One day, I will crack the code to Retna’s personalized alphabet that is a skillful fusion of Old English, Hebrew, Asian and Arabic calligraphy. In the meantime, I enjoy his work in abstraction. I love the symmetry and repetition in his murals. This particular one was painted for Jeffrey Deitch when he was at MOCA circa 2013. Continue reading Artist a Day Challenge No.5: Retna
I didn’t know what direction I should go into to describe Andy Warhol’s Shadows series. This single work composed between 1978-1979 is comprised of 102 paintings designed to take the viewer on a journey of light and space. While it is easy to simply write off this ambitious work as a single image painted 102 times, I found it … Continue reading Shadowplay: Behind Andy Warhol’s Shadows
While the thought of a snow day during the waning days of summer seems absurd, please indulge me in this post because I’m going to share the most charming snow day you’ll likely experience. The Skirball is wrapping up their 6 month retrospective on the art of Ezra Jack Keats. The Snowy Day is an homage to it’s … Continue reading The Snowy Day (in August…) in Los Angeles?