Tuesday, June 06, 2006

featured artist: Gregory Euclide

So I was mostly away from my laptop the past couple of days (hence the lack of updates). Yesterday was a gorgeous day, I went to the Wells’ place: spent the afternoon on the pool deck, talked and drank... and had dinner afterward... it was a great time! (btw, Mrs. Wells, if you are reading this, thanks for making me a "special" meal) Today, I watched a lot of TV: this cartoon called Clone High, Canadian Idol (I love the beginning stages of the Idol shows, they are always so funny), and I also watched game one of the Stanley Cup final, which I do not want to talk about!!!!!!!!! I also read a lot and talked to Millie on the phone... she’s back in Toronto!!! Anyways, I must stop now before this rant goes out of control. S0 ok, now to the real point of this post:

Gregory Euclide has one of the most unique styles I have seen in recent years. The major theme of most of his pieces has more or less to do with the environment. To be more precise, he combines natural environments such as landscapes with men-made environments such as roads and buildings: Euclide combines natural beauties with magnificence human creations. Instead of using clichés such as juxtaposing the untouched nature vs. the destructiveness of men creations, Euclide finds beauties in both and unifies the two to create breathtaking pieces. He carefully combines lines, colours, and textures by using acrylic, pencil, pen, stickers, and typeset to bring together landscapes and architectures to create magnificent beauties. Euclide also combines digital styles and traditional styles to further highlight the theme of nature and men-made environments. I really wished that I have my own style like Gregory Euclide, but according to Art School Confidential, I am way too young to have my own style... apparently, I need to experiment more. Go check out Gregory Euclide’s website here. Also, make sure you go check out Six Press Prints – which is a series of six new limited edition prints by Gregory Euclide, with one new print each week for six weeks straight... very cool!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Jackman, this dudes work looks strikingly similar to a dump I took earlier this moring...I must be eating too much starch! ahahahahahahah, I'm just joking, his artwork is stunning and provocotive and strange, yet strangely erotic! hahahahahahaha, I'm just joking. Jackman? Do you know who this is? I'm writing anonomously to see if you do. Ok, I'll tell you...I'm your friend from public school. Remember, we used to hang out and watch wrestling together. Tatonka was my favorite wrestler...do you remember now? ahahahaha, just joking, it's not that guy. Seriously though, guess who this is.

Anonymous said...

P.S. i just realized i wrote 'moring' instead of morning. What a goofball!
From,
Tatonka, the 'native american' wrestler~just joking. hahahah

Jackman said...

who are you??????????????

Robin said...

my money's on Jesse

Anonymous said...

no its not me...it's some other dude

Jackman said...

it is sooooooooooo j-e-s-s-e!!!