I posted about his billboard paintings just a couple weeks ago, but since then Randy Hryhorczuk has added a whole new series of them to his site, and they just keep getting better! I love how the surrounding architecture has begun to creep into the frame a bit more this time around.
Archive for February, 2009
It’s Friday, the weekend is near, and it’s time for some fun. I recommend the work of Marion Peck, which is chock-full of surreal fun.
I’m a fan of Alexandra Flood, who does an amazing job of blurring the line between representational subject matter and abstraction.
I really like the approach Louise Richardson takes in creating her landscapes, and am especially drawn to her perspective on man-made structures.
The sci-fi world of Davey Wong is wonderfully rendered, and might just bring you back to your childhood (the part of your childhood spent watching tv and reading comics that is, if it brings you back to your family reunions there are some things we need to talk about.)
Susy Oliveira’s work reminds me of the feeling I got from reading fairy tales as a child. There was always the sense that if you wandered into the right forest at the right time you might just discover a secret population of people living in there, apart from the world you know.
I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone looking for subject matter, but Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melemid’s “The Most Wanted Paintings” project sure does make for an interesting experiment.
The pair commissioned surveys in multiple countries to determine what qualities the general public believed would constitute the most and least desirable works of art, then created those very paintings. I think the survey results are actually more interesting than the paintings, but I suppose that was to be expected.
There is a wealth of impressive landscapes that border on abstractions over on Sheri Kasprow’s blog. Don’t forget to check out the archives!