Richard Vaux

Richard Vaux – ““MY WORK IS AN ONGOING PROCESS, ONE COMPOSITION LEADING TO THE NEXT. IN SEARCHING FOR THE HARMONIES AND BALANCES OF NATURE, THE WORKS PARALLEL AND EMULATE NATURAL PHENOMENA. WITH EACH PAINTING THERE IS A NEW SENSE OF HARMONY WITH NATURE, A COORDINATION AND SYNTHESIS OF THE PHYSICAL AND THE SPIRITUAL.  EACH COMPOSITION IS A VISUAL POEM ABOUT LIGHT AND ILLUMINATION…THE VISIBLE AND THE INVISIBLE”

http://richardvaux.com

I love his paintings and drawings! I love how beautiful and unique they are! What impresses me the most is that his subject matter, while being very clear appear abstract and turn into very unusual forms!

Jenny Saville

I found Jenny Saville’s drawing / painting  style to be rather unique and energetic! Her work usually consists of naked women filling the canvas through a combination of physical bulk and extreme foreshortening. She uses contour lines and numerous expressionistic lines, which are drawn across the surface of the woman’s skin. She has formed many possiblities of the human body. What I enjoy about her work is that it has a sculptural style that verges on the abstract which give a powerful graphic life to details and expressive movements that animate her drawings and paintings.

Robert Crumb

The Book of Genesis by Robert Crumb displays a faithful, literal illustration of the Book of Genesis from the Hebrew Bible.  As religion has always been an important part throughout my life I found these drawings to be very interesting. As I continue to study religion throughout University and am studying the Hebrew Bible and Christian Scripture we learned about the story of Genesis and the series of creation stories throughout the bible. When viewing Crumb’s Book of Genesis he reintroduces the scripture as more than just stories. He displays them as a foundation, a source of writing of religious power. I love this work and how much detail he put in the drawings and within the storytelling.

New Project Ideas and Inspirations

I have been experimenting with the literal, physical, objective qualities of the language of painting. I am trying to test the language of painting and I am trying to experiment with the vocabulary, putting aside obstacles and reservations that might prevent me from fully engaging in this process. Here is some inspirations

Lucy Dodd:

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Leo Gabin:

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Wyatt Kahn:

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steven-zevitas/14-painters-2-to-watch-in_b_4460397.html

Frederick Terral – Right Brain Terrain

Frederick Terral is a creative visionary behind design studio Right Brain Terrain. He produces many “Alternative Motivational Posters” which many could recognize. But what I adore is the love affair which really began at the words behind his whole operation. His words produce amazing advice and his manifesto is filled with life-affirming statements. I love this manifesto because not only does it recognize the importance of art throughout education but also the importance of art in everyones life! I want to become an art teacher and I find this writing to be inspiring and motivating for me! Terral’s manifesto appears online in its original form, scanned notebook pages complete with sketches. Take a look for yourself 🙂

Stephen Wiltshire

Stephen Wiltshire is an artist who draws and paints detailed cityscapes. He has a particular talent for drawing lifelike, accurate representations of cities, sometimes after having only observed them briefly. As a child he was mute, and did not relate to other people. Aged three, he was diagnosed as autistic. He had no language and lived entirely in his own world. These drawings show a masterful perspective, a whimsical line, and reveal a natural innate artistry.