Category Archives: Painting

Matthew Wong (1984 – 2019)

Matthew Wong was a self-taught painter, poet, and photographer who painted landscapes, forest scenes and still life. The Canadian-based artist was on the autism spectrum, had Tourette’s syndrome and had grappled with depression since childhood.  At 35 the artist took his own life in Edmonton, Canada. In 2013 he started experimenting with painting and the art world quickly took notice. His name was suddenly compared to master painters: Henri Matisse, Vincent van Gogh and Georges Seurat. On an interview with Art of Choice he said this about his work:

“I do believe that there is an inherent loneliness or melancholy to much of contemporary life, and on a broader level I feel my work speaks to this quality in addition to being a reflection of my thoughts, fascinations and impulses.”

Matthew Wong is represented by Karma Gallery in New York City.

Images:  Courtesy of various sources.

Indra Dugar (1918 – 1989)

We have an affinity for surface designs so we just had to share these costumed women series created by Indra Dugar.  The artist was born in Jiagunj, West Bengal in 1918 and died in 1989 in Kolkata. He did not have any formal education in art, unlike his eminent artist father, Hirachand Dugar. His art techniques and practices was acquired from his father without going through any academic routine.  This gave him a rare individuality that distinguished him from other artists. Besides his woman series he has also created landscapes both of which were usually created en plain air.

Images:  Courtesy of various sources.

Roger Broders (1883 – 1953)

We’ve had a strong desire to travel during these pandemic months but unfortunately it’s quite impossible to do so.  We thought that viewing these posters might alleviate the longing.  Roger Borders was a French illustrator and artist best known for his travel posters.  He worked for the Paris Lyon Mediter­ranean Rail­road Com­pany cre­at­ing travel posters for a period of ten years, from 1922 to 1932, producing approximately 84 posters.  He is best known for his posters promoting tourism destinations in France but he also created loca­tions out­side France, such as Algiers, Tunis, Rome and Flo­rence.  His style was sim­i­lar to other travel poster artists but in 1928 he changed his signature and his style cre­at­ing posters that made him so pop­u­lar and set him apart from other artists.

Images:  Courtesy of various sources.

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