We’ve been seeing gluten-free labels in the supermarket for a while now but what if that same label was slapped on non-food items? We’re talking about classical paintings, photographs, and just about everything else you can think of when you visit ‘The Gluten-Free Museum.’
For artist Karen Libecap, size matters. The Alabama-based artist is kind of unconventional, though, as she prefers “small” over “gigantic.” Her Etsy page reads “tiny art, big ideas” since she’s into what you can call miniature art. Libecap paints animals, objects, and pop culture characters that are as little as a coin!
Sean Yoro, who also goes by the moniker Hula, creates realistic paintings of women on canvas but for his newest series, he couldn’t have picked a better medium to display his latest artwork. Balancing on a paddleboard along with cans of paint and brushes, the NYC-based artist paddled out to stone walls submerged in water to paint beautiful visages of females seemingly enjoying a relaxing dip in the pool.
Amy Casey paints urban images that are far from the typical city skyline littering souvenir shops at tourist traps. The entangled structures and stacked high-rises is a surreal take on orderly chaos and her personal interpretation on the resilience of her city’s community.
Back in history, Renaissance painters captured the female body realistically instead of adjusting it here and there for a more svelte figure. Nowadays, it’s no secret that every face and body gracing the front covers of magazines have been treated with Photoshop and Lauren Wade wanted to show what famous works of art would look like had they been treated with the same digital magic.
Adding pop culture icons to anything attracts interest like flies to honey and no one is more aware of this than David Irvine. The multi-talented Canadian artist behind The Gnarled Branch has made a business out of painting on different mediums from furniture to Christmas ornaments and even on exiting paintings on canvas.
Marco Battaglini makes classical art relatable to common folks like us by adding modern tidbits in a mashup of Renaissance paintings meets pop art.
Sven Kroner paints bleak pictures of a vulnerable world slowly disintegrating under the weight we put on it in Apocalyptic Landscapes. The German painter has created a series of thought-provoking paintings that are not all too far from images we have all seen before at some point or another.
Hailed by The Discovery Channel as an artistic genius, it’s no surprise that Autumn de Forest’s paintings have sold for as much as $25,000 and is sought after by collectors around the world. The 13 year old has been painting since she was 5 and her artwork hangs among other masterpieces by art history greats such as Picasso, Miro, Dali, and Chagall on Park West Gallery’s walls.
Lorraine Loots challenged herself to make a miniature painting everyday for a whole year without the intention of anything else beyond the concept. The Cape Town-based artist has always had a love for detail and came up with ‘365 Paintings for Ants’ as a way to express her creativity.