Apparently I am not a natural at sitting on a beanbag chair. Or is it sitting IN a beanbag chair? Regardless, this house is very stylish, and as much as I try to look casual and chic like a cool girl artist... I am not so stylish... but I've come to terms with it and we are all fine. JUST FINE.
I'm having a delightful time with my desk lamp and this thing I made... which I made to make another thing... that will eventually be a painting... of things. I am a maker of nerd like objects. Objects by nerds, for nerds. Or like, I'm mysterious and cool or whatever.
Just tickling this orange for a bit... you know how I do... First day back in the studio after almost two months off and feeling all those old feelings. Panic, giddiness, rage, pleasure, self loathing, followed by secret yearnings for genius that materialize into everything turning out slightly less awesome than you envisioned... but then maybe it's fine. I think it might actually be fine. It's fine right? No. Yes? Shit.
New year new skillset? I'm learning how to Gouache from the brilliant @sarajfrantz and I'm like a kid in a candy store. You know, like a kid who goes into a candy store and pulverizes all of the candy into a paste that he mixes with water and then smears on expensive paper. That kind of kid. Thanks for teaching me the ropes Frantz!
I tried summarizing the last decade in ten photos and it was basically impossible. I got the ol MFA, had 6 solo shows, got Miles the dog who is my reason for living, got married to Joe (who I'm also pretty fond of), had one of the best new years of my life in a hospital room with my best friends, bought a house, got my dream job, made so many painitings... So. Many. Paintings.... and in general squeezed Joe's face many times. I feel like I should point out that laced through this web of flash point accomplishments and milestones there was a tremendous amount of doubt, anxiety, set backs and panic. I dont have photos of those things, so just assume that for every 1 happy photo there are like, 900 non photos of me freaking out about achieved goal in said picture. So here's to keeping it real in 2020... I wonder what haircut I will have next?
Lace and white bra straps and shadow play overlaps, nipples that hide and elbows off to the side, happytrails that encircles and clings, these are a few of my favorite things!... I may or may not frequent rhyming websites. Don't judge me.
Last day to catch my work in Maimi! It seemed right to post the full painting I made for @untitledartfair to celebrate. Enjoy your new life out in the wild blue yonder Buddy. Make good choices.
Tipping Point, oil on canvas, 36 x 60 inches, 2019. .
Well look at these two buddies saying hello in Miami today. They are feeling like their best selves and dont care who knows it. One of them has a secret, and one of them knows the answer. Also I've had two cups of coffee today and levels of silliness and general tomfoolery are on the rise. Look out world.
If you didn't get a chance to see this guy in LA he is on his way to Miami for Untitled next week. This is my favorite part of the whole dang painting, can you tell why? Here's a hint: I like complex compositions with immature intentions. #justthetip .
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