Wednesday, July 23, 2014

lena wolff

Berkeley artist Lena Wolff's work is a feminist take on quilts and other American handicrafts. She uses humble materials: paper, collage, even basic pine. The results are flattened out, minimalized—with all the stark, homespun beauty of the originals. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

jenny andrews-anderson

These paintings by Jenny Andrews-Anderson are just plain pretty, nothing more or less than that. I love that she treats paper sort of preciously—that is, she paints on it. (Some of these are painted on canvas as well.) Her blog is awfully sassy too.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

the stereo typist on etsy

While sourcing vintage concert posters for a client, I came across these faux-vintage prints on Etsy. The Stereo Typist is a British artist with impeccable taste in music. I'm into his midcentury style and bold palettes—not to mention the bands and musicians he's chosen.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

calypso st. barth art

I've always admired Calypso for its clothing (and fragrances), and I'd definitely noticed its beachy, serene home goods. The online art collection is new to me—and totally appealing. Blue, animals, abstraction: It hits all my favorite notes.

Monday, July 14, 2014

macarena ruiz-tagle

Macarena Ruiz-Tagle, a Chilean living in Berlin, painted these pieces for her "Atmosphere" series. Much of her work comprises site-based installations, but I like the simplicity and beauty here.

Friday, July 11, 2014

karen o'neil

Karen O'Neil captures something—a moment, a mood, a color—in her miniature still lifes. I love her celebration of simple color and quiet domesticity.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

jane reiseger

There's a lot of cute, animal-based, kid-friendly art around these days, and honestly, at this point I ignore most of it—it's become so generic and familiar (and too cutesy). But Australian Jane Reiseger's prints stand out for their excellent composition as well as their sweetness. There's something clean and pure and just right about them.