Category Archives: painting


We here at Connective Collective have been sorely neglecting  you, our dear friends in the cyberwebz. For this we somewhat sincerely apologize. As a token of our sort-of-feeling-bad-about-all-of-it, allow us to tickle your eyeballs with some of these lovely images…Isabelle Fexa

A desert dozen.
Michael Schoenewies

James Hough

Kathy Toth

Ben Hinceman

up close

designer's portrait
Oleg Oprisco

James Petrucci


Jenny Morgan

We are ♡-ing the work of Jenny Morgan. Beautiful stuff. You can ♡ more of her stuff over at her website right here

Olivier Vrancken

Friends, we’d like to invite you to take a look at the compelling work of Belgian artist Olivier Vrancken. To see more from Olivier, visit his website right here
We, the observers
The parallel

Rik Catlow

We’re totally super diggin’ on this series of artwork made on crushed cans by one Rik Catlow who currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Rik’s “urban pop art” extends beyond the fantastic faces and characters featured the crushed can series you see here. To peep more of his art go here, you can read more about Rik here

springing forward

Here’s some new items that have seduced our eyeballs lately. Go say hi to the artists…
Starlight Drive-In
©Steven Brooks

Iron & Wine / The Roundhouse / March 8, 2011
©Rachael Lipsitz

Sipping Green Milk
©Leah Augustine

035A©Natalie Kaplan

Playground originale
©Bjorn Lie

Mr & Mrs again...
©Kathy Archbold

Iceland Holga
©Katy Jones

© Alex K Gardner

Stephanie Ho

The following paintings are from a series entitled Still Frames by Hong Kong-born artist Stephanie Ho.
We first discovered Stephanie’s work over at Saatchi Online where we instantly fell in love with her vivid images of large groups of people doing what they do in their bustling city lives. Of the series, Stephanie says:

My recent works relate to my interest in observing human activities of metropolitan city lives, be it in a train station, airport, shopping mall, park or any other public spaces. The people in the paintings showed no expressions. Viewed from a distance, they look the same yet they are different. Just like the woman you sit next to on the bus every morning or the man standing at the opposite side of the platform – strangely familiar.

The limited contextual details of the backgrounds echo the behaviors of busy city people, who are often so engaged in what they are doing that they ignore their surrounding environment. This ironically provides a perfect setting for viewers to observe the choreographic patterns formed by the citizens.

Based mainly on photographs, each painting seeks to capture that something special in what would otherwise have been a mundane scene; someone, somewhere frozen in time. People in the paintings slip off boundaries of the canvases reflect the ongoing human activities. The limited palette further enhance the surreally and dream-like atmosphere of the picture.

You can find more of Stephanie’s work here

our friends make pretty things

Feast your eyeholes on some of these images from our friends.  Good stuff, right?  Make sure you click on their links and let ’em know you care.

©philipp dornbierer

©katai stienstra

©Alix Piorun

©Oscar Gimenez

©James Petrucci

color tv by rca
©Olivia Kjellander Hook

©Erika Kuhn

©Martina Giammaria