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Painting OWU

  • Landing a Plane in High Winds: Painting and Photography

    Landing a Plane in High Winds: Painting and Photography

    Eugene Delacroix “From today, painting is dead.” (Paul Delaroche after the invention of the daguerreotype in 1839.) “How difficult it is to learn not to see like cameras…the camera sees everything at once. We don’t.” -David Hockney Photog…
    - 20 days ago, 6 Mar 19, 12:16am -
  • “The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work…”
    …is the title of a book by Alain de Botton. Botton describes the conflicted relationship to work that many people experience in their lives, and he draws a poignant comparison with the experience of the craftsman’s work. In a job, he says, “……
    - 8 Sep 18, 11:21am -
  • Elise Schweitzer

    - 7 Oct 17, 12:16am -
  • The Perils of Art

    The Perils of Art

    - 20 Sep 17, 11:05am -
  • Mistakes
    “When you hit a wrong note, it’s the next note that you play that determines if it’s good or bad.” -Miles Davis How often when painting do we put down a color patch, a mark, or a brushstroke that just doesn’t hit the note we’re after? Too…
    - 5 Nov 16, 8:58am -
  • Wayne Thiebaud’s Painted World
    I was privileged as a young student to participate in a workshop at Mountain Lake in Virginia in the early 1980s, organized by my teacher, Ray Kass, from Virginia Tech. I imagined that Thiebaud would be a kind of Oscar Wilde-like character, as colorf…
    - 7 Sep 16, 11:30pm -
  • Richard Diebenkorn’s Sketchbooks 2

    Richard Diebenkorn’s Sketchbooks 2

    Stanford University has launched an interactive website containing all of the sketchbooks of Richard Diebenkorn, 1922-1993. Click the drawing above to visit the site.
    - 18 Jan 16, 5:10pm -
  • Diebenkorn’s Sketchbooks

    Diebenkorn’s Sketchbooks

    Click the image to read Allison Meier’s article for Hyperallergic.
    - 26 Aug 15, 10:49am -
  • Richard Diebenkorn’s Notes To Myself On Beginning a Painting

    Richard Diebenkorn’s Notes To Myself On Beginning a Painting

    - 31 Jan 15, 5:54pm -
  • Danielle Muzina

    Danielle Muzina

    Brilliant new work by Danielle Muzina who graduated with her B.F.A from the OWU Department of Fine Arts in 2013. Danielle is in her first year of the M.F.A. program in painting at Miami University, Oxford, OH.
    - 14 Dec 14, 6:24pm -


  • Symposium- GENRE PAINTING
    All Welcome to the upcoming Symposium on Genre Painting in the Sybil Connolly Lecture Theatre at NCAD next Friday 19th January at 11 am. Advertisements
    - 11 Jan 18, 8:39am -
  • Damien Flood in conversation with Madeleine Moore
    The following is a transcript of a conversation between Damien Flood and Madeleine Moore at Damien Flood’s exhibition, A Root that Turns as the Sun Turns, at the Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, in November 2016. It coincided with a visit by second y…
    - 5 Oct 17, 10:10am -
  • Buse Kanlikilic – MFA Graduate, 2017
    This work here explores the relationship between traditional Turkish arts and the process of image making in the context of contemporary art. Referencing ornamental patterns from the arts of the Ottoman Empire, familiar visual elements are combined w…
    - 25 Jul 17, 8:06am -
  • Frances O’Dwyer – MFA Graduate, 2017
    Paint is incorporated into a broader exploration of media to become part of an assemblage, with recurring motifs suggesting a dialogue between object, image and material. Everyday observations, encounters and literature can become a starting point fo…
    - 6 Jul 17, 6:56am -
  • Meghan Heeney – MFA Graduate, 2017
    A moment. A silence. An experience of vastness and feeling informing those of a body, a female body rippling beneath the waves of interchanging events. Stains, colour, masking represent the sheet which makes us all universal. We all possess it yet…
    - 6 Jul 17, 6:42am -
  • Helen Richmond – MFA Graduate, 2017
    This work is based on my experience of accessing Irish mythology through English translations. A common theme in many of the stories is how things are taken or possessed. This has led me on a journey in to the indeterminate / liminal realm where the…
    - 30 Jun 17, 9:35am -
  • Matthew Mitchell – MFA Graduate,2017
    The work here is an attempt to find a visual language for the duality between our necessarily abstracted experience of place and being in the new digital landscape, and our perception of place and being in relation to the more tangible primeval geolo…
    - 30 Jun 17, 9:20am -
  • Ann Ensor – MFA Graduate, 2017
    My work explores the umwelt, and the spaces and porous boundaries between all entities, and how they relate with the environment and each other. Through physically experiencing the work, I want to show the necessity for us humans to share this planet…
    - 30 Jun 17, 8:11am -
  • Louisa Casas – MFA Graduate, 2017
    SUPERFICIES:SURFACE Addressing the sense of our increasing disembodiment in a reality mediated through the digital realm this work represents a counter balance to re-anchor physicality. Contrasted use of materiality and scale emphasise surface, textu…
    - 30 Jun 17, 7:43am -
  • Kurt Oppermann – MFA Graduate, 2017
    I use the figure as a space to examine the limits of the body. This work  approaches   the body as a situation where the organization of its components  can be re structured and altered. The formalities of scale,  physicality,  volume and densi…
    - 28 Jun 17, 11:39am -


  • The process of Wouter van de Koot
    The figurative work of Wouter van de Koot consists of paintings, drawings and installations with narrative characteristics. Typical are the attention to detail, the use of negative space and the theatrical atmosphere of his work. In carefully arrange…
    - 12 Nov 14, 4:10am -
  • 1, 2, Drei – Anna Virnich at FIAC (off)icielle

    1, 2, Drei – Anna Virnich at FIAC (off)icielle

    This year, I decided to only go to (OFF)icielle, the off part of the FIAC, which hosted some galleries that I knew have a good programme (Rod Barton, Elaine Levy, Stigter van Doesburg, ..). These are usually located on the first floor … Continue…
    - 30 Oct 14, 5:57am -
  • Reader’s Digest

    Reader’s Digest

    Impressive first exhibition outside his gallery wall, Sebastien Ricou shows American painter Keith J. Varadi at L’ancienne Société Bruxelloise d’Electricité. A must-see before 25 October.  “Things aren’t much wilder, I don’t think, tha…
    - 2 Oct 14, 9:15am -
  • Jill Mulleady

    Jill Mulleady

    The gallery Island in Brussels is showcasing work of artist Jill Mulleady in a solo show “El Dorado” until next Sunday. The artist, who used to be active in theatre, shows her latest work in this exhibition, replacing the canvas … Continue read…
    - 29 Sep 14, 10:40am -
  • Meticulous brush strokes of Marlene Dumas

    Meticulous brush strokes of Marlene Dumas

    It has been a long time since I last posted on this blog, mainly due to my intense other projects and being a young mother, but when I visited the Marlene Dumas’ exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam yesterday I … Continue reading →
    - 22 Sep 14, 6:23am -
  • Discoveries at FIAC 2013: Peggy Franck

    Discoveries at FIAC 2013: Peggy Franck

    After two years of pregnancy and maternity leave, I avoided large fairs such as Frieze and FIAC, but this year was time to go back. Although it is always unpleasant to walk around a fair, it is also exciting to … Continue reading →
    - 31 Oct 13, 10:15am -
  • Yonghi Yim’s painted collage

    Yonghi Yim’s painted collage

    With great surprise I discovered last week a micro-exhibition of Yonghi Yim which took place at Hectoliter gallery in Brussels from Thursday 30 May to Saturday 1 June. Working with wood and paper collage, she uses the rigidity of the … Continue rea…
    - 11 Jun 13, 5:36am -
  • Dip into human psyche with Gaillard and Claude

    Dip into human psyche with Gaillard and Claude

    Last week, I went to one of my favourite gallery in Brussels MOT INTERNATIONAL where they have currently a show on portrait Repeated Affinity featuring works of Aleksandra Domanovic, Gaillard & Claude and Manfred Jade. Although I found the work of…
    - 20 Mar 13, 3:56am -
  • Painting versus Object

    Painting versus Object

    Being ourself working on a Painting vs Photography exhibitions (Ponyhof team is back to work after a long maternity leave break!), we got quite caught by the title of Standpoint gallery’s latest exhibition in London: PAINTING-VERSUS-OBJECT running…
    - 3 Dec 12, 3:32pm -
  • Angel Vergara at Almine Rech, “the feeling of jubilation with regard to painting”

    Angel Vergara at Almine Rech, “the feeling of jubilation with regard to painting”

    Angel Vergara is not a painter in the classic sense of the word. He became known through his performances as straatman (streetman) when he was drawing hidden under a white sheet what was happening around him. Since then, he created … Continue readi…
    - 5 Sep 12, 5:43pm -

The Guardian: Painting

  • newVan Gogh watercolour not as dreary as it looks, Tate discovers
    Paint has faded because cash-strapped Van Gogh used cheap pink pigment, conservators sayA Van Gogh watercolour that appears to show a midday scene of the French countryside under a dreary sky is something markedly more exciting, conservators at Tate…
    - 7 hours ago, 25 Mar 19, 1:06pm -
  • newVan Gogh and Britain review – gaslit London inspired his starry night? Come off it!
    There’s a good show trapped within this flabby blockbuster, which suggests Britain’s peasoupers and smoky tube stations inspired Van Gogh’s light-filled hymns to lifeI never thought I’d see Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers wilt. Yet, in this e…
    - 12 hours ago, 25 Mar 19, 8:15am -
  • newSqualor, glamour, wealth and cruelty: the Britain Van Gogh saw and loved
    He painted prisoners, devoured Dickens and worshipped the London News … ahead of a major show, our writer reveals how Britain changed Van Gogh – and how he transformed its artVincent van Gogh was the most European of artists. His brief, intense l…
    - 18 hours ago, 25 Mar 19, 2:00am -
  • Edvard Munch: Scandi novelists on the master of misery and menace
    How is the great Norwegian artist seen back home? Ahead of a new British Museum show, Karl Ove Knausgaard and other Scandinavian novelists explain what Munch means to themEdvard Munch’s most famous creation is a bit of a scream: the funny little fi…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Mar 19, 4:00am -
  • Gladys Nilsson’s A Cold Mouth: a Boschian psychosexual comedy
    The American painter, one of Chicago’s Hairy Who, creates satirical and captivating polymorphous figuresGladys Nilsson was a member of the Hairy Who, six graduates who made Chicago’s art scene hot and edgy in the late 1960s. Meshing art history w…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Mar 19, 5:56am -
  • Vincent in the smoke, leggy sculptures and apocalyptic visions – the week in art
    Van Gogh’s British connection, master of pop decadence Gary Hume and Swiss mystic Emma Kunz – all in our weekly dispatchVan Gogh and BritainThe turbulent painter of the modern inner life spent a short but critical time in Britain and remained a l…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Mar 19, 5:39am -
  • Henry Graham obituary
    Henry Graham, who has died aged 88, was a successful artist in the 1950s until he renounced painting for poetry a decade later. He subsequently had 10 books of his poems published and his work appeared in magazines throughout the world.Henry was born…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Mar 19, 1:13pm -
  • The Bay at Nice review – David Hare's battle of duty and desire
    Menier Chocolate Factory, LondonPenelope Wilton gives a fine turn as an understated heroine in this revival of Hare’s play about a one-time pupil of MatisseDavid Hare’s 1986 play was originally part of a double bill ironically juxtaposing Soviet…
    - 6 days ago, 20 Mar 19, 6:54am -
  • Bald Archy prize 2019: Australia's anti-Archibald – in pictures
    The annual caricature prize was created in 1994 as an independent, tongue-in-cheek response to Australia’s most respected portrait prize, the Archibald. Judged by a sulphur-crested cockatoo named Maude, the winner of this year’s prize is Simon Sc…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 10:04pm -
  • How Chicago! review – peanut-brained police patrol a curdled view of America
    Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, London Wildly graphic and often eye-poppingly nasty, the nightmarish creations of the Chicago Imagists echo the tumult of their eraThe art of the Chicago Imagists of the 1960s and 70s provokes spluttering quest…
    - 8 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 7:31am -
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