12.13.2011

made of stars.

oh boy.  i've been internetting all evening doing lord knows what, but i did stumble across the fine work of ana montiel.  precious! reminds me of cosmic ice cream rainbow magic or something.









9.04.2011

garo antreasian

i like.  
 
this guy is part of an exhibit for the tamarind institute at portland art museum.









really sucking at using this blog thing lately.  i place the blame on twitter. 

7.12.2011

ibrahim el-salahi

really beautiful stuff by sudanese painter ibrahim el-salahi.  

vision of a tomb:


tree designs: inspired by african weaving techniques and the haraz tree.


the tree:


bride-groom on a horse:

4.13.2011

high consciousness.

i like.

the museum of naive art in croatia is pretty tight.  this museum is a space that focuses on displaying works of art made by average folks that just so happen to be beautiful artists in their own right. these artists do not come from any prestigious artistic backgrounds per se, but they have the artistic ability better than many and are recognized with this space.

sometimes when i need some tasty patterns and delicious colors in my life i get inspired by the artists included in their museum. one of my favorite things about a majority of the artists you can see through their website is the patterning and grouping of colors.  their recognition of space and form is spot on, even in stances where it may not seem like it. they paint from pure feeling. this is not necessarily an abstraction, just high consciousness. 

ivan rabuzin:



emerik feješ:

this depicion of sainte-chapelle is dope.  i do believe the stained glass rendered is how architects and artists meant for the color to be seen back in the olden days of the 13th century. yep.




ivan generalić:
 i am loving this dudes stuff.  




a pesonal favorite.


germain van der steen:

moon faced cat.woah. wouldn't mind having this up in my foyer or something.


it's too early to be alive.  

2.14.2011

god's man.

lynd ward is pretty fantastical.  he made some books using illustrations he carved and printed by hand. sometimes i'll see an artist that i feel so connected to.  someone that inspires me and makes me wish i knew about them years ago.  well, lynd ward makes me feel that way.  i am obsessed.  so much drama in each print that he makes, and they're pretty teeny too. you would be mesmerized.

he made a book called god's man that features the tale of a man who wishes to have great artistic powers in return for his soul.  it's beautiful and haunting, and the graphic nature of the images really illuminates the power of what he makes. or really just the power that something so simple in its presentation can have on you.  i would totally high five him for this book.  until you get a chance to check out his stuff, feel free to get mesmerized up in here.  not all of this is from god's man, but some of it. 









 

happy valentine's day, jerks!

just playin.