Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Dik Liu

June 30, 2009 by  
Filed under contemporary realism

Dik Liu Twinkies Oil on Panel 24 x 24 inches 2006 There is no obsessive calorie counting with Dik Liu’s painting, we get the full premium brilliance. His recent paintings of gnomes, teddy bears, toys and junk food are marvelously painted with an unashamed celebration of paint and color interaction. Dik Liu says of his […]


June 21, 2009 by  
Filed under contemporary realism, Figure Painting

Golucho Title, size and date unknown Golucho is a painter I ran across online a couple of years ago but have never found out much information on him. Surprising that such a masterful painter with such intense imagery has gotten relatively little attention in the U.S. compared to Antonio Lopez Garcia, who one might first […]

Kim Cogan at Sue Greenwood Fine Art

June 16, 2009 by  
Filed under cityscape painting, contemporary realism

Kim Cogan Stairway 2008, Oil on Canvas 48″x32″ A few days ago I was lucky to get up to Laguna Beach to the Sue Greenwood Fine Art cityscape group show (up through June 29th) where four Kim Cogan’s paintings were on view. I saw his solo show at his NYC gallery the Gallery Henoch back […]

More Cézanne (and Beyond)

June 8, 2009 by  
Filed under masters of perceptual painting

While thinking and researching online about my last Cezanne post I ran across some information on a major blockbuster Picasso-Cézanne show, at the Musée Granet in Aix, France up now until this September. This show is also close to Picasso’s old castle and burial ground, the Château de Vauvenargues which is in the shadow of […]

Some thoughts on the Cézanne and Beyond show

June 5, 2009 by  
Filed under masters of perceptual painting

Bibemus Quarry c. 1895 Oil on canvas, 65.1 x 81 cm I got to see the Philadelphia Museum of Art ‘s “Cézanne and Beyond,” shortly before it closed this May. The show had on view some 50 Cézanne paintings and another 100 stellar works from 18 major artists, such as Matisse, Mondrian, Picasso, Braque, Charles […]

Interview with Alia E. El-Bermani

June 1, 2009 by  
Filed under contemporary realism, Figure Painting

Alia E. El-Bermani, Kitchen Window, Oil on Panel, 48 x 36 inches Painting Perceptions is starting to attract some very good painters who are regularly stopping by, so I’m thrilled to take advantage of this by interviewing Alia E. El-Bermani a terrific emerging figure painter and still-life painter. Alia shows at the Sullivan Goss Gallery […]