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Accessable Art Portfolio- Ben Jones

In Accessable Art Portfolio on May 28, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Ben Jones-Concept Unification-Test 1, 2010, Acryla-guoche on canvas, 24×36 inches/ 61 x 91 cm

Ben Jones  (Born in Pittsburgh, 1977. Lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island.

Jones went to Massachusetts College of Art where he received a BFA. He has been shown in a numerous exhibitions and has achieved great interest in the art scene. His works referrer to space and rooms, and computer games, and retro –technological universe.The artist is know for combining different elements of scultpure, video, paintings, drawings and digital in his work.

I found the “Test”- painting at Art Chopenhagen when I visited fair in  2010, and i really liked it. It is from the exhibiton Could Bring “Concept Unification”, where problems in the works must be solved to reach the next level. “Test” is a good example of such a problem.

Ben Jones, concept unification-dog table 2, acryla-gouche on canvas,48×60 in      122×152 cm

Ben Jones is a part of the group “Paper Rad” which is an art collective that makes comics zines, video art, painting, installations, net art, MIDI files and also are in a variety of bands. Their “lo-fi” style is not to be mistaken of, and is a number of art movements and styles by its use of bright colors, and basic primary colors to create a distinctive aesthetic.

Ben Jones,Concept Unification-Dog Table 1, 2010, acryla-gouache on canvas, 48 x 60 in     122×152 cm

To get  an original piece by Ben Jones is still not too late. And it is absolutely affordable for young people interested in art.

Ben Jones,Concept Unification-Shape 2, acryla-gouache on canvas, 48 x 48 in    122 x 122 cm

Ben Jones, Concept Unification-Video Painting 1, 2010, Video projection on acryla-gouache on canvas, 72 x 96 in / 152 x 203 cm  

Ben Jones is also the creator of the new series on Cartoon Netwoork  “The Problem Solverz”

For more information and requests:

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SE-211 20 Malmö   

Linda Bradford- Gossip Girl Art ep. 4, Season 1

In Gossip Girl Art, Season 1 on May 16, 2011 at 10:47 pm

Rufus Humphrey at “Bedford Avenue Gallery” . The artist behind the painting Rufus is carrying is still uncertain.

First time featured in ep. 4, Season 1.

Linda Bradford (Currently lives in: Long Island City, NY).

Bradford is known for her strikingly computerized aesthetic, where her stripes create a virtual- reality look.

Some other works:

Linda Bradford, “Rio”

Linda Bradford, “High Rise”

Linda Bradford, “Infinite Resolution”

“In Infinite Resolution, an installation occupying a ten-cubic-foot space, Linda Bradford has managed to create genuine magic, a breathtaking sensation of transcendence derived from the most concrete of means. This quietly theatrical environment consists of a stage-box formed of three large canvases suspended in space. The panels glow with a cold fire, generated by silvery medium laid on in broad, slightly flowing vertical stripes and bathed in what seems to be pale-blue moonlight. The light, emanating from no visible source, is so universally ambient as to transform the concrete floor into a magic carpet dyed a celestial azure. This seems airborne, lifting the whole ensemble into another, weightless world, a realm that appears to expand and contract, as if breathing in time with the music of the spheres. No one encounters this piece without experiencing a sense of transport, well beyond the physical.”

Daniel Wheeler

For more information about this work, check out the following  link:

Accessable Art Portfolio- Evan Gruzis

In Accessable Art Portfolio on May 3, 2011 at 12:52 pm

“Angel of Fresh”

Evan Gruzis  (Born: 1979 in Milawaukee, Wisconsin, USA). Lives and works in New York. Gruzis has a BFA in painting from the University of Wisconsin Madison and MFA in Combined Media from Hunter College in NYC.

Evan Gruzis is one of the famous downtown Brooklyn –artist in New York and is a part of the Whitney Museum of American Art Collection, and the Horts Family Collection.

He makes primarily works on paper, but also paintings and installations. His works describes “the complementary nature of the Other and the Mainstream”, and has a darkly humored and romantic, but, yet absurd touch, and are deceptively photo-like.  Evan Gruzis created a New Wave Noir world through his complexly layered ink paintings.

Evan Gruzis, “Cosmic Wayfarer No. 3, Ink on  paper, 28 1/8 x 20 1/5 inches.

Evan Gruzis, “ConsiderMyMind Blown”,  No.3, ink on paper , 2008

Evan Gruzis, “Homage To Patrick Nagel”, 76×102 cm , oil on canvas, 2005

Evan Gruzis,”Blinders” , 30 x 30 x 100 cm, 2009

Deitch Projects, NYC

DUVE Berlin, Berlin

SAKS, Geneva

AMP, Athens