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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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Kelly Reemtsen

Character assassination  42" x 42"

Fastidious  36" x 36"

Heavy Handed  20" x 20"

Add caption  20" x 20"

Not Every Pill Is Bitter  36" x36"
What would the girl who has everything like this Christmas? How about a 1950's cocktail dress and a chainsaw? Better yet a painting by Kelly Reemtsen. With an obvious nod to Wayne Thiebaud, a bit of J. C. Leyendecker and a compelling sense of fashion accessorizing, Ms. Reemtsen offers up some entertaining images of the mid 20th century woman. There is a bit of fantasy meets reality to the pictures; the glamorous dressed up look combined with the tools of hard labor that were more often than not, part and parcel of keeping the home. This dichotomy is also captured in her vibrant candy-like depictions of pills. "Mothers little helpers" I believe they've been called.
Check out her website:  www.kellyreemtsen.com

Happy Holidays everyone.
And thanks to firmhandshakenetwork.org for the heads up.

1 comment:

  1. J'aime beaucoup la robe rose avec les bulles de savon...
    Joyeuses fêtes,