Thursday, September 20, 2012

New Painting Techniques

This short Video of Shepard Fairey doing his thing, is a wonderful "how to" of an urban art process that is simple, complicated and really cool. From the early collage layer through the negative and positive stenciling, it's a pretty neat style that he's developed into a sophisticated look, all his own.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Homage To Writing

Writing and Painting are both vehicles for expressing ourselves and telling stories. Or not! Friederike Feldmann makes a point of writing in a certain way so we'll never understand it. His paintings become a stage where we see calligraphy as a player and not as an informant. Our only choice is to see the designs that lettering makes in these works: to appreciate the gestures only. Most, are simple exclamations of nothing and yet we're drawn to them because they seem to have meaning.

The image is from his Website.

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Dots Or Spots

I suppose when a dot gets to be a certain size it's called a spot. Either way, they're great compositional tools. Roman Palau uses bold spots to anchor and accentuate the subject matter in his paintings to great effect.

This image is from his Website.

He's also represented by the Timothy Tew Gallery.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Painting Masterpiece

For the longest time I thought I was the only one who knew about Yayoi Kusama. But in the last couple of years she seems to be everywhere. The Show at the Whitney was disappointing because it just didn't do her justice. But there's been enough shows in prestigious places that more than picked up the pieces. And they just keep coming.

This image is from D'Amelio Gallery where they're showing works from the 50's. Is this painting just too amazing or what ? I'm absolutely dumbfounded.! It's been wonderful to see more and more and more of her work. She's been prolific and if she's ever stumbled here or there, she's more than made up for it with gorgeous masterpieces like this one.