Milton Avery

Regardless of whether you’ve heard of Milton Avery or not, his work will speak for him. His figures and his colors, so simple but of so much expression. Simplicity is something I’ve always struggled with, and I enviously admire those who bath in it with a glass of champagne on the side.  

Windows – Tishk Barzanji

I only recently stumbled upon Tishk Barzanji’s work, yet somehow it’s as if I’ve seen the ingredients of his pieces before, in everything, everywhere. But they’re all in their perfect form here, in a delicious soup of modern nostalgia. It’s a common saying that great art has depth, as in a depth that keeps your…

The Free Figure – Milt Kobayashi

There’s always an attraction to the loose, free flowing figure without bounds. Milt Kobayashi for the day with his muted, yet somehow saturated palettes and expressive studies of the human form.

MAKE MONEY, NOT ART

I read that once on a wall, somewhere behind a cafe for hipsters. Is it true? Recently, there’s been a post on the blog irevuo regarding marketing and art that led me to think more about this topic. It’s definitely something to ponder about. As children, we are taught to draw, encourage to draw for drawing’s…

Yasunari Ikenaga

Japanese artists and their prints! There is no debate the absolute mastery they have in that area. The complexity lies in the balance of simplicity, really. The colors and block prints in Ikenaga‘s work is such a wonderful mix of old and new, I can’t help but be mesmerized.  

Industrial Zen

On the heels of the last post, I’ve always been quite enamored with the color and form of an industrial, wabi-sabi styled architecture and home decor. The combined texture of metal, aged and colored wood, with dark ceramic interior decors exudes this soothing, rustic feel of times past and at the same moment, embraces modern…