Wednesday, March 24, 2010

New 01 Group Show

A few of the artists in the new 01 group show (certainly not all) have some interesting stuff. If you aren't following zero1's blog, I'd recommend starting to do so.

Monday, March 22, 2010

johannes huppi

daniel told me about this guy today. love these: 

Friday, March 19, 2010

Delaney Allen, via zero1. Good, consistent portfolio.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Skater (Portrait of William Grant)

Remy, your new work reminds me a little of this portrait by Gilbert Stuart. Maybe it's the monochromatic palette and folksy ways.

This painting has always been one of my favorites at the National Gallery. It's quite large, about eight feet tall, and if I recall correctly, hung pretty high so the figure seems even larger than life.

This painting is considered a 'Grand Manner' portrait. 

From National Gallery website:
Eighteenth-century British artists and patrons used the terms "Grand Manner" or "Great Style" to describe paintings that utilized visual metaphors. By extension, the Grand Manner came to include portraiture—especially at full length and in life size—accompanied by settings and accessories that conveyed the dignified status of the sitters. Classical architecture, for instance, signified one's civilized demeanor, whole woodland glens implied natural sincerity.

This painting caused quite a stir in 1782 London because up until that point, no 'Grand Manner' painting had the subject engaging in activity. That makes me both giggly and a little wistful.

Ryan McGinley

I really wish I could say that I hate Ryan McGinley's work because it is so Vice Magazine (reminds me: did you guys see this? so gross), but I don't. Some of it is gorgeous and he just has a BFA from Parsons in Graphic Design which makes it worse because it makes me feel lazy and even some of his commercial work is nice (look at the NY Times Magazine Oscar portfolio he shot in 2007 on his site), so enjoy.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

Henry Lamb

 American realist painter during the 1st and 2nd World Wars. 
this one almost looks contemporary.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Matthew Turley

Literally everything on Matthew Turley's website is gorgeous.

Landscapespaceships, wish I were Guy Allot

Guy Allot

ignore the weird emo bathroom photos that show up in the search results.

Klaus Thymann

Klaus Thymann- reminding us all why we should move to Norway.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Luc Tuymans Talks

daily serving post from 10 days ago

Dawn Mellor

Janet Leigh from Vile Affections
2008, oil on canvas, 30 x 32 inches

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

late Alan Shields

Searching for Lollipops in the Hippie Vortex
2000, acrylic and stitching on canvas, 93 x 93

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


I love the tension between minimal-ness and painterliness below

OMG the cutest evar!!1
2006, acrylic on canvas, 58 x 45 inches

2005, acrylic on wood, 22 x 12 x 8 inches

Nina Berman

Nina Berman could be my favorite portrait photographer working today. This image is from "Purple Hearts," a series that is explained right there in the title.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

matt johnson

this is made out of some shit i forgot


Lifejacket-/Obi Art

Justin Adian
Got his MFA at Rutgers, now lives/works in NYC

Gold and Green

Tight and Shiny

Forever and Ever
2008, oil enamel on canvas, 51 x 45 inches

I am so in love with these

Also, seems like another great art blog...

Monday, March 1, 2010

Meet Julienne Hsu

2009, oil on canvas, 12 x 12 inches

Space Cat
2008, oil on yupo, 20 x 30 inches

Zion Park
2008, oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches

Besides obviously knowing how to draw well, she's got a great eye for color and how to use it

Check out her website for other paintings: