Love, love, love, Kelsey Brookes! His work is so fun but serious at the same time. I guess that's what happens when you worked as a biochemist. Straight from his bio: Kelsey Brookes is a former biochemist who attributes his raw style to an education system that "refuses to teach scientists to draw.” He abandoned biochemistry because, “I thought I was going to be there for a few months to make some money and get out of there. Four years later I was left wondering if I had become what I always despised – the funny guy at the water cooler, except not so funny. I was the confused, not so funny guy at the water cooler.” Science’s loss is art’s gain
I love artist Gordon Matta-Clark, and never posted him. He is an artist from the 70's and more who uses photography with such a beautiful and timless technique. If only we could all aim as high as he did. This link takes you to a neat video resource which illustrates his vision in motion.
I was lucky enough to be part of a workshop by Connie Noyes held at Hampshire High School with 60 students and 6 other art teachers. She was very inspiring to allow High School students the chance to work freely using music as inspiration. I of course always paint to music but never as an intentional influence. I think this should be made more of a focus in my teachings, considering the number of students who can not go a moment with out thier headphones on. I will have to post pictures of my students work at a later time.
But you must go to Connie's website to view her work and ideas relating to man and the world around us. Very Chicago!!
I highly recommend going to this link to read her interview with Brian Sherwin who questions Connie on her working methods, her relationships with galleries, and what makes her an artist working abstractly.
Alot of her work is done with resin, and other recydled materials; I personally love the one above whose other main element is beeswax.
Author: Kelly Egger
I am not only an artist but also a teacher, so I spend a lot of time looking for cool artists. So I started this site to share my findings with others like me.