I’ve received a lot of letters from artists asking to check out their artwork and their blog, and I’ve noticed that a lot of them openly write unhealthy amounts of negative comments about their artwork, it was super depressing, honestly. :(
Confidence plays a very very important role as an artist, it’s what helps us learn and grow without the constant feeling of doubt and jealousy! You are a unique individual who must go down your own unique path, and as scary as it sounds, you can’t rely on others to hold your hand all the way through. You are the only one who can get yourself to where you need to go, and beating up your artwork is not the way! Trust yourself and your abilities to make a change, and you can do anything!!
Love your art, love yourself!
I am so glad she is continuing these motivational comics!
Amanda Elizabeth Joseph is an artist hailing from Fort Wwayne, Indiana, USA. There truly is a kind of disgusting beauty and revolting tenderness to Joseph’s paintings…nasty skin infections and herpes-like sores made of glittered sequins and ruby jewels. Kiss me
Joesph’s careful rendering of the imperfections of the skin (pimples, acne, skin blemishes and discoloration, etc.) is what adds that little cherry on top that successfully compliments the odd and colorful skin diseases that adorns the subjects’ skin in her series.
Edie Nadelhaft is a painter and sculptor based in New York, NY. She received an BFA in 1995 from Massachusetts College of Art, Boston.
In her two series “Flesh & Biters”, Edie uses her own hands and mouth as the subjects for her paintings. From close-up to extreme close-up, her detailed paintings of her hands explore the complexity of skin. The crisscrossing of millions of lines and the bulges of a clenched fist at such close angles turn the hand into a strange landscape.
Close ups of her mouth rendered with vivid colors of pink and white contrasts beautifully against deep cherry red creating a lusty undertone. The closeness of her painting have such an intensity, it almost feels like she’s chewing in your face while you look at them.
1.Purity/ Envy, 2011 sculpture: Golden Honeycomb Calcite
4..5. Purity 2008 - 2010 sculpture: Belgian Black Marble, stainless steel
6.7..2000 - 2009 sculpture: paired, mirrored, flayed, javelin-impaled, cable-delineated-pendentive-funn…
2008 - 2011 sculpture: Mexican Onyx, stainless steel
9.10.2000 - 2007 sculpture: paired, mirrored, flayed, javelin-impaled, cable-delineated-pendentive-funn.
Globe Chandelier byBenoît Vieuble
This gorgeous glowing globe chandelier by Benoît Vieubled is totally rocking our world right now. Composed of 15 spinning spheres of Earth, the planetary constellation is made of repurposed desk globes outfitted with lights and suspended from the ceiling’s firmament. Dubbed “Monde à l’endroit, Monde à l’envers”, the beautiful chandelier will add an out-of-this-world ambience to any room – now let’s see some DIY versions!
Victoria Horkan’s work offers a bold, vibrant and expressive milieu of forms and colours that falls somewhere between the realms of impressionism, abstraction and expressionism. Taking inspiration from the natural world, her paintings make reference to creatures from the sky and sea.
Yet her work is by no means directly representational and alludes to subjects such as birds and butterfl ies by offering a mere suggestion of their forms rather than any literal or realistic transcriptions. She playfully engages with scale and perspective, making large what is typically small but her central focus is on colour, gesture and mark making. Pure, bright colours that are set in sharp contrasts of light and dark, warm and cold are combined with loose, distinct brushstrokes that resonate strongly with the impressionist tradition.