“With my work I seek [proximity] with the art lover, provoking inquiries with the use of strong cores and the geometric elements to support this sensory vision.” This is how Brazilian, minimalist artist, Richard Brandão describes his art in the biography on his website. The artist is based in Fortaleza - a city in the Northeastern region of Brazil. The autobiographical passage also explains his background in art, “I started painting in 1992 at the age of 12. Totally self-taught, I do not [follow] the rules, I follow my instincts based on my experiences and perceptions!”
The word “no,” never phased her, and a closed-door never stopped her. She’s as sedulous as they come, and even thoughLauren Jackson Harris has taken many hits, somehow she has managed to find her footing in an art world filled with “heavy weights.” Shadow-boxing her way through, embracing both traditional and non-traditional routes, in an effort to mold a rewarding career focusing on her love for the arts and giving back to the community.
In the acclaimed black comedy thriller Fargo (Coen, 1996), the ending scene tracks police officer “Marge Gunderson,” as she crawls into bed with her husband “Norm.” As they watch TV, Norm shares that his artwork won an appearance on the 3-cent stamp, but he remarks, “Hautman’s blue-winged teal got the 29-cent.” In that instance, Norm joined the scores of people who have lost art competitions to a Hautman Brother, three brothers from Minnesota who’ve garnered national recognition for their scenic artwork.
Amy Guidry has a fascinating body of work. Her paintings are brought to life though her realistic depictions of nature, which can take up to 180 hours to complete due to their high level of detailing. Her paintings are laced with social commentary. Guidry’s creations point out the roll that humans play in the environment.