Fill in the Blank Gallery , Kristen , Painting , Sculpture
Tags: artist interview, complexity, fail, gravity, mara baker, sponges, straws, systems
“In my Installations I purposefully choose to use fragile materials and form tenuous relationships between them. These relationships often have the outcome of perceived failure. The water can’t fight the twenty feet of gravity; the tubing system can’t sustain the pressure and leaks, or the sponges are unable to absorb enough moisture. Yet in this failure, I am forced to accept the ambiguity of an unknown outcome and revel in the complexity which foretells this assured failure.”
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Kristen , Painting
Tags: 20x200, abstractions, anna zemakova, dream-like, fauves, Ian Carpenter, joseph yoakum, landscapes, nicolas de stael, NY, Painting, paul klee, society of six
Ian Carpenter is a painter from Brooklyn, NY who works mostly in colorful abstractions of dream-like landscapes. His works are playful with simple brushstrokes that create unexpected complexity and wonderment in the final product. He lists his influences as Paul Klee and Nicolas De Stael, art collectives like the Fauves and The Society of Six, and various outsider artists like Joseph Yoakum and Anna Zemankova.
Follow the artist’s blog for new paintings or buy a print from 20×200.
Graphic Design , Illustration , Kristen , Painting
Tags: afreelance, arturo mosquera, ▲*, dark, Graphic Design, Illustration, mysterious, spain, vigo, women
Arturo Mosquera, or ▲*, is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Vigo, Spain. His illustrative works are mostly of young women, dark and mysterious. See his flickr or website for more.
Illustration , Kristen , Painting , Photography , Printmaking , Sculpture
Tags: anthropomorphism, berkley illustration, etsy, frankenkitty, Illustration, matty8080, Painting, Photography, sarah ogren, Sculpture, skelatal dropkick
I’ve known Tim for a few years now. He is a gentle soul, only says what is necessary, and what he does speak says volumes. I believe the same goes for his work. He is an instructor and North Park University in Chicago and many of his paintings revolve around his daughter, Tema. I especially enjoy his large scale detailed paintings which evoke such a sense of beauty, calmness, and solitude.
You really should look at these in larger detail on his website: www.timlowly.com and his flickr site: www.flickr.com/photos/timlowly/.
Guest Blogger , Illustration , Mixed Media , Painting , Printmaking
Tags: bill tucker, clouds, drawing, Guest Blogger, humans, Illustration, lightening bolt, monsters, Nathan Enkel, Painting, Printmaking, Toronto, Twelve Fingers, water color
Today we have a guest blogger, Bill Tucker, writing about artist Twelve Fingers:
Twelve Fingers, aka Nathan Enkel, creates a world of monsters and people in everyday situations as well as visually descriptive worlds and bodies based on his current interests and feelings. The Toronto native is a student at OCAD and is continually developing this new world and works hard to share it. From pieces depicting heads vomiting clouds dashed with beautiful tones of water color, to paintings of monsters in full color spray painted glory. His characters are connected by a familiar bolt of lightening that floats above the monsters or humans heads.
Check out his website, www.flickr.com/photos/twelvefingers to meet these new and interesting creatures. I’m putting Twelve Fingers on your team
Lisa Congdon is a San Francisco based illustrator who didn’t begin making art until she was 33 years old. She is almost entirely self taught and sees this as an advantage, being able to work with her own sense of color, shape, and composition. I especially love the portraits of animals and people with random bursts of neon colors.
In addition to making art she also owns an art gallery and design-led shop called Rare Device in San Francisco. See more about her and her work on her website: www.lisacongdon.com