonathan adds color and texture to delve deep into the highly emotional imagery of his pieces. Kane does not plan his pieces before the creation process- he allows them to freely develop and come into existence entirely on their own.
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November 14, 2012 | Author: webSman

Interview with the Artist John Brophy

John Brophy creates highly detailed paintings that blend artifacts from global cultures and belief systems and juxtaposes them with the overarching affects of western consumer culture. His extraordinary style combines the use of a computer as an art making tool (he designs 3-d models of his paintings as a guide first) as well as the intimacy of painting (he then completely hand paints the imagery onto panel).

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November 6, 2012 | Author: webSman

Josh Keyes. The Circus and The Sea

Roq La Rue Gallery presents new paintings by Josh Keyes in his opening “The Circus and The Sea”.

Painter Josh Keyes is internationally famous for his work that blends museum-like diorama imagery with stark contemporary commentary of socio-political and environmental challenges we all face. more » “Josh Keyes. The Circus and The Sea”