Archive for the ‘UK’ Category

Electronica Disease

March 8, 2014

I’m taking an Art History for Artists at CalArts right now…homework assignment is to list things that are part of our personal art history. So I’m working backwards from the my current works:
Tate Modern students
I have been painting in London since 1970. Art History and cultural appreciation for art and artists seems so much more valued there than in the US (in general). I regularly do gallery tours and on this momentous occasion, I was touring with Swedish Artist Anna Tuhus. We had visited about 6 galleries before we got to the Tate Modern. Most were small galleries or exhibits where the visitors were intensely focused on the work. BUT there at the Tate, with an incrdible Joan Miro exhibit, the visitors – about 60 students – were ALL completely focused on their electronic devices – not one was looking at the exhibit. They had given up true social discourse and observation for virtual reality. Even sketching and shooting around them, they barely noticed our existence. I’m now doing a series of paintings based on this “electronica” disease.

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London Mural

April 8, 2013

London Mural

Shot this on my way to Bethnal Green life drawing session. Nice Mural! Looks just like Aurelio, my neighbor back in California.

Portrait of Ben Lang (Cambridge)

April 2, 2013

Ben_ProgressionPortrait of Ben Lang (Cambridge) using his mobile to text in front of Picasso’s Self-Portrait….. this is the progression over two months of painting. finished today! With help from Ana…

Spot of Tilbury

March 26, 2013

Spot of Tilbury

Spot lives with Anya and Adrian in Tilbury (UK). This is a 24×30 inch acrylic on canvas.

Regent’s Canal

March 4, 2013

Regent’s Canal

Bridge in Regent’s Park

February 28, 2013

Bridge in Regent's Park

I posted my sepia-toned version of this previously. But last night I sold this version at my current exhibit. Kinda dreamy looking compared to the sepia-toned one.

Electronica vs. Art at the Tate Modern

February 26, 2013

Electronica vs. Art at the Tate Modern – 122×92 cm acrylics on canvas

Painting almost finished now – do you see the story here?

A Certain Ambiance

February 18, 2013

London Grunge

Are these ALIVE or what?

Birds in Regents Park

February 17, 2013

Birds in Regents Park Spotted on a walk from St. James Wood through the Park and on my way to Daunt Books in Marylebone….birds in a tree…nice morning silhouette!

Regent’s Park Bridge

February 15, 2013

Regent’s Park

I’ve run or walked by here hundreds of times, taken dozens of photos of this bridge over the last thirty years, but each time I encounter this scene, I fall in love with it over again.