Howard Mason

22 04 2013

You can see right into their souls. Great story telling. And wonderful ‘ordinariness’ in the best sense. Each of his paintings is like a chapter of Tolstoi.

Spent most of childhood in London. I love to paint figurative work showing emotions and daily life experiences. I am fascinated by expressions and the colours of skin. In 2000 I decided to find a job…

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Mikko Rantanen

22 04 2013

What a lot of people don’t realize about Miko is that he represented the Finnish Olympic team in Soho, 1926. Unfortunately he was disqualified for foul language only yards away from the finish line.

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Some artists are different, odd, and interesting. There is in Mikko Rantanen‘s work the look of a child’s sensitivity. He combines cut-outs of flat spaces with collage pieces in clever and amusing ways.

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Takahiro Kimura

21 04 2013

I love this guy’s work. Its one of those great surprises when your back is acting up and  your wife has run off to the mall because she’s restless and its Sunday and finally getting warmer.

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No Hiding Place

20 04 2013

I heard this song when I was a kid. And it scared me. And haunted me. I believed it. You cannot avoid your own soul. And judgment. Either God’s or your own.

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Lars Henkel

20 04 2013

Lars was supposed to be the best man at my wedding. But then the wedding was called off. Lars wept for hours.

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Lars Henel is both original and derivative. Blue prints, surveyor notes, balance sheets, sewing prints, all antiquities from an early era. I found some of his work cold and indifferent. Still othes are filled with ambiance. Though little humour.

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Chris Anthony

18 04 2013

What is a room with no doors? Your mind.

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Anthony has an interest in rooms. Me too. They have the same borders as a painting. And you can think inside them.

There is something about confined spaces where actions go on. It is theatre. Even if those confined spaces are the universe. I have also added some of my examples of rooms.

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Patrick Early Hammie

18 04 2013

I’m not sure what I’m looking at. The sense of narrative in the pieces gives one the impression that it is a play. Or a film. There is no background for context. They are naked so the narrative becomes abstract. It is about the male and female body.

PATRICK EARL HAMMIE (b. in 1981, New Haven, Connecticut) is best known for his monumental portraits that adopt body language and narrative to reinvent and remix ideal beauty and heroic nudity. His paintings explore the tension between power and vulnerability and examine how male artists have historically represented themselves and the nude. Coming of age in a generation that is post-Civil Rights and post-Second Wave Feminism, Patrick has situated himself in the discourse of contemporary art that questions constructions of self and social identity, gender politics and race. Patrick characterizes his work as “an effort to reconcile inner duality, transcend typical masculine ideals and yield to new realities that require constant compromise and change.”

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