When I am introduced to a new artist that turns up the volume on my creative pulse, I am always thrilled to share. Los Angeles artist & musician Matthew Eikelberger is my big share of the day. His art is infused with a particular kind of fantasy – and his home is designed with a particular kind of awesome clarity in its eclectic nature- that I think you will love!
Life With Art
Explore the purposes of art, get familiar with the genius artists that shine throughout history and get lost in the beauty of your aesthetic. There is nothing more powerful that art to transmit multiple emotions in a single statement, to catalyze political issues, to bring depth to a day and to illuminate the mystical in tangible terms. Art-obsessed me has learned a tremendous amount about myself and life from art. Sharing my art obsessions, hopefully you will find your artistic expression, a bit of inspiration or the key to unlock the aesthetic potential of your life!
Today is a day for a bit of fantasy and the impossibly brilliant artistry of yarn bombing.
For any of you that still think street art is a lesser form of art, I have talked to many a well-heeled street artist who has climbed scaffolding or hung from a ledge dangling a can of spray paint in the process of creating some of the most beautiful murals you have ever seen, risking life and jail in the process.
Yarn bombing has textures and layers of a different form of intrigu. After all, there is tremendous behind-the-scenes handiwork and stitchery to create a simple yarn bomb…and the more elaborate we get the more the vandal sweaters blanketing everything from soaring trees to telephone booths become total masterpieces! Continue Reading…
(John Singer Sargent)
What happens when a materpiece of art is displayed in a strange place?
We don’t often have the luxury of exploring whether “great” art is great within a “great” context… or if it is “great” anywhere. We tend to see art in rarified spaces: galleries, museums, private estates, universities. We rarely see a prized collection in a less-than-dazzling home. Or a bathroom. Or a laundromat.
I once heard a memorable lecture by Richard Serra, the great creator of monumental sculpture in metal. LACMA had just installed a massive piece of his. One of the first things he said, standing in the theater just beside the exhibit, was: “The space is all wrong for this piece.”
It was funny for a multitude of reasons, namely how brazen it was. But, also, it raised a question I hadn’t stopped to ask quite enough: Is art only great when displayed in a great space? And then another: Can masterpieces elevate a terrible room to extraordinary?
Great Art In Ugly Rooms is a Tumblr by Paul Kremer that explores the greatness of historically profound work when hung in ugly spaces. Here are a few of my favorites! I’m so curious to know what you think… Continue Reading…