Archives for posts tagged ‘landscape’

Dan Holdsworth

Dan Holdsworth Work from Mirrors FTP. “The mirror as a tool for the receptacle of representation has been utilised ever since the early progressions of the camera obscura and of course its traces are left within the very process of film-based photography, in regards to the imprint of light and time onto the negative and […]

Mark Dorf

Mark Dorf Work from //_PATH “When examining our daily contemporary lives in western culture, one finds that there is barely a single situation that is not influenced by digital technology and communication through the World Wide Web – the Internet and digital technology has been integrated into nearly every part of our lives and will only […]

Jürgen Bergbauer

Jürgen Bergbauer From top to bottom: Artificial Lawn in Ten Views (2011), Untitled no.3 (studies) (2008), Untitled (Parterre de Pieces Coupees I) (2004), Untitled (Parterre de Gazon I) (2004) “Stephen Jay Gould once wrote that ‘the human mind delights in finding pattern – so much so that we often mistake coincidence or forced analogy for profound meaning. No other habit lies so deeply […]

Sylvia Pilmack Mangold

Sylvia Pilmack Mangold From top to bottom: Untitled (View of Schunnemunk Mountain) (1980), The Maple Tree (1992-93), Trees at Pond (1983), The Maple Tres (Summer) (2006) “Sylvia Plimack Mangold is the sort of admirable artist who discusses cobalt violet oil paint as if it were as tasty as crème fraîche. This is only partly a matter of visual delectation. She has been […]

Karen Kilimnik

  Karen Kilimnik From top to bottom: The Matterhorn at Night, Dreamland, 9pm, 3am, Zermatt (2007), The Perch (2003), Candle Burning (1996), The North Face (2005) “Kilimnik was first acclaimed for her so-called scatter-art installations of various bits of pop cultural detritus strewn about a gallery space to create a sensibility somewhere between the postminimalism of Robert Morris and Barry […]

Leon Dabo

Leon Dabo From top to bottom: The River Seine (c. 1900), The Seashore (c. 1900), Evening on the Hudson (1909), The Hudson in Winter (1910) “Leon Dabo’s own descendants have heard little about him. Dabo, a French-born painter, died in 1960, at 96, after a restless career living in and around New York and in Europe and exhibiting in hundreds of group […]

Erik Bulatov

Erik Bulatov From top to bottom: Not to be Leaned On (1987), People in a Landscape (1976), Two Landscapes on a Red Background (1972-74), Horizon (1971-72) “Eric Bulatov was born in Sverdlovsk in 1933 and was raised in Moscow. He began his studies at the Moscow School of Art and finished at the Surikov Institute in 1958. After working several years […]

Milton Avery

Milton Avery From top to bottom: Interlude (1960), Black Sea (1959), White Sea (1947), Offshore Island (1958) “Milton Avery’s landscapes, still lifes, and figure compositions derive their expressive power from their abstracted, flat shapes and luminous yet subtle color. His subjects seem unremarkable, but the manner in which he treats them is exceptional, for through his strong, simple designs, his intimate scenes […]

Andrew Wyeth

Andrew Wyeth From top to bottom: Christina’s World (1948), Snow Flurries (1953), Brown Swiss (1957), Her Room (1963) “Wyeth gave America a prim and flinty view of Puritan rectitude, starchily sentimental, through parched gray and brown pictures of spooky frame houses, desiccated fields, deserted beaches, circling buzzards and craggy-faced New Englanders. A virtual Rorschach test for American culture during the better part of the […]

Childe Hassam

Chile Hassam From top to bottom: The West Wind, The Isle of Sholas (1904), Ravine near Branchville (c. 1910-1919), At Sunset (1900), Peach Blossoms-Villiers-le-Bel (c. 1887-89) “Childe Hassam (1859–1935), a pioneer of American Impressionism and perhaps its most devoted, prolific, and successful practitioner, was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts (now part of Boston), into a family descended from settlers of the Massachusetts Bay […]