Tamara de Lempicka

23 02 2014

She was a flapper. Spoiled, rich, and talented she did everything to excess. But like Daisy in “The Great Gatsby”, is there anything there?

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Marcin Jakubowski

15 02 2014

Steam punk reminds me of Ayn Rand. The romanticizing of the industrial revolution. Wedded to a gruesome future (past) where nature has been subdued. (Mostly destroyed.) Although clearly fantasy it is also intriguing. Marcin Jakubowski’s work is in that mode.

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Kirsty Mitchell

15 01 2014

Her work is enchanting. Staged. Well produced. Intoxicating, I would say. Its just not the creativity but the work and planning that makes it so exciting.

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Rosa Borreale

14 01 2014

Realities in collision. Parallel worlds. One ideal. And sometimes the other as well. Wonderful story telling.

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Lucile Blanch

8 01 2014

You’re never sure that every piece of work ascribed to an artist is theirs. A lot of Blanch’s work is ‘naive’ art. One has the feeling of being in the moment. Mundane chores, ordinary buldings, common people. She was one of the founders of the Woodstock Artist Community.

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Melissa Grimes

22 08 2013

Melissa Grimes work is fun. Sometimes I’m not sure if she is poking fun at the 1950s or wishing she were back there. She is a wonderful artist.

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Robert Vickrey

8 08 2013

Robert Vickrey. Just by choice of topic one could assume that Vickrey was an idealist/romantic. He sees things in a pure form. Children, nuns, sunny days, J.D. Salinger. Iconic images of innocence.


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Marcel Caram

6 08 2013

A Daliesque landscape. The 1950s version of the human psyche. I like the feeling of infinity in this work. And the sense of timelessness.

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Adalberto Ortiz

24 07 2013

What is attractive is the simplicity. And then the nostalgia. Without too much sentimentality. What is not there? People. Its very odd. So the stories Adalberto Ortiz tells are about buildings.

I am primarily interested in line, geometric shapes, and surface textures—often arranged in simple formal compositions. My work sometimes depicts images that consist of flat abstract shapes in representational environments. I like to play with flat surface shapes that imply depth and distance through line.

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John Tierney

5 07 2013

British designer Paul Smith, who says: “The first time I saw [his] work I was so impressed by his skill. I love the photorealist feel to his work and am really pleased to be able to show it at my shop, which in fact he has featured in a lot of his paintings!” Tierney is interested in both the urban landscape of Los Angeles and the desert landscape of Joshua Tree. The light in LA and the desert have, for him, a particular resonance and are critical in conveying a strong sense of place in his paintings.

I love Tierney’s work. Partly because some of my own work is veering in the same direction and also because of the flatness and simplicity of his colours.

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