Langdon Grave‘s highly detailed, realistic drawings draw you in with their surreal juxtaposition, play on perspective, and stunning virtuosity. These “fragmented” works amaze you with their flawless realism. Take a closer look and you will find new details that further show the delicateness of the pieces and their almost illusive quality and visual layers. She also creates sculptures and installations, which can be seen on her Website.
Taking cues from classical art (she is a self-confessed devotee of the Dutch master Vermeer), Korin Faught paints beautiful, realistic, and surreal portraits of women, in white dresses and Dutch caps, often in groups or interactions of enigmatic/symbolic meaning; a striking blend of the modern and the traditional, a balance between a crisp and precise style, and an expressive and sharply imaginative quality. I love the whiteness contrasted with the touch of melancholy to the atmosphere and the vague sense of twisted foreboding.
Tags: (twists on) traditional art, classicism, femininity, korin faught, mystical, photorealism, puritanical, realism, religious imagery, religious symbolism, sexuality, symbolism, twins/doppelgangers/doubles, virtuoso, white
Sas Christian is a painter of portraits of women who are beautiful but also just a bit dangerous or deadly, with their unsettling gaze, focusing unnaturally enlarged, glassy eyes, which are her trademark, on the viewer. Sas is often referred to in conjunction with her husband and fellow artist, Colin Christian (who I will do a post on a bit later). Sas + Colin are an electric duo in the contemporary art scene. Their art shares many similarities, with related themes running through it, but also differs quite dramatically. Below is a sample of Sas’ work.
This is amazing.
From artist Xooang Choi’s 2008 Islets of Aspergers Type VII exhibition.
Iron Maiden by Anja Millen
Morning Message by Katerina Belkina
Sinwood Saints by Katja Faith
Sans Fin III by Isabelle Royet-Journoud
Tags: "ethereal woodland maiden" look, anatomical-themed, animal skulls, anja millen, art nudes, black and white, ghosts, hair, hauntingly beautiful, illustrations, katja faith, photorealism, self-portraits, skeleton, tintypes
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