Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sneak Peak for you

Here is a sneak peak of a portion of the exhibit opening on the 9th this month.  

I will have more for you to see tomorrow night, and until then see you all at the Gallery at 7pm friday the 7th.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Pollychroma Exhibit

It has been a few months since I was able to post.  Life became very very busy, but here i am back again to annoy or enlighten you about artwork

After moving, building a new studio, preparing the kickstarter, and working on some new posts for this, and working toward the opening coming up I can almost take a day to truly relax.  After that said, I present to you...

An exhibit about Color and Composition by;
Phillip Hoffman, Adam M. Considine, Catherine A. Palmer 

811 Lasalle avenue
Minneapolis, Mn

I hope to see you all there.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

My work at a collectors home.

A good friend just texted a pic of my work she owns hanging in her new apartment in Los Angeles.  thanks man, your dragon abstraction will eventually be completed and hanging next to them.

I do so love it when my work is enjoyed...
...I hope to find many more homes for my philosophy.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Artwork of the month: Georges Braque.

I have been working on abstractions of the Minneapolis landscape; simple line drawings that I will eventually turn into oil paintings.  As I think about my forms, I envision color combinations that will express the content of each composition.  Lately I have been reminded of Georges Braque's landscape "The Viaduct at L'Estaque" and how bright and unstable his use of color feels.

This is my favorite landscape at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.  I have always paused in front of it to just look without thinking.  The use of yellow as a central color is unnatural, and oddly waking while allowing it to retain the laid-back mood of a landscape. Braque created harmony with discord like a soothing out of tune instrument.

The nonnaturalistic colors of the Fauves, and the simple geometric forms he reduced the subject-matter to are pointedly runners up to C├ęzanne's work of bold all encompassing spaces.  Albeit, Braque's choices are those of a master as this is a master oil painting.

Georges Braque
French, 1882-1963
"The Viaduct at L'Estaque"
1907, oil on canvas

"Art is made to disturb, science reassures."
-Georges Braque