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Sand artist Joe Mangrum

Sand artist Joe Mangrum. Stunning sand painting by American artist

Colorful street art installation by Sand artist Joe Mangrum

Sand artist Joe Mangrum
New York based artist Joe Mangrum studied painting at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The art portfolio of Joe consists of installations, paintings, prints and sculpture. However, Mangrum became best known for his colorful sand mandalas. According to Joe Mangrum, he first picked up colored sand as a medium in 2006. Meanwhile, he turned his kaleidoscopic images into a 4 dimensional painting, interacting with viewers.
And now, handsome and talented street artist exhibits his artworks worldwide. In particular, in Red Gate Gallery in Beijing, Museum of Arts and Design in NYC, Natural World Museum in Copenhagen, de Young Museum of San Francisco, The Corcoran Gallery Rotunda in Washington DC, etc. Noteworthy, he has created more than 500 public sand-paintings since 2009.
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American painter James Christensen

American painter James Christensen

Female portrait. Work by American painter James Christensen

American painter James Christensen
Born September 26, 1942 in Culver City, California,James Christensen is an amazing artist with a great sense of style and inexhaustible imagination. Christensen lived a few blocks from the film studio MGM and had the opportunity as a child to play with friends in the halls, where they filmed the movie “Tarzan” and “Gone With the Wind.” James always had a great imagination and loved to write all sorts of stories, full of details. He studied painting at the Los Angeles University, but had to interrupt his studies.
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Hyperrealistic drawing by Brian Boulton

Hyperrealistic drawing by Brian Boulton

Graphite on paper hyperrealistic drawing by Brian Boulton, Canadian artist

Hyperrealistic drawing by Brian Boulton
Undoubtedly, the art created by Canadian artist deserves recognition and admiration. Not known what psychological nuances the artist hides behind almost all of these people drawn from the back. According to the artist, for preimages he uses photographs, removing during the work on drawing all the details of urban environment surrounding the subject of his image. Thus, the artist achieves the complete anonymity of his models. Depicting them from the back he gets their most natural position, which is difficult to achieve in a legal photo session.
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Traditional Russian wood painting by Albina Ustyugova

Traditional Russian wood painting by Albina Ustyugova

19th century dish “Mermaid”. Hand-painted in the style of Russian Art Nouveau. Dish with the effect of craquelure, on the back side of the dish is an old patina. Traditional Russian wood painting by Albina Ustyugova

Traditional Russian wood painting by Albina Ustyugova

According to painter and restorer Albina Ustyugova, she has been working in traditional wood painting for over 20 years. Interested in the Byzantine and Old Russian ornament, Ustyugova loves Russian nouveau, paints and ages new things. In her art gallery – lots of vintage items that master restores and paints. These are unique everyday objects: spinning wheels, Rubel, rocker, dishes, collars, pail and other rustic utensils.
Albina is an architect, member of the International Art Fund. She has participated in exhibitions in Russia and abroad. Her works are in private collections around the world. Albina has a wide variety of styles of traditional Russian painting: Boretsky, Permogorsky, Mezensky, Gorodetsky, and many others.
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Painting and collage art by Igor Skaletsky

Illustration for snob (closeup). Painting and collage art by Igor Skaletsky

White hare queen. Illustration for snob (closeup). Painting and collage art by Igor Skaletsky

Painting and collage art by Igor Skaletsky
Born in Voronezh in 1978, Igor Skaletsky is a talented Russian artist who received his Bachelor’s degree in Moscow State Academic Art Institute named after V.I. Surikov. In 1990 he emigrated to Israel.
Igor works in mixed media, combining collage and classical painting. One of the most interesting and promising artists of today, Igor Skaletsky first showed his works his first solo exhibition in Israel. There he introduced an entirely new combination, a bridge between the dichotomous values. His work combines traditional painting techniques with modern technology. According to the artist, he gets inspiration from iconic works of art and gives them his own, unique modern interpretation. Thereby, he creates the image of a hybrid, separate from time, place, and context.
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Geometrical painting by Georgy Kurasov

The Dance. Geometrical painting by Georgy Kurasov

The Dance. Geometrical painting by Georgy Kurasov

Geometrical painting by Georgy Kurasov
Born in 1958 in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Georgy Kurasov is a talented artist, a member of the Union of Artists of Russia. In his childhood he studied in the art school attached to the Academy of Arts. Then he entered the Academy of Arts, department of sculpture (1977). According to the artist, the years in the Academy were the best years for him, as there Georgy met his future wife Zinaida.
During the difficult years of Gorbachev’s ‘perestroika’, and the collapse of the Soviet Union he managed to exhibit his works in the USA. Since then, Georgy Kurasov have exhibited and sold his paintings exclusively in North America.
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Traditional folk art Petrikovsky painting

Ducklings. Petrikovsky painting

Ducklings. Petrikovsky painting

Traditional folk art Petrikovsky painting
Elena Skitsyuk (ukr. Olena Skytsiuk) is a famous Ukrainian artist working in the genre of Petrikovsky painting. This folk art originates in a small Ukrainian village of Petrikovka. In particular, each painting consists of thousands of small strokes. Brushes used for these paintings are themselves unique, handmade of cat hair (without any damage or injury to animals). Elena Skytsiuk (born 16 January 1950) is one of the few artists who keeps this dying art alive. A member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine since 1978, she graduated from the Lvov State Institute of Decorative and Applied Arts (Department of artistic ceramics). In 1967 she took part in the exhibition, and now her work can be found in many countries around the world.
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