Editorial — Artist Spotlight

Artist Spotlight: Leslie Singer

Posted by Hannah Marks on

“For me, the human figure has always been the most interesting subject. That being said, I would describe myself as a painter of people, not portraits.” Portraits seem to convey a certain stillness- an attempt on behalf of either sitter or painter to not just capture this specific moment, but to eternally preserve it as it exists in this state. The work of Leslie Singer, on the other hand, seem to deliberately shake the notion of what defines a portrait by capturing the essence of its sitter, but doing so in a manner that invokes an unequivocal sense of fleetingness....

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Artist Spotlight: Victoria Angeline

Posted by Hannah Marks on

One of the defining characteristics of the work of contemporary artist Victoria Angelina is the explosion of color against fine line, essentially obliterating the typical ‘either or’ boundary we tend to adopt between the two. In any given work, just when you think color takes precedence, the eye is tricked into making out shapes from thinly wrought lines over the canvas. Yet there is no struggle or imbalance between the two; rather, they act as the yin and yang to one another- that is, each is only successful because of the other. This interplay is best felt in her abstract...

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Skeleton Cardboard: A Standout in the UK Street Art Circuit

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His name may not be entirely familiar just yet to Americans, but the UK-based artist Skeleton Cardboard is well known within both the underground and mainstream European street art circuit. Adorning the walls of buildings in trendy London boroughs like Shoreditch and Bethnal Green, his works are instantly recognizable by the alien-like skeletons that dance across the painted scene. Even by street art standards, his is a truly unique style, one which defies any easy categorization- and that is precisely what we love about it. A little Keith Haring, mixed with a little Basquiat, and an extra ounce of edge...

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