"Modische Atlas der Anatomie" by Koen Hauser
"Corazon" et "Frida"A self-taught artist from Los Angeles, painter Cate Rangel creates work that is full of personal meaning. They are not images of her physical self, but psychological mirrors that are a mix of boldness and fragility, and highlight the power and beauty of the female figure. Cate’s work has been exhibited in galleries in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and London and has been collected internationally.
This is really intense for me, because this is exactly what artist’s block feels like. You’ve got color all around you, all over you, inside of you, in your fucking soul, and you can’t get it out on that canvas, that sketchpad, that digital screen that just sits there and yawns, white and infinite in front of you like an enemy, or worse, like a lover you can’t hold because they’re too far away. You sense what you could do if the lines and shapes and colors would come to you, but it all stays just beyond your straining fingers, no matter how hard you reach for it. It’s worse than a sense of your own inadequacy; it’s fear and it’s pain, and it’s everything you feel like you could accomplish but can’t because somehow, the colors won’t transfer from your hands, from your being, onto that white surface. You can’t paint. You can’t even begin.
Thierry Carrier (b.1973, France)
Thierry Carrier works with sensitive art more than with perceivable art. His painting is the reflection of his own aspiration to silence. Indeed, his figures (which are often a representation of himself) are not established in a recognizable geographical space. His painting are willingly untitled. These unusual codes made of him an artist different from the others portraitists. In front of several arrangements, the spectator can discover a world of silence, an uncluttured representation of humains, an impenetrable figure with an inexpressible poetry. (source: Twentytwo Gallery)