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Lapis Lazuli – an exhibition by Amber Smith11. June 2013
Hi there guys, this Friday the very talented Miss Amber Smith is going to be exhibiting some of her work at Wolves. From these few pieces that she has sent as a sneak peak, it looks like it’s going to be super cool. You can start buying stuff from 6pm, so if you want to get yourself something good, come early.
I can’t wait to see all her pieces.
Curate 1k23. May 2013
Came across this cool site called Curate 1k that has loads of pieces of art on it that are for sale. It’s run by a lady named Norah, she scours the internet to find $1000 worth of beautiful, affordable artwork each and every week. So if you are keen to find some pretties for your walls, click here.
Here are some pieces that took my arty fancy…
Evan B. Harris21. May 2013
I was admiring the work of Evan B. Harris over the weekend. His paintings feel like they should be epic tattoos on strange circus folk, don’t ask me why I feel that way, I just do. Even though the majority of his subjects are sad they’re beautiful too. Evan’s creative process involves hours of painting and crafting before he brushes and sands over them to give them an old school look. The shark and wolf are amongst my favourite.
- Born among the briars & brambles in backwoods of Klamath Falls, Oregon, Evan Benjamin Harris grew up with little knowledge of the bourgeois big city fine arts. So, he dove into the recesses of his own imagination and embraced the fables and folklore that fascinated him. With little to do but draw, he did exactly that. Now older, things haven’t changed much. The stories he created as a child are still present in his paintings. With diligence and hard work, Evan’s crude stick figures became the more clearly defined images you see today. With no formal art training, he creates on his own terms.
Broken boards, oil and acrylic paints, charcoal pastels, plastic resign, and melted waxes are among the mediums Evan uses. Then they are beaten, brushed, sanded, polished, and hung. Most would cringe at the idea of scratching or sanding something they spent hours upon hours painting, but that’s Evan’s favorite part – creating the appearance that this wasn’t made in the 21st century. Behind every scratch and claw mark is a story waiting to be told.
Sally Ross17. May 2013
I came across this artist named Sally Ross on Design Files and thought I would share her work with you guys. Her paintings look very labour intensive, what with all the tiny dots and lines that make up most of what you are looking at, which is pretty amazing. The blog I found her on interviewed her in her studio, so if you like what you see and want to read more about her, click here.
- My process is simple – found photograph, composition drawing, then paint (Lukas oil paints on linen).
When I find an image I wish to paint, a sort of recognition takes place and then I just do it. The actual painting is time-consuming, tuning up the image always seem to require further detail, more observation. A work can take from weeks to many months to complete. I do work on several canvases at once, they tend to feed off each other.
Escif – amazing13. May 2013
Came across these street paintings by a Spanish artist named Escif. I have never seen anything like them. Imagine seeing such unusual but super cool work on our streets. I think a lot of his pieces hold political messages, some I understand, some I don’t. I just know that I like his style a lot.
Check out more of his work here.
Yesterday Shane, Leigh, Brad, Jake and I went to the Mastercard Winter Sculpture Fair out a the NIROX Sculpture Park. Judging from the huge amount of people that attended I would say that it was a roaring success. It was so nice to be out in the sun with friends, good wine and pork belly. They had a bunch of food and wine stalls there that had some pretty tasty things up for offer and the grounds themselves are beautiful, they were green and well looked after and some of the sculptures on show were amazing. Now I’m no art buff, so I appreciated only some of the pieces, others my little mind just couldn’t or rather wouldn’t let me hit the ‘like’ button, I just didn’t get the idea or the sentiment behind them, they were just there filling space, but in the same token there were some that were super cool and interesting, so the art balanced itself out and I was happy. There were also some really nice things to buy there, buy I managed to restrain myself from running up my credit card. Good Angie, good.
I think my most favourite pieces at the fair had to be Francios Van Reenen’s work, his stuff is just so carefree and fun (speaking of Francios Van Reenen, I must show you what I bought from him – so excited about my new purchase) and he had giant sculptures there too, which were amazing to see up close. The dog below is his, as well as the 3 pieces after that. He even had the little girl with the sausage dogs on display, which is one of my absolute favourites.
All in all it was a good day, but it didn’t end there, Elvis paid us a visit too – next post.