Friday, 31 January 2014

Recommended Artist: Joshua M. Smith






  There's something about black and white works that makes me drawn to them. The simplicity of it. Where unnecessary details have to be removed. Where there is no distraction of colours. Where you have to have a compelling enough subject to capture a viewer's attention. The symbolism of duality in those works. Good and evil. Light and darkness. The white wolf and the black wolf? Which side of yourself will you embrace?

    The details in Joshua Smith's art is insane and he consistently makes really strong pieces. You should definitely check out more of his awesome works via his website here.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Painting of the Day: by Tran Hong Suong

gorgeous detailed line art with an art nouveau inspired woman with accent red
  I first saw this work at the Art Apart Art Fair 2014, and how could I not have fallen in love with it. It has a slight reminiscent of Art Nouveau, paired with a kind of Peranakan influence in its line work. Gorgeous limited palette, absolutely insane line work, with a beautiful composition. I would say its the Tran Hong Suong's best work to date.

  View the artist's profile here.

Monday, 27 January 2014

Recommended Artist: Bartosz Kosowski


self portrait by Bartosz Kosowski



  I love his muted backgrounds paired with his expressive terracotta colored line work. His color palette is gorgeous and the amount of detail he strips from his subject brings out the best of what he draws.

  View his website here.

Friday, 24 January 2014

Stephanie's Sketches v.5

  It's time again for an update on what I've been up to lately...  ^_^

  All sketches are done in my Monologue sketchbook, which I love to bits, from Popular (selling at $18.75) Also, I've been asked this question quite often; What do you call the sort of art you do?

  It's called "Zentangle". You should google it. It's a form of meditative art, and the works that I do are Zentangle™ inspired.

sea drawing of a fish, an octopus, a jellyfish, and some sea coral with a zentangle background by Stephanie Jennifer.
Above: I quite like how this one turned out.

picture of a deer filled with zentangle patterns
Above: Deer sketch. I don't know whether it's finished yet. I might consider adding a background.

moth with zentangle background by Stephanie Jennifer
Above: Tribal-inspired moth work in progress.

"When innocent lovers dance like angels on fire." "Every living creature on this Earth dies alone." "Ambedo" and "Apophenia".
"When innocent lovers dance like angels on fire."
"Every living creature on this Earth dies alone."
"Ambedo" and "Apophenia".

howling wolf work in progress by Stephanie Jennifer
Above: Wolf work in progress. Don't know whether I like it...

Colourful parrot in pen and ink. Work in progress by Stephanie Jennifer
Above: Parrot! I like this one.

"Everything is continuation"
Above: Zen inspired work.

The world is interconnected with the people, animals, and other living organisms that live on it.
Above: Work in progress.

  If you'd like to see more of my sketches, follow this link.

  If you'd like to see more of my works, view my website at http://stephaniejennifer.com/

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Recommended Artist: Nabil Nezzar

amazing art work, pretty girl, nabil nezzar

amazing art work, nabil nezzar

amazing art work, pretty girl, nabil nezzar

amazing art work, pretty girl, nabil nezzar

amazing art work, pretty girl, nabil nezzar

amazing art work, pretty girl, nabil nezzar
  I absolutely love the softness of the girls he portrays.  I love the colour pallette he employs, and I love that he puts in just enough details in each work. His website is also very easy to navigate, and I highly recommend that you go over to take a look at the huge body of work he has there.

  Link to his works, here.

Monday, 20 January 2014

Art Apart Art Fair 2014

  Art Apart 2014 was awesome sauce. Parkroyal @ Pickering has gorgeous architecture that really complimented the modern art that was exhibited. The volunteers at the event were really friendly and helpful. The works were brilliant and I had loads of fun, and it really helped get my creative juices flowing again. If you didn't go, here are some of the highlights of the event.

"Colorful High Land" by Myoe Kyaw
"Colorful High Land" by Myoe Kyaw

pointalism-inspired art work in dominating orange and blue hues by Ssung-Jung Kim
Above, by Ssung-Jung Kim

"A Corner of Inlay Lake" by Myint Soe
"A Corner of Inlay Lake" by Myint Soe

"Koi follow me 3" by Leonard Go
"Koi follow me 3" by Leonard Go

"Vitality of Arirang" by Choi Haeng Sug. A sort of rainbow work on a plain background.
"Vitality of Arirang" by Choi Haeng Sug

"Layer Red Flower Portrait" by Lee Seung Oh
"Layer Red Flower Portrait" by Lee Seung Oh

Painting of a bird throwing a pebble into a glass bottle so that it may drink water by Pavel Antipov
"Thirst" by Pavel Antipov

Picture of the scenery from Parkroyal @ Pickering.
This was the view from the room that The P' Club Group was occupying.
They had really beautiful sculptures in the room. I liked their wooden carvings the best.

Special mentions to the following artists:
  • Joel Geolamen whose photograph works were exceptionally done.
  • Frank Zhen for his upcoming exhibition in Singapore.
  • Ayaka Yamada for her gorgeous and insanely detailed lithographs. (The only site that seems to have her works is here, but they seem to be old works...)
  • A shoutout to Blue Lotus. They had an artist by the name of Pearl Yang who made beautiful ceramic works.
  I thought the fair had a brilliant concept of placing art works in hotel rooms as the rooms mimic the rooms we'd put the art works in. Rather than having to imagine how the art works would look like in your living room whilst you're looking at it hanging on a white wall in an art gallery, you get to see it in a more natural environment. The art works shown were lovely. The artist that were present were lovely. I really hope to see what Art Apart comes up with next year.

Friday, 17 January 2014

Art Apart Art Fair

 
  The Art Apart Art Fair is happening from the 17 - 19 January 2014 at Parkroyal on Pickering. It opens from 11.30am - 9.00pm. 

  Over 1500 pieces of art works ranging from curated contemporary art, new media art, art auctions, and solo installations will be on display. 


  You can buy your entrance ticket online for just S$10. Each ticket entitles you to a lucky draw where you stand a chance of winning a painting worth more than US$1,000.

  Link to Art Apart's website right here.

  I shall be headed for it on Sunday and will post pictures of the event next week, so do look out for that! Have a splendiferous weekend ahead. 

Recommended Artist: l7m






  It still amazes me how much details there is in street art works. l7m uses a beautiful range of colours to portray his subjects, and I am completely in love with the first piece of his work pictured above because of the spontaneity of the bird.

  View more of his works via his Facebook.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Recommended Artist: Floyd Grey






  Lovely, minimalistic works from Floyd Grey. His lines are full of expression and grace and they convey form beautifully,

  View more of his work via this link.

Friday, 10 January 2014

Painting of the Day: Untitled Portrait of a Girl

Title Unknown by Yvonne Kozlina
  I do believe this work was made in coloured pencils. Not much is said on her site. I do, however, love the soft glow of the sitter's face and the beautiful lost and found edges that can be so difficult to create in coloured pencils. There's just enough details, and the composition is also lovely.

  View more of her works at her website via this link.

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Beautiful Aurora Video by astrofotografen

You should really check out this awesome link. It's a virtual reality of the auroras that happened on March 17 when an CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) hit Earth's magnetic field. Two days earlier, sunspot AR1692 had produced a M1-class solar flare that resulted in the CME that hit Earth. The pictures were taken in Ă–stersund, Sweden between 19:20 and 23:35 UT.

Link: http://astrofotografen.se/auroraborealis.html

Or, if you'd like to watch it in YouTube; (The action starts at 1:14)

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Signal Boost

A little signal boosting:

  1. The Art Friend at Buona Vista has closed down and will be relocating to Clementi.
  2. If anyone should know where to purchase Arches paper in Singapore, do contact me at stephanie_jennifer@ymail.com. I would really appreciate it.
  3. If you'd like to win some pens from me, take part in my January giveaway.

Also, a hello to all my new viewers, and a thank you to my old followers. You guys make my blogging experience all the more enjoyable and I love receiving e-mails from you. If you have a favourite artist that I haven't featured or are an artist and would like to show people more of your work; if you'd like advice on something art related; or if you'd just like to expand your artistic circle and make friends with me... I'm always reachable via e-mail.

View my website:
http://stephaniejennifer.com/

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http://stephanie-jennifer.deviantart.com/

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Monday, 6 January 2014

Recommended Artist: Giuseppe Cristiano





  Love the stark simplicity of his works. I especially love the last work- with just enough details to convey atmosphere and form.

  View more of his works on his Tumblr.