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Escape Into Life Gorgeous Bird Paintings by Adam S. Doyle Artist Adam S. Doyle who recently relocated to Hong Kong creates beautiful gestural paintings of birds, where the seemingly incomplete brushstrokes form the feathers and other details of the animal. In some strange way it reminds me of the story of the Renaissance painter Giotto who is rumored to have been able to draw a perfect circle without the aid of a compass, as if Doyle just picks up a dripping paint brush and in a few seconds paints a perfect bird. In reality his work demonstrates a profound control of the paintbrush and careful understanding of the mediums he works with. Via email he tells me: Yes, what you see is what it appears to be—strokes of paint. Doyle most recently had a show at Skylight Gallery in 2011 and is now currently working on a new body of work in Hong Kong.
James Jean Nato a Taipei nel 1979 e attualmente residente a Los Angeles, James Jean è un pittore, illustratore e designer grafico, tra gli innovatori e principali rappresentanti della lowbrow art. Parecchio si è già scritto di quest’artista ed il suo stile classico ed etereo, ormai riconoscibilissimo, ha influenzato decine di giovani talenti, alcuni dei quali sono già apparsi sulle pagine di Collater.al, Andrew Hem, Sachin Teng, Julian Callos tra gli altri. Noto nel mondo del fumetto grazie alle sue cover realizzate per la DC Comics, per lo più Batman, Batgirl e l’ultrapremiata serie Fables di Bill Willingham per Vertigo, Jean ha vinto l’Harvey Award per tre volte consecutive e svariati premi e riconoscimenti presso la Society of Illustrators di Los Angeles e di New York. Da un punto di vista prettamente grafico e visuale, lo stile di Jean ammalia e impressiona con le sue atmosfere delicatamente aggraziate, la sua fisicità, l’equilibrio compositivo.
Steve Smith I don’t know what’s the deal with these hyperrealist artists, once again, great work, but absolutely no information…so I’ll just tell you to look at Steve Smith’s pretty paintings, who apparently dreams of sunny days, holidays and sunglasses. Can’t say I blame him!