Nick Lepard is a painter based out of Vancouver where he graduated from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. His work is focused around realistic portraiture and the abstracting of it. Lepard’s paintings are beautifully composed with bold gestures that make up faces that sometimes blur the line between beauty and the grotesque. The colours covey a vibrant contentment while the gaze from and the distortions of the human face carry a dark and hollow sentiment.
What really attracts me to this work is the generous application of paint and the playfulness of mark making, not to mention that this work has the slightest resemblance to analytical cubism, which happens to be my favorite art period.
To feed your brain more of his work, check out Lepard’s site.
I came across one of Waldemar Pawlikowski’s paintings on ffffound and I fell in love with it. I needed to know who had created it and what other work this person had. So I began following the trail from ffffound to this artist’s deviantart page. There I found more of his work. I found out that he is from Poland and with a little more google research found out that he is also a singer/ songwriter. Pawlikowski has also done quite well for himself in music as has won numerous music prizes.
Pawlikowski’s artwork is quite beautiful, and above I have chosen some of my favorite pieces. I’m normally not very drawn to landscape painting, but Pawlikowski has managed to capture a ghostly impression of his lanscapes in a beautiful array of delicate colours which I appreciate. What I enjoy the most is his play with light and shadow and the soft treatment to his work.
If you can read Polish, you can find more info on Pawlikowskior website, or just check it out for more images of his work.