Asher’s Art Gallery (Every Other Monday)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and my Gallery is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some incredible paintings. Now, have fun exploring my Gallery!

  • Mosaic II by M.C. Escher 1957 lithograph 

This is a work of optical excellence by “Dutch Surrealist”, Escher. The piece has many different objects and shapes, ranging from religious icons, to grotesque beasts. His brilliant use of black and white fill in all of the space on the canvas. I especially adore the deep sea fish-like creatures that surround the work. It’s also quite funny to see a random guitar placed in the painting. Tell me what you think of this work in the comments’ section below.

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  • Improvisation 28 by Vassily Kandinsky 1912 oil on canvas

This is a great work by “German Expressionist”, Kandinsky. It’s an Abstract work with beautiful colors and wild slashes. There’s also a strange gear in the center of the painting. It’s not only a fantastically unique work, but also one of the first complete abstractions of canvas. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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Asher’s Art Gallery (Mondays)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and my art gallery is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some awesome works. Now, have fun exploring my gallery!

  • Grande Odalisque by Jean-Auguste-Dominique-Ingres 1814 Oil on Canvas

This is an absolutely gorgeous work by French painter, Ingres. It is a very sexual painting, with many references to reproduction. The alluring figure in the piece is presumably a prostitute with a great sum of money. This is referenced by the blue sheets on the bed. The color blue was considered to be very expensive, and only the very rich were able to buy it. The woman is holding a brush made of male peacock feathers, and this has connotations to pubic hair. The female figure is also in a very suggestive pose, symbolizing the sin of lust.

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  • Sun of the Orange Morning by Larry Carlson 2010 Collage, digital prints and acrylic paint on wooden board. Info about work found on Larry Carlson’s website, larrycarlson.com

Here we have another fantastic work by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. This trippy collage is both beautiful and insane. We have the standard Carlson tropes, such as: hypnotic patterns, humanistic houses, and psychedelic flowers. We also see a human figure that’s looking through a pair of binoculars. I believe that the combination of realism and surrealism really make this work a sight to behold.  

LARRY CARLSON, Sun of the Orange Morning, collage, digital prints, and arcylic paint on wooden board, 26x24in., 2010.

Asher’s Art Gallery (Mondays)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and my Gallery is open once again! I hope you guys are  ready for some great new works. Now, have fun exploring my Gallery!

  • Ero Pop by Chiho Aoshima 2001 Inkjet print on paper

This is a very sublime work by Japanese artist, Aoshima. It is both beautiful and unsettling. The main focus of the painting is the female figure with her internal organs exposed. Although this sounds horrific, Aoshima depicts it in way of surreal beauty. The organs are very colorful, and remind me of a bouquet of flowers. I also believe the work to be sexual in a few ways. The woman appears to be sitting on an oyster shell, and this could be reference to Botticelli’s Birth Of Venus. We also see a white snake above her heart, and this could be a depiction of lust. The background is a brilliant shade of blue, and this puts the view at ease. It is hard to believe that visceral works can be beautiful, but I believe that this art work completely describes this phenomena. I would love to hear what you guys think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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  • THE UPLOADERS by Larry Carlson 2007 Collage on paper (info about piece found on Larry Carlson’s website, larrycarlson.com)

Time for another insane work by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. This work blends real-life images with bizarre patterns and colors. The piece takes place in space, as seen by the starry sky that makes up the background. There are three objects that resemble abstract lava lamps. Inside each of the “lamps” we see a different colored human figure. The weirdest part of the work is the purple-robed figure with a spherical owl as a head. Another human figure is seen with a pot for a head. I love how Carlson takes the style of collage, and transforms it into an epic and unique work of Surreal genius. I would love to hear your thoughts on the piece in the comments’ section below.

LARRY CARLSON, THE UPLOADERS, collage on paper, 14x11in., 2007.

Asher’s Art Gallery (Mondays)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and my Art Gallery is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some awesome paintings. Now, explore to your heart’s content!

Exu by Jean-Michel Basquiat 1988 Acrylic and oil paintstick on canvas

This is a very fascinating work by the late and great Basquiat. The painting is an explosion of jagged patterns and grotesque imagery. The main focus of art piece is the strange wolf-like humanoid situated at the work’s center. It has a demonic grin and is wearing a pair of blue jeans. We also see a deamon tail to the upper left of the work. The most off-putting thing on the work is the huge mass of eyes that appear to follow the viewer around. I absolutely adore this work, and I would love to hear your opinions in the comments’ section below.

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  • Devix by Larry Carlson Digital chromogenic print 2011 (info about piece found on Larry Carlson’s website, larrycarlson.com

It’s time for the weekly Carlson piece! This one, in particular, is very fascinating. The setting of the work reminds me of a snowy scene. There are many blurry patterns in the painting, and the sky is an eerie grey. The bottom of the piece is a hellish red, and there are strange, demonic creatures parading around a fire. I really like to combination of light and dark colors. Tell me what you think of this work in the comments’ section below.

LARRY CARLSON, DEVIX , digital chromogenic print, 2011.

Asher’s Art Gallery (Mondays)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and my Gallery is open once again. I hope you guys are ready for some fascinating works. Now, have fun exploring my Gallery!

  • Acque Pericolose by Jean-Michel Basquiat 1981 Acrylic, oil paintstick, and spray paint on canvas: This is a very unique work by the “Master Surrealist”, Basquiat. The piece has a vibrant background that reminds me of raging flames. We also see  various arrows that are scattered across the lefthand side of the work. As always, Basquait adds his signature symbols in the piece. They include: a thorny halo, an emaciated human figure, and powerful colors. I especially like the green snake that is positioned to the left of the human. The brilliant use of blending, abstract creatures, and multiple materials make this painting an awesome sight to behold. I would love to hear your opinions in the comments’ section below.

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  • Zebra Zhores by Larry Carlson 2012 Collage on paper (info about materials found on Larry Carlson’s website larrycarlson.com)

This is a very unique work by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. The piece is an explosion of bright colors, psychedelic patterns, and bizarre textures. The main focus of the work is the hypnotic, zebra-like creature in the center of the painting. It reminds of a trippy totem pole, and it appears to follow your every move. The background is an abstract mess of paint splotches. This could be a reference to Pollock’s “Splatter Paintings”. The rest of the work is a true treat to the eyes, and I’ve never seen collages done this way. I’d love to hear what you guys think of it in the comments’ section below.

 

Asher’s Art Gallery (Mondays)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and my gallery is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for this weeks’ works. Now, have fun exploring my gallery!

  • The Heartstring by Rene Magritte 1960 Oil on canvas: This is a beautiful work by “Master Surrealist”, Rene Magritte. It appears to take place in a mysterious mountain range, far away from society. In the center of the painting, we see a nearly transparent wine glass that appears to be holding a cloud. The serene colors and mysterious atmosphere of the work draw the viewers in, and force them to take a closer look. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the piece in the comments’ section below.

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  • Pumpkins Grow at Night by Larry Carlson 2014 Chromogenic Print (info about piece found on Carlson’s website, larrycarlson.com). It’s almost Halloween, so I’ve decided to add a fall work to my post. It’s of course made by the “Computer Guru” himself, Larry Carlson. The work is an explosion of Tie-Dye colors and hypnotic patterns. There’s also incorporation of real photos to blend fantasy and realism together. The pumpkins in the piece are pretty unsettling, in that they have realistic human pupils! We also see a group of the sitting around a table and playing cards. I adore this piece, and I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it in the comments’ section below.

LARRY CARLSON, Pumpkins Grow at Night, c-print, 68x78in, 2014.

Asher’s Jukebox Part 170

Info about song found on en.wikipedia.org

Black by Pearl Jam from the album “Ten” 1991: What better way to bring back an old topic, than with a re-review of a fantastic song! Pearl Jam has always been one of my favorite Rock bands, and this is what I consider to be their “Magnum Opus”. It starts with a melodic guitar riff, and then Vedder’s vocals start up. He completely kills it on this piece, massaging the ears with gruff singing and emotional lyricism.The tempo of this song is absolute genius, starting slowly, and then gradually progressing into a powerful Rock ballad. The song has aged very well, and it is still a pleasure to listen to today. I absolutely recommend this piece to anybody, and I really hope that you will find it to be a real gem of a song. Be sure to tell me what you think of it in the comments’ section below.

Happy Listening 😀 AND ROCK ON!!

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