"Cockfighter," is for sale on Ebay. This is an original oil painting, 100% of
the proceeds will go directly to organizations working on Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts in the Philippines. Some
background on this painting: I took the reference photo during my first
trip to Manila in 2005. It has been in my private collection since, but
in light of the devastating typhoon that hit the Philippines on Nov.
8th, I have decided to auction it off to raise funds for the victims.
I am pleased to announce a limited edition print of the painting "Manhattan Bridge With Fog" has been in the works with 1xRun
and will be released November 5th, 9am PST. This is an archival pigment print on 310gsm fine art paper and measures 24 X 18 inches. This is a limited edition print run of 150 and will
be offered first come, first serve basis. The last limited edition release of 75 sold out in under an hour, so keep watch and don't miss out!
I am pleased to announce my artwork will now be represented by Arcadia Contemporary, NYC. For starters I will be participating in the Annual Small Artworks Exhibition opening Thursday, September 19th from 6 - 8pm. For purchasing inquiries, please email email@example.com.
Arcadia Contemporary's emphasis is dedicated to
representational painting, however they are looking forward to showcasing artists who are
utilizing "the skills of the past" but are creating contemporary works.
No more looking back...the focus will be on today and tomorrow.
Flotsam by Kim Cogan Hespe Gallery, September 2013
San Francisco-based artist Kim Cogan drifts into an exploration of coastal landscapes in his new solo show, Flotsam.
By observing the environments and structures seen around the coast, Cogan brings together the sensibilities and techniques he applied to create his atmospheric city scenes and kinetic wave paintings and seascapes.
Cogan’s new work suggests a sensory experience of the landscape, mimicking the passing of time. His fluid brushstrokes render an atmosphere steeped in history, evoking a sense of weathering and abandonment as a testament to the consequences of both natural and man made elements.
Through his use of light, color and shadow, Cogan chooses to exaggerate a mood or overstate emotional content. “The panting is built up in several layers—some translucent, some opaque—in order to create depth,” says Cogan. “I often add or subtract details to focus the viewer on a specific area of the composition.”
The result is a complete visual experience, skillfully rendered, yet impressionistic—with meaning carried along in the eyes of the viewer.
For inquiries regarding purchasing, please contact tel: 415.776.5918, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am pleased to announce a limited edition print of the painting "Surf Motel" has been in the works with 1xRun and will be released May 31st. The print run is limited to 75 and will be offered first come, first serve basis. Here is a brief interview about the painting and more -
artMRKT San Francisco, the Bay Area’s premier
contemporary and modern art fair, will feature 70 galleries from around
the globe, bringing some of the world’s most intriguing artists and
galleries to San Francisco. In showcasing historically important work
alongside relevant contemporary pieces and projects, artMRKT will create
an ideal context for the discovery, exploration and acquisition of art. Now in its third year, artMRKT San Francisco will be relocating to the Festival Pavilion - Fort Mason Center.
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 16, 2013 6:00pm to 8:00pm - Opening Night Preview Reception benefiting the de Young & Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco 8:00pm to 10:30pm - Opening Night Party
I am excited to be participating in the Hespe Gallery 20th
anniversary celebration. Hespe Gallery is happy to announce it is the 20th year in business and a group exhibition will be held to commemorate the occasion. Artwork will be exhibited in 251 Post Street: in both Suites 210 and 420. We hope that you and your friends will come and
celebrate with us!
Opening Reception on Thursday, April 11th from 5:30 - 7:30.
The 20th Anniversary exhibition will run Thursday, April 4th - 27th.
251 Post Street, Suite 420 and 210.
San Francisco, CA 94108
email: email@example.com www.hespe.com
In between the busy deadlines of exhibition
schedules, I have been making an effort to leave the comforts of my
studio and to paint on location (en plein air). I am going to be honest, it isn't the most enjoyable activity that comes to mind when I am outdoors.
In my days of school, I cringed at the thought when we were dropped off on location and instructed to paint for the day. Battling against the unpredictable forces of nature, the sun glaring off the canvas, the ever
shifting changes of light, shadows and color, the cold gusts of wind, and the
gawking onlookers with millions of questions. I understood clearly the lessons, to paint from life, appreciate nature, think critically in the moment and make quick decisions, observe form and color temperature nuances in light, etc. Perhaps it was not having proper gear which made the experiences so unbearable or maybe it was, at the time, I was more interested in composing concepts, learning old master techniques and painting figurative artwork. Years later admiring at how impressionists used simple strokes of bold color and how naturalists used subtle muted color palettes to convey form and light, I begin to rethink lessons.
There are only a handful of cityscape paintings I have painted directly on location, each one had its own learning lessons, complications and funny stories to accompany it. Instead of tackling an ambitious cityscape scene, I have focused on coastal trees in the area, there exists a balance between flowing twist and
turns of the branches and structure. Each tree has a different gesture and unique characteristics which captivates my fascination.
Those same curve balls mother nature throws haven't diminished nor will they ever, maybe I
have become slightly more tolerant. I have proper gear which makes a huge difference, instead of holding the canvas steady, now I can concentrate on painting. If there is the slightest lesson to be
learned from the voyages I deem it as well worth the effort. Although merely for study purposes, I consider these paintings to be some of the most important since it is a step to learn and become closer to the subject, more expressive, creative, and ultimately improve. I can return to the studio refreshed with new ideas and outlook. Besides, the
weather is fair enough and the fresh air isn't all that bad.
Artists have studied anatomy for centuries. The
human form is the most complex and offers endless possibilities to
draw ideas from. To convincingly portray a portrait or figure it is key
to understand the anatomy and requires a great deal of practice to hone
this skill. I set up skulls in the corner of the studio to study the
form and structure. I prefer to angle and light the skulls dramatically
so that I am forced to confront the challenge of drawing dramatic
foreshortening and deal with different lighting situations.
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