Anastasia Mastrakouli is a Greek photographer and student of Fine Arts and Cinematography at Ionian University, Greece. Her photo Series “Naked Silhouette Alphabet” was accomplished by having the model press herself against a pane of wet glass. Mastrokouli said the goal of the project is to, “highlight the dialectical relationship between anatomy and visual arts.”
Paolo Troilo (b.1972, Italy)
Paolo Troilo’s artistic expression characterizes for the originality of the formal procedure. His working instruments are not brushes or palettes, but only his hands: one spreads colors, unfolding at the same time his five fingers, the other holds the mobile phone, which reports the picture of him as the model. Troilus’ painting is predominantly bi-color, based on the use of ivory and “gray payne” or ivory and “green bladder”. This choice gives strength and vigor to every brush stroke. Since 2006, Paolo Troilo took part to Miart, Art Verona and to many group and solo exhibitions.
Helen Masacz (b.1968, UK)
Transition II. Oil on panel, 61x84 cm
The Absence of Adam 2. Oil on board, 20x20 cm
The Absence of Adam 1. Oil on Board, 50x80 cm
The paintings of London based artist Helen Masacz are based on thoughts which are influenced by real-life situations, issues of everyday life to long-term influences during our life time, the transition from childhood to adulthood, the changes in relationships over a lifetime and the meaning that the passage of time imprints on all our lives. Helen thinks real-life experiences have more impact than imagination, connecting to a greater audience who may relate to the issues of transition.
Reverend Bobby Anger | on Tumblr (b.1962, USA)
“The fair Ophelia! - Nymph in thy orisons. Be all my sins remembered.” — Hamlet
The work of Texas based artist Reverend Bobby Anger is somehow dark and cinematic. Though there are often nudes, Bobby reads references to a timeless fashion that appears in many images as well. He shoots people in the studio, outdoors and in environments, trying to create a common feel throughout them, a common narrative that ties them together. The images are often but a fraction of a larger narrative, a dark decisive moment in an ongoing story. Frequently paired with quotes from literature (or occasionally, the Bible), the story is generally about loss. There is often a moral component. When they work, the balance of the story comes in some way from the viewer’s own experience. It is this common truth in the varied experiences of many that he is trying to capture. Bobby is inspired by a balance of reading (particularly Emerson, Thoreau and Jeffers), writing and solitude. Please follow his Tumblr for more discoveries. (Interview with artist by Artchipel Feb-2013)
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The Mexico based painter Omar Ortiz creates incredibly hyper-realistic paintings. His large canvas focuse primarily on female bodies alongside the magical set of fabrics. His technical for the natural light and the minute details such as hair, muscles, hands and feet make his artwork surprisingly exquisite. Many thanks to fer1972 for this Tumblr Monday for introducing us Ortiz’s work!
I present to you my first nude, The Awakening. This is a piece that I created for my friend before visiting him in New York. I must say that she was very hard to give away. After spending many hours on a piece, you start to build a relationship with it. I try to detach myself within the minutes of starting a new piece, for one day I know I’ll have to give it away. Luckily he doesn’t live far which means I’ll be able to visit her from time to time.
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Graduated from the Academy of Art in San Francisco, Sergio Lopez is an exemplary painter in a variety of mediums. His artistic knowledge goes from oil painting, charcoal drawing to gouache, from landscape painting to nude gesture studies. The Golden Age illustrators, Bravura painters, contemporary artists, concept designers, graffiti writers, and photographers have been some of his strongest influences in his pursuit of painting. Native of Sonoma County, he finds the area ever-inspiring, and never ceases to find a new gorgeous area no matter how often he explores. Since he began participating in plein air events in 2010, Sergio has won multiple awards and uses the knowledge gained from painting outdoors in his studio paintings. (cf. artist’s bio)
David Hamilton (b.1933, UK/France)
Nu renaissance (1987)
Les petits rats (1984)
David Hamilton is a British-born French photographer and occasional film director most known for his images of young women. As much of Hamilton’s work depicts early-teen girls, often nude, he has been the subject of some controversy and even child pornography allegations. In the late 1990s, some people protested against bookstores that stocked Hamilton’s photography books but their efforts came to nothing. Some other people consider that Hamilton is a lover of beauty, in flowers, objects, seascapes and of course, young girls. His works are remembrances of times lost when innocence and beauty were the norm; when art was beauty incarnate.
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