Posts Tagged 'painting'

Water. Color. Walls.

As I was walking to see my friend Daren at And Beige this weekend (where I picked up a lovely Voluspa Orangerie candle), I was stopped in my tracks by the current exhibition at Morton Fine Art Gallery. From outside, I was taken back by the serene images through the front window. I had to go in and see these large scale canvases up close. And now I want them all.

Choichun Leung has created these magnificent creamy, watery, glittery paintings by pouring diluted pigments and acrylic paints onto canvas. The water moves about and freely designs itsself. Sanding down and painting over again reveals calligraphic scripts and memories. They are absolutely gorgeous and breathtaking. I am currently selecting living room art for a client and found these to be perfect for the lofty space.

The artist explains this process in a way we can all relate:

 Our memories are not historical accounts of what happened but what we choose to extract, interpret, retain or forget and is a key aspect of our personal identity. How we remember the past is how we propel ourselves into the future, it moulds our interaction with people, current events and experiences. Some memories are shaped by language, others by imagery, some are deeply suppressed through trauma. Yet they emerge consciously and unconsciously in our everyday lives without us oftentimes noticing. They are clues to what was, a blue print of our past selves.  My work is simple traces of that activity- in the faintest of watermarks symbolic of the fading and passing of time and in the improvised scripts where subconscious thoughts emerge and are obscured.

Born in the UK and living in Brooklyn NY (where so many cool people live), this self-taught painter earned a degree in 3D Design from UK’s Loughbourogh College in 1988. Since that time Choichun has shown her talents at numerous exhibitions across the world. The mouthwatering paintings featured in this post will be on the walls at Morton Fine Art Gallery in Adams Morgan until April 11th.

What I Want Now! R&B Clyfford Still’s ‘Untitled’.

A touch of orange gets me going. Top it with creamy colors and a dollop of pale pink and I’m sold. Especially if it’s a larger piece of wall art. Focal point focal point. So, I’m really wanting to own this Clyfford Still serigraph “untitled, 1953. I adore the jagged flashes of color and how it still remains calm and unobtrusive. Plus, it’s under $500 framed in solid maple. At 41″H x 36″W it’s perfect above the sofa, the dining room sideboard or a cozy bed.

Clyfford Still, room and board, painting

 

UP up and Away in the Atmosphere. At home.

Large paintings thrill me. I want to get lost in a painting, and if it’s bigger then me… bring it. I saw these 72″ square atmospheric cloud paintings by artsist Ian Fisher on Bond & Bowery and had to share. They are so true to life! Lift up that urban loft or float away at the end of that large and long hallway. If you have the space, one of these original oil on canvas works will soothe your soul. I promise.

Atmospheric Cloud Painting: Series 20, Ian Fisher

Atmospheric Cloud Painting: Series 20, by Ian Fisher

Atmospheric Cloud Painting: Series 5, by Ian Fisher

Atmospheric Cloud Painting: Series 5, by Ian Fisher

Atmospheric Cloud Painting: Series 4, by Ian Fisher

Atmospheric Cloud Painting: Series 4, by Ian Fisher

Atmospheric Cloud Painting: Series 6, by Ian Fisher

Atmospheric Cloud Painting: Series 6, by Ian Fisher

Atmospheric Cloud Painting: Series 16, by Ian Fisher

Atmospheric Cloud Painting: Series 16, by Ian Fisher

 

 

Chuck Close Up.

Starting this Saturday, the Corcoran Gallery of Art will host a special exhibition of portraiture works from famed Chuck Close. Close experimented with innovative techniques that push the limits in painting. Entitled Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration, the exhibit which runs through September 12th, will feature more than 100 of his finished works will be on display to convey to visitors just how cool and deep a portrait can be.

The Corcoran web site explains, “When making a print, Close and his collaborators complete every stage of their process —from translating an image onto a matrix, to carving wood blocks, etching plates, and applying multiple layers of color—by hand. The mammoth scale and technical complexity of many of his portraits, combined with this time-consuming process, often means that a single print may take years to complete.”

Wow.

Architectural Inspiration at Plan B.

I’ve been thinking about artwork for a historic condominium building lobby in my neighborhood. Mood-lifting photography of the area would be beautiful and welcoming to condo owners as they go to and fro the building. Large abstract and colorful architectural and contemporary paintings would also work to decorate the communal space that is already iced with delicious trim and decorative moldings. When I came across an event listing on PinkLine Project’s awesome events portal for artist Karen Hubacher at the Gallery Plan B, I immediately bookmarked her page. The gallery on 14th Street in DC describes Karen’s craft as “a search to describe the inner, experiential regions shaped by the environment — the effect of landscape, the poetics of space, the texture of memory, the weight of experience.” I describe it as architecturally stimulating…  something Frank Lloyd Wright would create if he has to paint his iconic dwellings as he would see it in today’s world. The exhibition runs through June 20th.

Spatial Syntax Yellow

Spatial Syntax Yellow

Spatial Syntax Green

Spatial Syntax Green

Syntax Series Y1601

Syntax Series Y1601

Syntax Series Y1602

Syntax Series Y1602

Shelter 6

Shelter 6

Happy Valentine’s Day.

Cupid (Sold) from Sarah Bain Gallery

Cupid (Sold) from Sarah Bain Gallery

Holy Batman!

Looks like there is a starving artist on eBay. This Batman and Robin original painting is up for Buy It Now for the low low price of $12,000,000! That’s right. However, you could also make an offer more inline with your budget. Then again, art is subjective, so it may be a fine investment for you Jokers. Check out the high price collection for sale in this artist eBay store or click on your favorite image below. I have to say, I like his work. Go ahead and make him an offer!

tommervikbatman

Tommervik Batmand and Robin Painting

spock--Captain-Kirk-1

Tommervik Captain Kirk

spock-4

Tommervik Star Trek Spock


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