Art of Anwen Keeling

The work of Anwen Keeling is defined by feminine beauty. It is a world of soft tones, gentle curves and reposed thought. Light plays across a form as a liquid element caressing and defining its own trajectory insensible to pattern and mood. The woman herself: young; beautiful; supple is defined by form.

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Art of Daliah Ammar

Daliah Ammar is a nineteen-year-old Palestinian-American artist based in Chicago. I personally enjoy her colour palette and an ability to depict deep emotions using dramatic lights and shadows on each portrait. The purpose of Daliah’s work is to transcend the notion of the self and the physicality of paint, resonating from her own vulnerable and personal experiences – as a means of conveying life as it blooms and decays from within. Expressing that awareness of the self and reflecting to the viewer establishes a relationship between themselves and herself. Daliah’s works are confrontational, yet, intimate and personal – using the painted surface as a trope for the physical and psychological presence between the inner self and external viewer.

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Paintings by Kyle Barnes

Hyper realistic art on canvas painted by Kyle Barnes. As stated on the website Kyle is inspired by our perception of, and our interaction with each other through visual identity. The combination of expression, eye contact, concealment, colour and texture makes for a varied involvement with each of his works. kyle-barnes4

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Gustavo Silva Nunez

Gustavo Silva Nuñez is an astonishingly talented artist from Valencia, Venezuela, who paints people in water with meticulous accuracy. He paints men and women in soothing and dreamy pools, tubs, and seas. His perfect mastery of shading and highlighting, as well as the water’s swirls, bubbles, and distortion, makes the paintings look incredibly real. The artist pushes the boundaries between reality and painting even further by interacting with his paintings and playfully posing as if the people he painted were really there beside him.

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Glitch Art by Alex Kanevsky

Check the glitchy art of Russian born and Philadelphia based Alex Kanevsky. His style is a mix of figurative with cubist-like marks by a palette knife. The relaxed figures break apart into geometrical gestures that imply their movement through the space. Kanevsky credits a range of aesthetically different artists as inspiration, from Van Gogh, Cezanne, Mondrian, Rothko, Kline, to Freud, the list goes on.

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Zarathustra Cat of artist Svetlana Petrova

Russian artist Svetlana Petrova has become known for her online artwork of famous portraits featuring her big ginger cat Zarathustra. View more on http://fatcatart.ru/

I lost my mother in 2008 and she left me Zarathustra. I got horrible depression after her death and for two years I was unable to do something creative. By chance a friend asked me 'why don't you make an art project with your cat because he's so funny'

I've had cats before and included them in my work, like playing in theatre shows and I've made costumes for them. But I thought, 'What can I do with Zarathustra, because my mother spoilt him and he's so fat'.

Read full interview on BBC News

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Chloe Early art

Chloe Early is an Irish born, London based artist who uses her canvases to explore the contradictions between the romantic and the gritty. Simultaneously dreamlike and unflinching, her oil paintings are a place where opposites meet, they are full of colour and space and play with abstract and collage effects in interesting ways.

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Emoji Nation by Nastya Ptichek

Kiev-based young artist Nastya Ptichek shoot out with an artistic coverage of a hot topic: emoji and a life around modern mobile messengers, interpreter over classic art of Edward Hopper. View full series on Behance and Tumblr profiles of Nastya

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After enormous success on the blogosphere Nastya's works has been featured by Dazed-n-Confused, Buzzfeed, Wired and eve Time Magazine she decided to rollout the 5th instalment of Emojii Nation.

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Please view previous series on nastya-ptichek.tumblr.com

Mary Jane Ansell art

UK-based award-winning figurative artist Mary Jane Ansell shares her latest artwork on maryjaneansell.com. With a love of intriguing narratives and in catching a contained but dramatic moment Mary Jane's work draws influences from a multitude of inspirations, from classical portraiture to the world of haute couture and with an appreciation for a refined technique that invokes the past but with a resolutely modern viewpoint.

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We Go to the Gallery

Miriam Elia's new take on a 1960s Ladybird book. Peter, Jane and Mummy go to a gallery and learn about sex, death and contemporary art. She successfuly ran first thousand prints through Kickstarter project but it is the Ladybird book publisher Penguin, rather than the art world, which isn't so happy about the project. We hope she resolve the legal issues this spring and we will have a chance to order the book from her website.

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