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.
These wonderful abstract paintings by Bob Hunt are both intricate and simple. The statement of simple and intricate is what the eye sees. I can see large blocks of color while viewing some detailed lines that my mind can play with. I took quite a few art classes as part of my degree and when I see pieces like this I often wonder when an artist puts down the brush and says “done”. I am afraid I would over work the painting.
“The actual process of painting, the physical activity of it, the manipulation of the medium and the subconscious imagery that surface are of interest to me. I want to validate my relationship with them but they are suspect. I destroy many of these images trying to articulate the elusive.”
Artist Louis Reith has an amazing way of coupling line and shape creating playful geometric patterns. These pieces have a wonderful retro almost Bauhaus look and feel. I find it intriguing that some of these were “Collage of found book pages”. I would love to see these in a larger scale, they would be stunning in a large interior space. Louis Reith Currently lives and works in Amsterdam, NL
I am completely consumed by the abstract paintings of Claire Sherman. When I try and imagine these landscapes without the brush strokes of Claire Sherman, some of theme become pretty mundane. I love the expressive insinuation of color and line helping the viewer form their own mental picture. These artworks are mostly on the large size as well = LOVE!. Talk about fitting into a mid century or contemporary setting, these would feel right at home. Favorite new artist!
Artistic illustrations, where the two words that came to mind when I first viewed the work of Patryk Hardziej. I love the geometric quality of these characters. The angular lines both give details and tell a magnificent stories. For myself and art, either its an instant attraction or there isn’t, an all or nothing in a way. Patryk’s style instantly struck a cord with me. The people in these illustrations have amazing body posture, how many different stories could one piece tell? I honestly love this style but you probably already know that if you are still reading this.
Yesterday’s post about Galeria Miguel Alzueta was about just some of the amazing pieces the gallery carries and some of the spaces they have curated. Today is simply an encore of their work but more in the form of expositions. I think this discipline would be one of the most rewarding “jobs”. To curate a display, gallery or museum would be a fantastic task and Galeria Miguel Alzueta does a superb job. They organize these pieces in a way that a viewer may experience them as both art and furniture. I have always loved the more minimal approach to spaces like these.