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
Monday, October 11, 2010
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.