Abstraction

I’m working with abstraction in my art.  It is something I’ve tried over the years but haven’t given serious consideration.  After the initial stages of mark-making and color I feel stuck.  The complexity that is always available to me in figurative work is missing and I am not sure how to manufacture that complexity thatContinue reading “Abstraction”

Contemporary Artists

I recently heard about this cable TV program “Brilliant Ideas” sponsored by the financial company Bloomberg and Hyundai car company that features interviews of contemporary artists.  The episodes are available on-line as noted at this link:  http://www.bloomberg.com/shows/brilliant-ideas The two episodes I’ve watched so far were interesting and gave me new insights into contemporary art practices.

Ozenfant

Because it is summer and because I have time I pulled a book off my shelf that I’ve never looked at too closely. It’s called Foundations of Modern Art by Amedee Ozenfant. It was published in 1931. Ozenfant was a cubist artist and writer who founded the Purist movement in France in the early 1900s.Continue reading “Ozenfant”