When You’ve Seen Yourself Dead, It Changes You.

Make-up 2008 – Saskia Edens Silver Skeleton 2007 – Pete Ippel

Hans Hofmann on Subject Matter

Each artist has a way of working…here’s Hans Hofmann’s Every subject matter depends on how to use meaning. You can use it in a lyrical or dramatic manner. It depends on the personality of the artist. Everyone is clear about himself, as to where he belongs, and in which way he can give aesthetic enjoyment. […]

Jasper Johns and Studio Practice

Inspiration from old Xerox copies I’ve been sorting through…Here’s a bit from Jasper Johns’ sketchbook from 1965. One thing working one way Another thing working another way. One thing working different ways at different times. Take and object. Do something to it. Do something else to it. ” ” ” ” ” Take a canvas. […]

Pete Ippel’s Art show Featured in SFweekly

I got a really nice writeup Wednesday in the SFWeekly…Thanks to Hiya Swanhuyser for the article. Pete Ippel is a modern exponent of a long-standing tradition: the bro artist. Think of athlete-philosophers like Jack Kerouac, Richie Tenenbaum, both Jack Johnsons, or Muhammad Ali…Ippel surfs, plays basketball, and his video work explores issues such as hands-free […]