Saturday, June 23, 2012

Crashing Gestures

That's exactly the feeling I had upon seeing this inspiring piece by Georges Noel. And even though it was done in 1984, it looks fresh and classical at the same time. Visit his Website to see more by this talented Frenchman.

Caroline Dimnik Contemporary Fine Art has some surprising images.
(click on Artists and then Georges Noel)
And if you're like me and still haven't gotten your fill, there's always good old Google Images.

Painting In The Studio

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Eddie Martinez is one of several young artists I've been watching to see where they go and what they'll do. His work reminds me (to a certain degree) of Basquiat's street-art-into-fine art, oeuvre. So I'm anxious to see how he does commercially and critically and does he have what it takes for a long successful career.

I'm sharing this with you because there are several special moments, both visually and vocally that ring true and apply to all artists. A second viewing will bring home even more simple truths.

You'll find fifteen images of his work at Peres Projects and you can visit his Website.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Words and Mark Making

Have you ever noticed or thought about just how little it takes for our minds to perceive an image. With only a few brush strokes or marks, our brain will leap to conclusions and "paint a picture", so to speak.

This particular work has plenty of effort put forth, but it still reminded me of  the ease with which we can evoke meaningful visuals and conjure moods. Adding words, a more advanced form of mark making, complicates things and slows us down while we search for concrete clues and meaning.

The artist is Gunter Ludwig and the image is from a really great Blog called just another masterpiece.

You'll find a nice slide show of his work HERE.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Redacted Paintings

Jenny Holzer's show of new work immediately brings to mind the work of Kazimir Malevich, which is oh so refreshing in this day and age. These seem quite a shocking turn in a whole different direction from her usual language based oeuvre, but closer inspection reveals bold and thought provoking content..

The image is from Contemporary Art Daily. You'll find more images and text explaining the show at Art Observed and of course, many more images at Spruth Magers Gallery.

Friday, June 08, 2012

ReWriting Graffiti

You've probably heard me say it before; in watching the street art/urban art and graffiti movements, you see all of what's come before in the fine art world, percolating down through and into these Kids works. It's almost as if they're taking classes at night, learning about all the "schools of art" that have shaped our modern-art world. The four works in the above image from his Show at Doze Collective, are by Dale VN Marshall aka "Vermin". If this fascinates you, follow the links to see the three different styles of his work and read about his very fascinating story.

You can start by visiting his Blog. Please take the time to go back though his Blog - there are some amazing works, but they were just too big to put in this post.

 Here's more from Doze and a flickr photostream.

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