Here is an interesting article by Didi Menendez (PoetsArtists) on how Instagram works for artists and how can artists make it work for them. Plus an interview with Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen on his social media experience and links to the most popular Instagram art accounts (over 100k). If you scroll down all the big names you'll find me listed as one of the "interesting accounts to follow"
Here are some photos from last night's opening of Visual Therapy. I am very happy to have my drawings in this wonderful exhibit beautifully curated by Stacy Conde of Conde Contemporary. It was a great night!
The Effects of Art as Manifestation on Artist and Viewer
September 28 - December 1, 2017
The Frank Gallery, 601 City Center Way, Pembroke Pines, Florida 33025
I am delighted to have several drawings in "Visual Therapy" exhibition curated by Stacy Conde of Conde Contemporary.
"Visual Therapy - The Effects of Art as Manifestation on Artist and Viewer" opens Thursday, September 28th, 2017, 6:00pm at The Frank, gallery and exhibition hall in Pembroke Pines, Florida.
"Visual Therapy", conceptualized by Conde Contemporary Gallery Director and author, Stacy Conde, features two immersive video installations, photorealistic, academic, and expressionistic portraiture, conceptual art, surrealism, photography, and performance art. "Visual art offers a direct view into the mind of its creator. A work of art begins with a thought formed in the artist’s mind. The artist manifests their vision, creating a physical object. …a representation of an inner reality. The creation of this object, or work of art, has an impact on both the artist and viewer.
Though conventional wisdom would have us focus on art and not the artist, this exhibition, “Visual Therapy”, examines both the psychological motivations of the artist and the response their work evokes in the observer. "Do they correlate? Does it matter?” explains Conde.
Here is a cool idea - on what to do with all the used Metrocards from recent trip to New York!
SINGLE FARE 4 is a an art show of art created on used NYC Subway cards created by artists Michael Kagan and Jean-Pierre Roy. Opening Sept 16th at Highline Stages - 441 W 14th Street in NYC. Each of the MetroCards will be available for $100 with sales benefiting the New York Academy of Art.
I have submitted ten cards to this exhibition. Five of them are close up oil portraits and another five are pencil drawings inspired by Rodin's sculptures. I never paint that small, but surprisingly it was a lot of fun. I think I enjoyed the compact size and short time frame of working on each of the tiny pieces.
"Dacia Gallery is pleased to present Serenum, a group exhibition comprised from artists that came from all over the world to New York City to attend Dacia Gallery’s Artist Residency for summer 2017. This collection of work displays the endeavor of these notable artists that have been working on figure painting to create and develope body of work."
I had a great pleasure to paint and draw the artist Omalix and she made a beautiful portrait of me as well - as part of a project for Poets and Artists publication.
Omalix, 12" x 12" oil on canvas
PA#83 | The Portrait Issue | April 2017
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If you'd like to see several different artists' take on the male (for a change!) model as a subject here is a great one.
I'm very happy to have my drawing in this excellent collection of artwork! Great article in Huffington Post by Daniel Maidman http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel-maidman/the-male-muse_b_14478132.html
Thank you, Daniel and thanks Didi for curating!
If you’d like to order the issue, it's available in PDF and print at:
Portrait #18. This is the drawing that is featured in the "Poets and Artists" magazine's "The Male Muse" February issue.
Very honored to be in a great company of many wonderful artists!
That's pretty cool! My graphite drawing The Lake has been awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2016 Artist’s Magazine All-Media Online Competition.
Same drawing. Different Competition.
More great news!
My drawing Portrait #14 has been selected as the second-place winner in this year’s Shades of Gray Competition.
I am very happy to learn that my drawing won second place in this year's competition and I'm honored to be selected as one of the winners in Shades of Gray contest, where so many great artists and their work have been recognized before me.
Portrait #14 is one of my favorite works, a piece that marks a special moment when I felt like I found a direction that I wanted to whole-heartedly follow and explore. I'm still on this endeavor!
The list of winners will be soon on artistsnetwork.com and my drawing will be featured in the spring 2017 issue of Drawing, which comes out next April.
This is exciting! One of my drawings has been selected for publication in North Light Books' Strokes of Genius 9!
You can visit the link below to see the winners' announcement on ArtistsNetwork.com and to view other selected works.
I had a wonderful time painting in the Poe Museum's garden a couple weeks ago, and three of my oil sketches are now in the Edgar Allan Poe's Museum exhibit benefiting the museum. All the artwork (that got approved by the museum's curator - Pluto The Black Cat) will be on a view till July 24th. Come for a visit - the museum is a beautiful place located in the oldest original building in Richmond, Virginia!
We had a wonderful night: great turnout, beautiful art, wonderful conversations with artists and people who love art!
The show runs through June 17, 2016, so there is still time to catch it!
Gallery hours: Wed-Sat 11 to 5pm or by appointment
Eric Schindler Gallery
2305 East Broad St
Framing 13 paintings and 10 drawings for the show:
The invitation cards for a two-person show I'm in are ready and looking great! If you are in or around Richmond, Virginia - I would love for you to come and see my work at Eric Schindler Gallery located in the beautiful historic Church Hill. The opening reception is May 20, and the show runs for about a month. Everyone's invited!
View from the Church Hill overlook near Eric Schindler Gallery