Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Bernd Haussmann

Both images are from Chase Gallery in Boston, check out their other artists.

The thing about Bernd Haussmann is that you must see his paintings in a context. Viewing them on a blank page or in a group - they seem puzzling, strange. But when you see his work in a home or business - anything that has other life around it, that's when it really comes to life. Actually it's like the star hitter on a team. It's what pulls everything together and makes life sing.

His paintings do the same thing for me as work by Cy Twombly. It makes my mind just stop.

Visit His web site - there's a list of galleries(links) for you to see plenty of his work. And you'll want to see his new work .

Josh Smith

Gives me a kick. He's made a career out of painting his name "Josh Smith", and there's been a lot of words spoken as to the merits of that. Personally I think it's a hoot (in a good way). Am looking forward to seeing how far he can take it. Some of his work is really good and there's the odd masterpiece now and then. But mostly I enjoy the fact that he constructs his paintings using 2 words - that's his oeuvre, and he's stickin' to it !
He's well represented at Galerie Catherine Bastide in Brussels and you really should check out the slide show of his work at Luhring Augustine in NYC. here's more pics at Standard in Olso.

image is from V

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Jose Parla

image is from his web page.

Visit his website here.

A Day In The Life

José Parlá

Was reading a post at the, about how graffiti artists are becoming all the rage. And it's really true how they have influenced contemporary art tremendously. So now it seems that some of these "outsider rogues" are getting their due recognition - which of course presents a bit of a twist for the authorities who are trying to eliminate all that scribbling and pasting all over their towns.

JOSE PARLA creates a deeply nuanced and layered work that draws you in for more.

These images are from a post at Supertouchblog.

Kadar Brock

Some spray paint, some texture and a lot of bright abstract. This is Kadar Brock. You can check out more images on his page at BUIA Gallery. And also click on the Exhibits listed on his page to see even more images of his work.

All three images are from BUIA Check them out; some very fascinating artists.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Man At Work

Harold Hollingsworth

Visit his Blog.
Good Stuff.
Another artist specializing in his unique oeuvre.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

These Are Pigs

That's right ! These little lovelies are not lambs or sheep; they're curly haired pigs. So if you have a hankerin to see more interesting pics of pigs, y'all go here.

And what did this have to do with painting ? Nothin; I just wanted to get y'all outta the house (mentally) for a minute.

images from Pig Paradise Farm

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Luc Tuymans

This photo conjures up so many fond memories for me. There was a short time in Georgia when I lived in a small warehouse (with a bed and kit and bath facilities) and some days it was just me, the space and light and the silence - room to work and a gas heater. Aaahhh, that was the life !
image is from
You may want to read their article about him titled "Unnatural Resources"
by Yasmine Van Pee. And there's a link to another article also.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Joseph Woolridge

"Triangle Painting"

detail from "Triangle Painting"

. . . and Vacuum The Stairs

image from
go here to see 25 more.

Allen Maddox

Allen is the original X-man. It's a fascinating story about how it all started, but his oeuvre was all about X's. In this particular painting, the X is a bit disguised, but powerful none the less.


Researching him is well worth your while.

Image is from and more images at
Williams Gallery, New Zealand.

And 20 more images at the
Gow Langsford Gallery,
also in New Zealand.


Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Cy Twombly

"Letter of Resignation (detail)" 1959-67
image from Zwirner & Wirth

Peter Callesen

This gentleman is truly amazing, thoughtful and patient. Not only are his works wondrous to look at but they're thought provoking too.
Please visit his
Both images are from his site.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

A Regular Masterpiece

Joseph Woolridge "Untitled (Yellow #1 2006)" oil, pigment, and beeswax on canvas
72" x 84"

Read his Statement and Bio here.

detail of "Untitled (Yellow #1 2006)"

Monday, October 22, 2007

Sunday, October 21, 2007

It Takes So Little

To Tell A Story
Just the simplest little cues can make a story. Two action figures, 2 mugs and a hand to the forehead and suddenly you have a huge joke.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Ice Storms

see this and more great pics of ice storms and there effects at darkroastedblend

If This

piques your interest, you'll be fabulously rewarded by visiting Dennis Hollingsworth's blog. And I can tell you that it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience to go through his archives and view his artwork and it and his progress and his travels.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Who Knew ???

Boat Lifts !!
We all know about locks to get boats from one level of water to another; but lifts ?
visit Deputydog to see the rest of the story.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

More From Yayoi Kusama


Her name seems to keep coming up on a regular basis now. My impression is that she's being taken a lot more seriously and really coming into her own. She currently has a show at the Vitoria Miro Gallery in London.
This quote from Artinfo - “We opened a Kusama show last night,” said Glenn Scott Wright of London’s Victoria Miro Gallery, “and there was a feeding frenzy around the work. We could have sold the show out over and over at prices between $150,000 and $600,000.”
If you're talking Dots (or infinity nets - the reverse way of making dots, like the ones below),
then you're definitely talking about Yayoi Kusama. She's had quite a fascinating career. Sometimes a little quirky, but always entertaining.

Artnet has 107 examples of her work which is a nice overview of her career.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Monday, October 08, 2007


There is so much Irony in art today and it's celebrated to the point where I almost forget what that means. So it was a great pleasure to come across something with some Humor in it.
That IS humor, isn't it ?
this from a site with absolutely no text to explain anything.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Trash Art ?

Tim Noble and Sue Webster create amazing realistic silhouettes by assembling trash or junk in a very controlled manner and then shinning a light . . . .

You can see more interesting pieces here.