Posts Tagged ‘ Painter ’

Katarina Janeckova. A Bodybuilder, Bears, and Beautiful Paintings.


The paintings of Slovakian artist Katarina Janeckova are soused in sex. Three lovers romp around in bed; a brunette poses for naked photos in a swimming pool; a woman spanks her partner with a hairbrush. But there is one thing lacking from her provocative tableaus—men. Instead, the women couple up with brown or black bears, rendered in woozy watercolor or acrylic brushstrokes. “For me, the bear is a perfect substitute for a man,” Janeckova explains. “I paint those bears as simple, strange dark figures, because it allows you to fantasize.” It also allows the women to become the central figures in her works, and for Janeckova to present them as strong and sexually empowered. “It’s a stereotype that pretty women are usually submissive, so I like to play around that,” Katarina says. “Sometimes it’s less visible and more in my head, sometimes it’s obvious or exaggerated.” It’s most apparent in some of her recent works, which portray the massive muscles of female bodybuilders. Katarina honors their forms by depicting them on the side of a Grecian urn, or even turning a container of Muscle Milk into a flower vase. “My ideal of female beauty changed,” Katarina discusses in the following interview, along with sex, symbols and her current exhibition, How to Make a Bear Fall in Love, which is currently on view at Studio d’Arte Raffaelli in Trento, Italy.

NOTION PEOPLE : Vote To Help Them Win


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If you have not heard of this band you are missing out. NOTION PEOPLE is a three piece band from San Francisco that started sometime in 2011. They recently recorded their full-length album at Castle Ultimate Studios in Oakland California.  Anthony Jurado is a music-producer, guitarist, web-developer and graphic designer. Grant Gilliland is a freelance illustrator, painter, and is a wicked bass player. Trevor Morris is an engineer, music-producer, and is currently working on video game sounds, who plays drums for NOTION PEOPLE. They all have something to bring to the table while they all enjoyed making NOTION PEOPLE happen, and they hope that you are entertained.  [Please click on the picture above to visit there site]

Right now NOTION PEOPLE  needs your help, they are trying to win a contest that ends on NYE. The San Francisco based site, The Deli helps local artist to promote and helps these emerging artists to get exposure. So please take the time and vote for NOTION PEOPLE by clicking on the picture below which will take you to the polls for the artist of the month on the Deli and please vote for the awesome SF band NOTION PEOPLE!

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Silvia Pelissero’s Amazing Water Colors.


Silvia Pelissero is an Italian painter and illustrator best known as agnes-cecile. She was born in Rome in 1991, where she went in an art high school, focusing on her creative endeavors. She has continued as a self-taught artist, creating gorgeous, glowing watercolor portraits, outlined in white ink, her own signature style.

Liu Boulin: The Invisible Man.


The Chinese painter Liu Boulin has adopted a unique and interesting style of displaying his artwork.  A mix between body painting, and total bad-assery, Liu has mastered the technique of scoping out an environment, and painting himself, and his clothes to fit perfectly into his surroundings making him the real life “Where’s Waldo”.  Check the method below and keep in mind there is no Photoshop wizardry afoot, this is all Boulin’s skill at work.