The reality is here that, although I do draw inspiration from other artists and different movements I’ve studied, most of my art is in the moment and a reflection of what is going on in my life as it stands. It could be something as small as being inspired by the swirling of creamer in… Continue reading What I do to research for art
When I’d started this drawing, it was inspired out of just a doodle, a youtube video, and a sparked interest in this fancy new-fangled pen I’d found at the DAAP Art Store. I was walking the aisles looking for double sided tape when I came across this puppy – a 0.20mm micron pen. I’d watched… Continue reading Building a Micron-Dot Drawing
I start off by prepping my canvas. I’ve talked in length about this before in a previous post, so I’ll keep it short. I gesso 3-5 times and sand then attach my canvas to my supporting structure. This painting is a 4×6 foot board made of standard quarter inch ply and a few 2×4’s on… Continue reading How I paint.
Andre Derain is one of the so-called cofounders of fauvism. He worked along side matisse in art school after some supposed convincing of his parents to allow him to leave engineering school. He and Matisse were dubbed “les Fauves” at the Salon d’Automne, an art show of the mediterranean village of Collioure. Les Fauves means… Continue reading André Derain
Phillip Guston was a painter and printmaker from the New York School. His abstract art doesn’t necessarily vibe with traditional abstract as he depicts actual recognizable imagery. However this is usually done in a manner thats more of a cartoon stylization. His paintings were often politically charged though compared to my own work. I have… Continue reading Philip Guston
As I’ve reached the end of my undergraduate academic career I’ve gone from being 3-D focused down to 2-D media. I’ve honed my process down to focusing expression of emotion for content and a study of color for theoretical work. I start my process of making a canvas by choosing a size by which to… Continue reading My Technical Process
Artists Statement Matthew Luehrmann 3253 Glendora Avenue Cincinnati, Ohio 45219 email@example.com• http://www.guydogbus.wordpress.com February 1, 2016 Professional Goal Statement Making art is a way for me to project the release of emotion and to respond to my immediate surrounding. My goal is to avoid the tourist-voyeur approach and to find a new way to communicate… Continue reading Artists Statement