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Christian Klute: monochrome realism made in Germany

24 January - 2022
by Alice Broeksma

Background When Christian Klute was a Media Designer in his mid twenties, he started to create digital collages. The German artist did not begin to draw or paint until he was nearly thirty. ‘It just never occured to me before, my interests mostly...

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Interview Melchor Moore: American realistic impressionist, Western Rococo

24 January - 2022
by Alice Broeksma

The subjects the American artist Melchor Moore paints are diverse: city and landscapes, coastal scenes, wildlife, voluptuous women, living-rooms, hints of home, coming home. American art critics describe Melchor Moore’s work with ‘a compelling...

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Emilie Fantuz, palette knife artist in Vancouver: urban landscapes

18 January - 2022
by Alice Broeksma

Background There was an art box at home when Emilie Fantuz grew up in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Already as a child she had an eye for detail and enjoyed creating: drawing, colouring, painting and more. Her parents encouraged. She went on to study...

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Sasha Kruglikova, ceramic artist in Moscow – ‘Symbolism, realism, floristry’

13 January - 2022
by Alice Broeksma

Background Moscow born Sasha Kruglikova, ceramic artist, had the urge to draw at a young age although there were no artists in the family. Painting followed when she was 18, her last year in high school. She went on to the Moscow State Art...

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EMID: Mental health awareness through ‘brain art’

16 December - 2021
by Alice Broeksma

EMID’s artwork comprises graphic, colourful images of cross-sections of the brain. Placed together they remind of Andy Warhol’s pop art-series. But it is not only an art form, the originator emphasizes. It is also a tool to promote mental health...

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Interview Thamar van Strij de Regt: Folk Art and Asian influence

30 October - 2021
by Alice Broeksma

The Dutch artist https://onlinegallery.art/nl/thamar-van-strij-de-regt/Thamar van Strij de Regt (1981) is painting again. Her pleasure in creating art had been crushed for many years by the ‘build up-break down’ policy used by her fashion...

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Interview Cristina Balan: Vortex, illusion, energy

21 October - 2021
by Vincent Moleveld

Cristina Balanis a modern artist in the same vein as the avant-garde of the early 20th century. There is a burst of energy that hasn’t been seen very often in art history since 1905-1920, when art went through a complete breakdown of visual norms....

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Interview Johan van der Veer - Touching on fauvism and expressionism

20 October - 2021
by Alice Broeksma

Previously, the Dutch artist Johan van der Veer painted ‘landscapes, lots of trees, fantasy cities, abstracts’ and occasionally people. Now, he mostly paints people, but without faces. By not giving away facial details the identity is open to...

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Interview Philip Hardisty: Pop art, duck art

20 October - 2021
by Alice Broeksma

With a background encompassing art, sculpture, contemporary furniture and design, and businesses in London and New York, TP Hardisty has forged a reputation as an international artist. He reinvents the mundane by transforming everyday objects, using...

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