july 30th ~ 31st

I love, and I mean love, the work of American painter Mark Bradley-Shoup. In fact, I’ve written about him several times. His work is quiet, muted, and absolutely gorgeous. When I saw the pieces that he chose to write about, I was instantly jealous… jealous of the work, and even more jealous that he found it first!

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I am insanely jealous of Ulf Puder!


There is something about German and Belgium painters that just make me swoon. From Richter to Tuymans to Rauch, there seems to be something in the water over there. Ulf Puder is no exception, and is one to add to the list. He is one of those artists that immediately makes me want to simultaneously stop painting, because he has achieved everything I strive for in a painting, and at the same time, ups the ante and kicks my ass into gear to get back into the studio to paint harder than ever before. Structural abstraction, gestural paint, German sensibility, what’s not to love. Makes me want to catch the next flight to Leipzig.

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I love it! That’s the best kind of jealousy… the kind that gets you back in the studio, working harder than ever! Thanks so much Mark – fantastic post. {Again, I’m away til Monday night, but will be back bright and early on Tuesday morning with an exciting update on the Ace Camp in Palm Springs!}






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  1. 24th Street Design » Archive » Artist Crush: Ulf Puder /// 08.22.2011 /// 10:31am

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