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  • Art. painting For Example: Augustine Carr

    23.02.2018

    Augustine Carr

    painting

    An appropriated book cover is painted over, not so much defaced as embellished, and then it is scanned and printed at a much-enlarged scale. ‘Tricks and Magic’ is a photograph of an open spread book, one of the pages is obscured by a sequence of coloured squares whereas the opposite page, depicting a blindfolded boy pointing upwards, is left intact. The veiled boy is echoed by the paint that veils the image beneath it. The relationship between the paintings and the particular books used is not specific or conceptual but open and elliptical. But it is the photographic enlargement of the paintings that works to both distance us from the emotively painted book and bring us closer to it through its enlargement. The device is both undone and magnified – as is the emotional intimacy.

    All painting by Augustine Carr
  • Art. painting For Example: Tom Banks

    15.01.2018

    Tom Banks

    painting

    These paintings are made up of scaled-down approximations of real homes that exist on the suburban estates around the town within which I live. The benign uniformity of the architecture found in these well-manicured suburban neighbourhoods engenders an uneasy sense of isolation and conformity.

    Built from ply board, the majority of this work is wall hung, protruding into space, in limbo. Working from photographs taken at night the details of the houses are painted onto the flat surfaces in requisite muted tones. There is no warm glow emitting from the windows. These house shaped paintings are conspicuous by the apparent lack of inhabitants, fuelling confusion and self-doubt, forcing the viewer to question perceived certainties. The presence of absence suggests the drama is occurring ‘off-screen’.

    All painting by Tom Banks
  • Art. painting For Example: Kaitlin Smrcina

    21.12.2017

    Kaitlin Smrcina

    painting

    Lately I have been grappling with what it means to have a religious identity. Growing up, Catholicism and Christianity were often used as weapons and I have been working with Christmas and other religious holidays as spiritual events versus nondenominational celebrations. With many religions scattered throughout my family I am trying to understand what faith means to me while my beliefs are nonexistent.

    All painting by Kaitlin Smrcina
  • Art. painting For Example: Javiye Bentley

    13.12.2017

    Javiye Bentley

    painting

    In his pursuit to change the perception of art, American artist Javiye Bentley has developed an interesting perspective himself. Although he respects the tradition of art, his approach seems that of someone who prefers disruption and rebellion. His fluid-like abstractions seem to contradict the very raw, and battered canvas's they inhabit. Although the paintings are tantalizing, the colors seem to almost mask the very dark and painful stories they depict.

    All painting by Javiye Bentley
  • Art. painting For Example: Cela Luz

    10.11.2017

    Cela Luz

    painting

    In my work, I evoke the unconscious mixed with observations from everyday life through paintings and drawings. Im interested where the brush gestures can lead the painting. This process results in images that are between figurative and abstract.

    I use oil paint, charcoal, oil pastel, dry pastel and palette knife. I see my paintings as moving images, not steady landscapes or portraits. Formally, when they are not single figures floating, like individual thoughts navigating in our minds, they most of the time reference collage, with fragments of different moments. I approach them with a bit of humor, sarcasm, and positiveness.

    All painting by Cela Luz
  • Art. painting For Example: Maggie Hubbard

    06.11.2017

    Maggie Hubbard

    painting

    Maggie Hubbard is a practicing artist from Chicago and holds a BS in Illustration from Indiana Wesleyan University (2013). Her work has been featured in various exhibitions throughout the Midwest and Pacific Northwest. Hubbard’s work explores questions of grief and collective experience through finding intangible characteristics in mundane objects and spaces.

    All painting by Maggie Hubbard
  • Art. painting For Example: Maureen Meyer

    24.09.2017

    Maureen Meyer

    painting

    Maureen Meyer is a painter inspired by her background in fashion and textile design. Her process begins with fabric experimentations using indigo dye. She combines various resist dye techniques, including stitching and clamping to create unexpected patterns on the materials. Meyer references this process rooted in craft to create the abstract compositions in her paintings. The rich indigo color is achieved by painting multiple layers of indigo pigment mixed with an acrylic polymer. The realized paintings are intricate interpretations of the dyed fabrics, exploring their luminous and organic qualities.

    All painting by Maureen Meyer
  • Art. painting For Example: Marleen Pennings

    08.09.2017

    Marleen Pennings

    painting

    For me, painting is the most obvious way to translate an ongoing pace, the world, its people and environment. It's my language at the moment, it's always there.

    All painting by Marleen Pennings
  • Art. painting For Example: Maura Segal

    04.09.2017

    Maura Segal

    painting

    My process combines acrylic paint and multi-layered papers, both new and antique. The papers are cut into thin strips and other geometric and organic shapes. The juxtaposition of paper and paint articulates a universe of balance, texture, movement, and vibrancy.

    All painting by Maura Segal
  • Art. painting For Example: Ricardo Alves

    27.08.2017

    Ricardo Alves

    painting

    In this series I choose as theme corners of rooms that I inhabit in my daily life, each one with subtly highlighted objects, through the suggestion of titles of the works: Corner with fern; Corner with Van Gogh’s biography; and, Corner with bubble plastic. As if the corner became stage and scenery so that the focused items can incorporate a certain personality and become characters. I usually use photographic references that I transform during the transportation to my paintings, either by changing colors, denaturing the light or by proceeding with other treatments. I do this in order to promote tension between photographic image and pictorial construction and at the same time with the intention of highlighting the solitary and mysterious aspect of places and things, seeking to bring to my work a kind of strangeness existing in the visible world.

    All painting by Ricardo Alves
  • Art. painting For Example: Peter Cábocky

    23.08.2017

    Peter Cábocky

    painting

    I'd like to think that my work denounces craft, finish, precision, virtuosity and even ambition. I take a rather more imaginative and playful approach to the medium of oil painting, that is considered to be old fashioned. My constant questioning of how much work really is needed to make an artwork, is something I thrive on. My aim is to observe and question things with intensity but to leave them unresolved, without conclusion, to avoid being predictable and going down well known paths. This materialises in the constant revisions within the picture, re-painting the layers and layers of the previous compositions which finally gives my paintings a subtle vibrating energy.

    All painting by Peter Cábocky
  • Art. painting For Example: Jenniffer Omaitz

    10.08.2017

    Jenniffer Omaitz

    painting

    Our urban and geographic environment is in a constant state of transformation. My work explores states of change between order and chaos that relate to this experience of environmental shift.

    My paintings explore ideas of Fold, Gesture and Movement. These states can remain calm or reconfigure coherence in the painting. I am interested in the connection between a fold as it relates to architecture or geography and gesture as it relates to aspects of drawing and language and 20th century painting. This series struggles to define beauty, exploring abstraction as incident and artifact of the process in which paint is applied, exposing interior and exterior spaces that may not coexist. There is a constant struggle between surface and ground; between paint and the boundaries within the painting.

    All painting by Jenniffer Omaitz
  • Art. painting For Example: Ben Fenton

    06.08.2017

    Ben Fenton

    painting

    Ben originally comes from Dungeness in Kent and spent time living in Greatstone, Rye and Winchelsea Beach whilst growing up before moving to London where he attended Goldsmiths College. With the majority of his childhood spent by the Kent and Sussex coastline, and being the son of a local fisherman, he developed a deep love of the sea, and the coast that meets it. His aim with his paintings is to convey the empty, bleak beauty of these areas and their oddly angular shingle shapes against the expanse of sea and sky.

    All painting by Ben Fenton
  • Art. painting For Example: Goia Mujalli

    05.08.2017

    Goia Mujalli

    painting

    My work operates through things, situations and states that enter the paintings and run their course. Does the act produce the meaning? There is an interest in additive and subtractive actions. Through exploring texture, and the use of layering I open up ambiguous spaces. Repetition of continuous rhythmic motifs creates an essence of a pre-existing thing, which makes the paintings partially representational. All paintings are marked with erasures, moments of presence and precision. I explore the difference of mark making resembling a print aspect. There is a friction of erased marks and layered marks on the surface containing erasures, traces and stains. There is an abstraction in my paintings that comes from this investigation and experimentation with paint and deconstruction of an image. I search for a diverse variation between each painting while maintaining the exploration of mark making.

    All painting by Goia Mujalli
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