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Art is just feelings…

by Juan Barquero

angle

angle

corporeality

corporeality

dance

dance

feelings

feelings

Juan Barquero-meet

meet

orgasmic

orgasmic

passionate

passionate

perspective

perspective

pleasure

pleasure

visceral

visceral

 

Artist: Juan Barquero

French. Born in Chile. I live and work in France currently.
 
“Everything is spontaneous, without sketch or scenario. Just feelings.”

Celebrating the gentle contours of the female body with fine, sensual, fluid lines that reference an unrestrained dance, Juan’s drawings provide a seductive entry point to an intense oeuvre, introducing enduring themes of sensuality, corporeality and temporality.
 

http://www.juanbarquero.work

https://www.instagram.com/two_edged/

https://twitter.com/two_edged

 

Rotating Selves

by Eleanor Adair and Gabriel Vilanova

The Rotating Selves project comments on the traditional artist/model relationship in art and how this materialises online, with neither the artist or model meeting in real life

It began through a series of messages on Twitter between Scottish artist Eleanor Adair and Spanish artist Gabriel Vilanova. Both had been following each others’ art and had felt a connection due to their focus on figurative drawing. When Gabriel suggested they try to find a way to work together, Eleanor proposed the idea of rotating a series of portraits between themselves online.

Both artists began by creating a self portrait taken from a photograph that was kept hidden from the other. This self portrait was then forwarded to the other artist who created a new portrait from the image. Once completed, this got sent back to the original artist who created a further portrait from that. This rotation continued until a series of 10 portraits in all were completed, five of each artist. As neither artist was able to see the original photograph, the portraits developed solely from the other artist’s interpretation.

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Thoughts on the virtual collaboration process:

Eleanor: For me the potential to work virtually with an artist whose work I felt a real connection to was incredibly exciting. The idea that we could both create portraits of one another, despite having never met, was one I really wanted to explore. So, the project began with us agreeing on some concepts, that we would both begin with a photograph of ourselves and from this draw a self-portrait. We’d then send this drawing to the other artist who would create a portrait from it, before it was sent back and so on, until we had a set of ten portraits, five of each artist. Neither artist was able to see the original photograph, so that the portraits developed solely from the other artist’s lines.

I was intrigued by the concept of developing my own lines from Gabriel’s, of giving over my face and watching someone else move it around and seeing myself and my art emerge through another artist. How would our styles differ and would we pull or push each other in our own directions? And there was always the prospect that we would push each other into places we wouldn’t normally explore. Initially I had wondered whether keeping the project to drawing would reflect limitations, that it would somehow feel contained within a medium and be a lesser form of what it could be if we painted. Actually what’s happened is that its shown me the vast scale and potential for drawing, that you can convey a huge amount in line without paint. What was amazing was seeing Gabriel create not just different factions of me, but my whole family within my face. I’d recognise my mother and father, myself as a child or how I looked when I was feeling differently. But it was also inspirational in the way his lines generated new ideas for me in how I responded in subsequent drawings.

Gabriel: I’ve always admired portraiture as a genre. Especially when it’s not commercial, when the only client is the artist himself. It’s then the art becomes truly and freely driven. I’ve always appreciated Velazquez in this respect, especially his series of dwarf paintings which are beautifully free and visceral, where the sole purpose seems to be to capture the souls of those portrayed.

How the project emerged with Eleanor was that we discarded superficial notions of portraiture. This was needed to submerge ourselves completely into the introspective process of self-portraiture. This introspection was enhanced by the added vision of the other artist, so that through a process of visual feedback, two artists who don’t know each other in real life and know little about each other’s lives, who don’t share a common language, were able to connect. The result was a discovery of each other through invisible and unconscious elements that emerged as a visual language.

I’ve no choice then but to thank Twitter for the ability to connect with Eleanor and share this soul searching process together.

Eleanor: Online is generally seen as the lesser version of something authentic and I wanted to work around that idea and try to produce something substantial. I think we’ve commented on the traditional artist/model relationship within art and hopefully managed to be inventive through a virtual space. It’s nevertheless a very real space in terms of how we perceive each other and the life we’ve given each other through our lines. A self-portrait for me isn’t about what I look like, but recognising myself in something, and I feel this is a connection that’s definitely been made through Gabriel’s work.

For more about the project, including a look behind the scenes, click here

 

Eleanor Adair is a Scottish figurative artist whose work is concerned with issues of self-consciousness and identity. She has exhibited internationally and has no formal art training. She currently lives and works in Scotland.

Website- http://eleanoradair.com/
Twitter- https://twitter.com/eleanoradairart
Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/eleanoradair.co.uk

Gabriel Vilanova is a multidisciplinary Spanish artist who specialises in both traditional and digital painting and drawing. He trained in the visual arts in Granada and also works with photography, illustration and design.

Website- http://gabriel-vilanova.blogspot.co.uk/
Twitter- https://twitter.com/GaitoVilanova
Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/gaito.arte

 

Things To Do With Yesterday’s Paper

by Andrew Hitchen

Surprise

Surprise

 

Guilty!

Guilty!

 

Escape

Escape

 

Laundry

Laundry

 

Umbrella

Umbrella

 

Paper Christmas Tree

Paper Christmas Tree

 

Yoga Mat

Yoga Mat

 

Paper Moon

Paper Moon

 

Origami Fish

Origami Fish

 

Paper Boat

Paper Boat

 

Bandages

Bandages

 

Paper Stars

Paper Stars

 

Owl Impression

Owl Impression

 

Paper Bird

Paper Bird

 

Duvet Cover

Duvet Cover

 

Andrew HitchenAndrew Hitchen is a freelance illustrator based in London, UK. His distinctive style of drawing has earned him numerous commissions for magazines, newspapers, theatre groups, events and indie record labels over the years. His current artwork is now a fascinating blend of traditional and modern techniques, drawing inspiration from Pop Art, Graphic Novels. Surrealism, Cartoons, Music and Children’s Literature. Andrew is also the creator of the popular ‘Things To Do With Yesterday’s Paper’ series – a collection of whimsical drawings involving a mischievous black cat and its various creations with a sheet of old newspaper. The illustrations in this series have been described as “unique, memorable, and lively” and have been attracting the attention of both children and adults alike.’

 

Redbubble: www.redbubble.com/people/hitchen/shop
Website: www.andrewhitchen.com
Facebook page: facebook.com/paperclaws
Society6: https://society6.com/andrewhitchen
FAA: fineartamerica.com/profiles/andrew-hitchen.html.

 

Artsexcreations

by Artsexcreations

Artsexcreations is a collaborative series of artwork by Bruce Neeley and Lesley Bentley. We call it ‘artsexcreations’ because our art is like babies from the commingling thoughts in our personal mind-theatre whereby we share our collaborative view of the world as how we desire to see and create it. Life can be difficult and painful at times and we hope that our art shares our love and humor with the world. Bruce Neeley chooses pieces from Lesley Bentley’s drawings and performs his artistic artsex digital magic to produce the final pieces you see displayed.

Artsexcreations-Expanded Thought

Expanded Thought

Artsexcreations-Ethereal Escape

Ethereal Escape

I’m Lost, I’m Scared, I’m Rock Hard

I’m Lost, I’m Scared, I’m Rock Hard

Modern Child Psychology

Modern Child Psychology

The Descent

The Descent

Pocahaunted

Pocahaunted

Priestess of the Heavens

Priestess of the Heavens

 

From Bruce: Lesley and I are a good fit on a psychological level, and my process fits in well with our approach. I take from a file of work Lesley sends me and work with it as though it were my own. We really are about the acceptance of the other. We work to create a piece of art for the greater good. It is about trust and respect at a level comparable to a an intimate relationship. It’s a very unique experience to be working so closely with another person’s work. I would say even spiritual. My strongest motivation is to please Lesley, and as with any work, give the public in general a memorable experience. I have never met Lesley in person, although we have talked. I think it would be fun to have a solo exhibit and meet there for the first time. This project has been a joy for both of us. We both have a good sense of humor and as artists we just enjoy the play. We share a sandbox.

 

Original work by Lesley for “Fantasy and Reality”:

Artsexcreation-Original work by Lesley for %22Fantasy and Reality%22

“Fantasy and Reality” (finished collaboration):

Artsexcreations-Fantasy and Reality

Fantasy and Reality

 

This is the original work Lesley sent to me which I added to “Dat Bitch Got Crabs”:

artsexcreations-Original work from Lesley for Dat Bitch Got Crabs

“Dat Bitch Got Crabs” (finished collaboration):

Artsexcreations-Dat Betch Got Crabs 100

Dat Bitch Got Crabs

 

 

Learn more about Artsexcreations:

Websitehttps://artsexcreations.wordpress.com/

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/artsexcreations

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/artsexcreations

 

Bruce NeeleyArtist Bruce Neeley:

I was primarily self-taught. I had 3 solo exhibits of oil paintings at various alternative spaces in my early 20s. In my 30s I attended the Kansas City Art Institute via scholarship. My course of study was drawing and painting. It has been about two years since I started working in a digital medium, although most of my work has its origins in drawings and paintings. Usually I draw, photograph it, and work on its manipulation electronically.

Awards and Exhibits to my credit include:

1995 Annual 5 State Juried Exhibit in Salina KS. Jurors award by Charles Moffet, Senior Curator of Painting from the National Gallery in D.C.

1997 Annual 5 State Juried Exhibit in Salina KS. Jurors award by Robert Workman, Senior Curator of Painting at The American Federation of Arts in New York.

1998 Solo large scale drawing exhibit ( Torments of the Self ) at the Mingunbach Arts Center in Lindsburg KS.

2010 14th Annual Northeast Arts Juried Exhibit in Kansas City. Award for best 2D work.

2012 16th Annual Northeast Arts Juried Exhibit in Kansas City.

2013 17th Annual Northeast Arts Juried Exhibit in Kansas City. Award for best 2D work, and Award for best themed.

2014 18th Annual Northeast Arts Juried Exhibit in Kansas City.

2015 19th Annual Northeast Arts Juried Exhibit in Kansas City. Award for best 2D work.

Currently preparing for all digital solo exhibit here in Kansas City of next year.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Neeley808
Twitter: @Breton1924

 

Lesley BentleyArtist Lesley Bentley:

I am a self taught artist from Houston, Texas. I grew up drawing with my mother and aunt who were artists. My drawings come from dreams and recurring thoughts about energy, manifesting thoughts, creation, recreation, healing, desire, humor, love and animals. I almost always include my face in my drawings. Sometimes I include the face of my deceased aunt. I think art heals people, introduces new thinking patterns and improves humor which increases joy in your life.
In addition to Artsexcreations I have my personal drawings on the following links:

https://fefelovemindtheatre.wordpress.com/
https://twitter.com/fefelove99

 

 

The Line Seen from the Inside

by aima peintar (Marcella Casu)

These images come without title. They’re usually posted with a simple “.”, which is the line they’re built with, seen from inside.

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aimapeintar (Marcella Casu) lives, works and walks in Rome, Italy.

LINKS:

website: http://www.aimapeintar.com

Twitter (where I post daily sketches): https://twitter.com/aimapeintar

Flickr (mostly Continua): https://www.flickr.com/photos/aimapeintar-sketchesndoodles/

 

Drawn Today, Gone Tomorrow

by Dawn Martin Dickins

I’ve always known that I am a drawer. I love every aspect of drawing, from the technical to the conceptual. I love the physical act of drawing; with the sound of a graphite stick as it is dragged across a wood panel, the scent of a warm eraser that has been heavily used and the smearing of dense charcoal on white paper. I love drawing’s ability to encompass bold marks and quiet subtleties simultaneously. When drawing, I use my entire arm and body for physical, expressive marks and then engage closer to the paper or wood for minute detail. I prefer to vary my materials to involve the viewer as much as possible.

Though I love drawing, I also love the possibilities of space and involving the viewer.  I often add three-dimensional objects to challenge the space and break the plane of the wall. I love the performative nature of drawing large scale in public spaces, which allows the viewer to experience the evolution of the drawing. My goal is not to create permanent art works, but to create experiences.

Follow and Guide: Wall Drawing, Campus Gate Art Gallery, Young Harris, GA

Follow and Guide: Wall Drawing, Campus Gate Art Gallery, Young Harris, GA

Follow and Guide: Wall Drawing, Campus Gate Art Gallery, Young Harris, GA

Follow and Guide: Wall Drawing, Campus Gate Art Gallery, Young Harris, GA

Follow and Guide: Wall Drawing, Campus Gate Art Gallery, Young Harris, GA

Follow and Guide: Wall Drawing, Campus Gate Art Gallery, Young Harris, GA

Follow and Guide: Wall Drawing, Campus Gate Art Gallery, Young Harris, GA

Follow and Guide: Wall Drawing, Campus Gate Art Gallery, Young Harris, GA

Follow and Guide: Wall Drawing, Campus Gate Art Gallery, Young Harris, GA

Follow and Guide: Wall Drawing, Campus Gate Art Gallery, Young Harris, GA

Rough Housing, Artfields, Lake City, SC

Rough Housing, Artfields, Lake City, SC

Rough Housing, Artfields, Lake City, SC

Rough Housing, Artfields, Lake City, SC

Rough Housing, Artfields, Lake City, SC

Rough Housing, Artfields, Lake City, SC

Rough Housing, Artfields, Lake City, SC

Rough Housing, Artfields, Lake City, SC

Rough Housing, Artfields, Lake City, SC

Rough Housing, Artfields, Lake City, SC

Tug of War, Mayors Park, Young Harris, GA (outdoor drawing, children playing tug of war)

Tug of War, Mayors Park, Young Harris, GA
(outdoor drawing, children playing tug of war)

Tug of War, Mayors Park, Young Harris, GA (outdoor drawing, children playing tug of war)

Tug of War, Mayors Park, Young Harris, GA
(outdoor drawing, children playing tug of war)

Dawn Martin Dickins working in studio

Dawn Martin Dickins working in studio

dawndickinsheadshot.jpArtist: Dawn Martin Dickins

I grew up in a small South Georgia town, surrounded by old buildings, peanut fields, and silence. I studied drawing at Georgia Southern University. Wanting to continue to learn and create, I attended graduate school at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. I currently teach at Middle Tennessee State University in the Art Foundations Program.

Website: http://dawnmartindickins.com

My Fotos and Paintings are Love Stories

by Peter Seelig
 

My fotos and paintings are love stories.
They are the music of my eyes and the colors of my ears.


 
The Rite of Spring (Photomanipulations)-current exhibition in Vienna

the rite of spring #1

the rite of spring #1

the rite of spring #5

the rite of spring #5

 

“You would like to see more, where hermetic boundaries of signs have their limits and start to try to
interview them“ (Maria Männig)

“By luxurious digital posttreatment he reaches the alienation of the material which is accompanied by an estrangement of the originally photographed object. The reality in its deformed shape wins distance, coagulates to a visual concentrate, in the felt becomes visible.“ (Maria Männig)

 

Digital Art

Bluebirds In My Mind

Bluebirds In My Mind

Beating the sky, for what, for more of  what - For more truth From what

Beating the sky, for what, for more of
what – For more truth From what

 

Paintings

four o clock in the morning

four o clock in the morning

Nina

Nina

 

“The relinquishing of man in music and dance, in colour and painting, in rhythmic movement and
swinging lines constitutes the theme of Peter Seelig’s work. He circuits his subject in drawings and
paintings obsessively. Figures and faces allure in an expressive decidedly modern picture language
presence.” (Prof.Ulrich Gansert)

 

Family Group UP-UP-DOWN

Family Group UP-UP-DOWN

Lilith

Lilith

 

“In his painting the human form acquires a sketch like forcefulness. In a picture group one linear
formulation dominates against a black background. Symbols of elementary simplicity emerge. The
lines are like simultaneously those in a test arrangement , the tracks of racing electrons, becoming
visible is a black eternity, and real figures of Lillith or the flowers for Alice. Strange spirals or the form of an angel flying through the dark room.” (Prof.Ulrich Gansert)

 

Oil Pastels

The Key of Eros

The Key of Eros

on the traces of Claude Monet and Joan  Mitchel #1

on the traces of Claude Monet and Joan
Mitchell #1

 

Drawings

Boattrip

Boattrip

Myself In My Head Out My Head In My  World

Myself In My Head Out My Head In My
World

Looking Right Top To My World

Looking Right Top To My World

On The Top Singing With Mozart

On The Top Singing With Mozart

 

“Peter Seelig’s artistic work grows out of a debate with modern art and a wide range of interests
including music, theatre, ballet and literature. His lovely Vienna atelier apartment is full of books.
Numerous visits to Switzerland and France, where in 1968 he experienced the enthusiasm of the
students in Paris, belong to his personal biography. In philosophy, this sphere of positive energy
would be described as Dionysian. The presentation of this possibility of human being is the program
of his artistic work.” (Prof.Ulrich Gansert)

 

Peter Seelig in the theater Espace Marais Paris  Photo by Maia Citterio

Peter Seelig in the theater Espace Marais Paris
Photo by Maia Citterio

Links
Homepage: www.peterseelig.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/peter_seelig
Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/peterseelig
Facebook: www.facebook.com/peter.seelig.arte

Sofa Drawings

by Rachel Troutman

I curl up on the sofa, grab my iPad, and begin to draw….

Hand Fighting

Hand Fighting

iPad Automatism

iPad Automatism

Keep the Energy

Keep the Energy

Losing the Plot

Losing the Plot

Revlon Still Life

Revlon Still Life

That Makes No Sense

That Makes No Sense

You Gotta Believe Me

You Gotta Believe Me

Rachel TroutmanRachel Troutman is an abstract artist living and working in rural Central Pennsylvania.  She earned her degree in Sport Management from Slippery Rock University but after a few years decided to focus on her passion for creating bold artwork on recycled wood, thereby helping the environment.  Rachel has a studio in Lykens, PA, where she also lives with her 4 furry kitties.  Her website is Staunch Studio. Check out more of her work at Etsy and Big Cartel or follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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