Posts tagged Painting
*By Lorena Viale
I was born at a hospital called “Hope” in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Minutes later I somehow took off one sock, so my Granma told everyone I was going to be a genius.
I’ve lived with my parents in Olivos, north suburb, in a home built by my grandfather. My life was kind of complicated. Dysfunctional family, only child, very shy. My happiest days were as teenager, when I didn’t’ have any responsibilities and I thought I was never going to grow up.
At the age of 19 I lost my parents. First my mom, by an infection from one day to another. Months later my dad. He was sad I guess. I lived on the edge for a while until someone I will be always thankful for, saved my life. Today I live alone in the same house my grandfather built, and I am quite messy.
From my childhood, I have some memories. The day my kindergarten friend almost broke my head with a piece of wood, the first girl I liked, the magical sensation of buying and reading a magazine, the first cassettes, when my dad was mad at me. But the best memories are about my mother, who I loved too much.
The work Skeletons is a result of my anger I think. It shows the vulgarity we all have, the costume we put on our bones. The initial concept could change or even disappear. And this is only my interpretation, not less valid than the one from other people.
My kindergarten teacher once said to my mother that art was not for me because I used to destroy every drawing I did, I was always frustrated. Psychosexual started right after Skeletons in 2010. I’m pretty fast, obsessive and I like to feel pain when I’m producing my work.
The first painting I sold, that art/money exchange was years ago during an exhibition we made with a friend. The feeling that art was giving me back a piece of all my blood I gave to it during years, I won’t ever forget.
I like to watch several times some movies, like Trainspotting, Los paranoicos, Paprika, Irreversible, or any film by Jarmusch, Permanent vacation for example. I’m quite fan of Futurama and I love watching cartoons.
This article was originally posted on Bulkka.com, a JuicyCanvas partner.
I once had a friend who thought in numbers. That is, the alphabet A-Z corresponded to numbers 1-26, and each word had a numerical value. A few years down the road, and Washington-based painter Tyree Callahan has brought us a far more fascinating way to interpret the alphabet: through colors. Callahan modified a 1937 Underwood Standard typewriter, replacing the letters and keys with color pads and hued labels to create a functional “painting” device called the Chromatic Typewriter. The result is groundbreaking. The machine itself is a dreamy, luscious blend of rich colors that puts even the most thorough 100+ pack of Crayola colors to shame, while the beautifully blended prints it produces are even more mysterious and expressive.
Callahan describes the work as a ”nexus between visual art and literature… The Chromatic Typewriter again examines the difficulties we face in translating emotions or experiences via the primitive methods of language and alphabets, paint, movement, or sound.” As a conceptual piece, it redefines our means of expressing feeling, emotion, and experiences through mechanical means. Visual literacy, the blend between linguistic, visual, and emotional expression, redefines our means of communication in an alluring, radical way.
The piece has already won Professional Runner Up in the Core 77 Design Awards, and is sure to incite more waves in the months to come.
“I was born in Russia and I still live here, in the beautiful town St. Petersburg. I’m 100% self-taught artist, have no art education. I think I was born to paint. I started since I was very young.
I mostly make Grunge art and my last piece involves depressed superheroes.
When I am not working, I really love to sleep!”
I’m based in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. We have a pretty cool and vibrant art scene going on here, but not so much photo realistic stuff yet – at least not that I’m aware of. People are still a bit hesitant about this art form around here, but I have a feeling there will be more of it in the near future.
A sad thing is the politician’s decision to ban all sorts of graffiti and/or graffiti inspiring movements in town. At the same time, there’s a fancy auction where they sell pieces by Banksy and other street artists for large amounts of money. I just find that incredibly ironic and disturbing.
I make photo realistic paintings and usually work on one piece at the time. I don’t like to split my attention and focus, but I’ve got a lot of pieces ‘in the making’ going on inside my head. I’m always planning ahead and thinking of what I’d like to paint next.
So far, I’ve made oil paintings showing graffiti, but I’ve never made photo-realism with spray cans. I don’t have too much experience painting graffiti, I made a painting of Ice-T like six years ago and let’s just say it didn’t turn out exactly how I expected it to, haha! Graffiti is extremely difficult to master – I think I’ll just stick with my small brushes.