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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Barcelona-trained, Berlin-based artist Yago Hortal has been creating his colorful acrylic based abstract artwork for years, but he’s only just recently come across my radar. I love the smeared, serpentine streaks seemingly suspended in neutral tanks of gradients and the giant Gerhard Richter-esque paint draw-downs taking center stage on his dramatic and expressive creations.
Visit Yago Hortal’s portfolio here.
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Artist Betsy Watson creates surreal, highly detailed fantasy worlds that I really admire. They lie somewhere between primitive folk-art and ancient religious renderings, with figures engaged in magical surroundings or communicating without words.
You can see more of her great work here and check out the shop while you are there for affordable prints!