Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Art: Larry Poons

Larry PoonsThe Jacobson Howard Gallery describes the work of Larry Poons:
Larry Poons is acclaimed for his inventive, quirky color work and his zeal for paint and surface ... In these new pieces, Poons relies entirely on brushwork where before his process involved a range of technique from pouring paint to collage.

The results are dense, vibrant surfaces that sometimes take on an exhilarating scale. The finished works reflect the constant motion in his process: the paintings are optically alive.
View his work on jacobsonhoward.com.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Art: Sam Francis

Sam Francis
Sometimes considered a second-generation Abstract Expressionist, Francis' work of the 1950's and 1960's was abstract, luminous and painterly rather than gestural. Influenced by the works of Mark Rothko and Clyfford Still, Francis' 'signature' paintings of the early 1950's are overlays of serial but asymmetrical biomorphic forms saturated with color.
View the work of Sam Francis on the Andreas Baumgartl and Broadbent websites or in this Broadbent catalog (PDF).

[via guinn9]

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Sunday, March 26, 2006

Art: James Nares

James NaresThe Albright-Knox Art Gallery website describes the work of James Nares:
His process is a painstaking one of trial and error, often requiring as many as a hundred or more attempts before arriving at a final image. Nares uses a squeegee to remove wet paint and to wipe away unsuccessful gestures, as he works to vary the rhythm and speed of his brush to produce the perfect stoke. The final image, set against a brilliant white ground, results with a vibrant, almost photographic quality to it.
View his work on these sites: You may also view a cool picture of him working.

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Friday, March 24, 2006

Art: Shawn Ardoin

Shawn Ardoin
Shawn Ardoin is a passionate artist. He is passionate about fish. He is passionate about the simple shapes of circles and squares. He is passionate about strong, rich, bold color. Combine these passions and the unique art of Shawn Ardoin comes to life on canvas.
[via an episode of MTV Cribs]

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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Art: The Drawings Of Tom Judd

Take a few minutes to browse the drawings of Tom Judd:Tom Judd
365 pages ago I had a very silly idea. Draw a page everyday for one year. Each day I spent around 1 hour on the page, sometimes more, sometimes less. There was never any planning or preparation, I would just go at it whenever I had a spare moment in my day and had something I needed to write or draw. Some of the drawings are observational and some are just plain weird. Monsters and things seem to crop up a lot (robots too).
[via one digital life]

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Monday, March 20, 2006

Art: Jasper Johns

Jasper JohnsFrom the Wikipedia entry on Jasper Johns:
In contrast to the concept of macho 'artist hero' as ascribed to Abstract Expressionist figures such as Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, whose paintings are fully indexical (that is, standing effectively as an all-over canvas signature), 'Neo-Dadaists' like Johns and Robert Rauschenberg seem preoccupied with a lessening of the reliance of their art on indexical qualities, seeking instead to create meaning solely through the use of conventional symbols, painted indexically in mockery of the hallowed individuality of the Abstract Expressionists.
View the work of Jasper Johns on the Columbia University and Museum of Modern Art websites.

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Monday, March 06, 2006

Quotes: Creativity Is...

Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.
From Mary Lou Cook via Teo.eSuper.

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Sunday, March 05, 2006

Web: SXSW Interactive Schedule

Here is my optimistic schedule for SXSW Interactive - we'll see if I can squeeze it all in. See you there.

Friday, March 10thSaturday, March 11thSunday, March 12thMonday, March 13th

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Friday, March 03, 2006

Design: My Snowboard Design

I created a couple snowboard designs for the Design Your Ride contest. Click the boards below to vote on Woody or Bleach and then browse the rest of the entries.


Thanks Nick for the reminder to enter.

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