A contemporary South African artist using cut paper to create really interesting three dimensional drawings.
London based Julia McKenzie sent us some interesting work. She is interested in drawing and recording what she finds in her immediate environment, looking for the evidence of nature she can hold in her hand from her suburban garden or from her travels to the sea or countryside.
'Husk'. Ink, shellac, paper cut. (2010).
'Urchin'. Ink, shellac, paper cut. (2010).
I really like her beacons radiating an almost overwhelming amount of information, whether it be cliches or color strips.
more Christopher Wool. There is something about his work that just does it for me (and apparently a lot of other people). Maybe it’s that it feels like something we stumbled across in our own studios when we were half-heartedly and dejectedly gessoeing over our own paintings that just didn’t work and somehow during that painful process thought for a moment, just a moment, that we found something new….a life for the painting we didn’t plan on….but we painted over it anyway…..back to boring white….
One of the things I really love about her work is the way it feels so raw and gestural and yet in places there is a certain unnatural element to it as if someone ran her drawings through a computer program but had no idea what the hell they were doing.
Willem De Kooning
I didn’t like De Kooning much at first. Now I do.
Beautiful rendering contrasted with naked negative space, creating a environment that feels born from a dream.