Life Is A Party
CELEBRATE LIFE, LOVE, LAUGHTER AND JOY
Every moment should be a celebration of life. Our senses and our emotions can put us in touch with the magic and beauty that is around us. That is what I try to portray through my art.
My joyful, playful, whimsical images come alive with vibrant colors. They evoke the most positive emotions. Feelings of Love, Laughter and Joy.
Life Is A Party
MANIFESTATIONS OF DEATH, a thematically united series of 27 oil paintings, is grounded on a simple visual dilemma: how does one physically portray nothingness? The incomprehensible can only be grasped obliquely, so I have constructed a crescendo of metaphors leading up to the bleakest embodiment of this disembodied concept. The continuity of the theme is echoed in the repeated use of certain objects: masks, stars, bones, cut flowers and dead trees. Taken together, MANIFESTATIONS OF DEATH creates a metastasizing dialectic that is both varied and focused, a powerful exploration of the one inescapable event in life: its end. The complete set of variations, and four other visual variations, are available on my website.
My oil paintings have been exhibited in museums and galleries in 20 states, including one-person exhibitions in four major universities. Reproductions of my work has also appeared in journals and textbooks. My art criticism has been published with Oxford University Press, NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW, ANTIOCH REVIEW, SOUTHERN REVIEW, BOULEVARD and BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS.Read More Featured Artist | Geoff Bent
Nikola Gocic (born in Nis, 1980) is an architect by profession and a film reviewer, comic artist and collagist by passion. For thirteen years, he has been publishing his reviews and pieces of artwork on NGboo Art blog. During 2016 and 2017, he was writing movie listicles for the Taste of Cinema website, and since 2017, he has frequently and successfully collaborated on film-related articles with Rouzbeh Rashidi – the Iranian-Irish filmmaker and founder of the Dublin-based company Experimental Film Society. Five of his essays are published in the book Luminous Void: Twenty Years of Experimental Film Society (Experimental Film Society, Dublin, 2020).Read More Featured Artist | Nikola Gocic
… And we’re back! We are pleased to announce the release of Artist Portfolio Magazine Issue 52! An email will be going out in the next few days and all artists in this issue will be receiving a featured post in the coming days and over the next month, until issue 53 is released. PRINT […]Read More Artist Portfolio Magazine Issue 52 IS HERE!!!!
As an Artist I have always wanted to express the beauty of our African heritage. My paintings are an extension of the classic form of figurative painting using people of color.
Most of my paintings make statements on culture and the human condition. My challenges in creativity continue to evolve, the reason for this is evident in the many events in the times we live in and through.
Hari Lualhati Cape Town, South Africa harilualhati.yolasite.com @harilualhati Hari’s art can be found on pages 16 & 17 in issue 51. HARI LUALHATI: BIOGRAPHY Hari Lualhati is a full-time artist who is permanently based in Cape Town, South Africa. She prefers her latest artworks to be called as “SOULWORKS” because they are a direct connection […]Read More Hari Lualhati | Issue 51 Featured Artist
I’m going into my junior year at FIT NYC and I major in illustration. Since I was a junior in High School, I’ve been into making social/political artwork. I feel it is necessary to bring attention to issues in our society through metaphoric creativity.Read More Kailee Finn | Featured Artist Issue 51
Toni-Lee Sangastiano Chesterfield, VA sangastiano.com @leetoni Toni-Lee’s art can be found on Page 18 Of issue 51. As a scholar of the carnivalesque and an internationally exhibiting artist, Dr. Toni-Lee Sangastiano studies the postmodern sideshow’s American and European processional origins, and its relevance to contemporary language, aesthetics, and media. She makes visible the people and […]Read More Toni-Lee Sangastiano
As a person and an artist, I am all over the place. My art would agree with that statement, if you could ask it. While this used to be an insecurity of mine, art has helped me transform my way of thinking as well as helped me realize that sometimes being all over the place isn’t always a bad thing. While my subject matters fluctuate, the one constant in all of my work is my process. My pieces are crafted with Oil on Canvas and I am obsessed with building many transparent layers. While my style is most obviously recognized as realism from a far, I believe the only way my art can be fully appreciated is by getting up close and personal with each piece, noticing all of the painted textures and minute details.Read More Brooke Poeppel | Issue 51 Featured Artist
Sihua Liu | Changde City, China twitter.com/SihuaLiu Sihua is our issue 51 Cover Artist. … Issue 51 I have been practicing art for more than 20 years and has earned an MFA from Hunan Normal University.I remember when I was a child there was a poster of the crucifixion of Jesus hanging in my home. […]Read More Sihua Liu | Issue 51 Featured Artist
Artist Portfolio Magazine Issue 51 is now available Issue 51 Print $20 Digital FREE ARTIST IN THIS ISSUE Sihua Liu | COVER ARTIST Chris Klein | BACK COVER ARTIST Brooke Poeppel Hari Lualhati Toni-Lee Sangastiano Kailee Finn Larry Richardson Emily Rankin Victor Gomez Andy McIntyre Sam Dolman Veronica Winters Lisa Roggenbuck Andrey Pochernin Cécile Lobert […]Read More Artist Portfolio Magazine Issue 51
Jason Bryant Brooklyn, NY bryantpaintings.com @Jasonbbryant A photo, a fingerprint, a signature, and DNA are all methods we use to identify a person, but they are just a means to match a name or face to an individual, not to describe who they are or to translate their identity. For as long as I have […]Read More Featured Artist | Jason Bryant