i’m jealous of jon widman

Yep. More amazing, beautifully boring paintings that were shown to me by Leah Giberson while we were in Chattanooga together. This time it’s personal though… this insanely beautiful work {flashe on linen} is by Leah’s brother-in-law, Korean-born, American artist Jon Widman. Stacks of books, boxes, records, and of course, chipmunks. Oh, oh! And look at this:

Ridiculously detailed paintings of the spines of album covers. Who does this?! Jon Widman, I suppose. And also, you’ve seen paintings of the spines of books, but have you ever seen someone do this…

Stacked books, but… they’ve been turned around, so that he can paint the PAGES of the book. Sweet jiminy.

Thanks again to Leah! Keep em coming, lady xo






comments (9)

  1. Jessica /// 02.19.2013 /// 9:02am

    I MUST have one of the paintings of the album spines. Seriously awesome!!

    P.S. When do we get to see pictures from you Beautifully Borning show????

    xo

  2. the jealous curator /// 02.19.2013 /// 10:06am

    i know! i know! i’m waiting to get the fancy photos back from the gallery… i just have grainy iphone shots!

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  4. Elyse /// 02.19.2013 /// 4:41pm

    Wow, wow, wow. The book pages…how wonderful. I wish I’d thought of that. :)

    Love this blog! It always makes me happy.

  5. Jessica /// 02.20.2013 /// 12:06pm

    No pressure – all those question marks are just my uncontained excitement :)

  6. Carin /// 02.27.2013 /// 7:08am

    wow this knocks my socks off! Love the color! Thanks for posting such inspiring works.

  7. Ana /// 03.02.2013 /// 9:26am

    WOW! Here I was looking at what appeared to be our vinyl collection and wondering how was that possible when I got to the text saying that I was looking at PAINTINGS of the album covers. Absolutely knocked my panties off. Does this.artist live in Chattanooga? Saw something in the above comments about Chattanooga (where I live). Your posting these works from an amazing artist is beyond inspirational. Thank you!

  8. the jealous curator /// 03.02.2013 /// 11:00am

    hi ana! no – he’s from new york i believe. i was in chattanooga with his very talented sister in law, leah giberson when i found his work (through leah!)

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