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Phoenix Artist Lisa Albinger: 100 Creatives
|photo credit Xomiele|
|Meet artist Lisa Albinger.|
Forget going international, Lisa Albinger's going intergalactic.
Well, sort of. The artist's work combines collage and painting, and you might've recently spotted it at R. Pela Contemporary Art or Mesa Contemporary Arts. But on Friday, June 6, 20 of her pieces will be presented inside Dorrance Planetarium at Arizona Science Center.
|Albinger's painting Louis Bee K is a playful take on the comic.|
To the moon? Not quite. But over it? Sure.
I came to Phoenix with a feeling that the desert would expose me to a deeper awareness of myself and the world. And it has.
I make art because it's how I'm able to articulate my language. If I wasn't an artist I'd probably be mute.
I'm most productive when I get out of my way, follow my intuition, and just paint whatever comes up. I'm least productive if I plan it all out.
My inspiration wall is full of magazine photos of women in elaborate attire, a postcard of Degas' The Absinthe Drinker because that image has mesmerized me since college, and a photo of Frank Lloyd Wright.
I've learned most from my dog, honestly. Every day I fail a lesson and need to start over.
Good work should always open peoples minds. Good work should teach. It should make people think and feel. And it should always come from the gut.
The Phoenix creative scene could use more professionalism and art collectors. Our modern society needs to breed humans who understand the importance of collecting original art. It has nothing to do with money. If you want something enough, you'll find a way to get it, whether it's a hamburger or a Mercedes. The internet is visually overloaded and 'liking' an image has replaced committing to purchasing an original piece. A print will never hold the power and intensity of an original. Ever. I own original work of other artists and my goodness, it excites me. I don't have my own work up in my home, but the work of other artists and that means the world to me.
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Sunday, May 11, 2014
This is a very short time lapse video of me painting. I use pencil, a paintbrush and a number of cotton swabs.
I could never quite understand hunting, even though I had hunters in my family and grew up in Wisconsin. The case that hunting controls overpopulation is one I listen to however there's certainly an overpopulation of people in America, so why don't we shoot them as well? I'll leave it at that.
Information on the deer totem: http://www.spiritanimal.info/deer-spirit-animal/
Video by Brian Klein at www.kleinphotographic.com
Monday, March 10, 2014
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Lisa Albinger with her image Shortbread Serenade on the banner outside of Mesa Contemporary Arts.
Valentines Day will be hopping with five shows happening at the Mesa Arts Center. Do join us!
M8K Marks show at Mesa Contemporary Arts
Reception: Friday, Feb 14th 7-10pm
Show runs through April 27, 2014
FREE and Open to the Public • Premiering Exhibitions • Romance Inspired Artwork for Sale by Mesa Arts Center Studio Artists • Artists in Attendance • Musical Entertainment by Walt Richardson • Sweet Treats and Cash Bar
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Frank Juarez Gallery and Greymatter Gallery have collaborated on a project bringing the public an artist every day through 2014. Today they posted an interview with me from November.
Please visit them!