Category: Van Gogh’s World

Shopping Local! (vers 2)

This is a smaller version of my submission for a special exhibit at Art Basel in Miami this September.  The exhibit is about Consumerism.  The write up for the exposition is below the painting:

 

 

Shopping Local, acrylics, 8 x 8″, 20 x 20 cm.
“The browsing, selection and purchase of goods and commodities have become one of the defining activities of modern urban life. In this consumer culture, shopping has become a crucial ritual for shaping and transforming our identities. Artists have always been fascinated and intrigued by the consumer culture and the way it shapes our society.
 
At first perceived as the American phenomenon, the consumerist lifestyle has soon spilled over to the rest of the world through globalization and the rise of the free market economy. Unlike Pop Art’s playful and often ambivalent attitude towards the consumer culture, the generation of artists that came after took a more decisive and hostile stand towards it. Since advertising has always played a crucial role in perpetuating mechanisms and values of consumer culture, many of these artists have made it the center of their practice. For example, Ron English has introduced the concept of billboard hijacking where he appropriated the mass media messages and imagery to create subversive and political statements. Today, many contemporary artists explore and criticize the idea of consumerism in a variety of ways. Employing various visual and conceptual strategies to question consumerism, artists such as Gabriel Kuri, Josephine Meckseper, Irina Korina or Martin Basher explore various aspects of commerce and exchange such as models of trading with it as in selling and buying, the labor that generates these goods, global distribution networks, social and economic structures that support it, the notion of value or the role of goods consumption in construction of our identities. Rather than criticizing the consumption on a superficial level, they tend to deconstruct this phenomenon from the inside out.”

Shopping Local!

 

This is my submission for a special exhibit at Art Basel in Miami this September.  The exhibit is about Consumerism.  The write up for the exposition is below the painting:  

 

 

 
“The browsing, selection and purchase of goods and commodities have become one of the defining activities of modern urban life. In this consumer culture, shopping has become a crucial ritual for shaping and transforming our identities. Artists have always been fascinated and intrigued by the consumer culture and the way it shapes our society.
 
At first perceived as the American phenomenon, the consumerist lifestyle has soon spilled over to the rest of the world through globalization and the rise of the free market economy. Unlike Pop Art’s playful and often ambivalent attitude towards the consumer culture, the generation of artists that came after took a more decisive and hostile stand towards it. Since advertising has always played a crucial role in perpetuating mechanisms and values of consumer culture, many of these artists have made it the center of their practice. For example, Ron English has introduced the concept of billboard hijacking where he appropriated the mass media messages and imagery to create subversive and political statements. Today, many contemporary artists explore and criticize the idea of consumerism in a variety of ways. Employing various visual and conceptual strategies to question consumerism, artists such as Gabriel Kuri, Josephine Meckseper, Irina Korina or Martin Basher explore various aspects of commerce and exchange such as models of trading with it as in selling and buying, the labor that generates these goods, global distribution networks, social and economic structures that support it, the notion of value or the role of goods consumption in construction of our identities. Rather than criticizing the consumption on a superficial level, they tend to deconstruct this phenomenon from the inside out.”

Peggys in Vincent’s Field

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A painting made with Van Gogh’s wheat field paintings in mind.  Note:  you might need to click on the image to get more accurate colors.

Pegs in Vincent’s Field, acrylics, 57 x 76 cm, 22.5″ x 30″ Arches paper

Peg in Vincent’s Wheat Field

This is after Van Gogh’s “Wheat Field with a Lark.”   5th in the series, starring my wife Peg and my friend Vincent.

 

 

Peg in Vincent’s Wheatfield

 

$60 Limited Edition Giclee print (highest quality available), signed and numbered x of 100

 
 

 

Unlimited edition $35 12″ x 16″/ 30 cm x 40 cm high quality paper, printed signature 

 

Pegs in the Night Cafe

My wife Peg is in the Night Cafe in Arles, France, made famous by Van Gogh.  Original digital painting.

 

Pegs in the Night Cafe
                                            Pegs in the Night Cafe
 

Peg Visits Vincent Van Gogh’s Room in Arles

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Peg Visits Vincent's Room in Arles

Peg Visits Vincent’s Room in Arles

 

 

Peg Visits Vincent's Room in Arles
Peg Visits Vincent’s Room in Arles, prints 

 

 

$60 Giclee print (highest quality available), signed 1 of 100  

 

 

Unlimited edition $35 12″ x 16″/ 30 cm x 40 cm high quality paper, printed signature 

 

 

Manuel in Vincent’s Room

Manuel in Vincent's Room

I painted a portrait of Manuel, one of the excellent models I have been privileged to work with in Valencia.  I put him into my rendition of Van Gogh’s Room at Arles.  

 

Manuel in Vincent's Room
Manuel in Vincent’s Room, prints

$60 Giclee print (highest quality available), signed 1 of 100  

 

 

 

Unlimited edition $35 12″ x 16″/ 30 cm x 40 cm high quality paper, printed signature 

 

 

 

 

 

Peg Finds Vincent’s Chair

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Peg Finds Vincent's Chair

 

Peg Finds Vincent’s Van Gogh’s Chair

Peg Finds Vincent's Chair
Peg Finds Vincent’s Chair, prints only

 

 

Oh my, you are a most talented artist!  Peg by Vincent’s Chair is superb, and the lovely young singer is mesmerizing.  Also the dancers “only having eyes for each other” is so well captured.”  from an email

 

$60 Giclee print (highest quality available), signed 1 of 100  

 

Unlimited edition $35 12″ x 16″/ 30 cm x 40 cm high quality paper, printed signature 

 
 
 
 
 
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