Wednesday, April 09, 2014
How do you categorize the beautiful and mesmerizing work of Chris Fennell? It's certainly Pointillist and Contemporary and I wonder if he ever gave that a thought; his concept seems to be full of newer ideas rather than old. Visit his Website for images and information.
Image is from The Drawing Center.
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Adrian Navarro's spots come at you with a force that compels you to notice; burning their image into your retina (in a good way). His paintings almost shout "party time!" and they're a welcome relief from the doldrums of this past winter. This particular piece is from his Spaces Series. You can check out more of his work at http://www.adriannavarro.com/.
The image is from Spanish Tutor in London Updates.
Monday, March 31, 2014
"to get 2 Have too keep"
For 12 years I've been going to Cape May, NJ for a late summer vacation with my youngest brother's family. Some nights we'd be on "our" beach and look across the bay and see the lights of Delaware. Well, the moment I first saw this picture in the NY Times, I could almost feel the wind blowing and it just took me right back to those summer nights. So I "captured" it by collaging it to the green background and it stayed like that for some time; always rekindling the memory. Then one day, a phrase came to me (the way it does with so many of my paintings) "to get, 2 have, too keep". After pondering the notion that this might tend to sum up our existence; what we do and what makes us happy, it just made sense to say it on this painting. Why does it say snake at the bottom ? Well, in the green abstraction, I saw a snake trying to gobble up the dream - so I gave him some white fangs and wrote "snake".
For me, this painting pretty much sums up how I think about and go about making my art.
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, what if you have a picture AND words. That's exactly what Thomas Zipp does: he combines a simple graphic and lots of words to give us a new hybrid that's lovely and readable.
You'll enjoy seeing more of these kinds of works on his page at Kaufmann Repetto.
Image from Kaufmann Repetto.
Sunday, December 01, 2013
Friday, November 29, 2013
I get the feeling that Zander Blom has a deep respect for paint and applies it right out of the tube to unprimed canvas so that the staining makes a natural backdrop to showcase all these "pieces" of paint. These simple and straight-forward works say so much in a very quiet way.
You'll enjoy the other paintings and installation shots from his Show at the Stevenson Gallery.
Image from Stevenson Gallery.
Thursday, September 05, 2013
Cowboys; we think of them as the ultimate icons of manliness, strength and stability. To see this "cowboy" putting on his brace at the rodeo was quite a shock. Suddenly the whole myth evaporated and I was faced with the fact that this is just another day at work for this man and he was doing what it took to get through it.