oil painting

jonathan zawada / over time

i spotted australian artist jonathan zawada‘s striking neon landscapes on one of those sites like fffound / tumblr where people don’t bother to include any information, so after a bit of digging around i found his official website and more information about his latest exhibition over time at the prism gallery in LA (which unfortunately just ended a couple of weeks ago, perhaps you managed to catch it if you live in the area code?)

The exhibition focuses on large-scale landscape paintings whose topographies are derived from graph data. Zawada collected and compared a variety of data series that extrapolate information over time, such as “Marijuana usage among year 12 students vs. CD and Vinyl record sales between 1975 and 2000” or “Value of land per square meter in Second Life vs. Value of land per square foot in Dubai between 2007 and 2009.” The data is then manipulated through a 3D fractal program and the resulting environment becomes a virtual abstraction that mimics a mountainous landscape. Painted on canvas, the landscapes are a response to the “virtual” reality of digital experiences that are highlighted by the intrinsic flatness and surreal color palate.

the (oil) paintings are incredible on their own – but the concept behind each piece makes them doubly awesome. his colour palettes are quite literally out of this world. one of each, please.

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Aron Wiesenfeld

aron wiesenfeld‘s work is astonishing. his charcoal pieces in particular make me stare & stare.

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yigal ozeri

these are oil paintings. p-a-i-n-t-i-n-g-s. by new york based israeli artist yigal ozieri

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paint my portrait

really really really my favourite things. i’m sure i’ve harped on about them enough hey? if someone could teleport me to the national portrait gallery in london right now i’d be a very happy woman indeed. well, here are some more i have been staring at recently… click on the images for sources / artist

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minerals

while eyeing kathryn blackmore‘s new agate necklace

… i also discovered carly waito‘s incredible series of mineral paintings.

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please, please, please let me get what i want

i’d like a wet winter now, please! i’d also like a farm, and perhaps some sheep.

the return of the flock – charles sprague pearce

photo by steve spraggon

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birch

at work (1910?)nikolay bogdanov-belsky

birch trees are my favourite.

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sunlit valley

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sunlit valley (1920) - charles courtney curran

this is what i want to do today.

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