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ashley g: patterns

September 12th, 2011 · No Comments

Ashley Goldberg, known for her happy figurative art is stepping into pattern-making.

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Artist Cheatsheet – Yoshitomo Nara

February 14th, 2011 · 2 Comments

It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these, but the other day I was looking at a print by Yoshitomo Nara, and it occurred to me that he would be the perfect choice for an Artist Cheatsheet. Seriously… why didn’t I think of this before?

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The Japanese artist has dreamed up, and for many years been adding to, an alternate universe of puppies and doll-like girls who remain forever innocent in the confines of his idiosyncratic realm. The girls are achingly- cute, if ever such a thing existed, and convey a lot of spiritual allure despite their alien-ness. And while many artists depict children and try to convey the pleasures of childhood, Nara is really the grandfather of this theme in this day and age. His influence runs far and wide but here are some of my favorite artists whose work embody his youthful spirit.

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Ashley G

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Juri Ueda

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Nancy Mungcal / pretty little thieves

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Yosuke Ueno

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Trish Grantham

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Lisa Marie Godfrey

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A Peek At My Inspiration Wall

February 9th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Recently I’ve been tackling the big, brick wall above my desk… transforming it bit by bit into an inspiration wall. I have to say, this has been one super fun and CHEAP art project! At some point in the near future I will post photos of the completed inspiration wall but for now just wanted to share a taste.

Print by Yuko Murata  –  wallpaper in New York Spaces  –  Farrow and Ball paint  –  Detail of Chilli con Carne Recipe by Sarah Illenberger  – Antelien by The Maple Ridge

I’ve been collecting all sorts of images – small pieces of art, cut-outs from fashion and design mags and even clippings from some of my art books. Yes, I know some people frown on this but the way I see it I’d rather have the art where I get to look at it on a regular basis!

In case you’re wondering what became of my beloved Singing Cat by Ashley G it landed in what seems to be the perfect spot. Don’t you love when that happens?