The Royal Loyals is a collaboration (or duet) between two artists – Monika Krol, a jeweler, and Danielle Murray, a painter. Eclectix first happened upon their work when we found the portrait (below), featured as the profile picture for the Eclectix interview with Judith Schaechter.
The idea behind this shared vision is wonderful and unique, an interesting way to present a dialogue between two artists. Together they create paintings and jewelry inspired by one common muse or mentor and the love all things vintage.
The strong women of Afarin Sajedi are real and heroic, pulling no punches and bouncing back. We love her textured skin tones with their pink spots, smeared makeup, freckles and blustered blemishes. Embracing all things which give a woman character, from bloodshot eyes to wounded pride – Afarin shows us it is all beautiful.
Mark Ryden has a new book that was just released, full of art from his last show. The special edition of the Gay 90′s Exhibition Book collects sixty pieces from Mark Ryden’s “Gay 90’s” solo exhibition, which debuted at Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York City in 2010.
Bowled over by a painting of Timothy Cummings (below) which we saw at the artMRKT preview, we snooped around a bit and found lots more glorious art from Timothy. Surreal, narrative and somewhat visionary – his works are colorful and iconic twists of fate. They’ve a strong impact and a beautifully dominating presence, when viewed in the flesh.
Eclectix was captivated by a collage work of Lola Dupre’s, on view this weekend at ArtPadSF, in CES Contemporary Gallery’s “room”. Titled Dancing Lady, (above) it is a small collage, full of hundreds of tiny pieces, melded together in painstaking perfection.
The other art fair in town -artMRKT 2013, has quite a bit to see as usual – a huge venue, this time right down on our beautiful San Francisco Bay at Fort Mason. We guiltily skirted the picketers outside and wandered for an hour or two till our feet gave out. (Not sure how all those ladies in the black miniskirts and stilettos fared, not sure I want to…) Last night was a busy night at all the art fair previews!