Friday, May 20, 2011

Friday Featured Artist: Alyssa Monks

Smirk 48x64, oil on linen, 2009 via alyssamonks.com

This Friday's artist is one I discovered a few years ago but her work still astounds me.  New York-based artist, Alyssa Monks explores the relationship between realism and the abstract.  Her figures are photo-realistic while the filters, often water and steam, distort parts of the human figure into abstraction.

Definitely check out her other work here.  The opening page is her in her studio, I can't imagine working on a canvas that large!  Maybe a summer challenge for myself?

Bait 2010, 58x86, oil on linen via: alyssamonks.com


Steamed 64x86, oil on linen, 2009 via alyssamonks.com
Brittany Thrun is the owner, artist and instructor behind A Fine Tangle.   
Visit her at afinetangle.com.  Follow her on twitter @afinetangle.

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