I happened to come across a painting by Nicolas de Staël and was instantly intrigued. His heavy handed strokes and thick applications create scenes that invite the viewer to use their imagination to fill in the rest of the story. When I look at his works, they ring true to a style that my mind immediately associates with mid century. You have to give Nicolas de Staël some credit on the hair.
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These abstract Paintings by Artist Boski Sztuka are inspired by the stylings of some mid century artists but I feel that Boski has an amazing style all his own. “Butch” as he is called by his friends has created some landscapes that are so full of color, texture and shape one could see something new every day. This sampling of images is just a handful of his work. I want to know where we can buy some of these works.
“I don’t call myself an artist. That designation seems best assigned by academics, critics, and marketing departments. I’m a craftsman. A proud craftsman who makes things out of paint and canvas. I happen to think that they’re decorative things, and it’s turned out that at least a few other people think so, too.”
Artist Clara Adolphs has a very distinct style that could be described as rough, blocked, heavy or maybe amazing. I personally love the heavy painted strokes that define the figures and settings in her work. I also find it interesting that she uses the raw color and texture of the canvas to help communicate the concept. I haven’t seen her entire body of work but these pieces have a retro vibe, muted colors and of course the subject matter.
These modern cabin illustrations are part of a book that explores over 60 cabins and huts all over the world. The style instantly reminded me of Charley Harper and his work with animals. The geometric styling is a direct compliment to the architecture featured in the illustration. These would be great in a large scale in a mid century home. Cabins, Taschen-Publishing, Author-Philip Jodidio, Illustrations-Cruschiform.
This post is somewhat off the beat and path for Plastolux but I was quite taken by the work of sculptor Wang Ruilin. These amazing painted copper sculptures take the form of animals but slightly skewed or exaggerated. The animals feel so life like but not alive in our world with some of their almost fantasy like attributes. Make sure to take a look at his other works, some of them are pretty large in scale and you can get a sense of the time and effort that goes into one of these amusing pieces.
Cement polymer, wood, chocolate, paper, salt, nylon and acrylic are just a few materials that Emerging Objects are 3D printing. A group focused on innovations in 3D printing architecture and building components, some of these shapes and patterns are quite nice. I see some of these as art or sculpture. They would make fantastic dividing walls in modern homes. Maybe even exteriors walls using the correct materials. Take a few minuets and visit their site, pretty cool things happening.