Posts Tagged ‘Contemporary’

The Intriguing Figurative Paintings of LISA G.

Posted in Contemporary, Fabric, mixed media, Oil, Oil on Fabric, Painting, textile on April 7th, 2010 by Alice – 3 Comments

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The Fair Angel - LISA G

The Fair Angel - LISA G

LISA G is a contact of mine on Facebook. Her work is beautiful, playful, thoughtful and engaging. I just can’t spend enough time with her work.

Many of her paintings are oil on fabric. I’d love to see them in person. Her colors are so rich and vibrant, they truly sing.

Tomorrow, one will see well - LISA G

Tomorrow, one will see well - LISA G

LISA G  was born in Montreal Canada and painted for many years. She is a self taught artist. She says “In fact I believe that I can express myself only through form and painting. It is a universal language by which all  my emotions passes from my mind. It is my way of existing, my breath.”

I take you along to the sea - LISA G

I take you along to the sea - LISA G

Many of her painting tell interesting stories that hold your attention, I’m often afraid I might miss something if I don’t take my time. It seems she is a prolific artist with much to say.  Her work has a dream like quality that carries you to a different place if only for a heartbeat. Isn’t that what art is meant to do? Take us outside of ourselves?

The Thoughts Baroques - LISA G

The Thoughts Baroques - LISA G

There seems to be a fish, bird or some animal in each piece. Many times all are flying, contributing to the other worldly feeling evoked by her art.

the black ribbon - LISA G

the black ribbon - LISA G

There are so many piece of work to choose from, it was difficult for me to decide which ones to share with you here. If you enjoyed these, I know you’ll enjoy her blog. The site is in French, you can enter the address into this translator to read it in your language.

Many thanks to Lisa for allowing me to share her work with you.  You can become her fan on facebook.

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Annett E. Bank’s Figuative Art is Energy in Motion

Posted in Contemporary, Painting on August 5th, 2009 by Alice – Be the first to comment

Synchronicity II

Synchronicity II

When Annett and I first talked she was working on a project that has been evolving over several years, since she was in Art School actually. Now she works in the top floor studio of her old Victorian Home in Brighton, UK.

The painting, Synchronicity II, reflects her studies of esoteric and spiritual teachings and she is influenced by the concept of the Oneness of all things, as well as the merging of the male and female principle. She was kind enough to send me some pictures of the work in progress and I’ve posted them below.

The Sketch

The Sketch

Annett wrote to me, “It (this painting) states that people are made to be unaware of their true origin, their amazing vastness as a being that has comprised within themselves all the elements of the universe. An unspeakable wonder, but we experiencing life as limiting, suffocating and often depressing. The sensation of ‘a human experience’ stands therefore in stark contrast to our infinite, eternal existence.”

Stage 1

Stage 1

“For that reason I want to convey the couple in a confined capsule-like shape, which coincidentally reminds us of the shape of a heart – representing the idea of Togetherness within Separateness, yet sensing that the bubble will soon open.”

Stage 2

Stage 2

She goes on the say, “This is an image of male and female opposites who choose to exist in a close space together, but ending up seeking to manipulate each other to fulfill their own ends. I played with the idea that humanity is about to be birthed into a new, higher consciousness, but yet not aware of it – so the old drama of separateness, duality and dysfunction is still played out between them in their private lives.”

Stage 3

Stage 3

The progression,  the layers of paint and feeling and thought that builds this work is interesting to me. Each stage is able to stand on it’s own, yet it is still waiting for that final brush stroke. But after speaking with Annett, it still might not be “finished”. But it has been shown, here it is between two more of her energetic works at a recent exhibition.

Exhibition

She has had numerous exhibitions in the UK and her work is in many private collections. In 2008 she was recognized as one of UK’s Best Graduates by the SaLon Gallery in Notting Hill and exhibited at the ‘Midsummer Art Fair’ at the Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington, London.

Yellow Dancer

Yellow Dancer

I’m drawn to Annett’s  work, I enjoy the intertwining of contemporary texture and color with classical movement and energy. I particularly enjoy her Dancer Series and her portrait work is stunning.

Untitled

Untitled

Annett’s accomplishments are too many to list here, but you can find out more about her on her website and spend some time enjoying more of her vibrant work.

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Jason Thielke’s Architectural Approach to the Human Figure

Posted in Contemporary, Traditional on July 8th, 2009 by Alice – 1 Comment

Easy Silence

Jason Thielke’s art focuses on urban landscapes and their inhabitants. A strong emotional connection to the built environment and its inevitable rise and fall provide the foundation for his work.

Jason Thielke’s solo exhibition, New Work, will begin July 17 and continue through August 15, 2009 at the David B. Smith Gallery, 1543 A Wazee Street Denver, CO, 80202. A reception for the artist will be held on Friday, July 17th, 2009 from 7 PM to 10 PM.

From his press release, “The work in this exhibition speaks to Thielke’s fascination with behavioral juxtaposition within the individual. The conflict between one’s ability to implement self control and compulsion to manipulate and constantly self-gratify emerges as a reoccurring theme. Jason Thielke’s drawings illustrate this struggle with mathematical precision. Constellations of the human experience, the artist utilizes simple, structural forms to portray stark contrasts within the spirit of his subjects – swirls representing natural beauty and positive energy; straight lines referencing intentional thought and manipulation used to influence others. These figures depict the idiosyncrasies of human perception, examining the dynamics of body language, eye contact and spiritual interaction. “

Visionary

Jason’s aesthetic encompasses both contemporary and traditional techniques much like modern architecture; his process of drawing, composing, and transferring images mirrors the planning, deconstruction and reconstruction phases of urban gentrification.
Kim and Jesse
The architectural style in his work is applied to his interpretation of the human form, which comfortably contrasts hard lines with soft features and mixed emotions.

Psiloveu 7

He often parallels this theme with the resurgence of American figurative painting.

Thielke earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the Northern Illinois University School of Art and has held solo exhibitions in Denver, Portland and Seattle.

Clown

Thielke uses combinations of the following materials in his work, colored pencil, acrylic transfer, acrylic, aerosol, laser etching, and ink. You can see more of Jason’s work on his website.

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