When I started trying to promote my own artwork online I kept coming across other people's art that amazed or compelled me in one way or another. This blog has been a way for me to practice thinking and writing about art, as well as learning more about my peers and all the incredible art that is being made out there.

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Monday, April 26, 2010

Seth Clark

Seth Clark is an artist, a designer, a manic doodler, collector and collagist of images. So as one might expect there is a lot to look through on his website: sethsclark.com. But all I want to show you here are his portraits of derelict buildings. There have been quite a few artists lately working with similar subject matter and I don't want to belabor the whole housing crisis issue. At any rate ruins have always been aesthetically interesting. By which I mean abandoned buildings are kind of cool. And there's a certain meditation on one's own insecurity and mortality implicit in their depiction. But aside from all THAT, these are great drawings from a guy who's not afraid to make a lot of different kinds of marks to get the feeling he's after. There are some wonderful detail images on the website that I encourage you to look though.

















"Roof Top" 26'' x 40''
pastel, charcoal, graphite on paper























"Fort" 22'' x 30''
collage, oil, colored pencil, pastel, charcoal, graphite on paper























"Abandoned IV" 30'' x 21''
collage, colored pencil, pastel, charcoal, graphite on paper
















"Abandoned VII" 42'' x 60''
collage, colored pencil, pastel, charcoal, graphite on paper























"Abandoned V" 30'' x 21''
collage, colored pencil, pastel, charcoal, graphite on paper


I cannot recall now where I first saw his work but it was on one of these two sites which both recently featured some of these same drawings:
www.booooooom.com
www.freaksonline.co.uk

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  2. these were very cool to see in person (pittsburgh pa)

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