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Albert Einstein

Posted in Art on March 6, 2011 by Kris

I was commissioned to do a painting of Albert Einstein, and I’m pleased with how it turned out.

“Albert Einstein.” Acrylic, Textbook Pages. 2011.

I went to a thrift store and bought an old physics textbook that was already pretty beat-up and used torn pages as the background. I purposely included a photo of Einstein in the background. It’s like Meta Einstein!

New Paintings

Posted in Art on September 14, 2010 by Kris

All of my work is up and on display at The Gremlin Theatre for the Ten Works exhibit. I was there on opening night, and I have to say that Theatre Pro Rata‘s production of The Taming of the Shrew is absolutely amazing, and I can’t say enough how much I recommend you go to see it. So, make a night of it! Go see a play, and take a peek at my art while you’re there!

There are three brand-new pieces on display, but for those of you who can’t make it to the exhibit (or are not from the Twin Cities area), I thought I’d post them here.

“Joe Strummer.” Acrylic, Newspaper. 2010.

I wanted to try something different with my portraits, so I made a collage of torn newspaper on canvas, and then painted over the top of it. The results are actually quite cool, so I’ll definitely try it again. Maybe with the Sunday comics!

“Debbie Harry.” Acrylic, Magazine Pages. 2010.

I tried the same concept as with Joe Strummer, except I used torn magazine pages as my base. I tried to use chunks of colour as opposed to identifiable objects so that it would be easier to see the paint.

“Andy Warhol.” Acrylic. 2010

This was just done with paint, but I painted the background in blocks of colour as opposed to the swirls of colour I usually do.

Now that I’ve gotten the painting bug again, I don’t want to stop! Expect more paintings from me soon.

Ten Works @ The Gremlin Theatre

Posted in Art, Updates on September 10, 2010 by Kris

Good news! Ten pieces of my artwork will be on display at The Gremlin Theatre from September 11th through September 26th during Theatre Pro Rata‘s run of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. You can view the display before you check out the play, but if you just want to go see the display for free (without seeing the show), you can do so by arriving an hour before showtime.

The play runs Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 P.M. and Sundays at 2:00 P.M. There’s a “Pay What You Can” performance on Monday, September 13th at 7:30 P.M. Details about the show can be found on Theatre Pro Rata’s website.

The ten pieces will be paintings, drawings and collages from the past 12 years or so. There are three brand new pieces included in the display! I’m very excited.

I hope you can check it out. It’s my first solo exhibit. The play is also fantastic, so you might as well make an evening of it!

“Foot In The Door IV” Video

Posted in Art, Updates on March 30, 2010 by Kris

Here’s a great video of every piece in the “Foot In The Door IV” exhibit:

My piece is about 4:45 into the video. It goes fast, so you’ll have to keep your eyes peeled.

You still have until June 13th to see the exhibit! It’s a good one, and I highly recommend going at least twice to fully take in all of the pieces in the exhibit. It’s a lot of work. For details, click here. My piece is located at 346-03.

The Fame

Posted in Art, Updates on February 21, 2010 by Kris

I finally got to check out the “Foot in the Door 4” exhibit today. It was, to say the least, art overload. I tried to take in as much as I could, but by the time I got to the last gallery, my senses had overloaded and I couldn’t even comprehend what I was seeing anymore. I think I need to go back a few times and just take it one gallery at a time. It’s sort of like seeing two museums’ worth of art in a few rooms. In any case, the exhibit is awesome, and there are so many talented artists here in Minnesota. There were a few pieces I wanted to display in my home, that’s for sure!

I took a lot of photos while I was there.

Here’s “Lady Gaga” on the wall amongst other fine works. The piece is located at 346-03, if you’re planning on going to check it out. Basically, once you get up the area where the exhibit is, you’ll see it.

It’s pretty high up on the wall, so this is about as close as I could get to taking a photo next to my work. At least we match. (For the record, I’m wearing my MAC Viva Glam “Gaga” lipstick — I thought it would be appropriate for the occasion.)

A view of the whole wall where my work is.

If you want to see more photos from the exhibit, take a peek over at my Flickr page. I tried to get photos of as much as I could, but it was difficult. I’ll get more next time.

The exhibit runs through June 13th.

More Gaga

Posted in Art, Music on February 11, 2010 by Kris

I finished my fifth and sixth illustrations of Lady Gaga for my ongoing series.

“Lady Gaga (Red)”

“Lady Gaga (Purple)”

When my busy schedule dies down a bit, I have ideas for another series (with different subjects, this time) but I haven’t decided if it’s going to be digitalĀ  illustrations or painted or what. I’ll see where my inspiration takes me.

I Guess I’m Ga-Ga For Gaga

Posted in Art, Music on February 3, 2010 by Kris

Apparently I’ve found my newest muse: the awesome Lady Gaga. Sparked by my first illustration of her, I’ve decided to create a series of illustrations based off of her different looks. It’s a fun project, and I’m happy with the results so far.

“Lady Gaga (Blue)”

This one is just a generic, Gaga-with-sunglasses portrayal.

“Lady Gaga (Yellow)”

This one is based off of her look in the last scene of her video for “Paparazzi” where she’s wearing the yellow bodysuit and the sunglasses that look like Mickey Mouse ears. I’m hoping that’s what people see and don’t wonder why she has tumors growing out of her head. Oh well.

I’m hoping to do at least a few more. These are fun.