Natalie Pujols work influences a constant gaze into imagination. Its not only because there is this realism involved; its a certain movement, personality and emotion that is evoked from the expressions, gestures and other details she creates via a combination of colors on canvas. The objects and other relatable, familiar media or concepts she incorporates, creates these thresholds of familiarity we can't resist. Thresholds that allow for that constant gaze and awe. Check out her work here.
-Kreg Franco explores a world a realism to convey an emotional connection in his pieces.
Franco (b.1996) is a visual learner, enriching his knowledge through his observations. Drawing from comic books as a child, he continues to pursue his passion for creating as a teenager. He is a graduate of the High School of Art & Design and is currently attending the Fashion Institute of Technology. In his education, Franco is New York City-based artist that is building momentum in Illustration. Outside of his education, he has been on exhibition in several galleries across NYC, from Chelsea to Midtown to the Bronx. As an 18-year-old artist, he is aiming high for his future, and is surrounding himself with fellow artists who share his passion.
Franco delights in drawing from the figure, and finds that direct observation is the key foundation for growing in his field. He enjoys practicing his skills through creating pieces of celebrities and recognizable figures, as it enables him to have a connection to powerful social figures that audiences can relate to. His original work aspires to captivate viewers through portraiture. His subjects explore surreal qualities while maintaining a naturalistic approach. He is constantly observing and learning from his inspirations and striving to apply new artistic translations. His goal is to have viewers recognize the soul in his portraits. He strives to translate such an intangible force through the simple 2-dimensional picture plane. (Source: http://www.kregfranco.com/kf)