March 1, 2018 | Author: webSman

Interview with Artist Hanna Jaeun

Q: How long have you been an artist? Please tell us a little about your chosen medium.

A: I would say I officially started showing my work as a professional artist about 4 or 5 years ago. I paint with acrylic paint on wood panel. I like the smooth surface of wood panels, which allows for more detailed work through a lot of layering and blending.

Q: Have you been trained, and if so from what institution? Or are you self taught?

A: I am self taught. I graduated from Rhode Island School of Design, however majored in apparel design. It wasn’t until a little later in my life I decided to paint.

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February 27, 2018 | Author: webSman

Interview with Artist Marion Peck

Marion Peck was born in the Philippines, while her family was on a trip around the world. She grew up in Seattle, Washington. Receiving her BFA from The Rhode Island School of Design in 1985, she then studied in two different MFA programs, Syracuse University in New York and Temple University in Rome. In 2009, Marion married her long-time partner, the artist Mark Ryden and they have recently relocated from Los Angeles to Portland, Oregon.

In the world of Pop Surrealism, Marion Peck and Mark Ryden are in the forefront of the lowbrow art movement which started in the 1970s. True soulmates who inspire each other in the creation of their own very recognizable dreamworld.

Their paintings contain a mixture of delightful, sometimes naughty figures, anthropomorphic characters, and cultural icons, which capture the zeitgeist of this artistic genre. They have intrigued and inspired a growing list of very prominent admirers, collectors, and fans. As well as other painters who have followed in the wake of this movement. Marion Peck has been very prolific in recent years and we are grateful to have the opportunity to feature her in this issue of Miroir.
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February 25, 2018 | Author: webSman

Interview with Artist Abby Fields

Q: Tell us a little about your method and how you came to favor this medium.

A: I am currently exploring and enjoying acrylic paint as my medium. I have been painting for 3 years, and using acrylic for about 6 months. When I first began to make art about 5 years ago – I feared paint and it scared me away. more » “Interview with Artist Abby Fields”

February 17, 2018 | Author: webSman

Interview with Artist Jana Brike

Q: How long have you been painting, and what made you choose the water theme?

A: Water has been present in my paintings for many years, but never as an active element of the story. It became a foreground theme with a painting of a little sea goddess “Aphrodite with a Kitten” for “My Parallel Lives” series in 2013. The choice was quite intuitive. more » “Interview with Artist Jana Brike”

February 11, 2018 | Author: webSman

Interview with Artist Andy Kehoe

The artist should not only paint what he sees before him, but also what he sees
in himself. – Caspar David Friedrich, 19th-century German Romantic painter

Uninhibited by any sense of natural order, Kehoe is known for his mixed-media work of human-animal hybrids set in forested backgrounds. Greatly inspired by the Romanticism movement of the 19th century and their emphasis on individuality, emotion, and drama, Kehoe has a similar intuition when creating otherworldly landscapes. With a focus on imagination and emotional response as the source of aesthetic experience, his fantastical imagery evokes a sense of wonderment by emphasizing the grandeur of nature.
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