Hypercolored beach guidos, fire breathing monsters, Christians hell bent on hedonism and bearded ladies are just a few of the colorful characters that inhabit the canvases of the work of Ana Benaroya. I really enjoy the warped and skewed forms she creates, and am especially fond of her gestural portraits – blobs of colors and swaths of dots and patterns are then embellished with wild eyes and bright red lips. Capturing the absurd and the abstract in fantastic ways.
Visit Ana Benaroya’s portfolio here.
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Tagged abstract, Ana Benaroya, color, colorful, contemporary, design, drawings, illustration, illustrator, paint, painter, portraits, typography
Mexican-born artist Gabriel Dawe has been getting a lot of online attention lately, and rightfully so, his newest collection of works, entitled Plexus, showing at the Dallas Museum of Contemporary Art is truly stunning. Using specially died, specially crafted threads he weaves together large scale overlays of the colored strings, to create moods and atmospheric illusions. I hope his work travels to other parts of the US soon, i would very much like to experience this in person.
Visit Gabriel Dawe’s portfolio here.
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Tagged art, artwork, color, colorful, colors, contemporary, dallas, mexico, modern, sculpture, texas
All-around-amazing creative collective Friends With You recently converted Queens Park in Toronto, Canada into Rainbow City, a whimsical and otherworldly escape from the daily grind. Hopefully this will become a mobile event and come my way soon!
Read all about it and learn more about F.W.Y. here.
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Tagged Canada, colorful, Friends With You, fun, FWY, park, parks, Rainbow, Rainbow City, Toronto, urban