Monday, August 29, 2011

Balancing Rocks

Some people work hard to balance their checkbook; Bill Dan puts his efforts into balancing rocks. The beauty in this is the amazement we experience in viewing the finished "works" and especially while watching Bill create these temporary pieces. At the very end of the video you'll see him doing something that is most helpful in the process.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Smallest Dots

Pin-pricks, actually. David M. Ambrose shares with us the technique for making his art at his Website, where you'll find more images - each with it's own close-up, detail shot.

Image is from his Website.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Between Graffiti and Calligraphy

"Wishfull thinking"

The proponents of calligraphy and graffiti have been on a collision course for some time now. And by that I mean that there have been rapid advances in style in both camps which are beginning to blur the original descriptions that we still cling to. Although you have a general clue when you hear the words graffiti, street art and urban art, it doesn't begin to specifically convey a meaningful mental image of some of the new hybrid contemporary art that's being made. It's all Fine Art, but the above mentioned words and saying calligraphy and contemporary art still send your mind in quite different directions. It feels like there's a dire need for new and better labels as we make our way through this new hybridized, contemporary art scene.

And all of this makes me wonder where I stand; where I fit in.

The above 14 x 18 studio painting titled "Wishfull thinking" by Dean Aldrich (aka Adeaner), done with acrylics and graphite and colored pencils, seems to fit right in the middle of this whole conversation.
I might not have "street cred", but I certainly march to my own drum.

If you think urban art and street art are just more labels for graffiti, you need to check out the sites below.

Arrested Motion  (surprisingly also carries posts about the likes of Damien Hirst, etc)

Graffuturism ( right away you'll see what I mean about style cross-fertilization and hybridism between genres )


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Looping Gestures

An organic Mondrian ? No, it's the very confident work of Cary Griffith.
In a style that many artists have tried, he makes looping lines that cross and then colors in specific sections to create his bright, acrylic paintings that are at once fresh and reminiscent of modern masters.

Visit his Website and enjoy the music that plays as you view the images.

Image is from Artist-Listing.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Painting Water Drops

Kim Tschang Yeul has made a career out of painting water droplets and I think you'll appreciate his reasoning.
Whether combined with abstraction or calligraphy, his trompe l'oeil is quite convincing and refreshing.

You'll find more images at Galerie Baudoin Lebon.

Image is from Galerie Baudoin Lebon.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Text & Cursive Gesture

Gabby Heit divvies up her oeuvre into themes or series. And one such series is to juxtapose her looping, cursive, crossing lines onto antique newspapers. She then gives life to these forms by coloring in certain sections and blushing in a background.

You'll find more examples of her work and a brief explanation at her Website.

Image is from her Website.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Landsat Pointillism

Interesting patterns emerge in images of our planet, from space.

You'll find more visuals in the original Post at Slow Muse - a Blog that I visit regularly.

Image from Slow Muse.