Tuesday, November 2, 2010

My Star Wars Art: Visions painting

The Star Wars Art: Visions book just came out and is available from amazon. I was pretty surprised when I saw they used the sketch for my painting "Yobana" on the title page. The book was written by Lucasbooks executive editor Jonathan Rinzler and George Lucas and includes paintings by artists who don't normally paint SciFi subjects. Artist like Jamie Wyeth, Michael Grimaldi, Will Wilson, Daniel Greene are some of the guys who did work for the project.
The subject for my painting "Yobana" is a young female Twi'lek slave.

Heres a mini documentary about the project on youtube

Heres a pic of my 4 year old Jacob painting some strokes on the arm.

The finished piece.
Yobana 14" x 30" oil on linen

Monday, August 16, 2010

New Paintings: Maynard Dixon Country Show

Here are a couple new paintings I'll have available in this years Maynard Dixon Country show August 27th - 29th in Mt Carmel UT. There are some great landscape painters in the show like Clyde Aspevig, G. Russell Case, Glen Dean and T. Allen Lawson just to name a few.

North Lake Falls 12 x 9 oil on linen

Heres a picture of my easel with the waterfall in the background. North Lake falls is up in the Eastern Sierra.

Shoreline Shadows 6 x 8 oil on linen

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Figures iphone app

If you have an iphone or ipad check out my free app in the itunes app store. It is a digital version of a portion of my Figures book, the images are hi res too so it looks good on the ipad too.

Here's a youtube video of the app in use.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

My One-Man Show in NY

Opening reception for my solo show is Thursday June 10th 6 - 8pm at Arcadia Gallery NY.
Im also doing a painting demo in the gallery on Saturday the 12th 2 - 4pm
51 Greene Street New York, NY 10013 phone: 212-965-1387

Skylar in Blue 16" x 12" oil on linen

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Portrait Society Competition and Panel

My portrait of Danielle will be on display at the PSOA annual portrait conference and competition April 22nd-25th at the Hyatt Regency in Reston VA.

Also Friday 23rd 4pm EST Im moderating a panel discussion, Realist Revolution and Critical Relevance. Watch it LIVE on Ustream

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Future of Art Criticism and the Most Symptomatic Panel at MOCA

“It is not criticism’s job to move Art forward, it’s Art’s job to move Art Forward…It used to be in the past – not any more.” -Bennett Simpson MOCA curator

Alexey Steele and I attended this panel discussion at MOCA last month while we were preparing for our own panel on a similar topic as it relates to the realist movement coming up in D.C next week. Here's some of what Alexey wrote on the Novorealism blog.

funeral of Art criticism


Anybody who ever wondered just how bad things really are in the formerly mercurial Arts Valhalla of fate of the art and artists weighing in their divinely guided hands demigods - just had to attend that panel.

Curious and excited about the forward looking premises of the panel, a really top-notch level of participants and primarily the uniqueness of the fact that the panel was sponsored and initiated by the venerable Annenberg School of Communication & Journalism of USC, no less, Jeremy and I just decided, yeah…we gotta see that and just jumped into our cars to dive into the pain of LA’s rush hour. What wouldn’t you do for a freebie. What we came to experience was nothing short of shock…well nothing less could be expected from MOCA after all…yet likely not in a way participants intended.

Instead of a welcoming party for the new, it turned out to be a funeral for the old.

On the other hand, don’t get me wrong(unless you really want to and that’s fine too) it is precisely the sky-high level of participants that made the totality of this experience possible….like the never scoring soccer match of equals, don’t expect goal after goal – that’s mostly for light-weights, but enjoy the swift and unnoticeable subtlety of moves.

To say that the mood was far from joyous excitement of welcoming that strange “new”, is to say nothing. In fact it was so heavy, you could cut it into bricks and it had the feel of a press conference of a short-lived August Putsch at the end of a Gorbachev era that led to the collapse of the Soviet Union or as we say in Russia “the flies were dying”…yet below this apparent dullness of dead water, I felt a tectonic shift of plates in the ocean floor of ART. Nothing less. Exciting – you bet, at some point, I wanted to jump up from my seat screaming “yeah!” Almost did. Cannot really believe some were leaving half way through.

First the panelists:

Andrew Berardini - a cool very young dude, wearing black, of course in super-cool glasses

Sharon Mizota – a sharp as a tack, calm and concise heroine of Tarantino movies

Bennett Simpson – now…that was a surprise…but that later…solid, polished, refined corner stone of the establishment…he really did carry the panel in so many ways.

And, the best for last, moderated or rather “inquired” by an enormously intelligent

Sasha Anawalt of Annenberg – booooooy what a lady…. gotta love democracy and its so very few remaining despite all journalists.

And here IT began....... read the rest here

Friday, March 19, 2010

Realist Revolution and Critical Relevance

I'm moderating a very important panel discussion in the Washington D.C area Friday night April 23rd with some REALLY top notch panelists, Jacob Collins, Alexey Steele, James Panero and Dr. Vern Swanson. It is part of the PSOA conference but it's free and open to the public (reservations required) contact 
Christine Egnoski at info@portraitsociety.org or call 877-772-4321

Contemporary Art: 




Is Main Stream Media Missing an Important Cultural Trend? 

Friday night April 23rd 2010 4:00pm
 Hyatt Regency Reston, VA

There is an actually existing, wide-spread, multi-faceted Realist movement in
the Art world today. It is functioning as a set of specific tools,
philosophy and practice. As any major art movement in history - it is a
common visual language based on a common world view. 
This movement is current, relevant and forward - looking
. This movement is part of presently existing contemporary Art 
This movement is a reflection of an important aspect of our modern world - democratization of cultural plane.

more info http://www.lipking.com/realistrevolution.html

Monday, January 25, 2010

The Opening for Will.i.am's "Who Killed the Music" exhibit at the Grammy Museum

Here are some of Jonathan Lipking's photos from last night's opening of the Who Killed the Music exhibition at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. The exhibit is on view now till Jan. 27th 12 - 6pm
Artist Lola Gil and her piece

Artist Alexey Steele, Jeremy Lipking, Danielle Lipking and Joseph Todorovitch

Poet Name Life and a friend. Poet DJ'd at the event

artists Jeremy Lipking, Paul Chatem, and Ronald Lipking

model Esther de Jong and Jeremy Lipking

Arcadia Gallery owner Steve Diamant with Will.i.am

Jeremy Lipking, Will.i.am, Ronald Lipking

Jonathan Lipking and James Van Der Beek

Ronald Lipking and Ashley Lipking

Jeremy Lipking and Danielle Lipking

My artists profile for the Who Killed the Music exhibit

The Who Killed the Music exhibition is open this week at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Who Killed The Music Grammy Exhibition

I have a piece in Will.i.am's "Who Killed the Music" Grammy Exhibition. Set to coincide with the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, the show will feature artwork from Camille Rose Garcia, Audrey Kawasaki, Van Arno, Lola, Richard Colman, Mercedes Helnwein, Kris Lewis, Paul Chatem, Nathan Spoor, Justin BUA, Jason Thielke, Gregory Euclide, Sarah McColgan, Travis Louie, Ron Lipking, and me. The exhibit is open to the public January 25th - 27th 12pm - 6pm at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Gulf Connoisseur article

Check out my article in the new issue of Gulf Connoisseur magazine, its a large format magazine with good reproductions. Its published in the Middle East so it may be hard to find in the States but you can read it online.

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