realistic manner

Exploring mind's fears and obsessions

 Jonathan Viner's "Harem" collection explores themes of intimacy and vulnerability, control and voyeurism with its captivating, realistic representations of sensual girls listening to headphones; which, reminding me of John Fowles' s novel The Collector, are altered from independent individuals to vivid artifacts.

Jonathan Viner, IrinaJonathan Viner, Irina

The new face of reality

Gage Opdenbrouw aims at painting "the exterior world in such a way as to evoke the mysterious richness & vastness of the interior world each of us carries within". Working especially with oil paints, this talented artist gets his inspiration from real life, but after studying and sketching his subjects he focuses on something not entirely visible. Because nothing seems to be what you thought, the second time you give it a glimpse.

Gage Opdenbrouw, Dead Couple, Dia de Los MuertosGage Opdenbrouw, Dead Couple, Dia de Los Muertos

Paintings, traveling and a seek for inspiration

I simply love the world that Seth Armstrong depicts through his paintings. He mixes realism with a touch of fictional; he knows how to be ironic without crossing the line, and funny without diminishing the message of his artworks. Plus, if the subject of his works is violence or sensuality, he delivers a powerful message, in a subtle way, without underestimating the viewer’s intelligence.

Seth Armstrong, A view of Budapest from the trekkie deekieSeth Armstrong, A view of Budapest from the trekkie deekie

Benjamin Anderson's artistic "soup"

Benjamin Anderson's biggest passions are portraits. That's because this type of art work provokes him to find a representation that reflects the many different characteristics of an individual.

Benjamin Anderson self-portraitBenjamin Anderson, self-portrait

Jeremy Geddes painted phobias

"I'm not interested in giving a didactic final meaning" to his works, says artist Jeremy Geddes (his website here) in an interview for Sprayblog. "I just want to spark questions in the viewer".

The White CosmonautThe White Cosmonaut

Did he managed to spark questions in our mind? He sure did with his paintings painted in a realistic manner and portraying flying red or white cosmonauts, grotesques masques, phobias, nightmarish scenes and subconscious monsters.