When I started trying to promote my own artwork online I kept coming across other people's art that amazed or compelled me in one way or another. This blog has been a way for me to practice thinking and writing about art, as well as learning more about my peers and all the incredible art that is being made out there.

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Valentines Day and an apology

Last week was hectic and my only post was a bit late. Sorry about that. Worse yet I will be unable to add any more posts until March 12! I'm heading off to a remote bit of Oregon for an artist residency where there will be very limited dial-up internet access. So in the meantime, here's a Valentine collection for 2012 culled from posts since last year's collection. I hope you enjoy these and I promise to pick things back up when I return. In the meantime check out some of the other art blogs listed below, and enjoy the art out there!

Frank Gonzales
"Passing Thru"  24" x24"  acrylic on canvas

Jeremy Hush
"Nettled" 2011
Kristin Kwan
"Cherry Blossoms" watercolor

Steven Tabbutt

Steven J. Yazzie
"Intrusive Relationships"  oil on canvas  66" x 48"  2011

Theo Ellsworth
"First Contact"

Vincent Desiderio
"Couple", 2009  Oil on canvas  14 x 11 inches

Friday, February 10, 2012

Dan Witz 2

The last time I posted work by Dan Witz I showed only his painting (Oct. 13, 2009). Which is amazing. But there is another side to the man that has been a constant in his work. That is his street art. Over the years, even decades really, it has taken many forms but always there has been a combination of subtlety and wit that one does not usually associate with art imposed in guerilla fashion upon public spaces. Add to that mix a healthy dose of the macabre and you get... well... see below. The next time you take a stroll down the rough streets of a city, keep your eyes open for the furtive figures who may be lurking behind seemingly innocuous grilles and wire mesh gates.
In the meantime, check out his website (www.danwitz.com) and this short video about his most recent work in Norway.

"King Baby" project, Stavenger, Norway

"King Baby" project, Stavenger, Norway

Katowice, Poland
"Do Not Enter"  Brooklyn, 2007 - From The Man of Sorrows collaboration with the Butoh artist, Ian Caskey.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Gabriel Neale

"Figure in White Landscape"  oil on canvas  140cm x 220cm  2007


Untitled  oil on canvas  140cm x 150cm  2011

"Run Scared"  oil on canvas  220cm x 140cm  2008

"Haunted Man"

"Cafe"  acrylic  140cm x 220cm  2005
Gabriel Neale is a British artist born in 1978. And that's about all the biographical detail I can muster. Some folks just keep a low profile on the internet. But you can see his work, which has evolved dramatically over the last seven years or so. It began as graphic illustration-like work depicting bleak interpretations of daily existence in modern England, with stylized figures echoing the work of Egon Schiele . It has since morphed into a hyper-horror show of the human body in which sex, birth and death are all equated as a grotesque parade of bodily transformation. His work is not for the squeamish. And yet, that graphics look still still lingers, giving the work a certain degree of playfulness that attracts the viewer even while the subject matter repels. The result is compelling.
Most of his work online can be found at: www.numasters.com
A few additional pieces can be seen  at: www.saatchionline.com