Sunday, April 22, 2012
Time for a short mental break.
How wonderful for us to have visuals like this so we can reconsider our political, social, religious and personal positions; it's always good to see the bigger picture.
Spotted on Billionaire Boys Club Blog.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Justin Quinn's compositions, using only the capital letter E, are amusing and relaxing. Researching was frustrating because his "madness" is never fully explained - there are teaser words and phrases, but nothing to help you fully understand what and why. His work is particularly fascinating for me because it crosses into that shady area where the mind tries to read the picture because it recognizes letters.
View his work at Cain Schulte Gallery and Conduit Gallery.
Image from Art & Bob.
Saturday, April 07, 2012
Michael Bevilacqua has it "goin-on" when it comes to capturing the pop-ness of today's urban art. For me, this painting is just a newer version, Rosenquist. Mike can surely paint and some of his very early compositions are even tender, (as evidence Here and Here) but he really hits his stride in this first decade by giving us a clean and clear vision of what main street-urban is, in it's relationship to mainstream fine art.
He's represented by the Gering & Lopez Gallery where you'll find a nice overview of his work.
Thursday, April 05, 2012
There seems to be some bumping going on within the walls of certain galleries these days, between works by fine artists and urban artists and you'd be hard pressed to tell the difference. It's almost a melding of the minds in this visual pursuit, and yet the different camps retain their own dogmas; proud to carry their banner of words into this brave new world of fashionable expression.
Read about Zavier Ellis' work Here or visit his Website.
In the end it's really nothing more that school-taughts and self-taughts trying to cross some "line".
Image from ichinichiichinin.blog45.fc2.com/blog-entry-475.html
Sunday, April 01, 2012
When seeing the Andrew Wyeth Show at the Philadelphia Museum of Art several years ago, not only was I enraptured with the paintings, but completely overwhelmed with the effect that each unbelievably special custom frame had on the work; elevating it to a more magical level.
In my own practice I've been through several episodes of how to more perfectly frame a new painting and I can tell you that framing from scratch is pretty tricky and yet oh so rewarding. There's noting like a "artist's frame" to compliment a work.
And so it was a smile-smearing moment to come across this french art collective named KOLKOZ who, for this particular project make the frames (themselves) the work of art. How DID they do it so well ? haha
You'll find more examples Here.