Strict minimalist painter Alan Uglow died on February 3rd, succumbing to lung cancer. Born in Luton, England he moved to NYC in the 70′s and was most known for his “outlined fields”, sparse linear paintings containing bold areas of negative space framed by various colors and notches. The pieces directly referenced both his contemporaries (and masters like Mondrian) and also his childhood love of soccer (“football” for the rest of the world). Uglow’s works were celebrated for their originality and he continued to produce them in various forms throughout his life.
Read the New York Times obituary here. Also check out his Artnet webpage here.
Posted in art, design, inspiration
Tagged 1970s, alan uglow, art, art work, artist, artwork, color, colors, minimalism, mondrian, New York City
Mexican-born artist Gabriel Dawe has been getting a lot of online attention lately, and rightfully so, his newest collection of works, entitled Plexus, showing at the Dallas Museum of Contemporary Art is truly stunning. Using specially died, specially crafted threads he weaves together large scale overlays of the colored strings, to create moods and atmospheric illusions. I hope his work travels to other parts of the US soon, i would very much like to experience this in person.
Visit Gabriel Dawe’s portfolio here.
Posted in art, inspiration, sculpture
Tagged art, artwork, color, colorful, colors, contemporary, dallas, mexico, modern, sculpture, texas
I acquired this artwork about 6 years ago while I was working at a design firm in DC, a late Senator’s office (whose name escapes me) that resided under our agency was cleaning house and the Senator, a lover of art, especially modern and contemporary pieces, had a trove of work that they were looking to give to good homes. I fell in love with this spectrum, and now that I have moved to a new place with huge white walls it will add a perfect colorful pop in my office.
The problem is, I have no idea who created it. I know it’s an obvious nod or perhaps even from the Color Field era in modern art, and the signature (seen in the second image) is not very legible to me. Jay Lenore? Joy Revir? you see my problem.
Now that I have a considerably larger audience (of super smart, creative folks) to attempt to crowdsource my query with, I am hoping someone out there can help ID it. I would be ever so grateful!
Update! Thanks to Matthew, an incredibly observant reader, the creator of the artwork has been identified as the late Jay Rosenblum, a color field artist who’s work is in the permanent collections at the Whitney and the Corcoran. Here’s a couple of links (here and here) I found with info and examples of other work!
A beautiful time-lapse commercial promoting the power of color (via painting) to transform grey spaces into vibrant, happier realms. This was done for Dulux Walls throughout Europe, and is perfectly accompanied by the music of Jonsi.
(thanks to my friend Dan for finding this!)
Posted in advertising, film, inspiration, motion
Tagged ad, advertisement, colors, commercial, dulux, dulux walls, europe, paint, time lapse
Here’s the latest installment of Weekly Stimuli – a batch of images from my inspirational archives.
Enjoy the images after the jump!
Posted in advertising, art, design, fashion, inspiration, photography
Tagged abstract, advertising, art, artwork, bus stop, clouds, color, colors, currency, death, design, finance, geometry, Graphic Design, legs, mcdonalds, modern art, pageant, paint, painting, pattern, patterns, photography, polaroid, polaroids, retro, shapes, showgirls, skull, sky, snow, wall paper, wallpaper, winter
Like something out of a 3D Tetris game, Remember Bricks are described as:
A game, an object, a puzzle, a sculptur, an artwork, an architecture, a building set, a creation, a model, an enjoyment, a fun, simply ingenious. For young and old and tall and small.
Whatever the intepretation, these blocks are highly adorable, and I could see myself building all kinds imaginative cities with them.
You can purchase them here.
Posted in architecture, art, inspiration, product
Tagged architecture, blocks, building, color, colors, game, tetris, toy