i've had my eye on kristin texeria for over a year now. i was drawn to her work immediately because of the colors and shapes she uses. the composition is a designers delight and the hint of narrative she adds at the bottom helps ground this abstracted world. i love the simplicity and how it doesn't fall flat or leave you right away. for me, i pause and create a story in my head. i project my own narrative to fill in the gaps. i wonder what it would be like if i looked into the world and this is how it looked back at me. i love the translation of objects, space and how it is combined with a fragment of a memory.
Works by Ellen Sherman
recently with my work i've been feeling uninspired. i just moved and i feel like the change in space has made me feel like i am floating - stuck in the in-between. i feel disconnected for my work but i need to get grounded again.
today i am going to look at artist i've been having a crushing on and try to bring new elements into my work. to push it further and do new things. we'll see how it goes. but here is a starting point of what gets me excited.
Works by Heather Day
Works by Sofia Clausse
I am not a mother but I am a career driven individual that worries that having kids may take away from my identity and all I have done to get where I am. I know they won't, and that they will most likely add to it but, it is refreshing to hear voices in the Art World address it head on. It is also empowering to see so many creative role models sneer at this archaic thought.
"...while male artists can uphold this illusion of the creative loner while also being partners and parents—Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, Ai Weiwei, John Currin, Olafur Eliasson, Chris Ofili, Alex Katz, and many more are fathers—female artists are expected to forgo children in order to meet the same standard. "
You Can Be a Mother and Still Be a Successful Artist
ARTSY EDITORIAL BY MARINA CASHDAN
Last night I had the huge honor of listening to Wangechi Mutu's talk at PNCA about her work. I was so impressed with the amount of clarity she had about her own body of work and it's context within a global view. She wove a mixture of history and art history in a beautiful nonlinear narrative that brought insight to her own various artistic phases. I was so impressed with her self awareness. She radiated confidence in a soft-spoken and humble manner. She is truly a beautiful and complex soul.
I can only hope to achieve that level of intelligence about the world around me and my works context int he greater scheme of things.
"Our first tenet of art collecting is simple: if you see a piece and you can't stop thinking about it for days or weeks, then you should consider buying it—much more than buying something because the artist is popular. Use your intuition to always buy what you love, but also don't shy away from difficult imagery—you may learn the most from having those more challenging pieces in your daily life."
Great perspective on how and why you should purchase art.
A game of visual ping-pong, each image created in response to the previous image.
PING-PONG is a collaboration between Agata Królak and Claire Softley.
Loving the concept for this body of work, so playful.