Saturday, June 17, 2006

Goodbye Special Brother by Jesse Reno

I was firsty attracted to the blues used in this painting. Secondly the Picasso-eqsue faces on the characters in this piece. I am not a fan of Picasso and I'm not very fond of "primitive pieces" so I'm not exactly sure why I like this piece at all or any of Reno's work for that matter, but I do.

Jesse Reno, 31, is an artist who hails from New Jersey. He says the process of painting is, "...the story that tells itself to me, the wieght of personal truth regardless of its outcome. My work acts for no reason other than to convey an inner struggle for expression... simple and direct."

It was really between posting Goodbye Special Brother and Munny, a commissioned figurine. If you like this piece you should check out his site.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Sieve by Michael Hussar

This particular piece is oil on wood and measures 57"x57"

You may like to visit his site which is brimming with some of his exceptionally detailed and macabre art. But be warned. Some of his art contains images of bloody dismemberment and may be offensive to some.

Some of his artwork, including Sieve, is also available for sale on Artnet. You can also check out a flickr site owned by a former model of his work that includes a photo of Hussar at work.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Banana by Rafael López Ramos

This painting is by Cuban artist Rafael López Ramos (b. 1962) This piece was completed using pastel and adhered paper using a collage method. The piece was done in 2005. You can see a few more works by this man at this site.

This painting is appropriate for today since a friend of mine just informed of the fact that bananas are now in danger. The harvest in India has been infected with several fungi diseases that have wiped out much of India's crops. Read for yourself. And thanks to Victor for his insight.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Balloon Girl by Banksy

This is a beautiful graffiti image created by Banksy. My Kevin showed it to me early this morning. This particular work was done using stencils and black spray paint. The canvas is the Palestine-Israel segregation wall. You can see a news video on covering some of his work on the wall.

Banksy's offical website is here, where you can see some of his fantastic work.