Edward Hopper (1882) is the most important painter of twentieth-century America. He has captured the solitude within the modern american city. I found Hopper's ability to stage scenes from everyday life was a way which also addressed universal concerns of human condition like that of depression. His contemplative studies of modern life, captured within the interiors of automats, motel rooms, diners and movie theatres have transcended the time and the place itself to become profound statements. Hopper depicted the spirit of the time very subtly, showing in the vast empty spaces around characters and also in his unique color palette.
Office in the small city
Edward Hopper 1953
Edward Hopper, 1942
1931, She is an English painter, working in London. My first experience with her work “Nataraja” was at Tate Modern in 2017. And it is inspired by a trip she made to India. I thought this painting looked a bit like a dance movement as the strips were going diagonal. I love the way she experiments a lot with hot and warm color taking inspiration through travelling across countries.
Her work is also at display at Tate Britain "Hesitate" in which the subject matter is restricted to a simple vocabulary of colours (grey scale) and abstract shapes. These form her starting point and from them she develops formal progressions, colour relationships and repetitive structures. The effect is to generate sensations of movement, light and space.
Moreover I even agree what she has stated in her book “As the artist picks his way along, rejecting and accepting as he goes, certain patterns of inquiry emerge.” and “It seems the deeper, truer personality of the artist only emerges in the making of decisions... in refusing and accepting, changing and revising.” To me my work emerges in between the making of the work after adjusting and negotiating with the choices I make in the process about colors, forms and composition.
Njideka Akunyili Crosby
Celebrating Cultural Diversity across the Gallery
“the beautiful ones” her works are currently at display at National portrait gallery, London
17 November 2018 - 3 February 2019
Akunyili Crosby has made new works especially for this display, which are being exhibited here for the first time.
This display brings together new and existing works from Njideka Akunyili Crosby’s ongoing series, “The Beautyful Ones”, which is comprised of portraits of Nigerian youth including some members of the artist’s family. her works involve a history of making detailed collages and impressions on these canvases while the figures are derived from her family albums, or through friends or pop culture in Nigeria.
To my thoughts and interest there is a very similar ideology as Akunyili Crosby creates densely layered compositions that projects the complexity of contemporary experience. Her cultural identity combines strong attachments to the country of her birth and to her adopted home, a hybrid identity that is also reflected in her work. her works involve a history of making detailed collages and impressions on canvas.
The beautiful ones
Njideka Akunyili Crosby
Current exhibition display at National Portrait Gallery, London
He is a British painter, have seen his “the bigger splash”, 1967 painting at Tate Britain recently. I got sway by seeing the work on that large scale . I feel large scale paintings create an impact. that could take up entire walls, they might help define the meaning of a work, and is one of aesthetic elements central to its making and reception.
Hockney paints a swimming pool. It looks like someone has just jumped into the water. He is perhaps best known for his serial paintings of swimming pools. exploration of photography’s effect on painting and everyday life is evinced in this hallmark work A Bigger Splash. A lot of his subject matter arrives from his California and Uk homes and countryside ,few collages photography, few are portraits of people he ikes.
“the bigger splash”, 1967
Genius od Geometry, 1936
Livingtone, M. (1999) Patrick Caulfield, Hayward Gallery, London, 4 February - 11 April 1999 [Exhibition catalogue].
one of my favourite artist for a go to inspiration. In his hard-edged, color-blocked prints and paintings of innocuous interior scenes and domestic objects such as pots, chairs, lamps, wallpaper Patrick Caulfield created a sense of the exotic from the ordinary. A scenario between real and unreal. He was interested in the flattened, authorless quality of commercial sign painting, which he adopted in his own work by eliminating any traces of brushwork. He employed the unnatural colors and sharp black line border characteristic of advertising to cast a curious eye on the inventions of the modern world.
1960 was an English Artist. His paintings and prints are collages of visual imagery from art history, personal, memory and political and cultural events from pasts and imagined scenes such as that in Jackie Onassis’ yacht in Jackie Onassis (2000). His interpretation of history in the genre of contemporary art is what persuade me for influence. Dalwood paints from collages, he first creates out of printed matter, often appropriating elements from artists like Henri Matisse, and David Hockney, whom even I inspire from.
Nietzsche's Chalet 2001
Oil on canvas
Dexter Dalwood (b. 1960)
Kurt Cobain's Greenhouse