Um, hey guys. I’m a girl. And I think it’s really borderline pathetic that you’re still rocking your favorite rock band and Rat Pack posters from the dorms. When someone walks into your home, they want to be surprised and impressed all in one big swoop. You being a grown up with a handsome taste in framed artwork is something no straight woman or gay man can resist. Problem is, you just don’t know what kind of art you’re looking for. So I’ve compiled a list of a few independent artists whose work you can purchase to start your very own collection at home. Be sure to check back for additional editions soon!
His website www.seejbdraw.com describes one of his favorite things as “making sure everyone feels welcome here”. What better way to accent your walls than with the drawings of such a caring artist? Each piece is unique, and some a little more sexy than others. Every work, whether black & white or full on classic colors has a personality of it’s own, but my favorite is pictured above, noted on his site as “Conversation must be an exchange of thought, not an exhibition of wit and oratory”. It’s one of the many strong pieces in his collection of silk screens and drawings.
Brian M. Viveros
His collection is vast, and extremely sexy. If you want to really add some saucy eye candy to your art collection, there is nothing better than owning a piece of Brian M. Viveros art. You can explore all of his mediums at www.brianmviveros.com. Pictured above is the drawing Beware of Dog, which is one of my personal favorites.
My favorite thing about Dusty’s work besides the work Dusty puts into each piece, is this part of his artists’ statement, “I strive for simple, provoking images that ask difficult questions of personal responsibility. I attempt to find a corresponding means of rendering that facilitates a vague and incomplete result, in effect, assisting in independent interpretive possibilities.” His work created for the Habeas Corpus Collective show, what look like simple line drawings of America’s favorite heroes with some crazy scared looks on their faces. The works, based on the idea of terror, are actually stunning and all completely recognizable without having a spec of color. Visit all of Dusty’s great works and contact him at http://www.dustyrabjohn.com/. Pictured above is a piece from his collection for Habeas Corpus of Luke Skywalker and Yoda and, clearly, the force is not with them.
I’ve been a huge Sieben fan for a few years now, and after seeing his 2009 collection I’m pretty much ready to hang his work on my bedroom walls like a buncha Teen Beat pin ups. His style is on everything from the skateboard brand he co-laucnched, Roger Skateboards, to the walls of Okay Mountain gallery in Austin, TX, and extends to collections all over the globe. It’s doesn’t matter who you are, or who you’re trying to attract – his paintings and prints are all sorts of hunky cool. Explore his site at www.msieben.com and his store at http://shop.msieben.com/ and add an expensive painting, or reasonably priced print to your home collection. Pictured above is Put On A Happy Box from his 2009 fine art collection.