Haunting, warped paintings by Johan van Mullem

Johan van Mullem is an artist living and working in Sint-Genesius-Rode, a small town in Flemish Brabant, Belgium. Johan graduated as an architect, but has always made time to exercise his biggest passion: art. Johan doesn’t limit himself to one technique, he varies in painting, drawing, etching and even sculpting. Today I want to introduce you...

Dreamy oil paintings by Meredith Marsone

Meredith Marsone is an artist living in Lyttelton, New Zealand. Meredith loves oil paint, and gives good use to that medium by exploring both classic and more contemporary, expressive styles in her portraits. The figures in her work move through a myriad of human experiences, and by mixing both realism and surrealism it’s up to the viewer how to...

Mesmerizing watercolors by Dinan Hadyan (Abused Member)

Dinan Hadyan is an artist from Bogor, Indonesia. Last year Dinan got her Bachelor of fine Arts Degree with a fascinating project called ‘Who is that person I see?’. In the project Dinan focusses on defining who she really is by portraying herself as someone else, in particular Korean pop star Kim Sung Kyu. Dinan on the project: “The concept...

Intense portraits by David Uzochukwu

David Uzochukwu is an Austro-Nigerian photographer living and working in Brussels, Belgium. David’s portfolio contains a mix of impressive portraits and self-portraits, intense photographs that show a surreal glimpse at the personality of the portrayed. David picked up photography at the age of ten when he fell in love with his mother’s camera...

Fine-art anatomy by Nunzio Paci; an update

Last year I was over the moon when I got introduced to the works of Nunzio Paci, an artist from Bologna, Italy. From his fascinating, detailed view on nature, animals and anatomy to his wonderful technique: his work is truly unique. Nuzio just completed a new series of works that will be released on Art Stage Singapore this weekend, and I’d...

Dark stories drawn and painted by Iris Compiet

Iris Compiet is an artist from the Netherlands who likes to tell stories through art. And with stories, I mean stories in the broadest way possible! If you look through Iris’s work you’ll find a great variety of illustrations, ranging from drawings for children’s books to editorial work. The pieces I want to share with you today are a...

Dreamy anatomical graphite drawings by Juan Osorno

If Bleaq were an actual gallery the show this week would be amazing: the artist I’m sharing with you today is a perfect match to Juana Gómez’s work I featured earlier this week. Juan Osorno is an illustrator from Medellín, Colombia, who draws dreamy, clean anatomical portraits. There’s something disconcerting about Juan’s work: while the...

Anatomical embroidery by Juana Gómez

Juana Gómez is an artist from Chile who creates something quite magical: intricate anatomical illustrations made of embroidery. In a way the match between anatomy and embroidery seems logical: the fine lines and natural flow of the thread is quite similar to, for instance, our nerve system. Seeing these two combined is amazing! There’s always...

Top 20 artist features of 2015

It’s starting to get old (I say this every year and every Bleaq-anniversary) but this year has been great for Bleaq. I never thought the small little art-blog I started in 2012 would turn into something much bigger, having thousands of readers and helping me meet creative, like-minded people from all over the world. Some of you might not know...

Atmospheric black and white portraits by Deborah Sheedy

Deborah Sheedy is an artist living and working in Dublin, Ireland. Deborah is a film student, a fact that shows in her atmospheric, black and white photography. Deborah’s photos have a cinematographic touch, from the beautiful composition to the movement she knows to capture. The movement blurs out parts of the photo, leaving it up to the viewer...

Colorful, dreamy paintings by Lioba Brückner

Today’s artist proofs that melancholy doesn’t always have to be portrayed in a muted color palette! Lioba Brückner is an artist living and working in Oberhausen, Germany, who captures melancholy and natural elements into colorful paintings. Lioba is inspired by many different things, ranging from Japan, science fiction, nature and both...