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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 3rd 2013

Say "Goodbye, 2012!" with New AOL Artists Canvases

With the New Year underway, it's time to bid farewell to 2012. AOL Artist Andy Rementer created the new canvas, "Goodbye, 2012," to commemorate and memorialize the past year. Additionally, he created an exclusive canvas for the AOL Artists site, "Hello, 2013!," celebrating what's to come in the new year.
Andy Rementer's colorful quirky illustrations have been featured in numerous publications, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Apartamento Magazine and Creative Review. We first fell in love with Andy's work at the end of 2011 when he created all of the Kiehl's holiday branding.

We are thrilled to welcome Andy Rementer to the AOL Artists community and his works to our collection. To download these canvases and view other artist's works, visit AOL Artists.

Dec 21st 2012

AOL Artists Create New Holiday-Inspired Canvases

Celebrate the holiday season with three winter-themed canvases created by new AOL Artists Luke Brookes and Lisa Congdon. The canvases launched last week and will be available for AOL users throughout the month and year.
Luke Brookes is a UK-based illustrator whose work has been featured in Anorak Magazine, The Mammoth Collection, New Scientist Magazine, Inkygoodness, and more. Lisa Congdon is a San Francisco-based artist who has appeared in Chronicle Books, Target, Harper Collins, Simon and Schuster, Land of Nod, American Greetings, Urban Outfitters, Running Press, and Trader Joe's, among others.
We are thrilled to welcome such incredible and passionate artists into our Artists program! To download these canvases and view other artist's works, visit AOL Artists.

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 12th 2012

AOL Artists Launches Six New Canvases

Immerse yourself in creativity with six new canvases by our two AOL Artists Aakash Nihalani and Paola Andrea Ochoa! Although the canvases are new to AOL.com, Paola and Aakash have been long time friends of the AOL Artists program. Since June 2012, their work has been exhibited in our New York office as part of AOL's collection of original artworks.

New York-based artist Aakash Nihalani is known for his ephemeral street art, using neon tape to alter our perception of the urban landscape. His work has been featured across the globe, most recently at the Lisa de Kooing Artist in Residence Program. Aakash Nihalani is currently represented by Jonathan LeVine Gallery.

Paola Andrea Ochoa, born in Colombia, is based in Brooklyn, NY. Her abstract drawings combine whimsical strokes and sharp prolific mark-making. Paola has exhibited in a number of galleries, most recently at A.I.R. Gallery.

We are thrilled to add these incredible canvases to our collection. Want to make one of them your background on AOL.com? Click for Asterix, Neon Ice, Windmill, Key, Photon, or Aurora.

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