I am completely loving these expressionist paintings by Nick Lepard. The brush strokes are so blatant but work harmoniously together to create a work of art. As I worked through his portfolio the close ups of the painting or “details” were so nice to see, they give you a closeup perspective of color and texture. nick’s work comes in many forms. I enjoyed the portraits but I also like when the subjects are deconstructed giving the viewer an eyeful of thought.
Matthias Kaiser is a Master at his own craft. His simplistic view in shape and design result in some incredible sculptured vases, tea pots and other shapes. It looks and feels as though texture and patina play a important role in the finished work. This step is what adds depth and detail. Lately I have been getting into pottery and have started to collect certain shapes. Matthias has an incredible eduction both in school and from masters of this art.
I don’t know how I missed the work of Martin Szekely. His designs are so minimal and elegant. The choice of materials are classic and unconventional. I could see any of these pieces fitting into a well thought out,best of quality and artistic interior. I see these pieces as art first then only to examine their functionality in an afterthought. You have to take the time to look through his work, outstanding.
Silvia Song has an amazing talent with wood and respecting its natural properties. The simplistic shapes allow for the wood patterns to act like an intricate painted pattern. I love the ebony bowls, the dark color goes beyond the surface. I love the indigo dipped bowls, I would have never thought to do that. The plates and knives are amazing. I tried turning a bowl once, just once. Silvia is truly an artist.
These glass sculptures by Ben young possess a quality of depth that is unsurpassed. The mixture of concrete, glass and bronze is a perfect combination of building materials. The glass replicates the water so nicely while the concrete provides a compound that can replicate land. I love that the small little buildings are created with bronze adding another complimentary earth element.
I didn’t know who Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt) was until I acquired one of her lithographs and started doing some research. Her work with geometry is quite amazing. Her sculptures tell a story to the viewer but I think, what that story is, comes from the imagination of the viewer. I will save you my interpretation of her life story and work. There are some links found throughout this post that will let you learn more.