April 14, 2015 Hello….had an issue, but it is now put to rest! This was suppose to be posted yesterday, the second Monday of April, but things happen….the spotlight has fallen upon Ai Weiwei. I’ve wanted to do a spotlight feature on this dude for a good while now and today we get to know a bit about this man. Here’s what we know…… He’s a Chinese contemporary artist, active in sculpture, architecture, curating, installation, photography, film, even music. He’s outspoken as well as a genius. A man with many hats! Has collaborated with Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron as … Continue reading April Spotlight Artist: Ai Weiwei
February 9, 2015 Happy Monday, if you love Mondays….Today I have a collection of artists, poets and writers. I decided to mix things up a bit. These chosen seven have each put their stamp in the art world, creating and weaving … Continue reading Spotlight: African-Americans In Art
August 8, 2014 Hello! Ok….it’s Monday, right, but why is Spotlight Artist posted on a Monday? Well, Spotlight Artist will now be posted on the second Monday of each month and Dave Rapoza is September’s spotlight artist. Who is Dave Rapoza? If you visited his website, here’s what you’ve learned so far: Freelance Illustrator & Concept Artist, self-taught, and creator of StarVeil, Skull & Shark, Black Witch, and co-creator of Steve Lichman. What else do we know about Rapoza? Well…….I’ll let his work do the talking: If you want to see more just go to http://www.youtube.com/user/DaveRapoza. There is a … Continue reading SPOTLIGHT ARTIST SEPTEMBER 2014: DAVE RAPOZA
August 15, 2014 Hello there! This is a short announcement and I’m passing this on. Artsy Shark needs 36 artists for the fall and winter seasons. All visual mediums of art is accepted and is a juried submission process. You … Continue reading ANNOUNCEMENT: ARTSY SHARK NEEDS YOU!
July 16, 2014 Hello! Tuomas Korpi was going to be this month’s Spotlight Artist, but that will be saved for August. So I decided that it will be the late Howard Finster. I saw this man’s work at the High Museum in Atlanta back in April. Finster was not only an artist, but he was also a Baptist minister. He said that he was inspired by God to spread the gospel through designing the historic art folk site, Paradise Garden, which is located Summerville Georgia. Finster created visionary, outsider, and naïve art. At the age of 13, he became … Continue reading SPOTLIGHT ARTIST JULY 2014: HOWARD FINSTER
June 9, 2014 Mornings! A new week and a new spotlight artist for this month, fantasy artist and illustrator Jee-Hyung Lee. I’ve found this Korean artist’s work on Tumblr several months ago. Each illustrator that works with digital graphic art or design have different methods. Lee’s method just take us on a journey. The colors, the subjects, just seem to take you by surprise. With beautiful women in arms, majestic knights, and strange creatures….Lee creates a mystic, fantasy world that we don’t want to wake up from. You want to live it. Not too much to tell about this artist … Continue reading SPOTLIGHT ARTIST: JEE-HYUNG LEE
June 7, 2014 Evening, afternoon or morning where ever you are. I’m sure some of you may or may not know that we lost a true visionary in the art world. This man passed away on May 12. I was not only shocked, but sad because he has left a definite fingerprint with his biomechanics, gothic, dark vision. I wanted to pay tribute to him, but I wasn’t sure how. He was featured as Spotlight Artist when Esquisses was first running. H.R. Giger, as we all know was the man behind the acid-for-blood creature who brought us nightmares in Alien. … Continue reading TRIBUTE TO H.R. GIGER 1940-2014
May 13, 2014 Hello and good morning everyone. I hope y’all had a nice and great weekend. I’d already had it set to post this month’s artist, but I’ve pushed that for June. This artist and activist, Keith Haring is May’s Spotlight Artist. His birthday was May 4, which means he would’ve been 56. I’ve seen his work growing up, but I couldn’t place the person responsible. What I like about it was the way Haring created and pieced his work. Not only was it bold and colorful, but they all had a message. That’s what caught my attention. His … Continue reading SPOTLIGHT ARTIST: KEITH HARING