Introducing Our New Video Series .... Conversations With Artists!Posted on 06 Oct 16:39
We are so proud to introduce our newest video series, Conversations With Artists, hosted by ArtResin co-founder, Rebecca Zak.
Picking up where our popular Featured Artist series leaves off, Conversations With Artists provides an opportunity to delve into deeper dialogue with contemporary resin artists to discuss their work, inspiration and the artistic process.
Here's Rebecca in her own words, on the new series...
By creating a forum to engage, connect, and share stories, Rebecca hopes to foster a sense of community, provoke thought and ultimately spark further creativity in all its many forms.
After all, creativity is incredibly important!!! From a macro lens, creativity is the opposite of destruction--and as such, the answer to how to make the world a better place. (...want more details?? You can read Rebecca's blog where she explores this idea further).
With two videos in the series done so far and many more to come, we hope you enjoy!
Conversations With Artists - Mike Hammer
Mike’s blob paintings are gorgeous - fun, candy-coloured, layered circles that look good enough to eat!
He ended up with the blob after years spent trying to develop his own unique methods of paint application. Settling on the squeeze bottle as his tool of choice, Mike experimented with high-flowing acrylic paint until his blobs were perfect. Textured and vibrant, the blobs allow Mike to create non-representational yet orderly works of art: his paintings are based on visual elements and technique rather than concept or commentary.
Take a peek to hear Mike discuss the place of the blob in his artwork, his struggles and his 3-step painting process:
See more of Mike's work:
visit his website at mikehammer.ca
and on Instagram at @mikehammerart
Conversations With Artists - Marc Scheff
NYC-based artist Marc Scheff's work is stunningly beautiful ... portraits that incorporate intricate pencil drawing, painting and gold leaf layered under layers of ArtResin. All the individual sections work create a perfect, multi-dimensional whole.
Rebecca was lucky enough to get a peek into Marc's Brooklyn studio to discuss process and exploration: appreciating the freedom that accidents can provide and how problem solving those mistakes is, in fact, what leads to artistic growth.
Marc and Rebecca also discuss the value of community: artists helping other artists, sharing ideas to stimulate thought and creativity... which is also the very inspiration behind our Conversations With Artists series.