Archive for February 22, 2012

Awesome Acrylic Artist series…..Mickalene Thomas….

The artist paints with various media including acrylics, enamel, and rhinestones on wood panel.

Clip for a 2008 show.

Clip for a 2009 show.

Another interview with the artist showing her while she works on a piece.

Happy painting!

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I find her work to be similar to the Blaxpoitation movies of the 1960s and 1970s. The women are highly adorned in jewelry and made to look very sexy at all times. For me I enjoy the different mediums she uses. Many artists such as Fab Five Freddy have copied her in putting rhinestones in their artwork. Imitation is the greatest form of flattery! Plus the sizes she paints, sometimes a painting might be 60 to 70 inches, is quite remarkable.

Mickalene Thomas was born in 1971.

The artist went to Pratt Institute for her B.A. in 2000 as well as Yale for her M.F.A. in 2002. Now makes New York City her home.

Did a portrait of the President’s wife that was the first one done of her and displayed in the National Portrait gallery. Spent 2011 as an artist in residence in France. Has work in the Museum of Modern Art Collection.

Try using some mixed media in your works. Be sure and check out this artist as well as Robert Kushner to see how the modern mixed media masters work!

Happy painting!

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