I completely love the work of Ceramicist Eric Roinestad. The culmination of sculpture meets functionality creates a beautiful result within his work. These particular pieces remind me of sea creatures like corals, sea urchins and others. The textures and colors are fantastic, they have amazing depth, adding the final character traits to the pieces.
I was so struck with…really a loss for words as I looked through the works of Vonn Sumner. I love the characters changing personas with a simple prop. Some of my favorites are the works that have a monochromatic feel to them. I would assume that Vonn is living out some of his imagination through his work as most of these subjects look quite similar to himself. I also appreciate the restraint when it come to color blocking and leaving the focus to one subject.
I recently came across the work of sculptor Antony Gormley and was instantly a fan of his work. His interpretation of the human form takes on so many shapes and densities. His body and just amount of work is amazing. I could see how one would want to collect his works, the numerous deviations of one subject would make an outstanding installation. Make sure to visit his site and there are tons of sculpture to look at.
Expressionism, the term I would use to describe the work of Omar Najjar. Broad brush strokes give a suggestion to the story without giving the details fully. I feel like I am looking through a foggy or wet window trying to figure out what is happening. I love the color balance in these works, some are “void” of color while others have a nicely managed palette. The subject matter in these paintings feel like everyday life, something we can all relate to.
This home and living art gallery was rescued and transformed into a space that could double as an art museum. The google translation was a little rough but from what I could gather, the owners have a pretty substantial collection of art and needed a space that could display it. For me, this home falls into the category of “dream space”. Wide open, glass and concrete can make for a beautiful structure such as this one. I could easily roam around the rooms of this home just as if I were at an art exhibition.
I was taken by the expressive paintings of Martin Golland. His brush strokes create an image that the viewer may or may not be able to decode. These paintings feel like the after math of some natural disaster but are beautiful in both color and shape. They definitely hint of the captivating lines and brush strokes that are comparable to some mid century artworks that I have seen.