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GCBM’s Amazing Artists At Work


Here are artists whose flair, finesse, and visual dexterity will not only leave you helplessly mesmerized. Look for a second and be smitten all your life.

1. Benjamin Shine

Benjamin Shine is a fabric sculptor. An artist that generates portraits combining elements of painting and fashion. His use of tulle gives his work a fluid and spiritual aesthetic – a feel of something that’s not there but is.

He started experimenting this art form when he was in fashion school. He recently sculpted sisters and singers Chloe x Halle.

2. Cayce Zavaglia

Cayce Zavaglia is the very renegade of embroidery. From a distance you will be as certain of beholding a painting. A closer look with reveal a thread-y fabric-y truth: it is sewing.  She was originally a trained painter, but switched to embroidery 16 years ago in an attempt to establish a non-toxic studio.

in an open statement she said “Over the years, I have developed a sewing technique that allows me to blend colors and establish tonalities that resemble the techniques used in classical oil painting.   The direction in which the threads are sewn mimic the way brush marks are layered within a painting which, in turn, allows for the allusion of depth, volume, and form. My stitching methodology borders on the obsessive, but ultimately allows me to visually evoke painterly renditions of flesh, hair, and cloth.”

3. Louise Saxton

Australian artist Louise Saxton remodels pieces of home debris; including vintage wallpapers, discarded needlework, collections of mundane business envelopes and the re-use of her own paintings; book illustrations amongst others.

She proves that waste can indeed be wasted wisely.

4. Tim Lowly

Lowly’s technique of painting ressembles that of the renaissance skill of egg tempera painting, which yolk of an egg is mixed with pigment to make paint. Tim Lowly’s paintings are inspired by his disabled daughter, Temma, who was brain-damaged. His art are brimful of vulnerability, compassion and empathy.

Tim Lowly born with the surname Grubbs, lived in South Korea from age of three. He learned piano and guitar and still plays and composes folk-rock music. He married Sherrie Rubingh in 1981, and rather than subordinate anyone’s last name, they changed their surname to Lowly.

5. Maria Kreyn

Maria Kreyn’s paintings are a mash up of romance, sensuality, intimacy, and tenderness. Focusing mainly on the human figure her works are the contrast between tenderness and roughness.

Her art also reflect women in a position of simultaneous strength and vulnerability. Her work, Alone Together recently featured in ABC’s TV series The Catch.

6. Jennifer Gennari

Jennifer Gennari’s paintings are a sight to behold. Her bristles often eulogizes animals both in scenes of tenderness and awareness.

The characters she creates seem to emerge from the very canvas on which they spur.

7. Johan Barrios

Johan Barrios depict subjects that gradually fade from the viewer’s eye. His crafts are usually black and white with soft caresses of color that give a dreamy aesthetic to his paintings.

Johan Barrios was born in Barranquilla, Colombia and now lives and works in Houston, Texas

8. Lene Kilde

The Norwegian artist creates sculptures inspired by children’s expressive body language. She focuses on their gesture of hands and feet.

The tenderness and vibrance of childhood are splashed in her sculpted works.

9. Dina Brodsky

Dina Brodsky’s work takes the viewer on a mental journey. She is a contemporary realist miniaturist, painter, and curator. She is very popular for her detailed drawings of architecture, trees, and wildlife.

That ability extends to imbuing the subject’s immediate environment with the same emotional content. Her works have been a depiction of interiors of inhabited and uninhabited homes that have played a role in her own life.

10. Steve Caldwell

Steve Caldwell’s portraits are skillfully blazed with great detail and accuracy of a Northern Renaissance painting. His subjects are often posed in are unexpected angles that exudes lifelikeness.

Contributor: Brenda McSaawa