Hassan (Ousseynou Gassama). Untitled, ca. 2010-11. Graphite, colored pencil, and inlaid copper on wood. 4.75” x 9.75”.
Hassan is the November edition of @RiccoMaresca Gallery’s digital exhibition series @fluenceplus_.
The artist was born in Senegal (date unknown). In 2010 a collector met him by chance. Hassan (then in his thirties) had taken up residence in a wine warehouse neighborhood in the Port of Barcelona. He was secretive and spoke very little, living in the streets and keeping
away from others. Hassan purportedly came from a small village, where he had a daughter, and any money that he came upon he spent on batteries to listen to music on his radio.
The artist works on planks of wood from wine crates, which he cuts with a saw, drawing houses with flat roofs and functional geometric furniture. His process is meticulous; he ponders on his subject for a long time and positions his instruments precisely before drawing. His signature consists of pieces of stamped and polished copper inlaid in the wood’s surface.
Hassan's whereabouts are unknown since 2012, the last time he was seen he was hospitalized. It is thought that he is living somewhere in the south of Spain.
Happy Birthday to Georgia O’Keeffe
Born today November 15, 1887
‘Red and Pink Rocks and Teeth’
Oil on Canvas
Currently on View
The Art Institute of Chicago
Georgia O’Keeffe was fascinated by the animal bones, weathered and worn, that she found in the desert in New Mexico. In Red and Pink Rocks and Teeth she presented a jawbone alongside two stacked rocks that appear both monumental and indeterminate. The smooth, rounded forms of the red and pink rocks appear in enigmatic relation to one another, as the red pebble appears to recede from the picture plane even though it must be perched on top of the pink stone. Their abstracted forms and warm colors contrast sharply with the bleached, angular teeth and hard, cracked appearance of the jawbone and together construct a modern trompe l’oeil that questions the nature of representation and perception.
Peter Roberts constructs his works solely from paper! Every piece fitting together like a puzzle. His precision is so satisfying! ✨😌✨
We still have a few of Peter’s super heroes left!
Torso Friend Sleek
Paper cut Assemblage
For all inquiries, contact Studio Sesh Arts.
Hey everyone I finally finally got around to having some studio pictures done. I honestly don’t like posting photos of myself!! Here’s some random ‘about me’ stuff... I’m originally from Yorkshire, England. At age 5 I told my dad “I want to be an artist when I grow up”. I just knew in my soul that’s who I was suppose to be. I’ve always had a strong spiritual sense and connection with life and people. I listen to my instincts and thoughts. My family moved to California when I was twelve, it was so difficult to leave my country, friends and family. I returned to England by myself when I was 21. I’m married to an Englishman I met in my hometown 27 years ago!!! I returned to California with my hubby and 2 year in 1999. Doesn’t that number look so weird, I had to double check it! I started out as a self taught graphic designer. I have a BA degree in illustration. I have two children Harley 22, Ethan 16. I was a stay home mom, when my youngest went to kindergarten I started my business in art licensing. My first client was Target, they licensed my art to put on canvas for children. If you have kids, you may even have one. I have always done something creative, people ask when I started painting, I don’t even really know. When I started my online shop, I had no clue if anyone would buy my art! I absolutely love painting, it has helped me be myself, fight depression, connect with people, grow as a person, build my confidence, start a business, inspire others and so much more. I could write a book about what I’ve learned, that’s on my list btw. Currently trying to get more organized with my business and appreciate each day, each moment, not trying to make things happen, but let them happen. Thank you everyone for following my creative journey, I truly appreciate you!!!
Hélène Parmelin (Picasso: Intimate Secrets of a Studio at Notre Dame de Vie) - "She has within her that wonderful power on which the painter feeds. She flows. She is made for it and gives of herself and devotes herself and dies in harness though living all the while and never posing. She harbours that multiplicity of herself... She unfurls ad infinitum. She invades everything. She becomes all characters. She takes the place of all models of all the artists on all the canvases. All the portraits resemble her, even though they may not resemble each other. All the heads are hers and there are a thousand different ones.’"⠀⠀⠀⠀
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Femme se coiffant
Oil on canvas
81.2 x 65.3 cm⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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“Quero ignorado, e calmo
Por ignorado, e próprio
Por calmo, encher meus dias
De não querer mais deles.
Aos que a riqueza toca
O ouro irrita a pele.
Aos que a fama bafeja
Embacia-se a vida.
Aos que a felicidade
É sol, virá a noite.
Mas ao que nada espera
Tudo que vem é grato.”