1. jacobvanloon:

    Paintings & their sketches

    1 & 2: Holbrook, start and finish
    3 & 4: Kaskaskia, start and finish
    5 & 6: The Confluence, start and finish

     
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  3. (Source: dailyrothko)

     
  4. justanothermasterpiece:

    Leslie Vance.

     
  5. artchipel:

    Curator’s Monday 155 - Artist on Tumblr

    Alyssa Monks | on Tumblr (b.1977, USA)

    Brooklyn-based artist Alyssa Monks is a figurative painter, blurring the line between abstraction and realism. “Using filters such as glass, vinyl, water, and steam, I distort the body in shallow painted spaces. These filters allow for large areas of abstract design - islands of color with activated surfaces - while bits of the human form peak through. In a contemporary take on the traditional bathing women, my subjects are pushing against the glass “window”, distorting their own body, aware of and commanding the proverbial male gaze. Thick paint strokes in delicate color relationships are pushed and pulled to imitate glass, steam, water and flesh from a distance. However, up close, the delicious physical properties of oil paint are apparent. Thus sustaining the moment when abstract paint strokes become something else. When I began painting the human body, I was obsessed with it and needed to create as much realism as possible. I chased realism until it began to unravel and deconstruct itself, I am exploring the possibility and potential where representational painting and abstraction meet - if both can coexist in the same moment.” Monks’s paintings have been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions, and her work is represented in public and private collections.

    © All images courtesy of the artist

    [more Alyssa Monks | Curator’s Monday with artforadults]

     
  6. f0rtylegz:

    ~Mark Rothko~   Red, Brown, and Black    (1958)

    (via flaws-and-flaws)

     
  7. guaizine:

    www.guaizine.com #Graphics by male® #AGOSTO ‘14

    (via archilista)

     
  8. visualgraphc:

    Monolith

    by

    Daniel Siim

    (Source: editorialdesignserved.co)

     
  9. 7while23:

    Kasper Sonne, Borderline (New Territory) No 56. 2014. Industrial Paint, fire, water and fixative on canvas, aluminum frame. 200 x 300 x 5 cm.

    (via likeafieldmouse)

     
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  11. Bernhard Leitner. Le Cylindre Sonore.  via

    (Source: mehtapty, via luminoth545)

     
  12. cross-connect:

    Steve Salo

    When fire tore through Steve Salo’s studio in Torquay he was devastated. Inside the artist’s studio were approximately 70 of his paintings, and 80 drawings and sketchbooks, some of which he had treasured since a child. Every single one was destroyed. All of his art materials and tools were obliterated along with reference books and a cherished drawing case from his childhood. The blaze consumed everything, a lifetime of irreplaceable work reduced to ashes.

    “I find it quite hard to talk about it now. The best thing for me is to put it behind me and not ponder over it,” Steve says, clearly still coming to terms with the emotional impact of the disaster that occurred nearly a year ago.

    After the fire Steve says it felt like time stood still, “almost like a surreal dream”. He was overcome with confusion, disbelief and grief. For the next couple of months Steve had no desire to paint, unable to motivate himself to even pick up a paintbrush. Eventually, however, the urge to create returned and he began to paint, not with brushes but with his fingers. It was an important step in the healing process.

    http://www.saatchiart.com/salo

     
  13. design-is-fine:

    Paul Renner, Futura Specimen Booklet, 1930s. Bauer Type Foundry, Inc. Via Lubalin Study Center

     
  14. beeple:

    RED.WHI.BLU (PREACH)

    (via hexagonalawarenessproject)

     
  15. cross-connect:

    Cross Connect Featured Curator: DearMirah [dear-mirah]

    1. Marco Puccini i m p r o v v i s a m e n t e - t a g l i a t o (2014). Illustration. 

    2. Ben & ShermanDialogue (2013). Mixed media on paper. 

    Ben & Sherman are a pair of artists/designers who I consider to be hidden treasures here on Tumblr. They are based in Lisbon, and are inspired by paint textures, literature, and music (x).

    3. Samuel BjorgumUntitled (2013). Oil on canvas. 

    Samuel Bjorgum is an emerging talent on Tumblr who paints illusions and mind-melding perspectives from his stupid based in Minneapolis, Minnesota (x).

    4. Mei Mei ChangUntitled (2012). Mixed media on paper. 

    Mei Mei Chang is a mixed media and installation artist who premiered her artistic career in 2002 after graduating from the University of Ohio. A life long student of the human psyche, Chang states her process is influenced by “connections between internal symbols and connections which stretch out to the external. I believe that there is as much to uncover beneath the surface as to discover on the surface. Our minds occupy a space between the conscious and the subconscious; my work encompasses what is beneath the awareness of consciousness and beyond the passive knowing of subconsciousness, and brings it to life” (x). 

    5. Ben AustinHe Started a Band for Easy Access to Drugs (2014). Net art. 

    Ben Austin was kind enough to answer a few questions for me for this project. When asked if Tumblr has helped fuel his career, he replied: ”Yes, I’m one of those people who in the 90s would have bought every art magazine and any other magazine with good pictures, but I don’t know anyone who can or could’ve afforded it. With something like Tumblr you can see thousands of interesting, odd, high-quality, lo-fi, personal, etc. pics all at once for free and, more importantly, easily get exposed to things “you don’t know you want,” which has been the biggest thing for me with Tumblr.

    Also, for my own work, Tumblr has made it possible to do the same for others, throw things in front of people who don’t know they want a certain type of art and maybe get them into something new to them. The number of artists and writers on Tumblr that have inspired me has been huge (I could give you a short list if you like, dear-mirah). Also, I have sold pieces and been asked to design things directly through Tumblr and Instagram; I have an agent now who’s launching a collection management business soon, so I wouldn’t have anything like an “art career” with out Tumblr.