Braid Patterns

  

So Yoo Lym started this series of hair and braid pattern paintings in the summer of 2008.  These acrylic on paper images are based on photos he took of students and strangers he came across in Patterson, New Jersey where he had worked for the past 9 years.
So Yoo Lym was born is Seoul, Korea, but lived in Kenya and Uganda for the first 7 years of his life.  Since then he has lived in various parts of New Jersey.  At age 15, he started studying with Korean exiled painter, Ung No Lee in Normandy, France.  There he discovered in that summer how art was inextricably tied to nature and his life.  
   
     

   
 

The Bold and the Beautiful



Paris based artist, Francoise Nielly, creates stunning large-scale portraits, inspired by urban culture.  Her vibrant paintings are created using pallet knives, spreading neon coloured paint boldly across the canvas in order to capture the vibrant nature of her subjects.  Françoise Nielly’s painting is expressive, exhibiting a brute force, a fascinating vital energy. Oil and knife combine to sculpt her images from a material that is, at the same time, biting and incisive, charnel and sensual. Whether she paints the human body or portraits, the artist takes a risk: her painting is sexual, her colors free, exuberant, surprising, even explosive, the cut of her knife incisive, her color pallet dazzling.











“Have a nice day” – Watercolor portraits

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Born in Tiawan, Jennis Li Cheng Tien’s ‘Have A Nice Day’ project uses photographic images to create these beautiful digital works. They seem to glow in a way not unlike a watercolour painting. It’s amazing what you can achieve with a bit of photoshop manipulations such as blur or neon glow. The colour is what grabbed our attention and in particular the touches of pure neon glow, quite brilliant! See more at Jennis Li Chen Tien’s website.
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