over-the-top technique

Jean Dubuffet butterfly wings, ink, gouache and paper collage in this week’s Focus On Abstraction meeting (thursdays, 11am CST), as requested by one of the member of the group, we will be discussing extreme uses of technique when creating a painting. Albert Oehlen “More Fire and Ice” (2001), a mixed-media work on canvas the artists discussed …

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similar but not the same

July 16, 2021 (updated July 23, 2021) Published by jayInStudio in our weekly online meeting of artists, this week we discussed two similar artists’ works. Richard Diebenkorn and Frank P Phillips, a contemporary artist. Diebenkorn died in 1993, after a very successful career of painting and teaching. Frank P Phillips was born in 1974. it …

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abstracting tradition

some artists are born within cultures that have specific visual art histories, based on traditions handed down over centuries. asian and Arab artists are particularly notable, since both may employ calligraphy (an honored tradition in both cultures) in work that otherwise feels very abstract. i think the path into abstraction for asian artists is a …

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