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Benjamin King: Abstracted Landscapes

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Loosely-rendered paintings merge landscape and abstraction

With a few notable exceptions, landscape painting and abstraction operate on separate planes, and ne'er the twain shall meet. Brooklyn-based painter Benjamin King ignores this illusory boundary, with raw and expressive interpretations of natural landscapes. The works on canvas distill the feelings and sensations of the nature scenes -- without accurately depicting them. As he explains in a......read more

Landscape Paintings by Nathan Abels

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High-contrast landscape works combine the natural and the manmade

Denver artist Nathan Abels creates majestically muted landscape works that combine manmade and natural elements. Existing somewhere between the real and the imagined, the paintings depict what Abels calls "visual pauses," or snapshots of some unknown event or narrative.  "Our contemporary environment is quite turbulent, often over-stimulating us to the point of being dulled to the......read more

Fantastic Forest Paintings by Tzu-chi Yeh

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Taiwanese artist creates wonderful wooded landscape works

Wow. These are amazing. Taiwanese artist Tzu-chi Yeh creates realistically detailed paintings of forested landscapes that could easily be mistaken for photos. They're not, but you can rest assured that they come from the brush of a very talented painter. Bob Ross would be proud. It seems the art market likes Yeh's work too. One of the paintings just sold for a tidy $142,000. (via But Does It......read more

Psychedelic Landscapes by Leslie Shows

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Tired practice of landscape painting gets a breath of life

Growing up in Alaska, Leslie Shows' playpen was the natural world. Now based in San Francisco, the artist draws on her upbringing to makes hybrid paintings to conjure hallucinatory landscapes filled with black icebergs, blazing skies, and reflecting pools. The quasi-abstract works combine polymers, pigments, paper, and -- in an act of recycling -- pieces of metal and other material......read more

Aerial Landscapes by Philip Govedare

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Dramatic paintings explore man's relationship with the environment

With his latest series of paintings, Seattle artist Philip Govedare pulls the viewer in opposing directions. The works, painted from an aerial perspective, portray landscapes scarred by pit mines and chemical spills. Like Edward Burtynsky, another artist who documents our impact on the planet, Govedare pulls us in with rich coloring and meticlous details, then forces us to......read more

Sea of Glass

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The coastal landscape of West Wales provides the setting for this little dreamlike gem.

Animation, music and photography are juxtaposed to explore the liminal space between land and sea. A short and beautiful film by Sean Vicary....read more

Terrain

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Hallucinatory London landscape with mellifluous music.

Foreign shapes envelop and blend with London's landscape creating a surreal unity. A wonderfully visual confection with a great track to accompany it. The piece is by Irrum K and Jeremy C. Music by Beach House - Take Care (Sub Pop). ...read more

Rasmus Norlander

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Clean, sharp architectural and landscape work from the Swedish photographer.

What better day than Monday to look at some cool, detached images of lonely landscapes and dormant machines? Swedish photographer Rasmus Norlander, whose main subject is architectural, actually has a deep and diverse body of work. We're feeling it. Check out his site for more. (Via But Does It Float)...read more

Henry Roy

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Haitian-French fashion photographer ventures into the natural world.

Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Henry Roy emigrated to France in 1966 at the age of three. When he returned to his homeland 22 years later, Roy discovered that growing up as a political refugee had given him a special perspective on society and culture. This unique point of view permeates Roy’s editorial photographs, which have graced the pages of Purple, Vogue Paris, and Dazed and Confused. ......read more

Aimee Brodeur: Compass

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Epic landscape collection from Bay Area photographer.

Lucky for us, Aimee Brodeur has a soft spot for nature. The San Clemente-born, San Francisco-based photographer regularly travels outside of the city to shoot the wild landcapes of the southwestern U.S. "Compass," her latest collection, captures iconic images of the desert, complete with epic skies and weather-shaped rock formations. If these pics don't inspire you to get outside......read more

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