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Ron van der Ende

April 30, 2011

Check out his fantastic website HERE.

Read THIS interview to learn more about him.

From his website:

About the artist:
Ron van der Ende is a sculptor living in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He specializes in wall mounted bas-reliefs constructed from found wood. The original color and texture of the wood is utilized to form a gripping and realistic mosaic. The realism is further enhanced by the perspective built into the relief. Van der Ende uses his method to conjure up dark industrial and space age imagery.

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Shipsection - 2003 bas-relief in used wood, 185x195x16cm, (corporate collection Rotterdam)

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Still Life - 2010 bas-relief in salvaged wood 180 x 102 x 12cm (private collection NY NY)

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Shotgun Shack Row - 2010 bas-relief in salvaged wood 236 x 84 x 14 cm (private collection Connecticut)

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Axonometric Array - 2008 Bas-relief in reclaimed timbers, size variable ca. 7m50 x 3m50 x 25cm Built on assignment for WORM alternative music and film venue in Rotterdam (on permanent display)

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Space-Ops (Mc-Murdo) - 2007 bas-relief in reclaimed timbers, 115 x 85 x 12cm (collection Fortis Bank)

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VO-1810 (Sony U-Matic) - 2006 Bas-relief in reclaimed timber, 175 x 110 x 14cm

Sarah Awad

April 23, 2011

Sarah Awad

Arms, 2010 - Oil on canvas 22x28"

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Base, 2010- Oil on canvas 54x72"

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Ditch Painting #5, 2010- Oil on Canvas 60x60"

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Pile, 2009- Oil on canvas 60x72"

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Playground 2, 2009- Oil on paper 8.5x10"

Robert Moya

April 16, 2011

Robert Moya’s website can be found HERE.

Statement (courtesy of his website):

I view my paintings as two-dimensional, topographical readings of three-dimensional surfaces rendered with a handmade aesthetic. I work within a limited system with specific rules. I consistently rely on one process, one orientation, and one modular shape. My painting materials are reduced to glue, pre-mixed craft paint, and food coloring, as well as dried and colored glue remnants taken from previously or simultaneously-made paintings. I choose to work within this specific economy in order to force innovation and a deeper investigation into certain nuanced relations in space, color, surface, and composition. It is the possibility of exploration and variance that exists within such a seemingly confining system of working that engages me.

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12 x 11"

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16 x 22"

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14 x 16"

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42 x 44"

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Jessica Liggero

April 11, 2011

Boston based artist Jessica Liggero’s website HERE.

Here’s a little bit about her and her work:

I lived in California for awhile and painted landscapes that were inspired by the Bay Area surroundings before focusing on mixed media portraits on paper. In Marin Headlands, north of San Francisco, there is an evacuated building called Battery Mendell. It was built in 1902. And was active until 1943. I was very fascinated by this place. The structure had such unique shapes that created alluring shadows. But for me, painting landscapes had its limitations. I found that expressionism became obsolete without a figure. With the simplicity and singularity of a line, a world of emotion can be implied and only further enhanced with color and composition when creating portraits. In my recent figurative works, I utilize minimalism, expressionism, text and collage to address identity through the process of improvisation and veracity.

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Go check out her work in person if you are in or near the Boston area:

Vernon Street Open Studios
Saturday, April 30 & Sunday,  May 1, 2011 12 – 6pm
6 Vernon Street, Somerville, MA
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Mendell #2 28 x 30” oil on canvas, 2009

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Letting Go - 24 x 18” mixed media on paper, 2010

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Aerial View 22 x 26” oil on canvas, 2009

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Mendell #1 24 x 30” oil on canvas, 2009

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#2 30 x 22” mixed media on paper, 2010

David Marc Grant

April 4, 2011

Go check out his website HERE.

Part of his statement

My work is concerned with the development of a refined syntactical system that stems from an investigation into the process and problem solving of formal painting issues, as well as addressing my interest in external geo-political issues. The conceptual locus of the work revolves around a personal interest in the environmental problems, contradictions, and unintended consequences of a civilization built on a foundation of unsustainable growth on a finite planet.

-David Marc Grant

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JR – Use art to turn the world inside out

March 28, 2011

From his bio on TED

Working anonymously, pasting his giant images on buildings, trains, bridges, the often-guerrilla artist JR forces us to see each other. Traveling to distant, often dangerous places — the slums of Kenya, the favelas of Brazil — he infiltrates communities, befriending inhabitants and recruiting them as models and collaborators. He gets in his subjects’ faces with a 28mm wide-angle lens, resulting in portraits that are unguarded, funny, soulful, real, that capture the sprits of individuals who normally go unseen. The blown-up images pasted on urban surfaces – the sides of buildings, bridges, trains, buses, on rooftops — confront and engage audiences where they least expect it. Images of Parisian thugs are pasted up in bourgeois neighborhoods; photos of Israelis and Palestinians are posted together on both sides of the walls that separate them.

JR’s most recent project, “Women Are Heroes,” depicts women “dealing with the effects of war, poverty, violence, and oppression” from Rio de Janeiro, Phnom Penh, Delhi and several African cities. And his TED Prize wish opens an even wider lens on the world — asking us all to turn the world inside out. Visit insideoutproject.net

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From "Face2Face" project

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From the "Women" project in Brazil

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Go see all of his project HERE.

Inside Out Project

INSIDE OUT is a large-scale participatory art project that transforms messages of personal identity into pieces of artistic work. Upload a portrait. Receive a poster. Paste it for the world to see.

Rebecca Campbell

March 21, 2011

Her website can be found HERE.

Images to her L.A Louver show “Romancing the Apocalypse” can be seen HERE.

Our times demand that we embrace paradox. In response, instead of parsing out the incompatible, my experiment is the opposite. I seek the radiant, the abject, deliverance and damage in concert. These paintings are a manifesto for rapture, in spite of, or even in debt to, the abyss.
—– Rebecca Campbell

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Bow 2 - 2010. oil on canvas 12 x 20 in. (30.5 x 50.8 cm)

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Boom 3 - 2010. oil on canvas 20 x 12 in. (50.8 x 30.5 cm)

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Here are a few older pieces that aren’t included in her current show.

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