Usually we wear masks to disguise ourselves, to hide some of who we are. Though, in the case of these paintings from Alea Hurst, the masks reveal much more. The Atlanta based artist paints with oil on fabric with bits of her figures exposing the patterns beneath. Alea combines cultural and tribal masks with figures … Continue reading Alea Hurst’s Societal Masks

  Nádia Maria is a São Paulo, Brazil based photographer who uses her camera to create visual poetry. Dreamy, emotive images reflect personal feelings and the path through the darks and lights of her life. Attack Nádia Maria! nadiamaria.com * facebook * twitter * instagram * tumblr              

Nicaragua born, Carlos Franco-Ruiz takes seeming ignored intersections and scenery and paints them into vivid landscapes to bring to light the beauty in what others may overlook in their everyday.  His images become a moment of extraction and addition, created through the layering of varnish as the painting progresses. His works explore to challenge conceived notion … Continue reading Paintings of Carlos Franco-Ruiz