The Art of Fred Gambino: Dark Shepherd

fredgambinoDo you know who Fred Gambino is?  I admit I don’t, but I’ve probably seen his work on book covers, video games and films.  You will now know who he is with this Titan Books release – The Art of Fred Gambino: Dark Shepherd.

IMG_1703This is not a typical art book collection of personal works, it also includes Fred’s own personal passion project – his screenplay, concept art and snippet graphic novel intro to Dark Shepherd.  Along with this, there are various paintings, illustrations, sketches, Photoshop images and book art covering Fred’s career with commentary.

[Read more...]

The Art of John Harris: Beyond The Horizon

johnharriscoverIf you read lots of science-fiction books from authors like Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Ben Nova, Orson Scott Card and John Scalzi, there is usually a beautifully painted cover book art of the galaxy, outer space world or spaceship and that artist is John Harris.  The Art of John Harris:  Beyond The Horizon is a collection of his many works since the 1970s.

johnharris 00

[Read more...]

The Paleoart of Julius Csotonyi

paleoartjulius

“Fossils are evidence of prehistoric life written in stone.” Dr. David C. Evans

Dinosaurs and extinct animals have always captured my imagination as a child.  I’ve played with dinosaur toys, pretended to be a dinosaur, drew dinosaurs and read lots of dinosaur books.  Plus I’ve spent many hours watching dinosaur specials on National Geographic and Animal Planet.  The kid in me always wondered how an artist can draw extinct animals so realistically and prehistoric landscapes?  This is where Paleontology comes in, the merging of art and science to paint an ancient environment.  “The Paleoart of Julius Csotonyi” collects the top works of Paleoartisan Julius Csotonyi.

paleoartjulius 00

[Read more...]

Pixel Pancho: Murals of the Robot Future

Art about robots is art about our future culture as artist, Pixel Pancho, conveys humanity emotionally interconnected and intermixed with androids and pop icons. Retrenders - Pixel Pancho

As with any art like the classics of Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci to Mexican mural artists such as Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros, we can see the glorification of humanity in all its elements of beauty, love, chaos, destruction and yes, even the propaganda – that art leaves you to think and feel your own thoughts of what is the meaning of this?

[Read more...]

Amazon goes Warhol, Chagall & Dali

amazon art 01Awhile back Amazon created a cool Retro Video Game Shop and Amazon.com has been expanding their reach and now they will also sell collectible fine art and modern contemporary art.

[Read more...]

Landscape Art by Yang Yongliang

Shanghai-based artist Yang Yongliang melds downtown city buildings into mountains and natural landscape.

silentcity

The Moonlight – the landscape without night by Yang Yongliang.

landscapeart

Alice in Wonderland 1 (Part 1) by Yang Yongliang.

cityscape3

Viridescence no. 1 by Yang Yongliang.

For more of Yang’s landscape art, photography, gallery exhibitions and updates, go to:  Yang Yongliang.

Interview with Luke Chueh

Here @ Retrenders I had the pleasure of interviewing Luke about his just released book, The Art of Luke Chueh – Bearing the Unbearable published by Titan Books, and got to know a little more of the painter and graphic designer.

RTNDR:  I see this book is a great collection of your paintings, acrylic statues, and even showing your skateboard art, but we know you have an amazing collection of vinyl work. Will we see a book highlighting your vinyl art?

LUKE:  I think creating a book of my 3-D work would be a great idea. Maybe in couple years after I’ve built up a large enough portfolio.

RTNDR:  How would you categorize or characterize your art or should we even categorize art?

LUKE:  Years ago, I used to spend time thinking of new names for the genre of my art. I always felt “Lowbrow” had demeaning connotations and “Pop Surreal” only told a part of the story. Word combinations like “Post Brow”, “Idealized Art”, or “Contemptorary” became labels I threw around. But lately I’ve sort of “come to terms” with Lowbrow & Pop Surrealism. To dismiss these would be to dismiss the artists whose work inspired label, and if fans and critics consider my art to be of the genre, then whom am I to tell them they’re wrong? But to be completely honest, I would prefer having my work simply recognized as “contemporary art” (ie. Art that is characteristic of the present).

Disney Princesses in the Real World

Rapunzel from Tangled by Jirka Väätäinen @ jirkavinse.wordpress.com/

Ever wonder what your cartoon Disney princesses would like in the real world?  Would they look like a Barbie doll or a Valley girl?  A college kid from the UK – Jirka Väätäinen did his own Photoshop project and rendered various Disney heroines with real world female faces.

Check out his WordPress blog for more pics and his latest work:  Jirka WordPress blog – and his Facebook for more updates:  Jirka’s Facebook page.

Jane from Tarzan by Jirka Väätäinen @ jirkavinse.wordpress.com/

The Art of LOVE

Nidhi Chanani Art Work

I like technology and I enjoy collecting toys, but what I like more is art that says something to our hearts and minds.  My friend Johnny Moreno creates these incredible paintings on canvas celebrating the rich Latino history and culture.  And with Wondercon approaching this month, we should try to hit up Artist Alley and support our indie artists.

[Read more...]

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,273 other followers

%d bloggers like this: