Joao Ruas

8 04 2015

Sometimes I’m not sure what I’m looking at. Illustrations, paintings, sketches, or comic strips. Wonderful work et al.

“João Ruas paints a haunting world inhabited by enigmatic figures and regal beasts awash in a maelstrom of mysterious energies. His explorations of the darker realms of the spirit evoke states of emotional turmoil, spiritual hunger and troubled passion. Weaving together history, mythology and cryptic symbolism in a misty dreamscape where twilight is ever at hand and the bounds of gravity seem optional, he describes an ethereal mythos that is somehow deeply personal and disquietingly universal at the same time.”

Tom Gallant

8 04 2015

Tom Gallant’s work has the headline grabbing use of pornography as art to fetch many a viewer. (I was intrigued myself.) There is an interesting interview with him about this topic in Glass magazine. I think that by definition one could say that art and pornography cannot be the same thing. It raises controversy where no argument exists. And in Tom Gallant’s case his lovely work is more like lace than print. One could look at his pieces and not even notice anything provocative about them. But they are gorgeous. Look at the video. Its very informative.


an old man’s midday dream…

8 04 2015

An old man’s mid-day dreamby David Halliday