Saturday, 30 October 2010

What's happening with the exhibition?

Well, let me tell u. The gallery i had in mind is closing down. Contacted a few others that seems to favour other kinds of art, different from mine that is. Waiting for one gallery to reply. We'll see what happens.

Emptying thrashbins onto canvases might get me an exhibition.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Inspirations: John Romita Jr.

John Romita Jr is famous for his work on comic-books such as Spiderman, Daredevil and Kick-ass and other MARVEL comic-books. I don't read comics these days, but back when I did John Romita Jr was one of my favorite artists. He had this rythm and continuity in his lines and characters. It always had this kinda blocky and square feel to it, simplistic and minimalistic in one way but still very much alive. For a while I was trying to copy the way he drew characters, and I benefitted from it a great deal. Comicbooks are built on stories, but a great illustration and style makes it all the more pleasurable.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Inspirations: Goya

So I thought I´d start sharing some of my thoughts and feelings about OTHER people's art. The art/artist I´ll be blogging about are the kind that in some way inspired/inspire me in some way.
So... First out is Goya(1746-1828).

Of course I admire his skill, but to me the most interesting thing are these themes of horror and emotional haunting that can be found in some of his work. It seems to me like he was way before his time in this. There is a almost perverted playfulness and provocative touch to his work that went beyond the crowdpleasing and boastful attitude that seemed to dominate other art. Art at the the time was something exclusive, and was mostly exclusive to royalty and high-society. Goya´s "darker" art seems like it was disregarding this audience and purpose.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Sunday, 3 October 2010

For dad

Made these paintings for my dad almost 4 years ago. They're in his garage at his corvetteclub.