Cecily Brown

Cecily Brown was born in 1969 to British parents in London, and now lives and works in New York City. Brown’s work uses an array of colour and gestural markings, there is an energy to Brown’s brush marks which have been compared to other renowned artists such as William De Kooning and Francis Bacon, (twoContinue reading “Cecily Brown”

Mimei Thompson

Mimei Thompson was born 1972, in Japan to a Chilean mother and American father, Thompson later moved to the Sudan, and now lives and works in London. Thompson’s subject matter ranges from the everyday objects of vegetables, plants, animals and landscapes, however through her style of painting Thompson recreates these ordinary objects into a dreamContinue reading “Mimei Thompson”

Gia Edzgveradze

Gia Edzgveradze was born in the former Soviet republic state of Georgia in 1953. Edzgveradze utilises a diverse range of mediums and techniques in his art work from performance art, videography, sculpture, writing and photography. I chose these two pieces of work in particular as they intrigued me, especially the above ‘Simple Secret’. What isContinue reading “Gia Edzgveradze”

Chuck Close

Chuck Close is an American Painter and Photographer, born in 1940, renowned for his portraits, particularly large scale and photorealistic as well as slightly abstract as pictured below. What struck me most whilst learning about Close was that he in fact suffers from a condition called prosopagnosia, or face-blindness, which prevents him from recognising faces.Continue reading “Chuck Close”

Daniel Richter

Daniel Richter, a German Artist, born in 1962, is well known for large scale paintings inspired by political and contemporary culture. Richter’s work has ranged from focusing on abstraction during his earlier career, and shifting towards these more realistic paintings, like the below painting of a mountainous landscape. I love the choice of colour here,Continue reading “Daniel Richter”

Gary Hume

Gary Hume, an English contemporary artist born in 1962, paints using high gloss bold coloured paints. Inspired by the pop-art movement, Hume paints everyday objects in a stylised manner using a colour palette not usually associated with the pop art style. Above is an example of one of Hume’s works, Bird Point III, 1998. AsContinue reading “Gary Hume”