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Contemporary Arts: Paintings That Blow Your Mind

by Anastasia

Ian Francis

Website: www.ifrancis.co.uk
Mixed media painting,emotion in every line. Ian Francis works most productive at night, spending a lot of time watching TV/films, reading books and looking around the internet while creating a new piece of art.



Adam Cvijanovic

Website: www.bellwethergallery.com
Adam Cvijanovic lives in New-York. He had multiple exibitions all over the world and every time his works strike imagination.



Stella Im Hultberg

Website: www.stellaimhultberg.com
Naked sensual girls everywhere, on drawings, paintings, sketches. Stella Im Hultberg* is a painter currently living and working in new-York is aiming to explore the side of human nature that is suppressed or unspoken in most people.



The Royal Art Lodge

Website: www.royalartlodge.com
Group of Canadian artists producing simple and naive paintings and drawings.



Chuck Close

Website: www.chuckclose.coe.uh.edu
“Sometimes the little space between the dots were to white. I wanted to give it tone…it is not an accident that one little spot is white and one is dull.each spot is the result of the conscious effort.”



Will Cotton

Website: www.willcotton.com
“In a painting, if it feels like a scene you could walk into, it’s a landscape space. If it’s something you could
reach into and grab an object, it’s a still life space.”



Gottfried Helnwein

Website: www.helnwein.com
“It is in the function of the artist to evoke the experience of surprised recognition: to show the viewer what he knows but doesn’t know that he knows. Helnwein is a master of surprised recognition.”



Andrey Rogach

Website: anr0.livejournal.com
Belarussian photographer sharing his vision with the world. His works are shocking.



Elizabeth McGrath

Website: www.elizabethmcgrath.com
Inspired by the relationship between the natural world and the detritus of consumer culture, Elizabeth brings forth a new cavalcade of creatures from the darker corners of the streets, the city, the imagination.



Daisy Fletcher

Website: www.daisyfletcher.co.uk
Nice, beautiful and tender illustrations.



Ruth Ishbel Munro

Website: www.ruthishbelmunro.co.uk
“I would describe my work as an emotive and often sinister amalgamation of the fantastical and the mundane.”



Juan Francisco Casas

Website: www.juanfranciscocasas.com
Young ambitious painter, pacticipant of multiple contests makes his works with a ballpoint pen.



Graffiti artist Greg Simkins

Website: www.imscared.com
After years of chasing the monsters under his bed, Greg Simkins has reemerged into the ordinary world, bringing with him images of what he saw in those forgotten lands.



Graffiti artist 5nak

Website: 5nak.com/blog/
The artwork of 5nak is a graffiti & mixed media artist from Russia. He does it all from simple tags of his name ‘5nak’ on everyday surfaces, to full wall murals (with a few other graffiti artist friends along for the ride), pencil line art, pen and ink, digital logos, full digital art pieces and canvas paintings.



Michael Parkes

Website: www.michaelparkesgallery.com
World famous living artist known for his magic realism exhibited worldwide. Parkes studied graphic art and painting at the University of Kansas.



Marcus Antonius Jansenen

Website: www.marcusjansen.com
“Many painters remove their imperfections in their work. I use them because it is through the imperfections that we learn.”



Ida Belogi

Website: www.b-9.it
Ida Belogi was born in Rome. Her illustrations are full of life, passion, research.



Noumeda Carbone

Website: www.inknou.it
Noumeda Carbone was born in Parish but lives and works in Florence. She has studied illustration, traditional printmaking techniques, photography and menu other sciences she successfully implements when creating her works of art.



Andrea Canalito

Website: www.andreacanalito.com
“I believe you have to put in terms of how you understand it. This is my practice, as I understand it.”




Website: www.flat-e.com
Flat-e is a visual art collective focused on the exploration of live audiovisual performance and installation.



Maria Mikulasova

Website: www.mikulas.fr
Paris based famous photographer and artist Maria Mikulasova works in several directions: photo, fashion, graphics, print design.



Riita Ikonen

Website: www.riittaikonen.com
Riita is a London based artist from Finland, freshly graduated from the Royal College of Art.
The projects on her website are a mixture of personal projects and work undertaken whilst at the RCA.



Terry Rogers

Website: www.terryrodgers.com
“My paintings are large, complex designs that attempt to reflect my sense of the times we are living in, and both how richly interesting they are and how difficult it is for most of us to navigate their uncharted waters.”


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wordweave February 22, 2009 - 6:43 pm

I’ve seen some of Stella Im Hultberg’s paintings for “Raveled” and find it interesting that she titles her paintings after songs.

Provocative and mind blowing pieces of art! I must say, a treat for the eyes.

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The Will Cottons paintings feels just like your bed full of cotton mattresses.

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Hanley August 25, 2009 - 7:02 am

Nice paintings!!!!…I really impressed with all painting and they are really mind blowing. Some are so realistic that they force to create a story in mind. I am a great fan of Maria Mikulasova paintings, that are so natural and creative.

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Shelley Whiting May 1, 2011 - 9:26 am

You have some eclectic taste. The works of Elizabeth McGrath grabbed me for their cutesy but twisted look. Also Andrea Canalito’s work had the same reaction. A deer coming out of a cupcake? Weird. But awesome. I liked Noumeda Carbone’s The Garden work. Had a nice cryptic and gothic feeling.


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