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… are short blogs about other artists’ work that I find interesting and inspiring- mostly abstract painters like myself. I employ hashtags which can be used to find similar artists or you can search by image.

You can also use the menu to find images of things I am making (while I am primarily a painter, I also create abstract work in other media), as well as some perspective on being an Artist with a big “A” after the historical narrative of painting’s progression has been shed.

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Erik Lindeman

Artforum notes that Erik’s …”incorporation of anonymous found surfaces as compositional elements in painting has occupied a central place in his work…” and that “… Lindman states, his practice and methods are the most efficient means he has discovered to create a space of reflection and contemplation for viewers to generate their own meanings.

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Ibrahim Mahama

Artforum notes an online solo exhibition at White Cube of recent jute sack paintings by Ibrahim Mahama. “In these works, Mahama continues his interrogation of the principle that by engaging with the failures of the past it is possible to ignite new value systems for the future. By so doing, there is the potential to engender economic change that would lead to labor reforms. Produced in his native Ghana with the help of “collaborators,” the jute sacks from which the paintings are created point to histories of trade and commerce and the personal stories of their handlers…”

#ibrahimmahama

Austyn Weiner

says about his newest which Artforum notes that “these paintings have been made through a pandemic, through a civil unrest in my country, and now through fires ablaze all around me. The title “Nobody’s Baby” eludes to a longing for guidance, and a need for stablity and intimacy…”

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Caroline Achaintre

In Caroline one-person exhibition at Fondazione Giuliani, watercolor, ceramic, bamboo, and wool are the protagonists of a narrative that seems to emerge from the viscera of creative expression. The French-born artist’s works take possession of the gallery space like three-dimensional biomorphic entities, even when simply hung on the walls like paintings.

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Otto Zitko

For an artist whose bright oil stick lines often explode, uncontained, across the walls and ceilings of galleries, it feels fitting for this moment—one of physical distance, meditation, and uncertainty—that the works in Otto Zitko’s exhibition “In Times Like These” are anxiously restrained to canvas size

More (older installation work like below)

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Jamison Carter

In the months just prior to Covid-19 rearing its monstrous head in the United States, artist Jamison Carter lost both of his parents. Such a tragedy, combined with the horrors and isolation brought on by the pandemic, would crush even the most stalwart of souls. Yet Carter miraculously managed to find the wherewithal to produce “All Season Radials,” his majestic solo exhibition at Klowden Mann.

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