JURASSIC PARK GIRL!
for my artists presentation that i forgot to post a while ago i presented the works of ariana richards and herakut.
Ariana is the girl from Jurassic park who has now turned into a fine portrait artist. her works are very adult contemporary. 95% of all her models are female. and she is incredibly inspired by landscapes. Much of her work centers around ideas that involve "secret places" or areas where one would go to reflect and wonder. there is always a sense of mystery and unreality as she paints super real/ photographic imagery that seems detached from the world. thus touching on the idea of dreamlike. absent fomr the world, present in illusion. because much of her work seems peaceful, almost bordering on a perfect world syndrome. shes very adult contemporary. like adult romance novels.nothing creepy. but very good.
she also lives in salem. and is turning 30 in september. dont ask me how i know that.
Hera and Akut are quite possibly the sweetest german collaboartive street art duo in my opinion. they work side by side creating works of animals and humans, mostly. Hera (the girl) was a classically trained artist while Akut is just a natural street artist. He is the one who will create the hyper real skin where Hera is the conceptual thinker and lover of animals. Hera will draw a background a start a body while Akut will fill it in, while Hera will come back and and do another layer, then Akut will come back and do another...etc. Akut only uses spray cans and creates hyper real skin and fur, where Hera will use spray cans and other paints. she even uses just her hands. what an artist. they mostly deal with ideas of conforming. or having to. much of their works centers around the idea that humans have an animalistic side. and becuase we have disregarded that, and have "put on" our human skin, we have forgotten about our animal nature. we are animals, who must conform to human standards and ideals. that we must "put on" skin because its how we should look, its the perceived, sterotypical, and normal. its the culturally acceptable look. its the "how a woman should look" they attempt to break apart the box of narrow minded thinking of people fitting into molds. and they do this by creating surrealist, mysterious, hyper real, very dreamlike, absent of reality, works that incorporate animals and humans.