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Archive for the ‘fine art’ Category

Sep 18

Dolan Geiman – Tractor

This new piece from Dolan is incredible.  The rust and grit reminds me of the old tractor my grandfather used to have back in Ohio.

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Jul 09

Parra

I saw this mural at SFMOMA a while back.  I was memorized by the stark black and white imagery and smiling at the clever, irreverent humor. I love his work.

Le Le – Breakfast from magnetron music on Vimeo.

From his website:

“Dutch artist Parra (1976) is best known for his curved post-Pop imagery, highly saturated colours, vibrant hand-drawn letters and worlds inhabited by hybrid, surreal characters. Celebrated by galleries and championed by an underground following from the outset, Parra has quickly become a respected and eclectic artist worldwide. Working across drawing, painting, animation and sculpture, Parra creates an enigmatic and instantly recognisable style that defies easy categorisation. Parra is cofounder of cult apparel label Rockwell Clothing and a member of electronic music group Le Le. Parra Lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.”

Apr 20

Mac Premo – The Dumpster Project

“I think that we define ourselves through the things that we collect and the things that we keep,” Premo says in a video about the project. “I think we imbue meaning into objects and I think subsequently those objects become a record of who you are.”

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Apr 01

Ivan Puig

“Hasta Las Narices” sculpture by Ivan Puig.

I can see how a piece like this can have a profound impact on a viewer. There is an initial shock value and almost panic of “witnessing” this car sink into the floor.  SO brilliant.

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Jun 09

Richard Pearse

“I am a big fan of Robert Rauschenberg and his ability to take items that were lying around and turn them into lush pieces of artwork. I was always very moved by how beautiful something made up of such mundane and throw away items could look when placed together with consideration.

My art is really heavily influenced by the music I’m inspired by and attempting to create. I think about music in terms of loud and quiet colors, textures and patterns, and to me a lot of these pieces are interpretations of songs or parts of songs. Songs are made up of a series of interlocking pieces that work well together and this is what I try to create with my art.”

These are the words of artist Richard Pearse. He puts a modern spin on the techniques developed by likes of Rauschenberg and pulls it off in a unique fashion. I would kill to have one of these pieces hanging in my living room.

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May 27

Adian Koch – Variations of Red

Arrow to Arrow.

May 21

A Deer Wearing Gym Socks

This needs no explanation. Lovely painting.

Charmaine Olivia

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Feb 25

Somewhere between abstraction and figuration

Taken from great blog “but does it float“.

Painting by Joan Miró.

Feb 24

David Hockney

It is very good advice to believe only what an artist does, rather than what he says about his work.
Feb 16

Valerie Roybal

I love these collages of strips of book pages. This would make marvelous wallpaper.

View more of Valerie’s work.

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