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Sep 3rd 2013

Renowned Artist Unveils Cityscape Mural at London HQ

Equipped with paint pens and 84 hours, acclaimed artist Chris Dent created a mural for AOL's London Office on Capper Street. The black-and-white mural was commissioned by the AOL Artists Program – which promotes talented artists across the globe by curating original works of art for AOL worldwide – to be a focal point for our London office's staff and visitors.

The mural captures the urban landscape and AOL's presence around the globe, featuring 15 famous landmarks, including The Shard and Gherkin in London, Eiffel Tower in Paris, Chrysler and Empire State Buildings in New York, Berlin TV Tower and CN Tower in Toronto.

Prior to the Cityscape Mural, Chris designed two cityscape canvases that form part of the AOL Artist canvases, which now includes over 150 pieces of work. Based out of his East London studio, Chris has been featured in American Vogue, Metropolis Magazine and Wallpaper*, and has had solo shows in London and Paris.

Want to get a play-by-play of the mural creation but don't have 84 hours to spare? You can watch the four minute version here.
To read more about the AOL Artists program, visit www.aolartists.com

Jan 29th 2013

AOL Artists Announces Their Third Guest Curator

We are thrilled to welcome long-time friend of the program and award-winning filmmaker, Daniel Stedman, to the AOL Artists Guest Curator series! His collection of canvases on the AOL Artists site features work from artists Cate Parr, Dave White, Matt Moore, Megan Whitmarsh and Tim Gough.

In addition to being an AOL Artists guest curator, Daniel Stedman is also the founder of The Northside Media Group, which publishes Brooklyn Magazine, The L Magazine, BAMbill, and organizes the Northside Festival, SummerScreen in McCarren Park, Taste Talks and Northside Creative Group. Daniel can also add award-winning filmmaker to his resume with ten short films under his belt, including "Celebration," which won the Teddy Award at the Berlin International Film Festival.

The AOL Artists Guest Curator program rotates on a monthly basis and invites influencers working in the arts to curate a collection of existing AOL canvases, lend their voice to our Tumblr page and takeover the AOL Artists Twitter account. Past curators have included Annie Werner, Arts Evangelist for Tumblr, and Kathleen Massara, editor for HuffPost Arts.

To view Daniel Stedman's collection and the rest of the guest curator series visit the AOL Artists site!

Nov 14th 2012

AOL Artists Kicks Off Guest Curator Program with Annie Werner of Tumblr


On November 14th, AOL Artists will kick off their new Guest Curator program with Annie Werner of Tumblr. Annie will curate a permanent collection of existing AOL canvases, lend a voice to the AOL Artists Tumblr, takeover the AOL Artists Twitter for a day, and more. The new Guest Curator program will rotate on a monthly basis, featuring leaders in art and technology.

Annie Werner runs the Arts Outreach program at Tumblr and Tumblr Open Arts. Her collection of AOL canvases will feature the work of a number of artists, including Mike Perry, Tomokazu Matsuyama, and Aakash Nihilani.

"We at Tumblr are committed to helping artists thrive online, and I'm excited to partner with AOL Artists, an incredible platform for just that," says Annie Werner.

The AOL Artists program utilizes technology to make art accessible to a wide audience. Through collaborations with over 110 artists from around the world, AOL has released over 260 original works of art, in a variety of mediums, for AOL's users. Aside from commissioning, the programs involvement in the community continues to grow. From public art installations and murals, to grants and conferences, AOL Artists is dedicated to supporting creativity in every form.

We are thrilled to kick off this program with Annie. Her understanding of art within the digital sphere and it's power to engage communities will bring an exciting voice to the AOL Artists audience.

Nov 12th 2012

AOL Artists Honors Veteran's Day With a Special Canvas by Jorge Colombo

Honor Veteran's Day this year with "Bugle," a canvas created by new AOL Artist Jorge Colombo. The piece debuted Friday afternoon on AOL.com, and a video of "Bugle" coming to life will play on Taxi TV in 7 cities through the weekend.

Jorge Colombo's work is created by finger painting with the iPhone and iPad. In 2009, the New Yorker featured one of his illustrations on their cover, making Jorge the first illustrator using iPhone as a medium to be featured in a major magazine. Two years later, the book "New York: Finger Paintings by Jorge Colombo," containing one hundred landscapes created on an iPhone, plus essays by Jen Bekman, Christoph Niemann, and JC, was published.

Jorge Colombo has been on our radar for a long time and we are thrilled to have him join the AOL Artists community! Want to make Bugle your background on AOL.com? Click here.

Oct 26th 2012

New Halloween AOL Artist Canvases By Nathan Fox


It's almost Halloween! Before you pick out your spookiest costume, celebrate with these two new canvases, Black Cat and Haunted House, by AOL Artist Nathan Fox.

Recognize the name? Nathan has been an AOL Artist since 2010 when he created "Green Astronaut" for the 2nd collection of canvases for AOL. His work has appeared in numerous publications and comics, including the New York Times, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Wired, Entertainment Weekly, Spin, MAD, DC Comics, Vertigo, Dark Horse comics, Marvel, and more.

Want to make one of the new canvases your background on AOL.com? Click for Black Cat or Haunted House. Check out the AOL Artists site and many more AOL-commissioned artists here.

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