The Artist

I noticed every time I really like a topic I decided to write about, the blog post always ends up being shitty. And when I just write shit it just seems to be become a good blog post. Like wt actual f is wrong with me? So I want to apologize in advance, because I feel like this one not going to be the best post ever. But it is one I really like to talk about.

The artist Christopher Mudgetand his work. Seeing his black and white paintings made me think: Is that Picasso? No, seriously, is this Picasso? Like this is so Picasso without being Picasso. I was confused for a couple of seconds until I realized that Christopher pays homage with putting his own artsy handwriting into strictly black and white paintings.
Mr. Mudgget explains his work:  “Constraining my work to monochromatic renderings allows me to portray my subjects with a universality that transcends the limits, as it were, of both color and shape. Not allowing color to determine form, nor form to define essence, I bring an existentialist quality to my work that many artists only achieve through abstraction.”

And he continues:
“I play with my subjects, but respect their humanity. Perfection is an abstraction; imperfect existence is an art. I bend, but do not distort, I bruise, but do not break. Through careful choice of subject, color and technique, I am able to paint an exciting and insightful portrait of universal humanity that is race-less but not faceless.”

I am super bad at describing art, but I know what I like and I like these paintings. So good work, Mr. Mudgett!

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Andy Dixon

It’s finally Friday and call me nuts, but not going to uni for a couple of days is cool, but then again I get bored way too easily.  Wait…did I just say I miss uni? I know I am going to regret this sentence on Monday. But I need at least some kind of food for my brain and thank God I have this blog. So I figured I am going to stimulate my lobus occipitalis with some art. So I came across following createur de peinture:

Currently working out of Vancouver, Canada, Andy Dixon‘s work contrasts refined subject matter with a coarse application of his materials. Although his subjects are often romantic, Dixon’s approach and use of colour remove their idealism, accenting an alternative beauty found within the imperfection and humanity of both the subject and the artist simultaneously.Evoking an era of modernist painting, Andy Dixon’s work is both expressive and contemporary in form and aesthetic.

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Pictures via AndyDixon.net

Mondrian

Piet Mondrian.
A dutch painter that revolutionized the history of art through his cubistic works which are characterized through his use of red, yellow and blue in his paintings. During his Cubist period he developed a structure of lines that allowed him to apply colour without relying on the object itself.
You think that this shit is easy to create but at that time this thought was revolutionary and out of the box. And this out of the box thinking but kind of painting in two-dimensional boxes made him famous and relevant. The exhibition Mondrian.Colours in Hamburg/Germany brings together 40 loans from the Gemeentemuseum in Den Haag, which holds the largest collection of Mondrian’s works.

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And this exhibition thought me two things. One of them is following:
From his early successes in 1900 painting Dutch landscapes, Mondrian developed into the pioneer of Colour Field painting after Goethe’s theory of colours drew his attention for the first time to the primary colours. And this was a long road to go. He actually adapted and interpreted every epoch of art and did it kind of his way until he finally reached the point where he created something new. You try and learn and adapt and maybe even copy shit until you are the one that is going one step forward just to leave your footprint. And that one footprint is everything that matters, because this one needs to be filled.

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And the second thing that really inspired me is that back then there was a group of young people that stood up for something. They had a vision, they created an art movement, they wanted change, they tried to develop art into something that was not seen before. Something that I feel is so lost nowadays. And that’s why I am going to push that New Jeunesse Dorée thing till I can’t push it no more.

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Another Version Of Me

I always wanted somebody to draw or paint me, but I never had the time nor the patience to just stand there and be analyzed from head to toe. It is just driving me crazy or maybe I just don’t like the attention. Who knows? But during the press day organized by Press Factory I finally took the chance. I just couldn’t stand still and it was only two minutes until this sketch right here was done: Foto 2

A stressful situation I’m telling y’all! But the result is dope. Like I really like it. And just for your information: this is not a portrait, it’s a sketch. And it was drawn with a pen of the my.pen style fashion series by Herlitz. So I figured out this shit is so good, why not let draw my favorite piece of the FREEMAN T. PORTER collection: a hoody with an all over cloud print?
This sweater not only reminds me of a friend of mine who is obsessed with clouds (all I see is clouds as soon as I check my Instagram), but this cloud sweater just represents the brands concept: Free your mind, Play like a FREEMAN.
FREEMAN T. PORTER is a french urban fashion brand. The collections comprise pants in denim or finely worked cotton fabrics and striking tops with a raw American lifestyle denim touch with an approach to create a “lived in” look. While it may have its roots firmly based in Saint Louis, Missouri, the label draws inspirations from very many aspects of American youth culture from the 1950’s to the present day and is inspired mainly by three styles: Military, Workwear and University. Take a look at the beauty and the result:

Foto 3 (1)When I way a kid I was obsessed with drawing. I even did my own comics and stuff like that. But then puberty began and other things became more important 😛 So that’s why I have a special shout out to Herlitz and Press Factory for this goody below, which is a black book saying “the little black one”and one of the my.pen style fashion edition pens  by Herlitz. Maybe I might start drawing again…

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