Showdown In Living Color Feb. '13

Showdown In Living Color Feb. '13

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Showdown In Living Color Feb. '13 | Saatchi Art
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$3,700
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Thomas Heidt was born in Germany and has lived in Australia since the 1990s. He has recently won or been shortlisted for several awards including the... More
Thomas Heidt was born in Germany and has lived in Australia since the 1990s. He has recently won or been shortlisted for several awards including the Minnawarra Art Award, 37th Alice Prize, BHP Billiton Worsely Alumina Award for Excellence and the Teede Acquisitive Award. His art is about the power and potential of materials and space, and with each work he strives to reach "a sense of conceptual and emotional clarity" - which he has certainly achieved in this stunning large-scale work made using ballpoint pen and felt pen applied directly onto plywood. One of his works will soon be making an appearance in the upcoming movie Son of a Gun starring Ewan McGregor.

The poet acts

Painting

French artist Guy Matchoro is fascinated by the materiality of painting and its ability to transmit abstract feelings and ideas. This oil on linen... More
French artist Guy Matchoro is fascinated by the materiality of painting and its ability to transmit abstract feelings and ideas. This oil on linen diptych taps into the powerful role of color throughout the history of abstraction and exemplifies Matcharo's attempt, in a world saturated with images, to make painting not about representing the real world but much more about itself. He might start a work by recalling a real object or moment but the brush then takes over and seeks equivalents for memories and impressions in color and form.

This painting continues Chicago-based Pamela Staker's exploration of modernist-inspired subject matter within a contemporary context. The painting... More
This painting continues Chicago-based Pamela Staker's exploration of modernist-inspired subject matter within a contemporary context. The painting began with an image of a Syrian rebel's black and white geometric headscarf, and it is the collision of her formal studies in color and pattern with a disembodied war image that gives the work such intensity. Pamela has received several grants and awards including an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship and a CAAP Individual Artist Grant from the City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs. Her work is represented in numerous private and corporate collections.

Glowheart

Painting

$750
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Elizabeth Williams was born in Washington DC and received her BFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute, where she won the Winsor & Newton... More
Elizabeth Williams was born in Washington DC and received her BFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute, where she won the Winsor & Newton Painting Award. Inspired by life and nature, her work is process-oriented and intuitive. Spontaneity and chance are integral to her desire to express the subtleties and rawness of emotion. She allows color to slide, drizzle, pool and blend into spontaneous compositions, swirling stains merging, obscuring and revealing her marks or gestures.

$7,000
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Art Venti’s large-scale drawings are mind-bogglingly intricate, beautiful and labor-intensive in their making. His subject matter is based on... More
Art Venti’s large-scale drawings are mind-bogglingly intricate, beautiful and labor-intensive in their making. His subject matter is based on theories of a futuristic world, and his current series, The Peripheral Series, was first inspired by thrown away paper tissues. He experiments with shadow, light and depth creating landscape scenes that seem to move and change as the sun crosses the sky. He says, “If the inferred panorama is beguiling enough, the mind will move from the seen to the unseen and finally to what can only be a dream.” Venti has had many shows and his work has been acquired by collectors all over the world.