In the Studio

January 07, 2013, 8:30am

In the Studio: Process of a Painting with Jeffrey Deane Hall

Working with iconic images to unite similar subject matter, painter Jeffrey Deane Hall (NAP# 100) combines mathematical and painterly techniques to merge media and themes together.  His paintings are a mix of assemblage and collage and they have an architectural and puzzle-like aesthetic.

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Jeffrey Deane Hall | Man Recast, oil painting on panel, 18x24", 2012.

 

October 23, 2012, 8:25am

In the Studio: The Process of a Painting with Robert Josiah Bingaman

In his painting “Texas,” Robert Josiah Bingaman (NAP #90, #101) traces and records the feelings surrounding his night wanderings and musings as he is in different states across the U.S.  So far, Bingaman has completed eight of this Nocturne series, with “Texas” being the most recent and most intricately recorded, process-wise.

October 02, 2012, 8:25am

In the Studio: The Process of a Painting with Aurélien Couput

The topic of visibility and invisibility is something I am really drawn to in art – what an artist chooses to make visible or invisible is a theme that I find to be fascinating, densely packed, and layered.

Aurélien Couput’s (NAP #99) painting Enola Gay falls in this category.  As the title suggests, the subject of his work is the Boeing B-29 bomber used to bomb Hiroshima.  However, Couput eliminates the object, central focus, and namesake altogether, shifting the subject of his work to the aftereffects brought on by Enola Gay.

September 27, 2012, 8:25am

In the Studio: A visit with Chris Buening

Chris Buening’s (NAP #85) three large pieces at Prole Drift weave in and out of themselves, mesmerizing snarls of color and line and coiling worms. Illustration of Events Happening is the title of the show, as well as the name of a diagrammatic installation on one wall that consists of 29 resin and plaster discs connected by a network of brushstrokes. Embedded in each disc, like fossils trapped in translucent bands of sedimentary strata, are layers of correction fluid drawings, rainbow foil, glitter and Sharpie. To either side of the installation are two large paintings on paper.

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August 27, 2012, 8:20am

In the Studio: The Process of a Painting with Jave Gakumei Yoshimoto

Jave Gakumei Yoshimoto’s (NAP #99 & 102) recent work "Baptism of Concrete Estuary" was massive in size and massively received.

After the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Yoshimoto began working on a scroll painting to highlight the destruction and devastation the country faced.  What began as a small endeavor, however, grew to be a 30 foot long scroll painting that also acted as a fundraiser for building an art center in Japan in the wake of nature’s destruction.

June 21, 2012, 8:25am

In the Studio: Q&A With Susanna Bluhm

This month in the back gallery at Prole Drift, Susanna Bluhm is showing her latest installment in an ongoing series of works based on passages from The Bible’s nightmare-and-sex-heavy Song of Solomon. You may remember her lush paintings of islands (not part of the biblical series) reviewed alongside work by Cable Griffith at SOIL Gallery last September.

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June 19, 2012, 8:25am

In the Studio: The Process of a Painting with Mark Schoening

Mark Schoening (NAP #97) is a contemporary LA-based artist who creates large-scale, detail-packed, process-heavy paintings. His work has evolved over time, moving from similarly detailed black and white mixed media canvases to these bright, geometrically based, perfectly balanced, and meticulously finished matte pieces.

September 21, 2011, 9:11am

Collaborative Arts: Sandow Birk & Elyse Pignolet

Husband and wife team Sandow Birk (NAP #73) and Elyse Pignolet are solo artists in their own right, but they also form a dynamic collaborative art aesthetic in ambitious projects ranging anywhere from large-scale woodblock print series, to painted ceramic murals, to hand-drawn maps. - Ellen Caldwell, LA Contributor

September 07, 2011, 9:30am

Fabrications with Jen Pack (NAP #73)

Jen Pack (NAP #73) deconstructs, reconstructs, sews, and stretches fabric onto frames and into large masses in a way that creates something at once familiar and yet also new.  Her works resonate with viewers and remind them of a variety of other arts and images, creating a kind of cyclical “trialogue” – a dialogue between artist, art, viewer, and back.

From her nuanced and detailed stretched chiffon pieces to her large installation work with kite-like nylon, Pack’s work is both moving and provoking, aesthetically and mentally. – Ellen Caldwell, LA Contributor

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August 30, 2011, 10:00am

Talking Technology with Bonard Hughins (#94)

In a time when technology is changing and morphing around us so quickly that we are all in a steady state of flux and perpetual catch-up, Bonard Hughins‘ paintings (NAP #94) offer us a respite.

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