It's another Fine Art day on TMS, in honor of Autumn.

So feast your eyes on this!

The Arts Section 
Scott Draves
         artist site, here

About Spot:

Scott Draves a.k.a. Spot is a visual and software artist living in New York City. Draves is best known as the creator of the Electric Sheep, a continually evolving abstract animation with over 350,000 participants.

He created the original Flame algorithm in 1991, the Bomb visual-musical instrument in 1995, and the Electric Sheep in 1999. Draves’ software artworks are released as open source and have been used for two decades by many other artists and designers in their own work. Most recently, Draves created Generation 243, a commissioned piece for the Gates Center for Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Other works in clude Clade 1, a rare true high-definition video artwork that runs a 26-minute loop. Dreams in High Fidelity, a moving painting that runs infinitely, is installed in the lobby of Google’s headquarters, and has been acquired by corporate and residential collections nationally.

Sayaka Ganz
         artist site, here

About Sayaka:

Sayaka Ganz was born in Yokohama and identifies a strong Japanese influence in her work, even though she grew up in several different countries. During her BFA studies at Indiana University Bloomington she explored various media, from ceramics to printmaking, before determining sculpture and welding as her expressive vehicles of choice.

A fascination with animals in movement permeates this collection: 'When you look at the piece from the distance you see the form of the horse galloping, 
but when you get up close you start to see the individual objects that were used’, she writes.

Sayaka lives and works in Indiana, teaching drawing and design at IU-Purdue University Fort Wayne in Indiana and making welded steel figures, of humans and other animals.

Kevin Sloan
         artist site, here

About Kevin:

Artist Kevin Sloan draws upon the diverse imagery acquired from his extensive travels around the world to create the unique “magic realism” paintings that have made him such a well-known, collected artist.

With a portfolio of fine art that can be found in numerous public and private collections, his distinctive, dramatic imagery and use of warm, rich hues combine to create his unique still lifes and landscapes. Each one abundant, filled with wonder and mystery.

Kevin’s vivid imagination and allegorical storytelling technique invites the viewer to use one’s own intellect and awareness to create personal stories relating to each captivating painting.

Rebecca Cairns
         artist site, here

About Rebecca:

Rebecca Cairns is a fine arts photographer who is currently working out of Toronto, Canada. She is studying creative photography in her second and final year of college.
Over the past two years, her ongoing series of self-portraits have developed into a body of work which explores the aspects of irony, movement and time; subconsciously developing into her finding and creating her own identity.

Her self-portraits are haunting and desolate explorations of personal spaces and intimate environments. She uses her subject’s body positions to reflect the unique spaces that she creates through her work.

Sam Wolfe Connelly
         artist site, here

About Sam Wolfe:

As an artist my favorite thing to draw is animals. I also like to put stories behind my pieces that are open to the viewer to interpret. I feel that its important as an illustrator to convey something beyond that actual art that gives each drawing more depth. By doing this, it gives the art a chance to breathe and live without restricting viewers to something they may not be able to relate to.

Carrie Ann Baade
         artist site, here

About Carrie Ann:

With scissors in hand, I compose from snippets from several hundred pictorial fragments scattered on the floor. What is created is a prototype collage of layered scraps with cut edges. Some are photographs of myself while others are cut up illustrations from art history. With a flare of Dr. Frankenstein, the painting that results from this golem is at once illusionistic and surreal. These paintings are as fractured as their sources. By picking through the bone yard of myths, literature, and history; I assemble autobiographical allegories that reflect the sorrow and absurdity of the human condition. The subjects of my work are heroines and demons…my favorites are both valorous and perverse.



1 comment:

  1. I'm really digging Kevin Sloane! I do loves me some magical realism (in literature too!). :)