Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Joshua Jon Miller

Joshua Jon Miller  HeadHandOrange  2011 oil on canvas on wood  24" x10"

Miller is a MFA candidate at UCSD. I was impressed with his work at a recent open studios program they had there. I will be interested to see his upcoming show at Helmuth Projects here in San Diego in May.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Andrew Holmquist

Andrew Holmquist  Big Leap  2013  oil and spray paint on canvas  72" x 84"

I curated Andrew in an on line exhibition last year and was impressed with his maturity as a painter at such an early age. He is having his MFA exhibition at SAIC starting this month at the Sullivan Galleries across the street from The Art Institute of Chicago. His verve, energy and skill set are even more impressive today.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Johnny Culver

Johnny Culver  detail of drawing   ink and marker on paper

Friday, April 25, 2014

Joanne Greenbaum

Joanne Greenbaum  Untitled  2014  oil, acrylic, flashe and graphite on canvas  90" x 80"

Greenbaum is one of the most interesting painters  working today. Her intuition takes her to new levels of insight with each painting. Her latest body of work is showing at Rachel Uffner in NYC and demonstrates her prowess as visual instigator and masterful painter.

Martin Kippenberger

Martin Kippenberger  1996  Untitled (from the Raft of Medusa Series)  oil on canvas
59.06" x 70.87"

Kippenberger painted the Raft of Medusa Series as he was dying of liver cancer. A heroic last act by one of  the most interesting artists of his generation.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Philip Taaffe

Philip Taaffe  Thorn Heads  2013  mixed media on canvas  95.5" x 64"
I like the way Taaffe uses printmaking/stencil tactics to develop complex and intriguing compositions. Elegant and approachable yet slightly off kilter.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Paul Behnke

Paul Behnke  Phantom  2013  acrylic on canvas  18" x 18"  
www.paulbehnke.net  www.structureandimagery.blogspot.com

Behnke is an abstract painter living in Brooklyn N.Y. His high key colored abstractions carry on the tradition of abstract painting developed in the middle of the last century by painters such as Hans Hoffman, Franz Kline and others. He invents possibilities with his intuitive use of color and form in his compositions. Like a jazz master, he reconfigures tradition into a personal vision through improvisation. Behnke also authors a very informative blog called Structure and Imagery which documents much of what is happening in the NYC painting world.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sabine Tress

                     Sabine Tress  Elephant Head  2012  oil on canvas  60" x 60"

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Daniel Williams

Daniel Williams  Off With Her Head 1  2011 oil bar, oil, pencil and oil pastel on board 
 27.16" x20.98"

Monday, April 14, 2014

Stas Volovik

Stas Volovik  Untitled  2011  acrylic on canvas  15.74" x 11.81"

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Rachel Malin

Rachel Malin  HangOver  2013  oil on canvas  44" x 33"
I think you all know why I like this painting. Rachel Malin is included in the National Arts and Letters invitational in NYC closing this week.

Leslie Baum

Leslie Baum A Thimbful Above  2013  oil on canvas  24" x 30"
An interesting painter/sculptor from Chicago. Spontaneous, refined and searching. I enjoy her use of different types of painting within each piece she does. Her sculpture has just the right amount of insouciance and sassiness that gives each piece a great presence.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Steve Gibson

Steve Gibson  Calowndra  1983  gouache on paper  40" x 30"

Going through the flat files and found an old series of drawings from the early 80's. Ideas for paintings and prints fed by a year down under traveling and living the life during the 60's.

Karin Bos

Karin Bos  The Artist Studio 2  2014  gouache and water color on paper  26" x 40.15"

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Gerd Borkelmann

Gerd Borkelmann  Untitled  2010  gouache, pigment marker, graphite and white-out on paper  11.5" x 8"

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Leon Kossoff

                        Leon Kossoff  Fidelma  1978  oil on board  36.55" x 23.97"

Monday, April 7, 2014

Alan Davie

Alan Davie  Village Myths No. 36  1983  oil on canvas  84.05" x 68.11"

Alan Davie has passed at the age of 93 just days before a spotlight exhibition at the Tate.
Davie has always been a favorite painter of mine since the late 60's when I was introduced to him by another professor who has since passed himself, Darryl Groover. Groover was equally influenced by Davie's use of unbridled color and fantastic free wheeling compositions of symbols, landscapes and the figure. There should be an exhibition here in the USA for him since he was connected to so many A/E painters here in NYC after being introduced to them by Peggy Guggenheim in the 50"s.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Lisa Sanditz

Lisa Sanditz  Rotting Hollowween  2013  acrylic on canvas  54" x 70" 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Otis Jones

   Otis Jones  Two Lines One Removed  2014  oil on canvas  24" x 24" x3 1/2"

John Dilg

                     John Dilg  G.V.  2010  oil on canvas  14" x 11"

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Jered Sprecher

                      Jered Sprecher  Prefigures  2014  oil on paper  11" x 8"