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Made With Color Presents: The Installation And Sculptures Of Alexis Zoto

Posted on April 23, 2014

 

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The work of Los Angeles artist Alexis Zoto is inspired by her Albanian Orthodox heritage, art history, antiquities, family stories and her personal experiences as a woman, wife and mother. Her work is distinctly feminine and feminist. The starting point of the work is found materials such as a piece of discarded furniture found on the street and family lore/cautionary tales. Often these stories highlight struggles with acculturation. Drawing from both from high and low culture as a source of inspiration and materials,  she uses buttons, birds, lace, plates, chandelier, motifs from traditional Albanian textiles, furniture parts, and evil eye amulets in her work to connect the past to the present, the personal to the public, and the intimate to art history.

 via Beautiful/Decay

Made With Color Presents: Kristin Bauer Turns Words Into Art

Posted on February 10, 2014

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This week we bring you the works of Arizona based artist Kristin Bauer.

Kristin Bauer wants you to not only read her artworks visually but literally as well. Working in a wide array of media from neon to assemblage to painting, Bauer combines and mixes high and low iconography, imagery, and texts that will make you play a mental game of connect the dots. Unlike most stories however, Bauer’s works aren’t supposed to have a beginning, middle, and end – leaving the viewer to fill in the blanks between her references to anything from Renaissance sculpture to Jayne Mansfield, Shakespeare to Spielberg films, The Great Gatsby to Cheap Trick.

 

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Made With Color Presents: Roni Feldman, Visual Explorer

Posted on February 10, 2014

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Website builder Made With Color helps artists create well-designed and mobile/tablet responsive websites in a few minutes without having to touch a line of code.This week we are pleased to present the work of Roni Feldman.

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Made With Color Presents: Marie Irmgard’s Gestural Paintings

Posted on October 09, 2013

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Each week we join forces to bring you some of the most exciting artists and designers working today who use Made With Color to create their clean and sleek websites. Website builder Made With Color doesn’t just help artists create minimal and mobile/tablet responsive websites but allows them to do so in a few minutes without having to touch a line of code.This week we are happy to share the work of talented painter Marie Irmgard.

Berlin based artist Marie Irmgard’s paintings are a dizzying swirl of gesture, form, and abstraction. Each painting is suspended in a state between abstraction and depiction, ever fluctuating between now-you-see-it, now-you-don’t. Both the subject matter and the method of the paintings contains the tensions of contradiction – the paintings are created in an madman’s spontaneous loss of control and at the same time the precise brushstrokes and compositions shows extreme control.

There is something violent and dangerous about Irmgard’s paintings – her still-life flower paintings is in the borderline of beauty, death and decay and fluctuates between the repulsive and the seductive, objects decaying into abstraction.

Irmgard’s source material is combining history and story; autobiographical reminisces are put alongside with present day commercials. Pieces of a Delacroix painting are transformed into turbulent layers and swirls in a contradicting combination of eloquence and clumsiness. She uses trash form her studio, organic waste, broken mechanical objects to create a hybrid iconography that is full of melancholy but also hope. Irmgard uses acrylic and ink and will often leave her work in big jugs or bathtubs – so that both the wooden frame and the canvas are soaked in paint-water. Up to the point where both the wood and the cloth is almost decomposing – she will experiment in just how worn and ugly can you make a piece and still save it – how much can you kill a painting and still bring it back to life.

See more of Marie Irmgard’s paintings on her new site built on the Madewithcolor.com website building platform here.

 

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Made With Color Presents: Morgynn Hanner’s Black and White Portraits

Posted on October 02, 2013

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 Made With Color helps makers build their artists space on the web. Every Made With Color site comes with a built-in mobile site and is totally responsive for smart phones and tablets. This week we’re happy to bring you the work and website of photographer Morgynn Hanner.

Morgynn Hanner’s captivating black and white images are Inspired by feminine beauty, the dark and strange, and eras long since past. Combining darkroom experiments and digital alterations, Hanner combines a variety of media from polaroids to large format photographs to create haunting yet delicate photographs of a cast of young girls who could be models in edgy european fashion magazines or teen girls up at night blasting loud music and playing pretend. The result is a unique glimpse into a larger narrative with no end about beauty, youth, freedom, and the unknown.

 

Read more at Beautiful/Decay

Made With Color Presents: Scott Greenwalt’s Fantastical Cosmic Worlds

Posted on September 24, 2013

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Each week we bring you some of the most exciting artists and designers working today who are using Made With Color to create clean and sleek websites that are optimized for desktop, mobile, and tablet. Made With Color sites aren’t just good looking, they also feature powerful yet simple backend which allows anyone to create a professional site with just a few clicks.This week we are excited to share the detailed paintings of Scott Greenwalt.

Oakland based painter Scott Greenwalt’s dense paintings sway back and forth between abstraction and representation in a nervous frenzy. With references to cosmic galaxies and the human nervous system, his otherworldly paintings weave both the familiar and the unknown through one another creating ornate futuristic worlds.

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Made With Color Presents: Super Future Kid

Posted on July 09, 2013

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This week we are excited to share the colorful and magical work of London based painter Super Future Kid.

Welcome to the fantastical world of Super Future Kid, where scale constantly shifts, pet kittens fly through space, My Little Pony’s are battle ready, and cotton candy and ice cream cover the ground.  SFK’s paintings depict a flourescent hued world where childhood and adolescence merge, forming a state of wonder, surprise and uncertainty; where the past blends with the future.

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Made With Color Presents: Roya Falahi

Posted on May 21, 2013

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It's Tuesday and once again time for us to Partner with Beautiful/Decay to feature one of our Made With Color users. This week we're featuring Roya Falahi.

You can read the full post here.

Made With Color Presents: Christian Rex van Minnen

Posted on March 27, 2013

Christian Rex van Minnen created his site using Made With Color. We presented his work on the Beautiful/Decay blog. We've partnered with Beautiful/Decay to feature an artist who uses Made With Color each week on their blog.

Read more at Beautiful/Decay.

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Featured Site: Wendell Gladstone

Posted on October 30, 2012

LA Based artist Wendell Gladstone recently made the switch to Made With Color. He contacted our support staff to let us know that he got his website up and running in one afternoon. We love to hear stories like that. Welcome to the roster Wendell!

 

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