Timur D’Vatz

16 07 2015

Another wonderful Russian painter.

Timur D’Vatz (born 16 April 1968[1] in Moscow, Russia[2]) is a figurative painter.[3] He began his education at the Republic College of Art (Uzbekistan) and London’s Royal Academy of Arts in 1996. He has won several awards including the Guinness prize for First Time Exhibitor at the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, 1994;[1] the A.T Kearney prize, 1996;[1] and the B.P Portrait award at London’s National Portrait Gallery, 2002.[4] His parents were both also artists.

Erica Daborn

16 07 2015

Enlarged images found in photographic books from the 1940s and 1950s are the surfaces upon which Erica Daborn creates her densely layered drawings.  Painting the bookplate to obliterate the original scene, Daborn scrapes and rubs away places to reveal traces of the underlying photograph.  The uncovered imagery is then reinterpreted through the lines, smudges, drawings, and drips of ink, pencil, and graphite that Daborn applies.  The found photograph and applied drawing uniquely interact, creating a visual stimulus with great depth and charged meaning.

Her work is different. That’s what struck me at first. And playful. You can see her influences. Picasso. Chagall.  It would be delightful to look  up and see one of her works on your wall.


stepping out

16 07 2015

stepping outby David Halliday


and that cad, Victor Genova