Susannia Lakner

30 06 2011

The work of Susannia Lakner is both playful and colourful. Of course some pieces work better than others. Sometimes when you see a smaller version of the work it is difficult to see  how the pieces work with each other. Almost invisible seamless pieces suddenly appear when blown up. Susannia does not try and hide her edges but works with them.

Her blog is also flush with interesting bits and pieces. You do not need to read German to appreciate what she has accumulated. And she likes Norwegian Wood. Isn’t it good?

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Git the Kodak

30 06 2011

I have no pix for this artist. But check it out.

I can’t keep myself from going back.

I find it so fascinating. And creeeeeepy.

 





J. Philipp White

29 06 2011

Mr. White’s work is filled with arresting images. His work is another example of pieces where I have found the same pics that I used. These I believe have been heavily photoshoped. And they look great. He’s also blown them up to a larger size which I have done myself. And he sells his work. Which I have not done so much. Good for  him. I had a good time looking at Mr. White’s work. I think you might as well.

‘Much of my art deals with the subject of man’s inhumanity to man. My artistic aspirations are to heighten the viewers awareness of what has happened and what is happening to the human condition today as well as to raise pertinent questions and, ideally, to evoke an emotional and thought-provoking response. Admittedly, there are some scenes that may confront the psyche as shocking at first, but my hope is that upon closer examination and after further contemplation, these pieces will reveal themselves in the positive way in which they are intended.

This is part of the artist’s statement. I shouldn’t read these things because I inevitably get a bad impression of the artist. In this case Mr. White seems somewhat apologetic about his work. Which he needn’t be. Very few collage works are controversial, in Mr. White’s work or anyone else’s that I have seen. There is something about collage work that disperses your attention so that one’s impression of the work is … watered down.

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Brian Zenk

29 06 2011

Like quicksand. That’s the way Brian Zenk’s sight is. Once you’re in everything moves. And it is bright. Neon madness. I don’t think I’ve ever been in a sight like this one. Nothing stands still. Its wonderful stuff but be warned.

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Ed Kuris exposes himself

28 06 2011

Ed Kuris is exhibiting in Guelph. See details





Marjac

28 06 2011

Marjac is a Belgian collage artist. His work is playfull. Fun. He has a wicket sense of  humour. There is no pretense to his work. Of course his sight is in French and my French is limited. But I like this guy.

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Scissorheads

27 06 2011

Three artists on one sight. (jon boxerman, brian deming, and andrew paiko) And they all have common characteristics. And I noticed that they have used some of the same photographs as I in making their collages. (With a different slant which makes them even more interesting for me.)Check them out. Their work is fun. It is basically cut and paste.

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Joyce Hill

27 06 2011

Browsing through galleries and artists sights on the web, one thing has bothered me with collage artists. So many are involved in patterns, relief work, material etc. Layered on top of each other. Or set aside in some vaguely abstract fashion. That is supposed to do something. To you. And yet. I think it’s a lie. Passing something off as art. That is no more than anything that might have fallen on the floor during renovations of your bathroom. (I know I sound like a Philistine.) Except. Occasionally you find an artist like Joyce Hill. Who does use relief and other materials. But still includes representational pieces. And it works for me. I like her work. Its interesting. And makes you want to check out more of her stuff.





hallidd

27 06 2011

I have another blog. Which runs parallel to this one. It deals more with my own random thoughts on almost anything PLUS art. It is called ‘hallidd’ and can be found at

http://hallidd.wordpress.com/





Bicycle Thieves

26 06 2011

It was the nineteen fifties. The suburbs. Septic tanks. Cape Cod houses. Row on row. New schools. Bullies. Mad boys. Black and white television. Aerials. Dogs running free. Pond hockey. Cigarettes. Teenage crushes. Bicycle Thieves. And death.