This was the artist I was trying to remember during Sophia’s presentation last week!
Olaf Hajek. Strange Flowers.
Dark Box, 2013. Acrylic on wood, 125 x 80 cm.
Cry Me A River, 2013. Acrylic on wood, 60 x 80 cm.
Hidden Girl. Acrylic on wood, 100 x 80 cm.
African Dress. Acrylic on wood, 70 x 50 cm.
Vilhelm Hammershoi (1864-1916)
"Hammershoi’s work has been described as ‘Monet meets the Camden School’. His wife figures in many of his interiors, often depicted from behind. His paintings are muted in tone, he refrained from employing bright colors, opting always for a limited palette consisting of grays, desaturated yellows, greens, and other dark hues. His tableaux of figures turned away from the viewer project an air of slight tension and mystery."
Holes and Light, 2009. From Pseudodocumentation.
Hose Drawing, 2008. From Pseudodocumentation.
Apollonian and Dionysian, 2011. From Pseudodocumentation.
LACMA Sticks, 2011. From Pseudodocumentation.
Erik Olson. The Dance.
Opening, 2013. Oil on canvas, 60 x 48”.
The Dance, 2013. Oil on canvas, 72 x 84”.
Fouetté, 2013. Oil on canvas, 60 x 48”.
Allongé, 2013. Oil on canvas, 60 x 48”.
Bravura, 2013. Oil on canvas, 30 x 24”.
Artist: Patrick Palmer; Oil, 2012, Painting “Still working on a title”
Ryan Hewett (b.1979, South Africa)
Contrary to the tradition of verisimilitude, for Hewett the portrait is not about capturing an external likeness of a subject, but rather as a portrait to an inner journey of self-exploration. Hewett does not use sitters or models in an effort to produce a realistic depiction. Although photographs constitute his starting point, he relies principally on the free-blowing process of memory and creative imagination. His portraits encapsulate the truism: that the subject matter of all art is, ultimately, the self.