Milwaukee based painter, Richard Galling is making some nice jams right now. There are a lot of youngsters in the Midwest right now playing around with loose geometric abstraction, and I must say, these stand out above the rest. Medieval dedication and form isolation. More after the jump…
Robert Connett‘s stab at humanity through sea creature and insect inspiration makes for one confusing trip. Meshed with outlandish psychedelic flair the creatures of each painting truly come alive and scenes of money missiles and nuclear waste bring clarity to the confusion.
Martin Ouellete’s painting s are inspired by macro photographs of decaying objects found within the urban landscape; details of worn out magazines, wires, rusted nails or wooden poles layered with staples and torn up paper. These mass-produced items are used to serve a momentary purpose then left to decay in their natural surroundings.
San Francisco based artist Maxwell Loren Holyoke Hirsch is one of my all time favorite artists. He creates beautiful illustrative collages with mixed media.
Color and form generate coherence in Estonian artist Paul Pretzer’s dark paintings.
Seattle based artist Vincent Pacheco also known as “Mudchicken” creates beautiful mixed media collages and paintings. These cigarette paintings are hilarious. I feel the cancer coming on just by looking at them.