ART FEATURE FRIDAYS (12-20)
#artfeaturefridays at http://instagram.com/andyboreholart
In order of appearance:
12. Francisco Uzabeaga. Chilean-based painter, largely making work based on film stills. Not ordinarily something I might be after as far as subject matter, but there’s real meat in the details: technique is really well balanced and even, but his grid system of reproduction leaves traces of that grid in the final product which adds another dimension on already great work. Website looks to be down, but http://flickr.com/franciscouzabeaga for lots more and recent updates.
13. Nilson Sato. Beautifully rendered yet intimately small canvases by Nilson Sato (Sao Paulo, Brasil) at http://nilsonsato.carbonmade.com / http://flickr.com/yy7779.
14. Kotori Mamata. Japanese illustrator working with pencil crayon technique. Follow http://instagram.com/kotori_mamata for more.
15. Amélie Jérôme. Toronto-based mixed media panels. http://ameliejerome.com for works dating 2010-14. Found via http://painterstoronto.blogspot.com.
16. Scott Waters. Toronto-based war painter. http://scottwaters.ca for catalogue and http://flickr.com/scott_waters for a solid on-going series of ink drawings.
17. Troy Lovegates AKA OTHER. Working a job at a bookstore around the time I’d bailed from university a decade ago, which involved being in a basement with art books and drawing materials means my employer didn’t get their money’s worth. I’d come across the work of OTHER around that time, and seeing him then come up in the pages of a graffiti book down in the stacks there got me thinking art could be a lot more fun than reading through dry, outdated academic texts and helped me put it together that I should be painting instead of anything else—thanks for that encouragement, brother! See http://instagram.com/troy_lovegates and flickr.com/other for paintings, drawing, sculpture and some great linocuts. Also, he’s got a show up at http://instagram.com/needlesandpens right now that’ll run to 6AUG, and is a recently-featured artist at http://papirmasse.com, an art-through-the-post outfit put together by http://instagram.com/kirstenmccrea.
18. Alex Bierk. Talking last night with a friend, about the total failure of so much art concerned with academic and pop culture boredoms, celebrity status, and ubiquitous renderings of the eye as the, ‘window to the soul,’ we can all appreciate work that is straight ahead—that doesn’t distract with anything that doesn’t need to be there. Have a look at http://instagram.com/alexbierk for an idea—paintings centring around human experience rather than as calculations at popular frivolity. ‘After,’ an exhibition with the family Bierk, opens tomorrow at the Art Gallery of Peterborough, and runs till 31AUG.
19. Jerome Witkin. Been increasingly curious about the work of this figurative/portrait painter lately. Anybody know if the book by Sherry Chavat is half-decent? http://jeromewitkin.com for several dozen more images.
20. El Grio. Super flat, stripped-down paintings of everyday objects, and some more illustrative work over at http://flickr.com/griosis.
Despite minecraft*-players making use of #artfeaturefridays, this series is going to continue on. Updates every Friday at 7.30AM EST.
*fuck the culture of distraction/build actual culture