I have adored US artist Jace Wallace's digital paintings for a long time now. His female figures are strong and evocative and full of attitude! I particularly love the series featuring the winged skull crowns, it evokes a wonderful sense of the mystic inner power of the feminine.
French traditional artist Louis Treserras' photorealist paintings are reminiscent of the works of classic masters both in technique, pose and clothing. His technique and composition is precise perfection! His female subjects through pose, gesture and a soft colour palette evoke quiet soft femininity as they gaze out at the viewer and draw us into their internal world.
Perhaps the beautiful glances in Kris Lewis’s paintings are sourced from an attentiveness to his fellow man. An untold story is inscribed in each piece, journeys of which we only catch a snippet or glimpse. Much of the driving force of his art could also stem from his own mother’s story, a Latvian who fled the Communist regime of her homeland. http://tarnishandgold.wordpress.com/2011/01/21/kris-lewis/
Kris' traditional paintings captivated me as soon as I saw them, the gaze of his subjects seems to pin the viewer as we search to describe what these vulnerable women are trying to convey. Hauntingly Beautiful emotive portraits with just a touch of the surreal in the distortion of the limbs.
Iconic US Fashion Photographer Steven Meisel's work is fabulously avant-garde and strikingly beautiful. You know my love for Vogue, its like a ritual each month and this amazingly creative man has shot every cover for Italian Vogue since 1998! Vogue loves him, models and celebrities love him, and we certainly love him!! He is considered the most famous Fashion Photographer in the world and Im sure you can see why.
Italian artist, Omar Galliani's chiaroscuro pencil, pastel and ink portraits of young women and a few young men, his subjects' faces are often overlaid with colorful tattoos that look like lightweight lace veils. Each piece shows the intricate connections between emotion, eroticism, graphic expression and meditation: they have a beatific, saintly glow. Beyond the flesh, Galliani seems to find the impulses of the mind itself, and many would say that that extraordinarily introspective quality of his work is even more exceptional than his technical mastery, which so ably highlights the movement in his subjects' faces and figures. http://www.artbook.com/8889431903.html
His work really evokes a feeling of the sublime, or emotional or spiritual transcendence. Such beautiful and deeply moving work.