New AOL Artist Tomokazu Matsuyama has created a stunning painting, Pink Rain, as a canvas for AOL. The new piece is part of the September 2012 Collection of canvases
Matsuyama was born in Tokyo and is currently based in New York. He is known for his mystical paintings and large-scale installations. Matsuyama has exhibited across the world, from Dubai to Los Angeles. His most recent solo exhibition was at Mark Moore Gallery in Los Angeles, CA.
Want to learn more about Tomokazu Matsuyama? Visit his AOL Artists Page.
As part of our September 2012 Collection, new AOL Artist Jen Stark created two stunning sculptures, Hole and Statum, as canvases for AOL.
Stark has gained critical acclaim for her complex and colorful sculptures made out of precisely cut paper. Her work can be seen across the US, an is in the Smithsonian Museum of American Art’s permanent collection. Stark has been featured in multiple solo exhibitions at renowned art spaces such as LMAK Projects in New York and Martha Otero Gallery in Los Angeles.
Want to learn more about Jen Stark? Visit her AOL Artists page!
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Erika Somogyi, a Brooklyn-based artist, creates complex sculptures and paintings that are both beautiful and fun. Rebeca Raney, another Brooklyn-based artist, creates work of a similar nature, using paint and sculpture to create work that is exciting and playful. The two actually met prior to joining the AOL Artists community while exhibiting at Monya Rowe Gallery. Jessica Snow, a San Francisco-based artist, is known for her colorful geometric paintings and installations. Her most recent group exhibition included the work of renowned artists such as Ellsworth Kelly and Sol LeWitt. Lauren Cotton, a Connecticut-based artist, creates large-scale installations out of neon tape. Her work has been exhibited at multiple galleries along the East Coast. Matt W Moore, based in Portland, Maine, creates work that spans a multitude of disciplines. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums internationally. We are thrilled to have such an eclectic group of creatives join the AOL Artists community.
We have welcomed Marco Cibola and Christine Berrie to the AOL Artists program with two new canvases, Bicycle and Catch, in celebration Father’s Day. Marco is an Ontario-based artist whose stunning graphic art and portraiture have appeared in publications such as Time Magazine, The New York Times andNylon. When approached to create a canvas in honor of Father’s Day, Marco leapt at the opportunity and created Bicycle, a piece that is both masculine and cheerful.
Christine, a UK-based artist, approached creating the canvas Catch with the same enthusiasm, as the piece is both nostalgic and fun. Christine’s beautiful hand-rendered illustrations have been featured in publications such as The Guardian, Esquire, and Time Out. We are thrilled to have such beautiful permanent additions to the AOL Canvas collection.
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AOL actively empowers the creative community by commissioning artists from around the world to create the visual identity of the AOL brand. Over 90 painters, illustrators, videographers, sculptors, photographers and multi-media artists have worked with AOL and become members of the AOL Artists community.
With the spirit of creativity in mind, AOL is on the hunt for the next top talent in motion graphics! Through a partnership with Behance, AOL will run a month long competition on the Behance network, tapping into the company’s incredible database of creatives. From March 28 to April 28, the competition will run across Behance’s digital platform, encouraging Behance users to submit past work to showcase their expertise in the motion graphics field. Five finalists will be selected, who will then be given the opportunity to present their creative vision for the motion works, and if then selected, will create AOL’s next motion canvases.