michael bergt vincenzo calli erin cone claire b cotts rob douglas alexandra eldridge alberto gálvez don gale howard hersh juan kelly charles ladson Ted Larsen hyunmee lee Jesus Lizaso Carol Mothner santiago pérez Antonio Puri randall reid john tarahteeff cecil touchon james tyler
I've always been fascinated with the figure beautifully rendered and by pattern and decoration. In my new work, I focus on these two interests: my figure studies are given a context within the designs found in erotic Japanese "Shunga" prints, Persian miniatures and the pattern traditions of Eastern Art: realism and pattern/Eastern and Western aesthetics.
i believe that in art there is the need to arouse something more than an aesthetic emotion - one has to go beyond that; it is the miracle of the suspended moment. When space has nothing more to do with the physical, but be comes an emotion originating from the heart and from the hidden depths of the mind.
my work is a fusion of traditional portraiture with magical realism and minimal abstraction. I attempt to address what is hidden versus what is re-vealed and in doing so, create a new aesthetic in portraiture.
i am interested in the unspoken,
inherent in each piece is an expansive rhythm of inspired vision which must be imprinted upon the process of creation. there exists a great sense of divine order i hope will resonate throughout the work.
My paintings emerge from a place where contradictions are allowed, paradox reigns and reason is abandoned. My search is for the inherent radiance in all things... the extraordinary in the ordinary.
my paintings are constructed through a weaving of allusions, references and citations from the figurative tradition.
my interests and my work continue to explore inter-relationships and connectivity in the universe, both macro and micro. especially interesting to me is the mimicking of man made things with those in nature.
the two pillars that hold up my work are magic and movement. for me painting is a world with its own laws and logic that can be ruled by universal principles.
Charles Ladson is a Macon Georgia based painter.
the works that I create supply commentary on minimalist belief systems and the ultimate importance of High Art practice.
my approach to painting is without restraint. i use color, shape and gesture to express human identity with the absence of figures.
I consider myself a iconographer. Each of my pieces is small, and most are singular subjests. Whether I am painting a one-eared horse, a portrait of my daughter, or a Madonna in Armor, I am in love with my subject. I try and capture a measure of the exquisite lonliness in each of them.
my paintings are products of imagination and invention combined with remembered images and stories, spiced with a perverse comedy. each painting is painted inspirationally as much as possible before it becomes invention.
my art is my means of identifying with the universe; therefore, I use symbols, forms, and spatial concern as a means to express my need for universality. my inspiration comes from the unity between the microscopic and the macrocosmic.
as life reflects us back to ourselves as a means to discovery, i hope that my work mirrors the sprit of the viewer at the same time that it addresses my own philosophical concerns.
i abandoned illustrating the world in favor of following some mysterious subtext that emerges as the painting develops. i am lead by quirky impulses to exaggerate color, or play with scale, in a way which often undermines the realism of the image, but ultimately leads to discoveries as the painting finds new improbable resolutions of form and content.
my collage art depends a great deal on serendipitous discovery. this allows a certain amount of chance and randomness to find its way into my work which in turn makes possible an interactive dynamic.
my ceramic sculptures piece together the universal myths that you find in all cultures