Archive for modern art

New Sir David Attenborough portrait prints available

Posted in Art, illustration with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 3, 2017 by dc

Here’s a new portrait of Sir David Attenborough that I finished recently. It’s available as a limited edition A3 giclee print for those who fancy something new to hang on their walls. Visit the Dunstan Doodles site here and contact me to request a copy…

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Cool Peter Gronquist sculpture

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , , , on April 28, 2013 by dc

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Check out more of American artist Peter Gronquist‘s sculptures here.

The art of Wangechi Mutu

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , , , , on March 11, 2013 by dc

Wangechi Mutu is an artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Her work often contains plant-like and/or human-like elements mixed with abstract patterns and decorations. I love it for it’s wild and vivid surrealism – and her work extends from collage and paintings through to sculptural installations.

Her work, whilst new to me, has appeared in a number of the biggest galleries in the world, from the Tate Modern in London to the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Check out three of my favourite Mutu pieces below:

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Intertwined (2003)

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Homeward Bound (2009)

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Untitled mixed media collage (2003)

Check out more of Wangechi Mutu’s work here.

The art of Pat Perry

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , , , on February 28, 2013 by dc

One of my favourite current artists is Michigan based illustrator and painter, Pat Perry. I love the surreal nature of his work and the rich intricacy. I also love his seemingly ongoing fascination with the human head and buildings. The best compliment I can give his work is that it makes my eyes dance.

Check out some of his work below and see if it makes your eyes dance slightly too:

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You can visit Pat Perry‘s website and check out more of his work here.

Favourite recent art finds

Posted in Art, Film, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 10, 2013 by dc

I can’t get enough of Pinterest at the moment. If there’s a better site for finding lots of new and exciting art (as well as loads of other stuff), I’m yet to find it.

My tastes are varied, but more often then not I love stumbling across pop art, movie fan art, sketches of cultural icons, surreal and psychedelic paintings and alternative film posters.

Here are a few of my favourite recent finds:

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David Lynch by Stanley Chow

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Michael Caine by Phil Noto

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Clouded by Dan Quintana

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Bene Rohlmann collage

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Portrait of a Man by Colin Chillag

The collages of ‘Living Feral’

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , , , on January 9, 2013 by dc

I’ve been spending a bit of time checking out Etsy recently, and it’s far better than the prospect of an online ‘craft fair’ led me to believe.

For starters, it’s filled with all kinds of strange and exciting art at incredibly affordable prices. Sure, there’s plenty of tat, but I’ve found some great stuff amongst it.

My favourite recent find has been the collage art of Canadian artist Tracy Jager. Known as Living Feral, her work handcrafts beautifully surreal collages made from vintage photographs and cuttings.

Check out two of her collages below:

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“for many years she fished for a great vision”

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“they seemed to be talking in circles”

Check out the Living Feral shop on Etsy here.

New Discovery – Conrad Ruiz

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2012 by dc

Here’s a glorious find. Trawling through lots of very average modern psychedelic art, I stumbled upon the work of 28 year old California native, Conrad Ruiz.

Check out Ruiz‘s 2009 watercolour, Overload, below:

It’s dizzyingly mad and explosive stuff – check out more of Ruiz‘s artwork over on his website here.