Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Gary Stephan In Painting Advanced @ Edward Thorp Gallery

Gary Stephan, 2012, Rickety Fields, Acrylic on canvas, 56h x 70w in.


Installation view of Stephan's work.

Gary Stephan, 2013, Plato in the Weeds, Acrylic on canvas, 48h x 40w in.

Gary Stephan, 2012, Untitled, Acrylic on canvas, 48h x 40w in.

Gary Stephan, 2012, Untitled, Acrylic on canvas, 48h x 40w in.

 Painting Advanced was on view @ Edward Thorp Gallery from March 9 - April 20, 2013.
Artists included: Andrea Belag, Jim Lee, Rachel Malin, Andrew Spence, and Gary Stephan

Edward Thorp Gallery
210 11th Avenue, 6th Fl.
New York, NY 10001

Monday, May 20, 2013

In Process With Sabine Tress

Today our In Process series takes a look at Cologne based painter, Sabine Tress
Tress was born in 1968 in Ulm, Germany. She studied painting at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Since she obtained a Diplome des Arts Plastiques in 1994 Tress has worked as a painter and maintained studios in London and Berlin. She has lived and worked in Cologne since 2004.

Here Sabine gives a look at the development of a recent work, My Beautiful Valentine.

Artist Statement:

My work is more and more based on experimenting. It evolves through the working process which leaves a lot of room for changes and surprises. The piece “My beautiful Valentine” is one of my latest paintings and it is quite big, 220x200cm. I wanted to make the best of it and was very excited when I started. The more bits I added the more it became apparent that a format as big as this also needs something substantial. In the last couple of months I also started using oil paint as well as acrylics and this did not make it easier to finish the piece. I wanted it to be light and open and at the same time bold and impressive. It´s also very tricky because although I want to experiment I also want harmony in the painting and finish it quickly. I had to change everything again by painting over the multi coloured structure. I then only used red tones mostly and just a bit of green. It´s become quite fleshy and alive but is still fairly balanced. I am happy with it! But I always think that I could do better next time, be more bold, take more risks, have no fear. Maybe this is why I think that I will be painting for a long long time to come as there is always the next piece and a new challenge.

- Sabine Tress

My Beautiful Valentine, 2013, acrylic, oil, and spray paint on canvas, 200 x 220 cm.

Sabine Tress in her studio in Cologne, Germany, 2013.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Andrew Seto @ Theodore:Art

Theodore:Art consistently presents some of the most high quality, cohesive exhibits in Brooklyn. The list includes recent shows by Philippe Richard and Tad Beck & Diana Cherbuliez.

The current exhibition, Lazy Reader, features new paintings and drawings by Andrew Seto in the London based artist's first one-person exhibit in the United States.

From the Press Release:

Andrew Seto (b.1966, Edinburgh) studied Law at the University of Birmingham (LLB 1987), Foundation Course in Art and Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London (1988), Fine Art at the Slade School, University College London (BA 1992), UK, EU and US Law of Copyright at Kings College London (PG Dip 2001) and Enterprise and Management for the Creative Arts at the University of the Arts London (MA 2007). At the Slade he won the Coldstream Prize and a scholarship to the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture (1990-91). 

Gallery owner, Stephanie Theodore w/ Seto's One Up, 2013, oil on canvas, 9 7/8 x 11 3/4 in.

Andrew Seto: Lazy Reader
May 4 - June 16, 2013
56 Bogart Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206

Monday, May 13, 2013

Studio Visit With Gary Giordano

Gary Giordano is a painter originally from New Jersey who maintains a live/work studio in Brooklyn, NY.
Giordano's paintings combine an intuitive application of paint with a Neo-Expressionistic color sense to create dramatic shifts in space. These spaces are, at times, bisected with a line that can be descriptively figurative in one area and used as a purely, formal element in another.
This produces a result that embraces the decorative and the more muscular qualities of paint in the same work.

Ringo in the studio.

Detail of unfinished work.

Gary Giordano in his studio. Bushwick, Brooklyn 2013.

 To view more of Giordano's work visit his studio, @ 55 Meadow Street, Brooklyn NY, during Bushwick Open Studios annual event May 31 - June 2.

*Some of the paintings shown above are in process.