Kris Lewis

18 12 2014

Kris Lewis is a Los Angeles-based artist whose influences include Alfonse Bougereau, Andrew Wyeth, Hans Holbein, Albrecht Durer, Hieronymus Bosch, Gustav Klimt, and Jules-Bastien LePage. His reverence for masters of old is apparent in his depiction of the human figure, which he uses as a vector for hidden stories, delicate emotion, and finding truth. His affinity for people-watching also informs his paintings, collecting glances, gestures, miens and hints and channeling them through the canvas for the viewer to share in the experience.

The paintings are filled with stories, the secrets of which seem to lie in images, birds, foxes, butterflies, seas. The central figures have a somewhat dazed look (like deer in the headlights).

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Paul Corfield

18 12 2014

In the theory of Multiple Universes, every universe that can be imagined will exist somewhere. So I see a universe like Mr. Corfield’s landscapes populated by his pin up girls. What would the creatures from the movie ‘Alien’ think of it?

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leonard koscianski

18 12 2014

“Fierceness is in all of us,” he observes, “It erupts from the depths of our animal brain. As we mature we learn to control it… when uncontrolled it can destroy us. Reaching any difficult goal requires a certain amount of inner fierceness.”

Birds of prey and wild dogs. The placidity of suburban life and fear. Is this the ‘white man’s’ soul? At least in America. Koscianski raises questions both personal and communal.

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Life in Orange County

18 12 2014

Life in Orange Countyby David Halliday