Erik Olson

Erik Olson is a Canadian artist who lives and works in Germany. i am always interested in portraiture, especially when the focus is just someone’s face – how do you keep a subject like that interesting? Olson’s work certainly holds my interest, particularly these black on black portraits: Girl from Aleppo and Boy…

Marsi van de Heuvel: Ceremony

you’ll undoubtedly remember south african artist Marsi van de Heuvel from her outer space themed exhibition Dark Matter from a couple of years back (if not, be sure to check that post out). Marsi has moved on to something far more earthly, botanical even, with her new exhibition Ceremony. now before…

Portraits by Claire Tabouret

i love these portraits by French artist Claire Tabouret, which are actually pretty spooky – perhaps fitting for Halloween… most of these portraits are from a series called ‘Makeup’. “The artist works based on photographs, drawing upon her personal archives as much as anonymous clichés harvested during her research, capturing figures frozen…

Alice Toich: The Icing Pink Ether

i’ve been following local artist Alice Toich for a long time, in fact i think i may have discovered her on Instagram – where i noticed she has a serious love for baking. i wanted to feature her work on the blog but our wires kept getting crossed, then she appeared up in…

Laurie Melia Ceramics

yes those are what you think they are. Australian Laurie Melia’s ceramics are so popular that in the two minutes it took me to open her Etsy shop and browse through some of her latest wares – they sold out. Laurie is very active on Instagram, and she announces when she’ll be…

Tactile Matter

Tactile Matter is collection of stoneware ceramics by LA based illustrator Kenesha Sneed. you should watch this video about her work, it will make you want to make something with your hands asap. she’s influenced by “her desert and coastal roots of Southern California”. i love her colourful collaboration with…

Michael Meadors

i just love that first image, above, so much – i had to find our more about the artist Michael Meadors. he creates highly rendered graphite paintings (no, that’s not an old black & white photo – as i first thought!). these are all from his series called Maiden America.

Mia Chaplin

i was so sure that i had already posted about Mia Chaplin, because she is one of my favourite local artists – but somehow i have not. which means today is your lucky day. Mia lives in Cape Town and works in oil. thick, thick oil. she’s represented by WHATIFTHEWORLD where…

Eugenia Zoloto’s Papercuts

papercut art is nothing new, but i’m so impressed by the size & intricacy of these pieces by Ukrainian artist Eugenia Zoloto – and they’re all cut by hand. she says of her art… Many years ago, when I was a little girl, my parents took me to every possible hobby…

Mary Fedden

Mary Fedden was a British artist who taught painting at the Royal College of Art – David Hockney was actually one of her pupils. i feel like you can see her influence on him in her painting style, which by the looks of it might be classified as “naive art”, though Fedden did…

Katrin Coetzer: Under the Same Sun

my faaaaaaaaaavourite local artist slash illustrator Katrin Coetzer has a beautiful new exhibition currently showing in Madrid at a concept store called Do Design. are you in Madrid? you should go see it! you should buy a painting! it’s showing till 6 August 🌞

Pieter Hugo: 1994

if you think you aren’t familiar with the work of South African photographic artist Pieter Hugo, you will most certainly recognise his iconic series The Hyena Men. and if not, then his latest exhibition 1994 is a great introduction to his work. 1994 comprises portraits of children born after 1994…

Ernesto Artillo

oooooooh, i only just discovered the work of Spanish artist Ernesto Artillo – art meets photography meets fashion – all the good stuff rolled into one! Ernesto’s original artworks, photography & collaborations (amongst which include fashion house Delpozo) are something to behold. some of it reminds me of my own art + fashion posts (maybe why…

TONY GUM, Milked in Africa - Half full, half empty, 2016

Imaginary Curator: The Nude

TONY GUM, Milked in Africa – Half full, half empty, 2016. thanks so much for your enthusiastic response to my first Imaginary Curator post! today’s “show” is all about THE NUDE. i want to save these bums as my desktop background in case someone is ever spying on me working at…

Leslie Weaver

oh i looooooooooove these faces by artist Leslie Weaver! imagine having a few large ones hung next to each other on a wall in your house, would be so great. Creativity has always been a part of my life. As I child, I would spend hours drawing faces and figures. I paint…