Tag Archives: Art

Phil Frost: Self-Taught and Amazing

18 Nov

A self-taught artist, he began his career in the early 90s by aggressively blanketing New York City’s streets and doorways with strips of brightly colored wheat-pasted posters. More at Phil Frost: Staking his Claim.

Phil Frost

Phil Frost

Phil Frost

Phil Frost

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Jamini Roy

2 Sep

Jamini Roy (1887 – 1972) was one of the first painters whose work I absolutely loved (and do). He is from my home state of West Bengal, and rebelled against the traditional western influences “realism” of the time, and found inspiration in the folk art of Bengal instead – the Kalighat pot painting in particular. The Kalighat pot painting tradition is identified by its flat earthy colors, bold graphic forms with minor embellishment, and is apparent in his work.

He is also one of the first and rare painters who believed art shouldn’t belong only in museums and the elite, but also the common folk. To this end, he sold his works very cheaply.

Jamini Roy. Mother and Child. Gouache on fabric mounted on board. 16 5/8 x 11 in. (42.4 x 28 cm.).

Jamini Roy. Mother and Child. Gouache on fabric mounted on board. 16 5/8 x 11 in. (42.4 x 28 cm.).

Jamini Roy. Crucifixion. Tempera on canvas. 28 x 38 in.

Jamini Roy. Crucifixion. Tempera on canvas. 28 x 38 in.

Screen Test

3 Nov

I took a screen printing class in 2001. While I am not proud of what I achieved, I learned that I work better in a self-structured environment. Continue reading