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When I first started working on this post I was torn with indecision on where to start! Mickalene Thomas is such a prolific artist. Her work includes collage, sculpture, paintings, drawings, films, and installations that explore themes of femininity and identity in bot...

When I first discovered the work of today's contributor, photographer Tereza Zelenkova, it was a few days before Halloween and I was immediately struck by the spookiness of her images. But I've spent a lot of time with her work over the past couple of weeks, and I've c...

There are few photographers that tug at my heartstrings like Gregory Crewdson. I've always been drawn to artists who have the ability to evoke strong emotions with their work and Gregory does that and then some. With a single photograph he is able to convey feelings we...

I first fell in love with the work of today’s contributor, Liron Kroll, earlier this year when she was shortlisted for the Young Masters Art Prize. (The judges for that award have great taste!) But Liron’s mastery of the photograph began long before that—she first work...

Art can mean many different things and serve may different purposes. To some people, art is all about aesthetics, what colors or images will look best on a wall, but, personally, I find myself drawn to work that tells a story. Whether its personal, political, or cultur...

There are some days, when I’m scrolling through Pinterest, mindlessly looking for inspiration, when I wonder if I’ll ever be blown away by someone’s work ever again. I know that it will happen, eventually. There’s always some new discovery right around the corner, but...

I was first introduced to the work of today’s contributor, Isabelle van Zeijl, through the Young Masters Art Prize, which celebrates emerging and established contemporary artists who pay homage to the skill and innovation of the old masters. Isabelle is shortlisted for...

When it comes to photographs, I always fall in love with work that evokes emotion in an unusual way. The pieces I gravitate towards usually juxtapose the surreal and the every day. They present a familiar image and then turn it on its head. So it’s no surprise that I w...

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