Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Favorite Artists

I've been listening to the new Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs record tonight and painting but I'm feeling a little too tired to finish the painting so I wanted to share few of my favorite artist before I relax on the couch and watch a movie. These are in no particular order and there are many more to share. I was looking at their work tonight on the internet and I was thinking about the time my sister related my love of art to her love of Nascar racing. I love her very very much but it's not quite the same at all. Look.

1. Hung Liu. I saw an exhibit of hers in Kansas City when I was maybe eighteen or nineteen. I remember being emotionally overwhelmed by her paintings. The paint drips down the canvas like tears.

2. Henry Darger. I first heard about him when I was in college. He was never know during his lifetime to be an artist much less a famous artist but his landlord found his life time of work either shortly before he died or shortly there after. His work is often disturbing but it's amazing. He often used images from magazines likely tracing them. I love the idea of making art and never showing anyone. I think a lot of people make art and music for the wrong reasons; Henry Darger seemed to need to make art. He didn't care if anyone saw it.

3. Paula Rego. I don't have much to say about her. I don't really remember seeing her work for the first time. I think maybe someone in one of my classes was obsessed with her and I came to love her images and use of color.

I'm pretty sure there are some copy right issues with me putting these on my site but who's looking?

1 comment:

brooke t. higgins said...

i'm looking but i know how to keep a secret.