” I see each human figure as a unique challenge. As an artist I feel compelled to explore the unique relationships between shapes and tones that give a particular subject its unrepeatable vitality. My paintings are not photographic representations of subjects, but rather a personal elaboration of the value I find in them. ” – Andy Espinoza
Pablo Reinoso’s work at Carpenter’s Workshop Gallery in London. Very, very nice. Check it out.
Feast your eyes on Dimitri Daniloff’s portfolio. All of his work are worth burning time to check out. Oh he’s great, I promise.
” Creating an abstract subconscious organic lure in the form of a continuous timeline. An unbroken self portrait that serves as a record and a tool in communicating to ones self. A basic human interest to know or learn to know and understand our own individual language while striving to untangle and throw away the borders and hindrance of thought to a more instinctual, and in a way, natural honesty to ones self. Nature is an influence in the way stamens and pistols as well as flesh and skin are a lure or invitation and are apart of an animalistic intuition. A fascination of the human anatomy’s subtleties is apparent within the work as limbs are connected seamlessly together in a mass of movement amidst the memory of a moment. ”
” I like to paint people who aren’t around anymore. To bring them back. Sometimes as I paint I can almost feel them breathing in the room with me. I wonder who they loved and what they have left behind. They remind me that life is precious – and fleeting. I want my paintings to look like they’ve been hanging in then sun for 80 years and then dragged through a garage full of dust and motor oil. ” – Johnny O. Brady
‘ Do-Ho Suh was born in Seoul, Korea in 1962. After earning his BFA and MFA in Oriental Painting from Seoul National University, and fulfilling his term of mandatory service in the South Korean military, Suh relocated to the United States to continue his studies at the Rhode Island School of Design and Yale University. Best known for his intricate sculptures that defy conventional notions of scale and site-specificity, Suhâ€™s work draws attention to the ways viewers occupy and inhabit public space. In several of the artistâ€™s floor sculptures, viewers are encouraged to walk on surfaces composed of thousands of miniature human figures. In â€œSome/One,â€ the floor of the gallery is blanketed with a sea of polished military dog tags. Evocative of the way an individual soldier is part of a larger troop or military body, these dog tags swell to form a hollow, ghost-like suit of armor at the center of the room. Whether addressing the dynamic of personal space versus public space, or exploring the fine line between strength in numbers and homogeneity, Do-Ho Suhâ€™s sculptures continually question the identity of the individual in todayâ€™s increasingly transnational, global society. Do-Ho Suh represented Korea at the 2001 Venice Biennale. A retrospective of the artistâ€™s work was held jointly at the Seattle Art Museum and the Seattle Asian Art Museum in 2002. Major exhibitions of Suhâ€™s work have also been held at the Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris (2001), the Serpentine Gallery, London (2002), and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, MO (2002-03). ‘ Click here to see more of his work.
Gregory Euclide (previously-blogged) wrote to tell me this:
” … I am having work at a couple places this month. David B. Smith Gallery in Denver is having their first show and includes some great artists. I will have two new works in the show. I will also be having several new works at the Groveland Gallery in Minneapolis. This show is titled New Landscape. Information about either show can be found at
Thank you Gregory for the update!