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The Art of Andrew James Woodyard

 

 

Unrealistic Abnormalities

Unrealistic Abnormalities

 

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Cluck Cluck Cluck

 

Oak Tree

Oak Tree

 

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Nature-1, Civilization-0

 

Circles and Vanishing Points

Circles and Vanishing Points

 

Madness and Mayhem

Madness and Mayhem

 

Red Brick Blue Sky

Red Brick, Blue Sky

 

What Lies Below

What Lies Below

 

Hallway Abstract

Hallway Abstract

 

The Narrows

The Narrows

 

Skeleton

Skeleton

 

 

 

BIO

Andrew WoodyardI’m originally from Running Springs, California, in the San Bernardino Mountains, although I’ve lived all over Southern California. I wrote and drew a few webcomics for a few years, and was the writer and publisher of a web series called Supernaturals Presents for two years which is available to read online. I’ve had artwork, fiction and poetry published in Phineas Literary Magazine, Morpheus Tales, Statement, Inlandia and The Realms Beyond since 2014. I’m currently an illustration student at Cal State Fullerton.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Art is weird and so am I. I love the traditional use of perspective and the interplay between light and shadows. At the same time I’m drawn to the abstract and the macabre. My work ranges from mechanically themed abstract drawings with a limited use of perspective to depictions of horrifying nightmares.

I primarily use a variety of markers and pens for my work, which allows me to produce work with an obsessive amount of detail, while at the same time leaving great expanses of white negative space open to balance out the extreme complexity. In addition, my work is framed with a backbone of thick graphic lines of solid black that gives it a bold IN-YOUR-FACE look. More than anything, my work is full of patterns which make it interesting to get up close to and study, but at the same time when you step back you’ll see the complete picture out of all the detail. I find myself moving toward a more gestural style with more uneven, jagged lines in big, bold, black strokes of ink, and with splashes of color with strong highlights in-between all of that.

I’m particularly interested in themes of world culture, human evolution, science fiction, feminism and gender equality. My work has been influenced by contemporary artists like Jeff Soto, Brian Cooper, Susan Logoreci, and Sam Bernal: all very modern artists who use very detail oriented styles with their work, and often strong graphic styles as well. In addition, I’ve always been inspired by artists like Piet Mondrian, Andre Derain, and Franz Kline.

EXHIBITIONS

I’ve shown artwork at the Center Gallery at Cal State Fullerton, the Gresham Art Gallery in San Bernardino, as well as the Redlands Art Association Gallery, and the Avantgarden Gallery in Santa Ana.

http://falconire.deviantart.com/gallery/

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The Graphic Artistry of Allen Forrest

 

Bay Area Figurative Revisited James Weeks Two Musicians

Bay Area Figurative Revisited James Weeks Two Musicians

 

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Bar Area Figurative Revisited – Joan Brown 1

 

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Bay Area Figurative Revisited – Joan Brown 3

 

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German Expressionism Revisited Alexej Jawlensky

 

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German Expressionism Revisited Otto Dix

 

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German Expressionism Revisited Otto Mueller

 

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Cuba Cars 2

 

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Cuba Cars 5

 

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Jacob Lawrence Revisited – Blind Beggars

 

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Jacob_Lawrence Revisited – Study for Munich Games

 

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City Life Model

 

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City Life – Woman and Man

 

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Gastown Railroad Yard – Vancouver, BC

 

Artist Statement

Painting is a cross between a crap shoot, finding your way out of the woods, and performing a magic
act. Each time I begin to paint I feel like I am walking a tightrope—sometimes scary, sometimes
exciting, sometimes very quiet, and always, always surprising; leading me where I never expected to
go. Doing art makes me lose all sense of time and place and go inside one long moment of creating.
Whenever I feel a painting in my gut, I know this is why I paint. The colors are the message, I feel
them before my mind has a chance to get involved. Color is the most agile and dynamic medium to
create joy. And if you can find joy in your art, then you’ve found something worth holding on to.

 

BIO

allen forrestBorn in Canada and bred in the U.S., Allen Forrest has worked in many mediums: computer graphics, theater, digital music, film, video, drawing and painting. Allen studied acting in the Columbia Pictures Talent Program in Los Angeles and digital media in art and design at Bellevue College (receiving degrees in Web Multimedia Authoring and Digital Video Production.) He currently works in the Vancouver, Canada, as a graphic artist and painter. He is the winner of the Leslie Jacoby Honor for Art at San Jose State University’s Reed Magazine and his Bel Red painting series is part of the Bellevue College Foundation’s permanent art collection. Forrest’s expressive drawing and painting style is a mix of avant-garde expressionism and post-Impressionist elements reminiscent of van Gogh, creating emotion on canvas.

Art website:
http://allen-forrest.fineartamerica.com/
Twitter account:
https://twitter.com/artgrafiken
Portfolio: published works:
http://www.art-grafiken.blogspot.ca/

 

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 The Art of Lauren Martino

 

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Lauren Martino Art

Lauren Martino Art

 

Lauren Martino Art

 

Lauren Martino

 

Lauren Martino Art

 

Lauren Martino Art

 

Lauren Martino Art

 

Lauren Martino Art

 

Lauren Martino Art

 

Women We Worship

by Lauren Martino

 

we worship the women who are barely there
pigment void eyes
and platinum white hair
her torso is so thin she threatens to disappear
her skin is so white it’s verging on clear
she is a silent image with no voice of her own
she is an object of perfection — a capitalist drone
she is the height of Dennett’s zimbo —
the disengaged bimbo
and we’ll never hear her theory of mind
and she’ll never skull-crushingly illuminate humankind.

But there are these women who are filled to the brim
with pigments so demanding —
as to color the passion within
with voices so loud your brain will vibrate
and you will thank her out loud for showing you heaven’s gate

Her curves are fierce with unapologetic life
and her enormous dark eyes strike like an amorous knife
We must worship the earth as we worship the air
we must worship the women who are actually there.

 

 

The Vision of Collision

We are perched on a peak as we watch it collide,
deep and destructive.

The static in our veins
is the wreckage of the week
and the avalanche has become conductive.

We will see it unfold
before we have time to catch up
and the bottom falls out all over.

We crack like eggs into a syrupy glue,
the contents of our souls simmer out like steam.

We are but a dream in the land of a baffled philosopher.

And so we lay naked,
confused,
soulless,
in the contents of one another
hoping to make something more than a child.

More than another one
of what we are
or always were
or became.

We are the seams of dreams
meeting as one defies
the Other
and we seek to retreat
from the hearts pulse
into the cosmic beat.

 

Internal Battles

Claustrophobic thoughts, I must be insane
Packed tight in the tousled tubes of my brain
Electric, shaking, wild, and dense
A vicarious vacuum of intangible sense.

Conflicted and raw, my heart beats in my eyes
Pick the wrong card and the fantasy dies.
Muffled truths cry out in dirty-rotten air
You’ve said it before mama, you sincerely don’t care.

But ill stand idle in the night neglecting the drowning hours
Dismal and dead are their strong standing forever-powers.
Callous deceiver,
Your mind is so weak.
Notorious griever,
Your moans are so meek.

Now picture this

Without word or a rhyme

You drop into space

One inch at a time.

Give me your eyes
I can give them true vision

Now give me your heart
It’s not your decision.

 

 

Artist Statement:

It feels as if I am filling in an impulse, or a beat, what feels like an intuitive template or scaffold that I never asked or looked for. The process of my work often feels more like an unfolding rather than a directed venture there is never a point A to B, Its a point A to which ever point feels natural. My portraits are all informed by the psychology and personality of the subject as well as my own state. I strive to find an integral balance of external and internal impressions, a marriage of the objective and subjective. I would consider my photography to be an attempt to use my perspective and addition of various edits to reconcile the objective information a camera provides with the subjectivity of the shooter’s perspective and imagination. Finally, my abstracted pieces are the expression and solidification of something that I cannot verbalize, they are physical imprints of my innermost personal interpretation of reality. All of my pieces are learning experiences, I have mastery over none of them nor do I attempt to, i wish only for my pieces to reflect intentionality and to have autonomous agency.

 

BIO:

Lauren MartinoMy name is Lauren Martino and I refuse to write about myself in the third person. I paint, I write poems, I take pictures, I draw, I sculpt, I build sets, I make things. The day I stop learning is the day I die. I am the daughter of two painters who gave me the experience of a lifetime by raising my twin brother and I in a building called Westbeth Artists Housing. I pray one day to be at least half as talented as they are. Taking summer classes at FIT throughout my adolescence had an enormous part in shaping me into who I am today. I am currently embarking on a new journey as a part time student at the New York Studio School. I have shown at Westbeth Gallery under the alias of Heather Bridges because if they knew how old I was they wouldn’t have accepted my work. I have worked as a Set Designer for the ID channel and other independent projects. I am young, with time I will collect more anecdotes to inspire and impress perfect strangers, but for now this is me and that is all.

 

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