INFLUENCES: Invisible Creature
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INFLUENCES: Invisible Creature

The whole is more than the sum of its parts. –Aristotle He is the greatest artist who has embodied, in the sum of his works, the greatest number of the greatest ideas. –John Ruskin An artist never works alone; whether they know it or not, each artist is constantly influenced by what they see. We … Continue reading

The Best of Filter/Gauge in 2013
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The Best of Filter/Gauge in 2013

The end of the year has come! Everyone is reflecting back on the previous year and here at Filter/Gauge it’s no different. Followers have been trickling in since the blog started in June and personally, I think it has been a great year of writing. It took F/G a while to find it’s footing in … Continue reading

Open Ended
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Open Ended

Part of the enjoyment—for me, at least— of viewing art is in the interpretation. A piece of artwork after all, is itself an interpretation, visually (or otherwise) of an artist’s voice. We have a unique opportunity—a responsibility even—as viewers to draw conclusions and make connections between the work we are viewing and our own experiences. … Continue reading

Bodies of Work
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Bodies of Work

One of the most popular subjects in art is the human form. From Greek statues, to the Vitruvian Man, to Picasso, we have been idealizing, morphing, deconstructing, re-configuring, or otherwise re-creating the human body. We have painted, drawn, sculpted, surgically altered, or photographed each other countless times. I wanted to focus this week on five … Continue reading

Sci-fi paintings by Simon Stålenhag
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Sci-fi paintings by Simon Stålenhag

What if the stuff we saw in science-fiction was common place? What if, in the 80’s, hovercars and futuristic buildings and technology were actually made? How would those items look after being used for twenty years? What if all of this happened to take place in picturesque Sweden? To find out a possible answer to … Continue reading