“Green House” 20cm x 20cm. Handing this one into @fortyfivedownstairs
for their SMALL! exhibition that’s on in November 🌿
slow... but still drawing 😝
Heya, life is a waterlily, hop on, take a flow, enjoy the landscape, there’s plenty of opportunities on ya way!! 💦
jy stap hier teen die rivier
wat jy moet voel is die son op jou rug
die wind teen jou vel
jy moet die see hoor agter die eerste duin
die boot ver op in die rivier
jy moet die sand voel onder jou kaal voete
na jy heel winter met skoene aan geloop het
jy moet die sweetstraaltjie teen jou rug af voel loop
jy moet kyk na die swart tobies wat teen die
blou lug oorvlieg
en jy moet wonder wat sê hulle vir mekaar
jy moet wonder en voel en hoor en sien
......maar nee nope hu uh
jou lyf is hier op hierdie wonderlike plek
maar jou kop is anderplek
jy voel die sand in jou skoen
jou brastrêp wat te styf sit
jy sien ń wolkie doer ver so groot soos ń man se hand
en jy loop vinniger want netnou reën jy nat
jy loop haal die grootballasbobbejaan agter die bult
en jy sleep hom sweet sweet onnodiglik met jou saam
terwyl die mooi dag onder jou siel uitglip
. #poems #afrikaansisgroot #southafricanpaintings
‘Memorial jacket’ A painting done about 2 years ago
A Boston Terrier named Teddy
State of Mind — New Abstract Work ▫️ Check my portfolio (link in bio) for more #graphicdesign
Jean (Hans) Arp
French-German sculptor, painter, and collagist
Movements and styles: Dada, Surrealism
Something of a one-man movement, Jean Arp could (and did) make anything into art. Best-known for his biomorphic sculptures, and one of the most versatile creative minds of the early-20th century, he fashioned sculptures out of plaster, stone and bronze, and also expressed himself in paintings, drawings, collages and poems. His approach to form, often referred to as organic abstraction, was remarkably consistent: his wavy lines suggested plants, body parts and other natural motifs, while remaining entirely abstract. Like an extraterrestrial on earth for the very first time, Arp's genius was in presenting visual information as if he is first seeing it. Transformation, growth, fecundity, and metamorphosis are among the dominant themes in his work.
Edwin Parker Cy Twombly, Jr. (1928-2011) was the great American painter and sculptor famed for his highly sophisticated, freely scribbled, calligraphy and graffiti-like large format paintings.
During the 1950s, when he became a prominent figure of the New York group of artists, Cy Twombly developed a signature, instantly recognizable painting technique of gestural drawing, characterized by thin bright lines that appear to be scratched onto dark canvass. Twombly’s late works on paper took a turn toward romantic symbolism with their titles interpretable through painted shapes and words.
Willem de Kooning
Willem de Kooning (1904-1997) was a Dutch American contemporary master and the leading artist of #AbstractExpressionism
, an American movement strongly influenced by European Surrealist notions of automatism and free expression. De Kooning did not use preliminary studies but painted directly on the support, manipulating pigment in vigorous, uninhibited gestures, expressing his subjective apprehensions of the material world in both figurative and abstract compositions. During the late fifties he temporarily abandoned the depiction of the human figure, which had preoccupied him since the beginning of his career, to evoke parkway and urban landscapes in abstract terms.
The Police Gazette is a landscape painted on canvas using abstract elements. It was this painting that promoted Willem de Kooning amongst the most important abstract painters of the modern world. 🔻willem-de-kooning.org🔺
Ardan Ozmenoglu is a Turkish contemporary artist who works in a wide range of mediums including large-scale 3D glass sculptures, works on Post-It notes and neon lighting.
Ozmenoglu adheres hundreds of post-it notes to her canvases and then silk-screens colorful, pop-inspired imagery on top to create a three-dimensional surface. This singular composition made out of a multitude of similar parts lends the work a formal variety and literal depth. After the canvas undergoes the printing process, each post-it note can behave differently. Some can lay completely flat, while others can curl up and reveal their true colors peaking out from under the overlaid images.
Her work challenges the viewer to reconsider familiar images, products and ideas. She uses ubiquitous items, Post-It notes, to create pieces of art that unite seemingly opposing ideas: the past and the present, art history and contemporary art trends, creativity and consumerism, repetition and individuality, the whole and the fragmented. She unites the centuries old practice of printing with modern colors, glitters, paper and images. Her art forces the viewer to consider everyday objects and ideas in a different light. The result is anything but predictable.
Forever is composed of nows.
— Emily Dickinson
Beyond the edge of the world there’s a space where emptiness and substance neatly overlap, where past and future form a continuous, endless loop. And, hovering about, there are signs no one has ever read, chords no one has ever heard.
― Haruki Murakami
💕parallel jelliverse 💕
If a coin comes down heads, that means that the possibility of it coming down tails has collapsed. Until that moment the two possibilities were equal. But on another world, it does come down tails. And when that happens, the two worlds split apart. (Philip Pullman)
work in progress 🎨
[acrylic on canvas]
[ink & acrylic on canvas]
phosphorescent lava 🌋
[ink & acrylic on canvas/ digital edit]
The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction. -Rachel Carson
just finished an updated version of my Kaleidocomb painting 🌼🐝
The garden of the world has no limits, except in your mind. - Rumi