Tag Archive for oil

Akihiro Higuchi Finds a Unique Canvas: Oil On A Beetle (7 pics)

Japanese Artist Akihiro Higuchi based in Tokyo has long been fascinated by his local culture, from his sculptural work to the most recent paintings. However, his most peculiar artworks come from the internationally celebrated ‘Oil on A Beetle ‘ series, where Higuchi uses the beetles as unique canvases for his far east infused artworks.

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Akihiro Higuchi Finds a Unique Canvas: Oil On A Beetle (7 pics)

Adam Tan (16 pics)

If somber and slightly morose illustrations ever give me a warm and fuzzy feeling, they are likely done by Adam Tan . He uses a spectrum of ambient colors and shades to give a stillness that either complements or offset his varied pieces.

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Adam Tan (16 pics)

Oil Paintings of Eyes and Mouths on Glass by Henrik Uldalen (8 pics)

As part of this ongoing series, self-taught painter Henrik Uldalen has been creating depictions of eyes and mouths on glass. The oil paintings are an extension of his focus on classic figurative painting where he explores “the dark sides of life, nihilism, existentialism, longing and loneliness, juxtaposed with fragile beauty.” Uldalen regularly shares his progress on Instagram and a few of these works are available in his shop .

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Oil Paintings of Eyes and Mouths on Glass by Henrik Uldalen (8 pics)

EK Summer Art Show 2014 (34 pics)

And after the smoke clears…we are pleased as punch to announce our very first art show as a smashing success! Friday, June 6th at the one and only 111 Minna Gallery was a night full of drinks, fun, amazing people, and most importantly, amazing art! EK would like to thank every single person that supported us, and all the artists both in the show and who came to the show (we hope to be working with all of you soon enough). After such a lovely night, we realize how intoxicating it is to have a hand in helping to promote and sell the works of artists that deserve the widest audience possible. We will be making some great new announcements in the future, so stay tuned! If you’re in the Bay Area, we hope you get a chance to check out the best group show in the city before it’s gone.m

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EK Summer Art Show 2014 (34 pics)

Sponge Bikini that Absorbs Sea Pollution (4 pics)

More and more, the technology evolves to protect and clean the oceans . Professors at the University of California Mihri Ozkan and Cengiz Ozkan imagined a swimsuit with an eco-friendly activity since this bikini acts like a sponge that absorbs the impurities and the polluant oils that we can find in water, by keeping them to its material made of nano-carbons (coming from sugar).

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Sponge Bikini that Absorbs Sea Pollution (4 pics)

Vacation Home in Okinawa by John Pawson – Your Daily Architecture & Design Update (6 pics)

Okinawa House is a minimalistic vacation home designed by  Taishi Kanemura from John Pawson Architects .  The site is 400 sqm cliff-top plot on the island of Okinawa. The main idea was to achieve vertical and horizontal fluidity, combining single and double-height spaces and opening views towards the ocean. Architect uses Japanese plaster inside and outside, and veneered oak with an oil finish on the entrance porch.:

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Vacation Home in Okinawa by John Pawson – Your Daily Architecture & Design Update (6 pics)

New Oil-Based Cityscapes Set at Dawn and Dusk by Jeremy Mann (8 pics)

“NYC #19, oil on panel, 30 x 30 inches, all images via Jeremy Mann Jeremy Mann (previously here and here ) paints cityscapes set during the low-lit moments of the early morning or evening, just when natural light has begun to creep in or fade from a city’s car-lined streets. Using oil paints, Mann applies and wipes away areas of the canvas to recreate these hazy environments, adding layers of paint back on top of the slightly smeared works with more detailed strokes. This layered effects makes the works appear like double exposed images, two scenes gently blurring into one.s

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New Oil-Based Cityscapes Set at Dawn and Dusk by Jeremy Mann (8 pics)

Louie Van Patten (13 pics)

Louie Van Patten ‘s paintings are dark and moving. They reveal parts of us we see at the last moment when we turn away from the mirror, the parts we know are there but often can’t, or won’t.

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Louie Van Patten (13 pics)