Antonio Velfín is a Spanish painter who beautifully combines Zen aesthetics with 17th century Tenebrism oil painting; a style popular during the Baroque period. Velfín works primarily with oils. These dark, dramatic baroque images are harmoniously combined with the instantaneous brushwork reminiscent of Japanese tradition, heightening the works' overall movement and feeling of transience. Via Arte Novus
Bradley Platz’ traditional oil paintings address the increasingly complex issues of permanence in the modern age. With a nod to the classical subject manner, the marble statues represent a timeless, yet forgotten beauty—a silent reminder of our mortality and the passing of time. The environments that these stolid statues inhabit range from the empty softness of raw linen and atmospheric perspective, to recent work depicting the over-development and deconstruction of place—and space—on the edge of continent and future.