helloo...it's been a while but i am back. i have to admit i have been otherwise engaged with other activities :)! instagram came to my pretty visual life...so fun. below are some images from a one kings lane 15 day photo challenge...seemed like fun so i participated. hope you enjoy viewing as much as i had doing.
day one...treasured item...my dad made this ashtray in 1947...i just love it.
day two...latest purchase... i could not resist these balenciaga's!
day three...style your coffee table... just got this 1970's lucite & glass coffee table & happy to style it.
day four...inspired by...pink, red & orange always gets me going.
my talented brother ERIC BRAND custom designed the orange parsons!
day five...black & white... saw these beauties in barneys last week...
dolce gabbana, nina ricci & lanvin:)
my husband & i are in the market for a new piece of art.i have been web browsing & i like this artist very much....below some info on peter bonde.
Peter Bonde’s experiments with painting during the past three decades covers everything from the use of perishable materials, assemblage, collage, painting on canvases with pre-printed photographs, to the installation of video screens on the canvas. The new works in this exhibition are merely oil paintings, but the experiment and the expansion of painting is still very central, as Bonde, as stated earlier, has replaced the traditional canvas with a special, ultra reflecting mirror foil.
In the exhibited works Bonde’s broad, colorful strokes, and abstract, spontaneous style of painting is now suddenly in constant interchange with the ultra-reflective foil, which incorporates both space and viewer inside the painting. The implications of this move are obviously many. One thing is, that the combination of the reflecting foil’s linear perspective and the gesticulating, abstract surface painting, stresses Bonde’s consistent insistence on painting’s potential as exactly painting. Another is, that the foil – simultaneously with mirroring the room – also seems to dematerialize itself, and the painted motif is thus the only thing remaining, floating weightless in the space as quivering, luminous strokes.
The works exude – as is often seen in works from Bonde’s hand – a raw energy, speed, turbulence, and something uncontrolled. Bonde works consciously with these elements and has throughout his practice refined his work with them, and with what one might name ‘the error’. Bonde is one of the few who is able to translate ‘the error’ into a productive element. Through his strong sense of composition and color, he exploits the potential in the aesthetics of i.e. paint over and cross out. The result are works in which the decomposed and ‘ugly’ appears in compositional balance and painterly beauty.
Peter Bonde (b. 1958) graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Art (1976-82). He was a profes- sor at the Royal Danish Academy of Arts’s painting school from 1996 to 2005 and represented Den- mark at the Venice Biennale in 1999 (with Jason Rhoades). Since the 1980s, Bonde has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions both in Denmark and abroad and he is represented in all major Danish art museums including The Danish National Gallery, ARoS, the art museum Trapholt and Esbjerg Art Museum. He is also represented at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany and in the private collections Elgiz Collection,Turkey and Axa Northern Stern in Cologne.
going thru some old photos. thought i would share a few photos of our old texas abode...we loved this home,neighborhood & most of all our neighbors...while my style has changed ( i look at these photos & think omg..what was i thinking?) however, i am nostagic & still have many of these pieces i have incorporated into our new home...just used in a different way.
fun & bittersweet going thru the past but happy to be in the present.
if you are interested in design, i encourage you to take photos of your ever evolving styles...so helpful+insightful.
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