… 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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Hyperallergic is another recent find for me- as is Marcia (apparently as you’ll read in this article, I’m not alone). I am not usually drawn to minimalism for its own sake, either visually over intellectually, but these caught my attention. It was interesting to find out after questioning the initial attraction that one of my biggest inspirations, Robert Irwin, was one of Hafif’s instructors at one point. I hope I get to run across these at some point. While I certainly enjoy a good bit of painting that considers itself conceptual, I tend to be drawn to work that is primarily concerned with formal investigation, which is of course a concept in itself. I think the key distinction is that the impetus of the type of work to which I’m referring points to itself in the end (as the writer puts it, “they offer complex visual, intellectual, and emotional experiences.”). I would encourage the reader to also Google for images of other paintings made by Hafif, she certainly explored several ways of creating these experiences.
Not sure how I ran across Widewalls but I appreciate how they have enriched my RSS feed. A recent discovery there is Matthieu Venot, a French musician turned photographer. His photos remind me of Dibenkorn’s obsession with the light in the Bay Area (except Matthieu lives in Brest). His attention to the moment shows there is always #abstractionallaroundus.
Came across this article from 2016 while doing some research for a commission. They’re pretty amazing- and yes, disorienting- pieces, and if you’ve a chance to see them in person, do.
Some images on Pinterest of other work by Ms Mehretu. I haven’t yet seen any of these in person- but Artsy thinks her show at White Cube in London is a must see if you are doing Frieze Week.