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Work in progress by Joao Ruas, 2010
Thank you all for the kind birthday wishes and please pardon the radio silence. Our Angelique Houtkamp show was insanely busy and Angelique is now back home in Amsterdam and I can’t tell you how relieved I am that she didn’t get squeezed to death. Even our glass domes and the baby skulls are still intact – which clearly defies logic if you’ve seen the crowds at the opening reception. Some originals and the baby skulls are still for sale, so keep your eyes glued to Nelly Duff – I will upload details soonish.
Anyhow, it’s March; which means the spring awakening of the beaux arts. Lots and lots and lots to report about. But since I have absolutely no idea where to start, I decided to give you some sneak previews of what my favourite WurzelArtists® have been up to recently.
This is only a small selection, but as you can see, people have been as busy as bees on coke and 2010 is going to be an amazing year for the visual arts, methinks.
Joao has been up to A LOT and it’s always fascinating to see all the diverse things he’s directing his talents to besides his work for Fables.
Skin Deep by Jeremy Enecio, watercolour and acrylic on paper, 2010 – click to enlarge
Jeremy Enecio’s contribution to 100 Heads for Haiti, 2010 – click to enlarge
Oh, and he’s just finishing the piece above for the 100 Heads for Haiti fundraiser. Nice.
Bruise and a study by Adara Sánchez Anguiano, 2009-2010 – click to enlarge
For those who hadn’t noticed: Egon Schiele has been reincarnated in the shell of Adara Sánchez Anguiano and given a box of happy coloured crayons.
Further (in progress) by Eric Fortune, oil on canvas, 2010 – click to enlarge
The Raft by Tiffany Bozic, 2009-2010 – click to enlarge
Dive (detail) by James Jean, 2010 – click to enlarge
James Jean’s Dive has been given the posh Pressure Printing treatment.
Pull the Blinds by Christopher Conn Askew – click to enlarge
Poupées by Miss Van – click to enlarge
Meanwhile, does it seem like someone’s slowly running out of ideas?! Miss Van releases an overpriced giclee of her 5-year-old Poupées. Hmm…
Cixi (in progress) by Marina Bychkova, 2010 – click to enlarge
Marina, au contraire, has been tirelessly working her poor little paws off on one of her newest creations, Cixi. Here seen in progress.
Véruka Vampirica (Blythe custom) by Julien Martinez, 2010 – click to enlarge
In other doll news, Julien Martinez has spookified yet another unsuspecting Blythe doll. Say hello to Véruka Vampirica.
Wither by Isabelle Royet-Journoud, 2010 – click to enlarge
… and finally, Mme Isabelle Royet-Journoud looks a bit like a customised undead Blythe doll herself in this masterpiece of a self-portrait.
While here at Wurzeltod HQ, I’ve been mainly standing annoyingly in front of yet even more great art…