Not really…but these paintings do incorporate Braille. I have often wondered how the blind enjoy art since gallery’s & museums aren’t into letting you actually touch the pieces.
Underneath Roy Nachum’s oil paintings are tiny raised gesso pixels on the surface of his canvases that he sculpts with a pallet knife. These pixels mimics Braille’s system of raised cells in rectangular columns, embedded in them are written messages, poems or quotes which he says offers the blind a way into his art.
BLURRY SUMMER PAINTINGS MAKE YOU FEEL THE HEAT
With the constant 90+ degrees going on here in Philly, I can definitely get with these oil paintings by South African based artist, Philip Barlow.
His paintings replicate a perfect summer day scenerio…once the heat index rises you can feel like you’re seeing through his brush. The waves of heat blurring up images, your vision feeling hazy.
*images via My Modern Met
REALISTIC LOOKING MOSH PIT PAINTINGS
Check out these paintings…looks like the real thing doesn’t it? New York based, Street Artist, Dan Witz is the genuis behind these hyper realism scenes that take you into the heart of the mosh pit.
MONICA COOK’s SEEDED AND SOILED
I’m taking a look back at artist, Monica Cook’s ‘Seeded and Soiled’ - aseries of paintings in which women share the spotlight with food. Due to a more obvious observation it’s a collection of paintings that I’ve heard referred to as ‘Grotesque Food Porn’.
I find some of the images disturbingly seductive, case in point, the
painting entitled “Succi” (my favorite by the way) - a mass entanglement of nude bodies, fruits, and tentacles… it gives me all the emotions of being trapped in a David Lynch movie, as if I’d been felt up, proceeding a car accident – it’s disorienting, strangely erotic in that I can’t stop wondering just who is consuming what, or if it’s the other way around.
RIP Dennis Hopper
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Photographer, artist and collector of modern art, Dennis Hopper passed away today at age, 74. A show of his photos & mixed media paintings & sculptures opens at MOCA in July. http://bit.ly/aaRkMk
Alyssa’s paintings are deceiving; at first glance you think them intimate portraits and on further examination find them to be paintings. Beautifully luscious and captivating, her subjects are sensual. I find their trapped in canvas look strangely able to make you feel as if you were hanging between this reality and another.