June 14, 2010

Hope Gangloff

Hope Gangloff is one of my favorite current artists. I discovered her work about five years ago through the website Art Department, another favorite of mine. She is a modern day realist, illustrating scenes of her stylish friends in various everyday settings. She uses pen and ink in most of her drawings, creating an unusual texture to her work. Gangloff leaves a lot of negative space open for the viewer to fill in or interpret for themselves. She mixes that openness with bright bursts of color (mostly red) and then selects certain areas to draw attention to through heavy details. Her figures and lines are reminiscent of another one of my favorite artists, Egon Schiele. Gangloff was born in New York State, she studied at Cooper Union, and currently lives in New York City.

June 11, 2010

stupid stupid stupid

Karen and Jack
They're not stupid, I am stupid for forgetting to include them in my top 5 celebrity couples post. I can't believe it. Just so we are all completely clear on this, Karen and Jack would have been placed as couple number four on my list, making Bjork and Matthew number five. This would mean that either Sophia and Thomas don't make the cut, or that I would have to change the title to top 6 celebrity couples. I don't really know what that means for Michelle and Ryan. I have heard rumors that they are not really dating anyways, which makes me even stupider. They would have been couple number seven. I think that Karen and Jack might actually be couple number three. I really f'd this one up.

June 10, 2010

top 5 celebrity couples

Kim & Thurston

Helena & Tim

Vanessa & Johnny

Bjork & Matthew

Sophia & Thomas

I just want to make it very clear that these are my top 5 LIVING celebrity couples. The dead ones could be a whole other post.