Art (,the thread about)


#203

Lovely work, thank you!

We are very fortunate in Santa Cruz county to have a very vibrant annual open studios program. It’s amazing to be able to visit artists in their studios and see their work in context. No dealers/brokers/curators/middlemen. Inspires me every year.


#204

…¡Artists exploring/exploiting ideas of authenticity, 'los super elegantes


#205

that sounds amazing

I’ve been slacking but will add a few names to this thread periodically
many are CA based or display work there


#206

have to watch that when I’m home @abalone

i employ deception in my own work but i don’t imagine that you all see me as devious


#207

cool, yes :slight_smile:
we’re not devious or deceptive
these issues of authenticity exist in daily life for everybody, not just artists
issues of perception, issues of communication…
marketing, commerce, capitalism all have their own relationship with authenticity
it’s cool we can talk about these ideas here

peace and thanks


#208

incomprehensible cartoon break
featuring @Rodrigo


#209

OMG you guys are so freakin adorable as cartoons. Do more do more!!!


#210

you might get a kick out of this one I did of Rod playing his drums… (it’s old but it holds up)

AND Thanks! :smiley:


#211

So perfect. I :heart: the score.


#212

scramble scratch lightening penis! …that’s all improv is really.


#213

would you happen to have a link to the series?


#214

I googled http://mateuszurbanowicz.com/tokyo-storefront-illustration-series


#215

#216

<3 these! They are SO good. I’ve been using watercolors more and more over the past few years and it takes so much restraint to just let the crisp colors be what they are. I have a tendency to overwork and it muddies everything! (note: must ask @rodrigo to bring me my watercolour kit from Manchester :wink: )


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#218

These are super @koam!


#219

great art blog
http://butdoesitfloat.com/


#220

Thanks :slight_smile:

I’m trying to get myself out of a bit of a rut by doing something new.

Big (for me) works + outside = scary


#221

I know what you mean!
But there is also an exhilarating aspect that goes hand-in-hand with the vulnerability and risks involved. Which can be “addictive” :slight_smile:


#222

this has touched me deeply

Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians, features 27 contemporary works by 23 Iranian artists, on loan to the museum from Iranian business consultant and art collector Mohammed Afkhami. The show was a mammoth undertaking: it took curator Fereshteh Daftari two years to organize, and she spoke to many of the artists about how their works celebrate and challenge conceptions of the country.

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