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Alex Roulette: Fabricated Realism

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Photorealistic American landscapes.

Using photographic source images, Brooklyn artist Alex Roulette creates realistic paintings of fabricated landscapes, depicting private moments in male adolescence. "The invented landscapes arise from archetypal citations of past and present cultural influences," he says. "Placing figures into these landscapes is an attempt to take advantage of the viewer's natural ability to......read more

Paper Reefs by Amy Eisenfeld Genser

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Elaborate mixed media works created from rolls of colored paper

Judging from these meticulously crafted mixed media works, Amy Eisenfeld Genser is one patient lady. For each piece, the Connecticut-based artist rolls up colored paper into hundreds of tubes, then adheres them to painted canvases. The results are stunning, polychromatic pieces of art that resemble undersea reefs. In fact, the natural environment inspires all of Gensler's work. As......read more

Paintings by Amy Casey

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Cleveland painter dreams up fantasy cityscapes

Amy Casey's most recent crop of paintings are noticeably devoid of people and creatures, but there are plenty of signs of life. Her depictions of houses and factories resting precariously on stilts, or connected in mid-air by a tangled mess of cables, offer an anthropomorhpic interpretation of city buildings. Amy has conjured a fantasy urban landscape where the humans have left and the buildings......read more

Joseph Smolinski's Climate Change Catastrophe

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Works on paper chronicle humans' impact on the environment

In the region surrounding Joseph Smolinski's childhood home in Minnesota, farms have been displaced by strip malls and suburban housing. Those land use changes and other environmental shifts inform his work as an artist. Working primarily with paint and pencil, Smolinski documents a global environment in flux. "I am interested in addressing the human effects on the landscape, such as pollution,......read more

Benjamin King: Abstracted Landscapes

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Loosely-rendered paintings merge landscape and abstraction

With a few notable exceptions, landscape painting and abstraction operate on separate planes, and ne'er the twain shall meet. Brooklyn-based painter Benjamin King ignores this illusory boundary, with raw and expressive interpretations of natural landscapes. The works on canvas distill the feelings and sensations of the nature scenes -- without accurately depicting them. As he explains in a......read more

Landscape Paintings by Nathan Abels

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High-contrast landscape works combine the natural and the manmade

Denver artist Nathan Abels creates majestically muted landscape works that combine manmade and natural elements. Existing somewhere between the real and the imagined, the paintings depict what Abels calls "visual pauses," or snapshots of some unknown event or narrative.  "Our contemporary environment is quite turbulent, often over-stimulating us to the point of being dulled to the......read more

Psychedelic Landscapes by Leslie Shows

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Tired practice of landscape painting gets a breath of life

Growing up in Alaska, Leslie Shows' playpen was the natural world. Now based in San Francisco, the artist draws on her upbringing to makes hybrid paintings to conjure hallucinatory landscapes filled with black icebergs, blazing skies, and reflecting pools. The quasi-abstract works combine polymers, pigments, paper, and -- in an act of recycling -- pieces of metal and other material......read more

Fantastic Forest Paintings by Tzu-chi Yeh

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Taiwanese artist creates wonderful wooded landscape works

Wow. These are amazing. Taiwanese artist Tzu-chi Yeh creates realistically detailed paintings of forested landscapes that could easily be mistaken for photos. They're not, but you can rest assured that they come from the brush of a very talented painter. Bob Ross would be proud. It seems the art market likes Yeh's work too. One of the paintings just sold for a tidy $142,000. (via But Does It......read more

Paintings by Roman Lipski

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Industrial interventions in nature

In the quiet, melancholic paintings of Roman Lipski, natural spaces are altered by the introduction of industrial and architectural forms. A factory sits by an idyllic lake, a socialist structure sits within a picturesque forest. The effect is off-putting. Whereas 19th century landscape painting leaves the viewer with a sense of awe and wonderment, Lipski's new paintings leave you......read more

Aerial Landscapes by Philip Govedare

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Dramatic paintings explore man's relationship with the environment

With his latest series of paintings, Seattle artist Philip Govedare pulls the viewer in opposing directions. The works, painted from an aerial perspective, portray landscapes scarred by pit mines and chemical spills. Like Edward Burtynsky, another artist who documents our impact on the planet, Govedare pulls us in with rich coloring and meticlous details, then forces us to......read more

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