Alex Roulette18. February 2014
These are the paintings of Alex Roulette. They are so beautiful and so well executed, I wish I could see them all hanging up in one room together. Each piece makes me feel like the person/people in it are the only ones left on this earth and they only have each other or themselves to rely on. The muted tones and then flashes of bright colours that he uses makes each piece as eye catching as the next.
Damn this world is so full of amazing people, like Alex, like Lorraine, like a who knows how many more. Makes me a bit sad that I’ll never get to see them all, but it makes me damn happy when I come across people like this. Alex, I’ve just discovered your work, but I’m already a huge fan.
- Through painting, I depict fictional and occasionally fantastic scenes that explore the blurred sense of time and place within memories. The dreamlike landscapes incorporate familiar elements of suburban life that both stylistically and symbolically represent a quasi-nostalgic ordinariness. The isolation and dislocation of cars, houses, and figures, and the exploration of subtle spatial relationships, recall the hazy state of dreams in which certain details fall into place while others fade away into the unconscious.
I begin each new work by gathering a large collection of source material. I meticulously photograph environments and collect found images such as vintage postcards. In constructing the painting, I use combinations of these reference images, to fabricate an open-ended narrative with the emotion of a memory. Drawing collages of image fragments onto panels before painting them in oil. The resulting paintings are both realistic and subtly uncanny, recalling some idealized vacation and a deeply personal longing for past experiences.
New art for the house.18. February 2014
A while back I did a post about the extremely talented Miss Lorraine Loots and today I’m posting about my very own piece that I bought. Lorraine hand delivered it over the weekend and I couldn’t be happier with it if I tried. It truly is such an amazing piece of art. This is the first miniature of hers in this series that I have seen up-close and the sheer size of it and the detail in the painting is mind blowing. I cannot believe that she gets so much detail into something so small – it’s crazy!
My new Lorraine is now sitting next to the the very very first piece of art we ever ever bought from Wolves, when we first started. It’s a very cool piece by Michael Linders, we call it giant face and I think these 2 next to each other are perfect.
Oh I love art so flipping much, cannot get enough of it. One day I think I may land up on an episode of Art Hoarders (not that such a show exists, but if it did, I would want to be on it).
Nicholas Mottola Jacobsen05. February 2014
These art pieces are by Nicholas Mottola Jacobsen. I tried to read up a bit about him on his site, but some of it didn’t make sense to me, which is fine because I like his designs and my eyes don’t need to understand his work through words because they already like what they see.
- My name is Nicholas Mottola Jacobsen , I live halfway between Naples and Caserta, I’m 33 years old. Writing, sound and singing ever since 2000 Design and Those. I like old books, drawings, my niece children, the sky, when it snows, dinosaurs, when it rains, looking at the stars (the brightest), I like to look at cats, sound and all evil, the eighties sucked but now I like them.
Coping with dumb – Martin Mezzabotta03. February 2014
A little while back a young gent by the name of Martin mailed me about a very cool zine that he put together. He sent a few copies through and they are for sale at Wolves, if any of you are keen to get your hands on a cool lowbrow parody zine that has some very awesome illustration and content in it, then come on down.
Support local talent and come buy a copy of Coping With Dumb by Martin Mezzabotta now.
Snail mail24. January 2014
This is how Roxy Torres went about making a first impression when looking for a job and she flipping nailed it. She hand-lettered manila envelopes and mailed them with her cover letter and resume to the creative agencies she wanted to get in with. Damn her penmanship is good.
Amy Dover – illustration10. December 2013
Thanks Leigh face for pinning the double fox faces by Amy Dover this morning, I went to go check out the rest of her work – she’s really good. Her drawings are detailed and delicately intricate and her subject matter is right up my alley, a little dark and out of the ordinary.
-Amy Dover is a UK based and internationally recognised artist and illustrator. In her intricate, and beautifully executed graphite drawings she explores primal and human desires, complex narratives, and traditional tales. Through dark characters, melancholy tones and the anthropomorphization of animals, Dover invites the view to enter a world which challenges traditional perceptions, and nature becomes the central focus. Her influences come from growing up in a small village in the North of England, playing in the woods and reading folk tales. As well as a love of Victorian paintings, Natural History books and Nature itself.