Thursday, January 31, 2013
This one started as a landscape with a road. Sometimes I think of compositions like this as snapshots......the red figure is somewhat different than the others which are more nondescript. Later today I will continue with the yellow road theme......post them tomorrow.
I think I need to push the background back further.......I will try to add white to sit this stuff back. I am thinking of creating some kind of narrative between the characters.......hoping this will happen organically.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
There is a lesson to learn from this I guess.........once you get to a certain sophistication it is hard to figure out where to go next.......I do not want to stifle or contstrain the imagery.......
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Originally I had this piece 180 degrees around, but thought the figure on the left floating was more interesting. Looking at it as I post it I think I could have done more with the color........like flames coming from the wall at left or something. Makes me think of the horrible fire in Brazil last evening which killed so many.
I watched a piece about WeiWei......the Chinese dissident artist this morning. The works are about protest of a repressive country and regime. I admire this type of work, but wonder about its effects. If you challenge a bully doesn't it harden their positions......the final outcome can only be the survivor of one or the other it seems.
What I am thinking about is changing the psychological perceptions of your opponent through the creation of art instead of provoking their anger. Art can be subversive in that way, if the context of the repressor is challenged in their own minds, they will be converted organically. Maybe I am just naive to think this kind of change can be manifest, perhaps the oppressor will use the creative process to further manifest their own justifications for their behavior.......
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Friday, January 25, 2013
Thursday, January 24, 2013
For me what I find interesting about this one is that my eye never seems to stay in the same place in the composition for very long........
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
Monday, January 14, 2013
The works were inspired by the music of Sugar Riios, a band from Iceland. It is interesting how music can effect the movements as I paint.....the idea of the grid background came from the beat they set up.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Just by changing the rotation of the image they become different narrative ideas as well. The top piece appears to be, to me, a nest of sorts. The bottom piece involves a force of some sort moving from left to right, pushing the forms forward.
Also the top piece seems stable, whereas the bottom piece seems to be in motion.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
This drawing was originally sketched in April of 2012 and today I did the vector work. Trying to develop subtle relationships between the warm and cool colors.......especially the foreground red figure.
I spent yesterday afternoon going first to PS1 which is part of the Museum of Modern Art in Long Island City. Some excellent work you would not see otherwise I think. Then went to openings in Williamsburg Brooklyn. Really nice people there and more accessible than the city for the most part.
I saw some excellent detailed drawings at Pierogi gallery which I recommend checking out if you are in that neighborhood. I will start bringing my camera around and post photos from my excursions from now on............
Friday, January 11, 2013
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Monday, January 7, 2013
Sunday, January 6, 2013
This was printed on glass, and I notice these vertical bands, and small open round areas........I will go back to the plexi........or perhaps work with more pressure to see if these go away. I am still printing on the paper called mitz terraskin which is make from stone......I would like to find out more about this material, but it is the best for layers I have found so far.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
This one is very different I think, opens up a lot of possible compositional experiments in the future.
Friday, January 4, 2013
After that I went to Green Street to see ceramics by Lidya Buzio.......check out her work, excellent.
Then I went to one of my favorite places, NY Central art supply, their paper department. If you have never been there, this is a really cool NYC place, nothing like it. They have every kind of paper you can imagine, and they really know their stuff. Also they are emphatic about keeping every sheet pristine which is a level of professionalism I don't see everywhere.
These prints are 14"x 22".
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Happy new year to you all! Lets hope this is one of peace.........