Inspiring work from Colorado based Artist and Designer Evan Hecox. I saw Evan’s presentation at Offset 2012 in Dublin last weekend and was really impressed with his work and how he’s now experimenting more with composition and material surface. Evan Hecox’s work is based on photographs he takes himself; simplifying and distilling them down in areas to create graphically beautiful city scenes of everyday places which we would over-look.
“Like snapshots or filmstrips, Hecox’s work encapsulates the everyday existence of average people as they traverse the modern metropolis. This stylistic approach is based on the process of amplification as it affects form and color, breaking down the image, removing certain elements and emphasizing others.”
Evan has done loads of great work for incase, Chocolate Skate Boards, Carhartt and has exhibited with both solo and group shows in Los Angeles, London and Tokyo. He is represented by the JoshuaLiner Gallery and You can follow Evan Hecox’s creative process and influences on his tumblr here giving an insight into the very neat savage looking studio where he works using his own hand made Judd designed chairs. Watch the video below of Evan creating one of his images for incase.
Hand carved porcelain sculptures from American Artist Kate MacDowell. Her work responds our relationship with the natural world, to environmental changes, pollution, mythology, Art History and figures of speech.
“I chose porcelain for its luminous and ghostly qualities as well as its strength and ability to show fine texture. It highlights both the impermanence and fragility of natural forms in a dying ecosystem, while paradoxically, being a material that can last for thousands of years and is historically associated with high status and value.”
Kate MacDowell exhibited her work at the SCOPE Miami, separate group exhibits with Patrajdas Contemporary and Mindy Solomon Gallery in December 2011.
Beautiful emotive work from Oakland based Artist / Drummer / Graphic Designer Brett Amory. Brett Amory’s paintings depict people in transit, everyday acts, waiting for a bus or train, undefined moments of time between events, the pregnant moment.
“Elements of the compositions provide an outward echo of the inner states of the figures. By reducing the elements of the painting as far as possible, a frozen moment is extended.” Brett Amory
Prints of Brett Amory’s work are available through ‘Thinkspace Gallery’ and ‘5 Pieces Gallery’. In 2011 Brett Amory has had solo exhibitions at the ‘Jonathan LeVine Gallery New York’, and ‘Gallery AD’.
Watch the video below for an interview with the ‘Warholian’ for ‘Thinkspace Gallery’ in 2010. T-shirts available through ‘Indivisual Collective’ and studio images from ‘No New Enemies’
Haunting photography by Nathan Ward from West Virginia, USA