Hi, really enjoying the incredible collections. Thought I'd have a go at sharing some of mine, if I can manage all the technicalities! I did post some of these a while ago on that other forum! I think I seem to go for bright bold colours! I do admire a lot of the more surreal artists around, but haven't bought anything too subtle yet!
Anthony Ausgang - Cirque de Soil
Anthony Ausgang - The Martyrdom of Saint Kitty
Niagara - Opium Lust
Joshua Petker - Cloudless
Joshua Petker - The Psychic
Joshua Petker - Hole in the Earth
Catalina Estrada - Dressed in Owl
Amy Rice - Wings are Pretty
Krista Huot - Riding by Night
Lisa Petrucci - Good Kitty, Bad Kitty (acrylic on circus punk)
Angelique Houtkamp - Wong
Artchild (Canadian graffiti artist) - Suds
Becca - Diva
Leia Bell - Johann Ran Away Because No One Understood Him
Thanks folks. Yes Eric Joyner is fantastic. I would love to have one of his epic acrylic pieces, but funds only ran to a sketch. Gildoinc, the Mars-1 is from 2006. I bought it from the Mescalito show at the Shooting Gallery (or White Walls), I bought a few of my major pieces from them during that era. I actually admired his slightly earlier work but grabbed this. I think it was just before he started doing bigger pieces (taking him totally out of my price range so I was lucky to get this.) I have a cute Damon Soule sketch of a robotic cat from around the same era too. I need to take a picture of it.
The Catalina Estrada piece is beautiful, I don't know the technical term but the owl and dress details are all in precise textured blobs of paint. I love her coloured work too.
Thanks Sven! Martyrdom is indeed a round canvas and was actually the first piece of art I ever considered buying, only to find it had already been sold. I bought Cirque instead from the next collection and from then on was hooked on buying art. Funnily enough I visited the Shooting Gallery last year only to see Martyrdom hanging forlornly on the back stairs. It had been damaged and resold to the gallery. Luckily the damage (an electric cord had been left lying on the canvas and had melted the paint) had only affected the background and it was repaired and came to live with me, its rightful owner!
Very proud to own a Mars piece I have to say.
The Niagara is beautiful. Her sense of colour is stunning. The gold decoupage looks amazing under different lights. I would love to own one of her more ballsy broads too!
Last Edit: Jul 19, 2010 15:26:57 GMT -8 by bluecat
Have gathered up images of most of my other bits and pieces. The lighting in my house is very poor but if I get it together I'll take some photos of it on the walls. A lot of these are by less well known artists perhaps. I tend to trawl the net for affordable smaller pieces to get my art fix these days, but I get just as much pleasure from these works as I do by the more well known ones. Hope you enjoy.
Damon Soule (from the 2006 Mescalito show) - Untitled sketch
Krista Huot - Goblin Idol in the Dark Spooky Woods (customised 19" Zlik)
Parskid - Treetops
Tink - Peacock Feather
Alex Meyer - Sentient Squirrel
Juri Ueda - Prayer
Nick Gentry - How Things Change (Edition of 5, screenprint on canvas.)
Tigerlily Biskup - Batwitch. (Thought I'd get in early here!)
Eric Otto - Sketch 4
Julie Nishioka - Sakura 3
179 - Lucky
Philip Lumbang - Ponder
Eelus - The Good, The Bad, The Moon (Handfinished AP one of ten)
Eelus - I Said I'm Happy (Handfinished unique edition of one)
Heiko Windisch - It Likes Me
Ghost - Subway poster no.7
Matthew Porter - Birdie 2
David Wien - Nightbird
Ninjagrl - Stupid Plum
Amanda Kindregen - Mountain Lion
Andrea Heimer - Saint Margaret
Last Edit: Jul 20, 2010 14:51:50 GMT -8 by bluecat
Very nice collection- I like bright colours too! The Ausgang pieces are great as are the Yumiko and Dan- Ah Kim piece. Its great that people in old Blighty are into this artwork. I was starting to think it was just me. I put on a show 3 years ago called 'Pop Surrealism' and only 2 pieces sold to UK collectors, all the others went back to the US! Very best with the collecting
Thanks Joker. Yeah I totally agree about it being nice to find other folk into this art here in the UK. I found it astonishing how unknown so much wonderful art was here in the UK, especially when I first discovered it about 5 years ago.
Hi Bluecat, sorry for slow repsonse - just had a couple of weeks away sea kayaking in Turkey - very warm! The show was in Henley on Thames which was interesting as its more used to ..lets just say traditional painting. There is one gallery that is an agent for Peter Blake but otherwise nothing too exciting. So it was fun to see the expressions of people that came in. The art students thought it fantastic and the more palatable stuff eg Shag was popular but anything too different received mixed reactions. I basically showed the collections of three people including mine (so the art was not for sale) and asked some artists if they would like to sell any art in the show. I sold it for what they wanted and made no money on the show. Most of these pieces went back to the US except a couple of pieces bought by UK based collectors. The artists included Shag, Biskup, Dan May, Jason Limon, Colin Johnson, J.Ketner, Joe Ledbetter, Greg Gossell, Steve Kaufman, Amanda Visell and a whole bunch more. It was great fun and I may repeat the excercise with Pop Surrealism 2. Like the Ghost piece - those subway pieces are great. The Eelus and Ueda are nice pieces as well. You have an impressive collection