It's happening around us whether you notice it or not.... our space is shrinking. This can be terrifying to artists and gallery owners alike. Small art seems to be where the trends are falling these days. Maybe because people like to support more artists, or because they want to display them in a gallery style fashion (as seen below) which seems popular in contemporary design, either way it's obvious that downsizing your art can be a smart thing to do in the current art markets.
Read below for my response to this article: "Downsizing your art: It may pay to create small."
Okay... here is my full featured artist post! My featured artist this week is Archan Nair. Archan is a self-taught artist, was born in India in 1984, formerly a fashion major working in his family company. Around 2006 he began to discover his love and talent in painting and digital art. Since becoming a an independant artist in 2007, Archan has worked with some major companies and magazines including: Nike, Sony, Microsoft, GQ, Vogue, and you have likely seen some of his car company ads for Chevrolet and others.
Click below to keep reading about my featured artist!
I still owe you a full blog post. Today was full of wonderful things that took up more time than they should have, so is life and enjoyment. I am also postponing my full official post for other reasons... and trust me they are worth it. For now I shall leave you with these three images of recent work from the artist I will be featuring, Archan Nair.
Please feel free to post any comments on what you think, questions you might like me to address in the full post, or whatever else comes to mind while looking at these three images. Thank you, please check back in a couple days for the full post!
Come back in a few days for the full post...
As I begin to work on a series focused more on organic composition rather than symmetry, I stumbled upon Laura Bell's work, and most notably her Morphosis series. Her inspirations were drawn from a variety of natural forms including deep-sea flora and fauna and cryptogamous plants such as algae and fungus. She builds each form up through repeating marks and patterns, letting each drawing evolve as it will. This touches on some of my desires to look upon natural forms and patterns for inspiration and likely leading into reading about Sacred Geometry as it pertains to nature, design, and art.
I am a creator, compelled to make things with my hands to add beauty to the world around me.
My name is Whitney Rolfe and I am the creator behind DarcRainbow Creations, an active art entity in the Southern Oregon community, with international appeal.