Wendy White lives and works in New York, NY. To see more from Wendy white click here.
Yvonne Estrada was born in Bogota, Columbia and has lived in New York since 1980. Featured here are her drawings, done with gouache, watercolor, ball point pen and graphite. To see more of the artist’s work, including paintings and installations, please visit her website here.
Heath West was born 1976, Houston, TX and lives and works in Houston. To see more from Heath West click here.
The work of Colleen Heslin.
**All images are from www.colleenheslin.com
Netherlands-based illustrator Lieke van der Vorst draws inspiration from her daily life, depicting various charming scenes. A touch of fantasy adds the whimsy that makes her illustrations especially endearing. Who wouldn’t want to cook dinner with a peaceful warthog-friend?
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First of all, we look into a lot of pretty grotesque faces. But soon we see some pastel patchwork rugs here, some grease spots there, left by the oil paint on the untreated canvas, from which now arms, legs, and heads seem to grow; elsewhere, thin strips of paint, squeezed directly from the tube, run across the painting, and in spite of their pastose application, they seem scrawny and fragile, as if they could at any moment come undone from their foundation and slide to the floor.. In view of such features, Florian Meisenberg seems to be quickly identified as a painter who is fully conscious of the specific (above all the material) conditions of his medium. And also as one who does not just play with the classic parameters of canvas, brush, and paint, but who paints motifs like a massively enlarged cursor and thus brings the digital equivalent of the paintbrush to the canvas, displaying art in all the ‘artificiality’ that is inherent to it at the beginning of the 21st century.And yet, on the agenda is not so much the permanent reflexivity and the self-interrogation of painting itself. For this, things are done in far too playful a manner here, much too transparently and consciously flippantly; given the historical weight of painting, Meisenberg deals with the usual parameters of the medium in a remarkably relaxed and casual manner (one is almost tempted to say: fully committed and consciously carelessly). That the brush becomes a cursor, that paintings are placed on small cornices that undermine their pictoriality , that elsewhere canvases without supporting stretchers are suspended like flags from the ceiling, or just hang like curtains on the wall – all that has less to do with a permanent distancing from a supposed sublimity than we might think at first. For a long time now, paintings don’t need to be thrown into the dirt, canvases don’t need to be cut apart, or brushes disposed of. Because the sacred seriousness of these gestures and the continuous display of the mission of a permanent ‘criticality’ only confirm the medium of painting as a hermetically sealed insider discourse. Meisenberg on the other hand decided on a different path: All these signatures of self-reflexivity are here treated as a kind of given, and presented with a rare casualness. They appear as part of an extended painterly palette of gestures that can also be used in other contexts. -WENTRUP
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Katharina Schilling is German artist based in Cologne and Leipzig. She studied painting at the Hochschule für Buchkunst und Grafik, Leipzig, completing her Master Studies with Professor Heribert C. Ottersbach. Using oil paint on canvas as her primary medium, she re-approaches and re-contextualizes familiar objects. She explores the tension between figuration and abstraction, emphasizing structure, surface and form.
To see more of her work, including her collages, please visit Katharina’s website.
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LPP in Conversation visits Bay Area artists in their studios and project sites to explore the research, readings, obsessions, and inspiration they use to inform their practice.
Our third studio visit is with William Emmert.
William Emmert is from Seattle, Washington. He received his MFA from California College of the Arts and is based in Oakland. William Emmert and Joey Enos: Practice in Paradise was recently on view at Alter Space Gallery in San Francisco. He is represented by Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco.
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Kelly Lynn Jones & Maggie Haas
Little Paper Planes
Video and editing by Jon Brown
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Teresa Lim is an illustrator and textile designer based in Singapore. She seeks to blur the boundaries between design and textile arts.
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