I don’t know much about Gehard Demetz, but his sculptures are phenomenal. These wood sculptures are masterfully cut and Demetz allows voids in the wood to add to the pain reflected by his characters.
There is nothing new about artists taking inspiration from other created works, but there is something here worth discussing. People tend to connect with landscape or cityscape paintings of places they have seen before and that is part of the beauty in them. A painting of the Streets of Charleston is going to connect with me in a way that it cannot connect with someone who has never been there.
I crossed paths with Patrick when I featured one of his T-shirts in my post, 25 T-shirts for Artists and Wannabes. I later found out that Patrick is also a talented painter. Patrick’s paintings are rich in exaggerated color depicting typical suburban American scenes and adding a bit tension it.
Degraw Street Mural, Brooklyn, NY :: Spray Paint & Latex Acrylic 60′ x12′
Damon Ginandes, a Brooklyn based mixed media artist, paints elaborate compositions of portraits intermingling with one another.
Devoid of context and stripped of external identity, they are portraits of souls – ageless, anonymous, and solitary. Their longing stares serve as a mute communication from which a distinct visual and psychological intimacy emerges.
140 x 190cm – Mixed media on wood found on streets and beaches in Dublin, Belfast, Kerry and London
artist & website: asbestos – http://www.theartofasbestos.com/
acrylic on wood panel
I am a big fan of Jeff Soto and love seeing his characters interacting with one another in his paintings. So when I got his email about his new show I was excited to see some new work. His show will be opening Thursday night, May 14 at StolenSpace Gallery in London.
artist & website: Jeff Soto – http://www.jeffsoto.com
Paint and Ink on Wood – 48″ x 48″
I have a liking to good figurative works done with inks. This is a really nice series and Ben just wrapped up his first Solo show in Toronto. Sorry, I did not find this until after the show ended.
artist & website: Ben Tour – http://www.thetourshow.com/
Designed around a junked 1955 DeSoto Fireflite, this resurrected machine is made of car parts and hand formed steel panels. The oil pool base is gloss black acrylic and wood. Dimensions 54″ x 30.5″ x 31″
artist & website: Greg Brotherton – http://www.brotron.com
charcoal and oil paint on a 16″ x 20″ wood panel.
artist & website: Paris Gerrard – http://parisgerrard.com