In a meta-exploration of the “struggling artist” myth, Joe Fig paints portraits of artists—Basquiat, Rembrandt, Kahlo—as portrayed in classic films.
Glossy paintings of Iranian young women—drawn from the artist’s family and friends—that are inspired by Playboy magazines found in the artist’s father’s closet
Eye-catching landscapes don’t need glitter to produce mystery. Beautiful monochrome paintings that capture the vastness of sea, sand, and sky.
Paintings crammed with matriarchs, wrestlers, and girls wearing bananas on their heads—where quite a lot more is going on than first appears.
Irresistible paintings don’t always need giant frames. An interview with the painter who electrified this year’s Whitney Biennial.
Blazing, husky paintings that deal with class in America—where everyone has an equal opportunity to be a mess.
In Thomas Woodruff’s paintings, Hippocrates’s Four Humors afflict beasties, batterflies, and tigers on tender, spooky landscapes.
Since the 1990s, Yoshitomo Nara’s paintings, drawings, sculptures, and ceramics of children and animals have infiltrated the world—to the point that it’s difficult to picture contemporary art without them
There’s something subversive about Marc Dennis’s new paintings, and it’s not just all the guns and kittens.
Made famous in Alain de Botton’s The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, Stephen Taylor spent three years painting the same oak tree over and over again, in all weather, day and night. In an excerpt from his new book, Taylor walks us through his painting process.
The post-post-apocalyptic cityscape will see houses built in hammocks, and neighborhoods bound by chains. If you’ve ever felt that urban living depends on a wing and a prayer, welcome home.
These meticulous, stylized portraits have the visual lure of advertising, but they’re not selling anything, merely asking you to look.