Energetic Avians Peer from Vintage Book Pages in Detailed Paintings by Craig Williams

Art Science #acrylic painting #animals #birds #Craig Williams #illustration #nature October 4, 2022 Kate Mothes “Green Rosella” (2022), acrylic on vintage page from ‘Atlas of Tasmania’ (1965). All images © Craig Williams, shared with permission Peering out from the pages of vintage atlases, textbooks, and field guides, Launceston, Tasmania-based artist Craig Williams assembles a menagerie … Read more

Black Cowboy Paintings at Guggenheim Bilbao Provoke Outcry – ARTnews.com

Over the weekend, eagle-eyed TikTok and Instagram users noticed similarities between several paintings on view at the Guggenheim Bilbao and photographs taken by a queer Black artist, raising concerns of plagiarism. The paintings are by Basque artist Gala Knörr and depict various views of Black cowboy. They look like frames of a stop motion film. … Read more

Sean Scully’s Abstract Paintings Have Stories to Tell  

PHILADELPHIA — Some great artists develop quickly. Others take time to find themselves. If we knew only Mark Rothko’s figurative works from the 1930s, if we only possessed Philip Guston’s 1950s abstractions, then they might be considered minor masters. And if we only had Sean Scully’s works made before 1981, he would be a distinguished, … Read more

FBI Seizes Contested Basquiat Paintings from the Orlando Museum of Art – ARTnews.com

FBI agents raided the Orlando Museum of Art on Friday and seized 25 paintings with a contested attribution to Jean-Michel Basquiat, the New York Times and the Associated Press have reported. According to the search warrant, the FBI’s Art Crime Team had been investigating the authenticity of the works since the their discovery in a … Read more

Alison Hall’s Hypnotic Paintings Invite Slow Looking

Alison Hall, “A Ballad (for this pain in my heart), (2022), oil, graphite, and plaster on panel; artist frame, Virginia maple and plaster, 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches (all photos by Cary Whittier, courtesy the artist and SOCO Gallery) The artists who many critics cite when writing about Alison Hall’s paintings are Agnes Martin, … Read more

Joan Miró, painting’s assassin | Apollo Magazine

One morning, hidden away in an abandoned flour mill in the port city of Tarragona, Spain, an 80-year-old Joan Miró took a blowtorch to his latest painting. As the burned fire, his collaborator, a master weaver named Josep Royo, brought across a bucket filled with black ink. With an inky mop, the artist quelled the … Read more

Ascending Into the Realm of Naudline Pierre’s Mystical Paintings

Naudline Pierre, “Stronger Than You Think, Softer Than You Know” (2022), oil on linen, 40 x 30 inches (all images © Naudline Pierre, courtesy the artist and James Cohan, New York) Naudline Pierre’s debut exhibition at James Cohan gallery’s two Walker Street spaces has a spot-on title: Enter the Realm. Encountering her dynamic, intensely colorful … Read more

Can Louise Bourgeois’s Paintings Unlock Her Sculptures’ Mysteries? – ARTnews.com

The works that come to mind when one thinks of Louise Bourgeois are her iconic sculptures of spiders, doll-like figures, and forms recalling genitalia. But before Bourgeois ever began working in three dimensions, she was a painter. Bourgeois’s paintings are now the subject of a small survey at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Looking at … Read more

Hoda Kashiha’s Paintings Evoke the Space of the Screen – ARTnews.com

Hoda Kashiha: Rabbiting in the Hunting Ground2019, acrylic, acrylic gel, and sand on canvas, 70 7/8 by 59 inches. Courtesy Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels and Paris Tehran-based painter Hoda Kashiha’s Rabbiting in the Hunting Ground (2019) shows black silhouettes of an upside-down rabbit and a hunter pointing a gun, arranged like the motifs on a … Read more

Luiz Zerbini’s Paintings Uncover Brazilian History in MASP Exhibit – ARTnews.com

For decades, Brazil’s Amazon forest was treated by some as a symbol of virgin nature, teeming not only with verdant flora and brilliantly colored fauna but also with Indigenous people who were able to resist the incursion of modernity. It is only recently that this image of the Amazon has begun to break down as … Read more