‘NON EVENTS’ BY JONATHAN WATERIDGE

by Ariadna Zierold

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Jonathan Wateridge‘s paintings are elaborately crafted ‘non-events’ that have the trappings of a real occurrence but for the most part are entirely fabricated. A significant part of his work over recent years has been to reconfigure or re-make a given scenario or found image. This involves building full-scale sets and using performers to enact roles, within the context of the studio, in order to set up questions about the way we frame and understand notions of the real.

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The work employs painterly realism as a ‘default setting’ by which to view the world, curbing any excesses of expressive style to emphasise not only the often fleeting, banal and everyday quality of the scenes depicted but also the nature of their construction.

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HIGH VANTAGE POINT PAINTINGS BY KIRSTEN BEETS

by Ariadna Zierold

Kirsten beets, South Africa, Cape Town, oil, paint, nature, recreational, high vantage point, people, places, objects, upper playground

Kirsten Beets was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1983. She works predominantly with oil paint on paper. Her main subjects and themes are how people interact with nature in a recreational way, usually observing things from a high vantage point and neatly rendering them in minute detail. Observations of people, places and objects (and sometimes the imaginative thoughts that were produced by them) thus recorded, transfer a fleeting moment into a physical object; elevating their significance and making them touchstones of memory.

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RENDERED LANDSCAPES BY ALEX LUKAS

by Ariadna Zierold

alex lukas, drawing, illustration, landscapes, intricate, desolate, places, things, upper playground

Alex Lukas was born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in nearby Cambridge. With a wide range of artistic influences, Lukas creates both highly detailed drawings and intricate ‘zines. Lukas’ delicately rendered landscapes on paper capture a kind of magical, high-velocity serenity of a compelling image seen from a moving train.

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Alex’s drawings and paintings often feature desolate places with pieces from the past. These remnants—such as a deteriorating wall with a name spray-painted on it or a discarded tire that an unruly tree has grown through—are hints of habitation, which connect the past with the viewer’s present experience.

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“BODEGA” BY MIKE LEE

by Ariadna Zierold

mike lee, monochromatic, pencil, bodega, narrative, people, places, california, upper playground

Mike Lee was born in 1983 in Placentia, California and is currently living and working in New York City. He is a visual artist and he received his Bachelor degree in Fine Arts from Otis College of Art and Design in 2006.

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Alongside his commercial work, Lee finds the time to devote to his own personal artwork and often exhibits his highly meticulous figurative drawings at prestigious galleries throughout the US. Lee is also an active member of RVMP, a collaborative art group. In 2012, Mike self-published his first book, entitled ‘Bodega’, which revolves around the everyday activities of an urban corner store; each hour is represented in its 24 pages and illustrates the daily life of the neighborhood.

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Photoshop!

out of all the photographs i took in the 3 years i lived in the states, all the places i went to, people i meet…. all i have left is a CD with no more than 20 pictures.
all of them at low resolution and ugly photoshop abuse (i was learning photoshop on my own as you can tell)

good memories, no pictures of anything.


this are the photoshop collages i used to make with my pictures.

bv.

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