Tag Archives for design
Andrew B. Myers05. March 2014
These interesting photos are by Toronto-based photographer Andrew B. Myers. I came across them on this site and I really like his simple yet quirky compositions and his pastel and sometimes bright poppy colour combos. I find his photos fun and different and in no need of a deep insightful explanation, they’re just cool to look at and appreciate.
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 – email@example.com
*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’.
Magical house with a magical front yard.19. February 2014
Love this magical home of Mark and Louella Tuckey on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. It’s so bright and light and jam packed full of such magical treasures. And they have such an amazing view from their front gate. I’m not going to lie, a pang of jealously ran through me when looking at this place.
Source – Design Files
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).