Friday, November 10, 2017

BRENT RIDGE - NAC CLASSES 11.15.17

 Hello class,
In the spirit of Soft and Hard paining
(it lives on like a good Frankenstein movie ;)

This week I present to you the ultimate painter's painter using both effects in forms throughout his paintings (all at once many times):

Hans Hoffman

Hans Hoffman

Hans Hoffman

Hans Hoffman




See You in Class














SPACE INVADER - Street Art


Space Invader bites the Big Apple




SPACE INVADER (Seen in NYC)
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Monday, November 6, 2017

BRENT RIDGE - NAC CLASSES 11.08.17


Hello Class

As you have developed your painting techniques and personal iconography, I now want you to think about what kind of mark-making you are are using in your painting, and focus on this aspect:

SOFT or HARD


Paul Jenkins
Definitely a soft approach
 

Johnathan Lasker
This is a very hard approach

Helen Frankenthaler

A mix of both

Mary Heilman
And here a kind of soft-hard approach





BILL JENSEN
HELEN FRANKENTHALER
JONATHAN LASKER
MARY HEILMANN






ALEXANDER CALDER - Hypermobility @ The Whitney



Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder, Half-circle, Quarer-circle, and Sphere, 1932

Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder, Blizzard (Roxbury Flurry), 1947

Alexander Calder, Red Panel, 1936



Alexander Calder




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Monday, October 30, 2017

BRENT RIDGE - NAC CLASSES 11.01.17


Hello Class


Sometimes you need to keep digging, scratching, unearthing that thing you've been doing?





These three pictures of exposed rebarb from a walk in Montreal to me symbolize visually how I want you to continue to mine your young ideas into new paint.  Add paint to your structures you have now developed and see how more than one version of what you've been doing looks?

And here's a couple of painters:

Georg Baselitz

Georg Baselitz

Joan Mitchell

Alexej von Jawlensk


GEORG BASELITZ
JOAN MITCHELL
ALEXEJ VON JAWLENSKY




SIMON PLASSE @ Galerie du Viaduc, Montreal


Simon Plasse, Paysages Sur Mesures 1

Simon Plasse

Simon Plasse, Paysage 7

Simon Plasse

Simon Plasse gallery installation

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Montreal graffiti




SIMON PLASSE
LINK

MONTREAL GRAFFITI
LINK




DARCI E KOLLIOS @ FORNAX, Roslindale

Darci E Kollios, Insecta, installed at Fornax Bakery






DARCI E KOLLIOS
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Monday, October 23, 2017

BRENT RIDGE - NAC CLASSES 10.25.17


Hello Class,
Last week we played out a new process creating our own iconography for abstract picture-making.
We will continue in this vein and give you more images from contemporary artists for you to consider:


 SARAH MORRIS: Buildings of Midtown




SUSAN ROTHENBERG: Horses



JIM DINE: Tools



SIGMAR POLK: Simultaneous Imagery



ARTHUR DOVE: Symbolic Landscape Imagery




See You in Class





Sunday, October 22, 2017

ROSLINDALE OPEN STUDIOS










 

MARK ROTHKO - Reflection @ MFA Boston


Mark Rothko, Untitled, 1945

Mark Rothko, Untitled, 1949

Mark Rothko, No. 9, 1948

Mark Rothko

Mark Rothko, No. 1, 1961

Mark Rothko, No. 7, 1964




Mark Rothko
LINK
Mark Rothko - Reflection @ MFA Boston
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Sunday, October 15, 2017

BRENT RIDGE - NAC CLASSES 10.18.17


Hello Class
Here is something to chew on: how to develop a theme?
We can do some investigation of Image-Based Abstraction.
We can develop paintings derived from real world images and work them into personal visions.
Bring some pictures (printed out on regular paper) of a single theme.
Here's Richard Diebenkorn who worked from life into abstraction and swayed between the two:

Richard Diebenkorn


Richard Diebenkorn


Richard Diebenkorn

Richard Diebenkorn

Richard Diebenkorn

Richard Diebenkorn




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Boston, MA, United States
I'm an artist originally from Flint, MI now residing in Boston, MA. In-between I practiced my art in NYC and overseas in Scotland. I've been using this blog to situate Boston art and artists amongst the International scene of contemporary art. You can find my art on www.brent-ridge.com