Friday, August 28, 2015

Bronco for BLAB!

'Bronco', approx. 26,5 cm (10.43") square, made for the upcoming BLAB! group exhibition at Copro Gallery, depicts a spotted rodent facing a feral flower. I've had much fun painting this piece. Go and have a look when you're around Bergamot Station (Santa Monica, CA) September 12th to see the actual depth of the original -which is always hard to capture on camera- and/or to feast your eyes on the work of the other participants. The show runs through October 3rd, 2015.
The acrylic on panel piece is framed in a bronze coloured, straight wooden frame with a soft 'gold leaf look' and has a dark brown wooden fillet.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

BLAB! Exhibition

Above is the announcement of the opening of the BLAB! 10th anniversary group exhibition. My painting 'Bronco', on its way to LA right now, will be part of it. Closer to the date I'll share a preview of my acrylic on panel piece. Save the date!

The Tenth Annual BLAB Show,  Opening Reception Sept. 12, 2015, 8:00-11:30 pm
Copro Gallery @ Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA, USA

Work on announcement by Jana Brike

Monday, August 10, 2015


Oh man, it has been a while since I last posted something on my blog! Time seems to be in warp drive sometimes. Here's an update;

To create room for new inspiration I will be working on group exhibitions and projects for a while. One of these projects is a new book. The working title is 'The Engine Room' and it will focus on my creative process and all that comes with it. This 'behind the scenes' publication looks into all the various aspects of my work like painting and drawing techniques, the idea process, presentation and more and will be accompanied by illustrations, photographs and the latest and some never before shown work.
The content for The Engine Room has been growing steadily but I'm not there yet. It will take me (more) time and effort before I can call it finished. In the meanwhile Ill keep you in the loop.

Next on my show schedule is the BLAB! group exhibition at Copro Gallery (LA, USA) this upcoming september. More details will be posted closer to the date and in my newsletter. Ill also be returning to Feinkunst Krüger (Hamburg, Germany) and Roq la Rue Gallery (Seatlle, WA, USA) later this year.

I've added two new fine art giclée prints to the Femtasia webshop; 'Rise & Shine' and 'Crafties'. A woozy sun or two crafty little foxes, delivering both instant coolness for your walls. In the second half of August I'll announce them officially in my newsletter but they are already available in web shop, from now.

Enjoy the summer!

Above: Example page of The Engine Room, chapter illustration.

 More example (image) pages of The Engine Room book. 
Top; wrapping framed work, centre; drawing material, bottom; flea market frames

New prints; 'Rise & Shine' and 'Crafties', signed and numbered, edition of 100. Available in the web shop.

Summer fruit surprise in my garden; watermelons. Once comatose sprouts, now growing fast (2 meters and counting) bearing these flower topped stripey marbles. Curious to see if they will develop into something edible.

My favorite old-timer kitty Noodles snoozing in the sun.