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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 – 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’.
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).
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.
Sarah Ball – Accused27. January 2014
Came across these interesting pantings by British artist Sarah Ball. She has 2 series entitled Accused, which are made up of paintings of fugitives from back in the day. Their crimes vary from fire starters (KKK), to activists, to poisoners to prostitutes to people who are just simply labeled suspicious & dangerous or whose crimes were unknown.
By painting them in this manner it almost changes how you look at the person in the picture, in so many of them I don’t see a criminal, but just a normal person looking back at me. There are a whole lot of them and they are all as awesome as these, so if you would like to see them, just click here.
Beth Zimmerman06. January 2014
Check out these cool paintings by Beth Zimmerman, I particularly like the food ones, I like that she’s taken ordinary fun everyday shots of people and made them into art, wish she had more of them.
- My current work is meant to allow the viewer to escape through an intimate, yet psychological, abstracted reality through which realism is juxtaposed with abstraction. Through my work I am exploring means of sexualization as well as materialization, eroticism, fragility, and enticement. Branching further away from realism, I strive to allow a connection between objectivity and beauty. My inspiration derives from erotic personifications, as well as, mineral imagery and formation. I am currently based out of Brooklyn and am pursuing a B.F.A. degree in Illustration from Parsons The New School for Design.