Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Egon Schiele

the major criticisms i have received about my work are on my lack of space and use of line. 

i have tried to work to resolve these "issues", but i cant seem to get passed this interest in juxtaposing flat space and line with three dimensional rendering of forms.

i am not interested in deep defined pictorial space. i'm interested in squeezing realistic space out of my paintings. having my paintings push into the viewers space.

A classmate suggested i look at Egon Schiele, an artist that has a similar interest. Schiele places figures on a flat ground and successfully balances drawing and painting.


Monday, October 18, 2010

in hopes of resolving the issue of context, i am moving to further the simplification and reduction of form. i am putting more emphasis on the painting process and away from realistically rendering the human form.

Jenny Saville

Monday, October 11, 2010

Amy Sillman

until now i have been looking at figure painters for influence/inspiration/reference. however since i am approaching my paintings with abstract intentions, i realized i should be looking to abstract artists. A friend of mine introduced me to the work of Amy Sillman. Her paintings are exciting. Sillmans surfaces are engergized with amazing use of line and color.

i am looking at the figure in terms of abstract forms.
i am taking parts of the body out of context- attempting to separate them from  human associations. i am beginning to simplify space and form. 
i am using line to assert the forms, and record my process.