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London Art Fair – artists we enjoyed, Philip Braham

We strolled through the London Art Fair for the fourth consecutive year and as always stumbled upon remarkable artworks from ever so talented artists.

In this series, we will tell you why we liked a particular piece from these artists as well as posting more works. We hope you will also enjoy it as we did.

Feel free to comment too at the end of this article. Let’s get started….


Philip Braham

"Ophelia bathing" by Philip Brahams at London Art Fair | Art-Pie
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We stumbled upon the piece called “Ophelia Bathing” – oil on canvas, 183x122cm, and instantly appreciated the hazy feel of the depicted landscape.

It made us feel like diving in this river or enjoy a long and lazy lie down on one of its banks.

About the artist

Represented by the Roger Bilcliffe gallery at this year’s London Art Fair, Philip Braham is a Scottish artist whose paintings and photographs emerge from the Northern European engagement with landscape as a metaphor for the human condition. Recent projects reflect on the temporal nature of our existence through personal recollection and collective history, set within the slowly evolving landscape that bears us forward. Fidelity to experience is fundamental to his practice, and this brings a poetic grace to his technical mastery of oil painting and silver-based photography.

Other works from this artist

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Philip Brahams | Art-Pie

Philip Brahams | Art-Pie

Philip Brahams | Art-Pie

Jota Leal’s Star Wars themed artworks

Jota Leal was born in a humble little town in eastern Venezuela, in the mid-eighties. He began drawing and painting at a very young age, and never studied fine art. He attempted to sit in class as a child of six, but ran away after being forced to paint plastic fruit and empty bottles.

Jota’s style results in a synergy of remarkable painting skill and a probing sense of the subject’s soul, and often tweaked with a remarkable sense of humor. Leal works with pencil on paper, acrylic on board, and acrylic on canvas to achieve his amazing images.

Jota Leal from Venezuela probes the subconscious, showing that depth can be shown with humor and whimsy. — Juxtapoz Magazine

Jota Leal | Art-Pie
Jota captures Star Wars villian, Boba Fett in a classic pose, with exceptional coloring.
This dramatic acrylic on canvas painting measures 20″ x 28″.
Jota Leal | Art-Pie
Imagine Mathew Brady, the famous Civil War photographer having taking a familiy portrait from Star Wars. Jota creates a wonderfully bizarre and funny grouping of iconic Star Wars characters, all posed in some classic 19th Century scene. Expertly painted. 24′ x 30″ Acrylic on stretched canvas. Ready to hang.
Jota Leal
Chewbacca with some robotic enhancement. What could be the story here? Maybe in the next, next episode in a galaxy far, far away. Beautiful landscape coloration by Jota. 36″ x 24″ Acrylic on canvas.
Jota Leal | Art-Pie
Wonderfully surreal painting from the Star Wars universe by Jota, in a beautifully illuminated, Dali-esque style. Fine art comes to a galaxy far, far away. 36″ x 24″ acrylic painting on canvas.

Awesome glass silhouettes Reveal 3D human forms

I think we mentioned before that sculpture is a form of art, here at Art-Pie, which we enjoy more and more as we stumble upon yet another great artist like Jed Malitz

We appreciate when artists think twice about what they want to produce or achieve and put loads of thoughts in it. But hold on, we also want and like artists to be conquerors of beauty in art and only brushing the canvas to get the perfect picture, to get the perfect colour blend which will trigger emotions for the viewers

At the intersection of art, science, and technology

Back to Jed Malitx –  creates life-size glass sculptures of human figures within architectural forms.

The New Orleans-based artist describes his works as “4D sculptures of cut glass and refracted light,” illustrating how each subject is defined both physically and non-physically through glass silhouettes and their refracted light.

The silhouettes, which are based on live-subject 3D photography, suggest the physical outlines of people through holes cut into architectural glass panels. What’s even more amazing, however, is the alternative perspective of the subject that’s revealed when viewing the sculpture from a slightly different angle.

Jed Malitz glass sculptures | Art-PieRedirected ambient light from the silhouettes projects an additional human form on the outer edges of the glass panels, creating a ghostly twin that appears even more detailed and realistic than the solid silhouette.

Malitz, who has an extensive background in math and science, dubs these one-of-a-kind sculptures “windows into souls” for their ability to expose concealed dimensions.

He says, “These forms are made entirely of redirected light, do not physically exist, and reveal otherwise hidden perspectives of their subjects. The entire subjects in cut glass thus project their entire hidden selves as pure light, in essence, revealing their souls.”

Jed Malitz | Art-Pie


Je suis Charlie

No need to remind anyone about what just happened in France, the country where I was born. No need either for me here to go into any political debate as this site only celebrates the creativity out there and we’ll keep that way.

I just wanted to share some of the cartoons that emerged following the events which once again demonstrates again the power of creativity and the mighty effect that pencils, brushes or pens can convey.

This is for you the families of all the victims, these are for whoever got affected by what just unfold.



By Dave Pope
Dave Pope - #JeSuisCharlie| Art-Pie

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By Lucille Clerc
Lucille Clerc #JeSuisCharlie | Art-Pie

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Charlie Hebdo, French for Weekly Charlie) is a French satirical weekly newspaper, featuring cartoons, reports, polemics, and jokes. Irreverent and stridently non-conformist in tone, the publication describes itself as strongly anti-racist and left-wing, publishing articles on the extreme right, Catholicism, Islam, Judaism, politics, culture, etc. According to its former editor, Charb (Stéphane Charbonnier), the magazine’s editorial viewpoint reflects “all components of left wing pluralism, and even abstainers”.

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By a Chilean artist entitle “And this is our gun
#JeSuisCharlie | Art-Pie

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By James Walmesley
#JeSuisCharlie James Walmesley | Art-Pie

The magazine first appeared from 1969 to 1981; it folded, but was resurrected in 1992. Charb was the most recent editor, holding the post from 2009 until his death in the attack on the magazine’s offices in 2015. His predecessors were François Cavanna (1969–1981) and Philippe Val (1992–2009).

it is published every Wednesday, with special editions issued on an unscheduled basis.

Je suis charlie

Hannah Rothstein Thanksgiving Special plates of food

What not to like here? It is Thanksgiving today and San Francisco-based artist Hannah Rothstein transposes Thanksgiving dinners as plated by famous artists throughout history.

Andy Warhol
Hannah Rohstein Thanksgiving Special | Art-Pie

Georges Seurat
Hannah Rohstein Thanksgiving Special | Art-Pie

Jackson Pollock
Hannah Rohstein Thanksgiving Special | Art-Pie

Hannah Rohstein Thanksgiving Special | Art-Pie

Rene Magritte
Hannah Rohstein Thanksgiving Special | Art-Pie

Vincent Van Gogh
Hannah Rohstein Thanksgiving Special | Art-Pie

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