"Cezanne produced precarious little worlds that almost, almost, almost lose their balance, but somehow hold themselves together, creating tension, beauty and danger all at once."
Curator’s Monday 146
Federico Infante (b.1982, Chile/USA) - The Lightness of Being
Chilean-born, New York painter Federico Infante’s paintings are the honest dialogues: “I remember when I was a kid and for the first time, I heard the sentence “painting is a language,” and honestly, I don’t think it made too much sense at that time but the fact that I still remember that moment is very significant to me. That idea kept bouncing in my head creating a sequence of numerous events in my life that made me decide that the only way that I’m going to be satisfied with my paintings is if I can express myself as authentically as possible using this “language.” And that is how I start every painting - there is an honest decision to alter the elements every time that I start working so I can learn and challenge myself. Painting becomes a personal language only if I build my own way to represent things. So, yes for me the decision of the subject comes from an interaction with the expressive abstraction of my backgrounds - the character, the building or the landscape needs to emerge from this “language” because otherwise we will be imposing an idea instead of having a dialogue. And honestly, is it possible to have a language without dialogue?” (src: interview with artist by Bertrand Delacroix Gallery)
[more Federico Infante | Curator’s Monday with 2headedsnake]
Zach Collins “61” (2014) Collage on envelope heading to South Carolina
Monica Boyle (b.1962, Scotland/Ireland)
Scotland-born Ireland-based artist Monica Boyle was able to pursue her interest in painting when Dublin Institute of Technology initiated a Visual Arts Degree programme on the remote Sherkin Island in 2002. This was the perfect location to explore her interest in West Cork’s island communities. All of her work in this exhibition focuses on the neighbouring island, Heir.
In this series of work I have incorporated photographic images within the painted surface. On a literal and physical level they depict the interior of Heir Island - its paths, roads, inlets and, most of all, its houses. On an emotional level the paintings convey something of my deepening relationship with the island and the people who live there.
[more Monica Boyle | artist found at iamjapanese]
Meditations in Longing
LOS ANGELES — The writer Rebecca Solnit once wrote, “Memory, even in the rest of us, is a shifting, fading, partial thing, a net that doesn’t catch all the fish by any means and sometimes catches butterflies that don’t exist.” For artists Golnar Adili and Samira Yamin, the process of remembering is no less imprecise.
Mica Angela Hendricks aka Busy Mockingbird (USA)
Mica Angela Hendricks is an illustrator and graphic artist working primarily in ballpoint pen and acrylics. She keeps herself very constantly busy with either real or potential projects. Also a happy mom, she started collaborating with her 4-year-old daughter Myla last year on a series of wonderful drawings: “In sharing my artwork and allowing our daughter to be an equal in our collaborations, I helped solidify her confidence, which is way more precious than any doodle I could have done. In her mind, her contributions were as valid as mine (and in truth, they really were). Most importantly, I learned that if you have a preconceived notion of how something should be, you will always be disppointed. Instead, just go with it, just accept it, because usually something even more wonderful will come out of it.” Some of their collaborative prints are available for sale here.
[more Mica Angela Hendricks | artist recommended by mumylikes]
back at it #printmaking #studio (at Open Studio)