One of our Woman’s History Month spotlights has fallen on Angélica Lanzini Xavier (COLOURlovers user: angelicallxx), an Influential Woman of Today who lives and teaches in the Guarapuava, State of Paraná, Brazil. She is a graduate of music with a post graduate degree in Teaching Methodology of Art. Now a teacher of the State Education Network, she is leading the next generation toward a more colourful future with her innovative teaching methods and passion for art in all its forms.
March is Women's History Month, and to show our appreciation to all the women who color in our world, we're sharing amazing work and colors from women all month. Today for your color inspiration is the cut acrylic work of Sandra Fettingis, whose recent exhibition filled with neon colors, 'this time things will be different', at Plastic Chapel in Denver, closes March 5th, 2011.
'this time is will be different' at Plastic Chapel
My work draws from influences as far ranging as photographic portraiture, art deco design, modern and contemporary architecture and colorist ideas.
The always lovely Design*Sponge has been showing a lot of color love recently and we're all for it! If you're not familiar with the curatorial prowess of Grace Bonney and her contributors I suggest you start with a few of these recent color lovin' posts.
gabriel dawe thread installations
Using over 50 miles of string, Gabriel creates dramatic, almost other-worldly installations that, from one perspective, remind me of sophisticated and elaborate versions of the weavings all Girl Scouts do at summer camp using popsicle sticks. - Read more
Holton Rower pours paint over a custom "canvas" of boxes and panels, one color on top of the other. The result is somewhat psychedelic but this kinetic-process created work is anything but one-dimensional.
Tall Paintings | Film by Dave Kaufman
Crayate by Mr. Booth
"Crayate is a fun, crayon-based colouring app for children of all ages. Save your pictures for use as iPad wallpapers. Choose from a wide range of scenes and animals, then colour the picture using a selection of crayons."
Thanks to the suggestion by Michael Edgerley we are looking at the work of Tim Bavington.
The Jack Shainman Gallery presented Up in Suze’s Room, an exhibition of new paintings by Tim Bavington in the fall of 2009. They had this to say about the exhibit:
Taking music as a starting point, Bavington translates chords, notes, guitar necks and solos into visual systems by approximating their equivalents in color and then spraying them with synthetic polymer onto canvas. Here Bavington presents a number of large-scale paintings in vibrant hues of red, fuchsia, orange, green, electric and pale blue, which pulsate like sound on the surface of the canvas...
...While the exhibition includes vertically striped paintings that are typical to Bavington’s oeuvre, it also features a new style of work such as All I Want to Do Is Rock (Fretboard) that displays a grid of larger bands of color. It also includes Cold Fire and Up in Suze’s Room, which both exhibit an uninhibited looseness where colors bleed into one another or fade in and out creating open spaces of white light within the composition. Vertical lines stand alone or mix with diagonals or horizontal bands. In some instances hazy, Rothko-like compositions inspired by album covers replace lines altogether. The album covers serve only as initial inspiration for these works that take on a life of their own. In doing this, Bavington unleashes colors intuitively to create paintings that offer harmonious visual impressions rather than simple representations of his source material.
Some of his earliest experimental work included washing then painting and scratching on used film stock, as he did not have access to proper filming equipment. That was just the beginning of McLaren's career. His innovation and experimentation won him many awards over the years, including an Academy Award in the Best Documentary, Short Subjects category for his film Neighbours (1952), as well as other awards at the Canadian Film Awards, Cannes and the Berlin International Film Festival. His experiments in animation and sound created many new techniques that have shaped what we know as film and animation today.
National Film Board of Canada: Here are pyrotechnics of the keyboard, but with only a camera to "play the tune." To make this film, Norman McLaren employed novel optical techniques to compose the piano rhythms of the sound track. These he then moved, in multicolor, onto the picture area of the screen so that, in effect, you see what you hear. It is synchronization of image and sound in the truest sense of the word.
Sparse contrasting colors add depth to these stunning yet stark and bleak winter scenes. Stark and bleak are not words many associate with things of beauty but when they describe a certain emptiness and stillness, such as the photos in 'Snow Blind' do, one's mind can wander to the potential such emptiness holds.
Matthias Heiderich is a Berlin based photographer whose work often explores the complexities of color. He is represented be Spot Galerie Berlin, and also works with WeirdAndWired a "netlabel for weird electronic music." His work (recommended: White Noise' & 'Color Berlin') can also be seen on Behance & Flickr.
Coming to us via The Post Family, 'A Memory' is a series capturing specific moments and feelings using color.
A Memory is a piece that expresses the moment of joy while I am creating. I want to capture my feeling in the moment I have it and express it in different color and shape while I am creating the piece... - Yee Wong
Color est e pluribus unus
RGB is a work about the exploration of the “surface’s deepness”. The designs create surfaces that mutate and interact with different chromatic stimulus. The technique consists in the overlapping of three different images, each one in a primary color. The resulting images from this three level’s superimposition are unexpected and disorienting. The colors mix up, the lines and shapes entwine becoming oneiric and not completely clear. Through a colored filter (a light or a transparent material) it is possible to see clearly the layers in which the image is composed. The filter’s colors are red, green and blue, each one of them serves to reveal one of the three layers. - Carnovsky = Francesco Rugi + Silvia Quintanilla
“Color est e pluribus unus” is a famous Virgil phrase taken from his poem “Moretum” and describes the blending of colors into one. Having that in mind, Francesco Rugi and Silvia Quintanilla, the names behind Milan based collective "Carnovsky", got inspired and created for Jannelli & Volpi, the famous Italian wallpaper brand, a very special series of wallpapers named RGB.