Sunday, September 4, 2011

Black and White series China 2010-2011 | 黑白画2010-2011年

Okee-dokie. Here's a few of the paintings which I deem presentable. I painted these using Chinese black ink on rice paper, used a bamboo brush and everything.
I painted these during the year plus period I stayed and studied in China. All are portraits of a sort and figurative. Some were wrought from an Oral History project I was attached to while in JiangXi Province. Some were from my own musings about Chinese strategy games. Some were still from people who affected me.

I would either take pictures then sketch drawings from those pictures before painting, or I would sketch from life and then use the sketches as reference when painting. My goal was to explore a free-form, plein-air feeling. I wanted to paint from memory and feeling while exploring technique rather than trying to emulate and capture a picture exactly.

Enjoy 'em, critique 'em. These will appear in my applications and graduate portfolio, so I care what you "laymen" have to say. :P

Sweet Margot - Beijing 2010

Smoking Korean Girl - Beijing 2011

Old Red Guard - Jiangxi 2010

New Friends - Ji'an 2010

Man with Hair - Jiangxi 2010

Mandy Cha - Ji'an 2010

Indecision - Beijing 2010

Colleague - Beijing 2010

Céline GungFu - TianTan 2011

men playing cards
Living in the Past - Ji'an 2010

3 or more Play Pai - Ji'an 2010

Monday, April 25, 2011

Coming Soon…

I just recently started going to Art exhibitions here in Beijing, you know, just to check it out. Sooner, or later, I plan to post some pictures from the show (they allow you to take pictures everywhere in China) and a few comments of mine own here and there.

Of course, your comments are desired and anticipated. :D

More later! … … …

UPDATE 09.04.11


As I'm a slow mover, my time in Beijing allowed me to visit only a few exhibitions. Once I return (in one week), do not fret...I plan to attend more opening/closing exhibitions and adding them to THIS SITE ----> HERE

Here is the premise: An international site which provides low-commentary and high content. Do you wonder what sort of art is produced in Beijing, China? Well, here are some pictures from exhibitions I attended. The goal is to have other artists and such link to this site and provide similar content.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

4 Dresses

Here are a few paintings from the past couple years. These five were finished in 2009 and were inspired by the work of my art colleague (of sorts), Sarah Jane Estes. She and I collaborated for a minute when she allowed me to paint four of her dresses. She was the wonderful model for all four dresses which inspired these five watercolor and ink paintings.

SJE All Asian - 2009

SJE In Silver - 2009

SJE Frilly Dress - 2009

SJE Pink Dress - 2009

SJE Bumble Bee - 2009