Thursday, 25 August 2011

Daniel Zeller (Research)

Daniel Zeller is known for his intricate and delicate drawings mostly using ink pens. The beautiful and meticulous drawings look like something you would find looking into a scientists microscope than in a drawing. The ink patterns have a biological and scientific feeling, creating a look of human arteries and veins and organisms. In the works he has created a beautiful balance of different shapes, lines and textures he has also created a interesting mixture of different colours, which mostly include green, yellow, blue and red.
Zeller's father was a scientist, so from a young age he would regularly visit his father at work and was amazed by the scale of machinery, this has inspired a lot of his works today.

Zeller originally started in sculpture, and has translated into his drawing work as he is still very interested in textures and making something 2D appear 3D.

Speculative Symbiosis, 2009, Ink and Acrylic on Paper.  

He mostly uses ink pens called rapidograph pens, and he can fill these with any colour ink or mix any colour, he likes these pens because they can create a consistent fine line. He also uses a smooth surface paper so the ink doesn't bleed and to achieve a crisp, fluid, clean line.

Interalized Connectivity, 2007, Ink and Acrylic on Paper.

Please find a video of Daniel Zeller talking about his work and techniques.

Monday, 22 August 2011

Julie Mehretu (Research)

Julie Mehretu creates large scale paintings that are built up using a selection of different materials such as acrylic paints, pen, pencil, and inks. With these materials she creates dynamic and interesting lines, shapes and textures on the canvas. Mehretu was born in Ethiopia but as a child and adult has moved frequently including, Michigan, Rhode Island but now lives in New York. Travelling has had an impact on her life and features in her works, she is inspired by architecture, maps, signs and symbols.
The paintings are layered using a mixture of strong and dynamic lines, that create a sense of time and space, with a mixture of bold geometric brightly coloured shapes, that create explosions of colour and lines.

Renegade Delirium, 2002.

Here are links to clips of her studio and about her works.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Ernesto Caivano (Research)

Ernesto Caivano is a Spanish born artist who specializes in beautiful detailed ink drawings, this works are often include people, birds, and plants, giving the works and fantasy and mythical mood, exploring the relationship and boundaries between man and nature. The works are often in black ink on white paper, however in 2009 he had stated to experiment with colour inks and pigments, and even collage in some of his works.
There is a balance in his work of skilful detail and empty space this creates a harmonious balance and flow in each picture. The mixture of different lines, textures, shapes and thickness makes the work intricate and beautiful.

Breathing Through The Code, 2009

This is one of my favourite pieces because of the beautiful and skilful detail, the way that he has mixed different types of line and pattern, this can be seen in the birds feathers. I also like how you can see the relationship, the the woman and the birds seem almost protective and caring over each other.