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Shifting Landscapes with Grant Wells




























How do you like to work, what’s your process like?
Recently my work has taken a lot of searching and time to find the landscapes I want to use, which can be a struggle because of how much stuff is out there. I like making a lot of work in a short period of time and then spending more time figuring out what I like and picking out a couple to share. I think the spontaneity of working like this creates better outcomes for me.

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Stendhal-Syndrome-Inducing: James Iveson

By: Daisy Sheff

 

Images © Copyright James Iveson

Images © Copyright James Iveson


 
I knew James Iveson first as the TA for my beginning drawing class. He made me think about drawing differently. Now when I draw, I consider what I’m looking at as relationships of colors and shapes, rather then already defined forms. James, a UCLA art department grad student, is a contributor to Graphite Six: Practice. The first works of his I saw were his smaller black-and-white sumi ink landscapes. As I’ve gotten to know James, I have seen more of his work— his colored sumi ink drawings and larger oil paintings. It is the kind of work that gives me something like what’s called Stendhal Syndrome—how your heart beats faster and sometimes you feel sort of dizzy, etc. when you look at something especially exciting.
 
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