Artists Describing Their Art:
- Artists Statement Austen Pinkerton If I turn my mind to it very quickly I can come up with several ideas for works aEUR|paintings, drawings, or sculptures. Sometimes ideas come to me when I least expect it, or when my mind is on other things. Ideas can be related to my current experiences, or to my feelings about things that are happening to me in my life at that particular time. Alternatively they can be related to a current interest, or something that occupies my attention at that moment, and my ideas and feelings about which Id like to share with others. A lot of my work is autobiographicalaEUR|either directly or indirectly, consciously or subconsciously. It is frequently very personal, and expresses events or circumstances or experiences in my life. I usually work in either Acrylic on Canvas, Crayon or Pastel, or both together, with Gouache, on card, Drawing in pencil, or Ink, or both, or with creating SculptureaEUR|for which I use fired artists clay. Sculpture follows a completely different set of rules and values from two-dimensional art, obviously, I think of it as Drawing in three dimensions and I take this into account when creating mine. In...
Van De Ven
- Registration Netherlands Institute for Art History RKD 473520 Autodidact painter and graphic artist, fiction writer Graduated at University of Amsterdam Digital vector painter. Started around 1998 with watercolor, linocut and monotype of etching ground on glass. Changed to digital painting on a Palm handheld in 2004, initially raster. Proceeded through a combination of raster-vector to vector around 2013. Lorenzo Award for digital painting at the 2015 Florence Biennale, several other awards. Author of Digital painting explained and illustrated, 2013-2019, an online source of information on digital painting. I am exploring the new medium of vector. My work develops in cycles from figurative to abstract and back to figurative. Hard lines, monochrome colors and perfect gradients limit the emotional palette of vector. aEUR~Ceci est un oeufaEURtm 2015, below expresses my initial dislike. Still, I hold manual vector to be the only cooperation between the artist and the computer that offers a new language of form while leaving the artist in charge. On one side there is digital raster painting, where the artist is fully in charge but there is no difference with traditional painting. On the other, computer generated painting offers renewal, but the computer takes the lead. Its ...