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An Exhibition of Peculiar Creatures by Lara Meintjes27. February 2014
We haven’t had some art up at Wolves for the last couple of months, but we are very happy to kick off the year with some very very cool prints from a very very cool illustrator named Lara Meintjes who originates from South Africa, but now lives in California.
Her quirky watercolor paintings of half animals and half humans are not only charming, but so well done. Each one is unique and quirky and I think if you come in you’re going to have a hard time choosing which one you like best.
We only have 40 prints and only ONE of each available, they are A4 in size and are going for only R350. The show opens this Friday and will run until the end of March. If you are interested in any and need them shipped off just drop me a mail – firstname.lastname@example.org
*These are just some of the prints up, there are still loads more to see
Lee Price24. February 2014
So I was looking at these photos of ladies eating in the bath and I was admiring the composition, the colours and the overall idea, I thought it was really interesting, but then I realised that I wasn’t looking at photographs, no don’t be silly. These are oil paintings, which of course blew my mind. I mean how crazy-detailed and lifelike are these pieces? The person behind these realistic oil paintings is Lee Price, yet another artist I wish I could meet in real life so I can chop their hands off and sew them onto my own – just kiddddding. Not really.
- Lee Price creates realistic oil paintings, that show women and food in their intimate and private settings. The pictures are self-portraits of her, getting excessive with food that is considered indulgent, forbidden, or comforting. Her works addresses the intersections of food with body image, addiction, and unabating desire.
Lee Price states: ‘In this society, there’s so much pressure for women to be thin. We’re not supposed to have appetites – and not just for food, but for a lot of things. We’re the givers and not the consumers, and I think some of my recent paintings are about the women staring at the viewers and saying, ‘I’m not going to censor my appetite’.
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).
Modern Hieroglyphics – Mike Giant17. February 2014
This is the work of Los Angeles based artist Mike Grant. This series is called Modern Hieroglyphics, all the illustrations are hand done and sold out, which is not cool, would of loved to get my hands on one. I think it’s so awesome how he’s signed each print with a signature and fingerprint. I found Mike via my friend Daniel Ting Chong, who by the way is another damn talented artist – check him out. These remind me a bit of the Russian Tattoo book I bought a while back…
- Los Angeles based Mike Giant has achieved fame as a graffiti artist, illustrator and tattooist. Black ink is Giant’s specialty and whether his medium is concrete, paper or skin, his signature style – inspired by Mexican folk art and Japanese illustration – is unmistakable. Mike Giant has worked in media covering, graffiti, design, fine art, photography and tattooing, making him one of the most celebrated and versatile artists of his generation. He has shown in galleries around the world.
I started to look at modern tattoo designs as well as corporate and band logos as “modern hieroglyphics”. I thought a lot about how the symbols of our time would be objectively translated by future generations. And instead of trying to explain it, I made drawings to codify the symbolic language of our time for future observers to translate for themselves. -Mike Giant
Grace Cross07. February 2014
I wanted to show you guys the interesting work of my friend Grace Cross, she’s a fine artist who lives and paints in Cape Town and I think her work is damn cool. I’m not very good at reading too much into art, I just know what I like, so I’ve included Grace’s artists statement so that you can understand her body of work a bit more through her own words.
- My artistic practice interrogates the crossroads of ‘African Identity’. I tell stories through images, which can be taken as things to come, things that have arrived or things that have already been devoured in the great chain of being. My work creates an imaginary frontier that asks to be traversed and delineated; reclaiming and monumentalizing a new bastard race. I use the corporeal materiality of paint and matted animal fibre to explore personal and historic heritages as signifiers. The reviving language of myth joins together a polyglot of the real world’s cultures and traditions within the painted narratives; unborn, living, dead and hybrid creatures intermingle with the ordinary. Violence and birth are synonymous examples of life on the canvas; a severed baby floats in space, a bird’s beak pries open a pregnant egg, a masticated meal is gobbled by a wound-like mouth. The binaries of the unobtainable and the finite, the centre and the border, the converged and divided are all devoured in the microtopias created within my paintings, seeking to intrigue an audience into questioning their own traditions. I endeavour to imbed my work with a sense of playful heritage, spawned identities, and humorous metamorphoses situated in a wondrous discordant Eden.