New Bits I’ve Been Working On

Have you ever painted something that just doesn’t seem to fit in with anything you’ve done before, or what you are working on now? But then there they were, bothering me for weeks! So, I decided to go ahead and photograph them and then put them away.

Here they are:

Argot, painting on coventry rag, 23 x 30 inches, March 2015, Marie Kazalia
Argot, painting on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, March 2015, Marie Kazalia

 

Circumvolv, painting on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, March 2015, Marie Kazalia
Circumvolv, painting on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, March 2015, Marie Kazalia

Marie Kazalia: Saatchi *Artist of the Day*

#ArtistoftheDay Marie Kazalia http://goo.gl/ZNJ2j9  I’m asking everyone reading this to please *Like* or Re-Tweet, or share on Facebook. Here is the link to the Saatchi Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/saatchionline

They want to see what kind of response my art gets–numbers of RTs and Shares etc. Saatchi on Twitter here.

Saatchi put out the word yesterday on their Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr pages–along with some images of my art and the hashtag #ArtistoftheDay  my name Marie Kazalia and the link: http://goo.gl/ZNJ2j9. The curatorial assistant also said that I would be in their next newsletter or one of their upcoming newsletters, as all *Artist of the Day* artists are.

My painting, below, Shinjuku, I titled after the very active Shinjuku district of Tokyo, Japan. Primarily I see the color influences of Japan in my piece. Shinjuku especially is full of colorful signs written in Japanese characters, which seemed like abstract forms to me, as I often times walked along the streets looking in the shops during the many months I lived in Japan.

 

Shinjuku, Marie Kazalia, available as print on metal via Displate.com
Shinjuku, Marie Kazalia, available as print on metal via Displate.com

Saatchi Featured ‘Artist of the Day” on 10/20

I have been chosen by Saatchi curators to be featured in Saatchi online’s ‘Artist of the Day’ series for October 20th. They will also feature me as “Artist of the Day” on all of Saatchi’s social media accounts (Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, etc)!

So I am working to update my Saatchi portfolio by adding new images of new work.

 

archway, mixed media painting (ink, graphite, Flashe and acrylic fine art paints on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches
archway, mixed media painting (ink, graphite, Flashe and acrylic fine art paints on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches

New Paintings September 2014

I had to get these photographed and sent to a curator for an upcoming project that requires exclusive use for limited edition prints. They wanted a “dedicated” artwork created just for their project. More on that project later.

So I sent the curator these two paintings completed this month. I don’t know which one she will select.

 

Containers 1, Marie Kazalia, painting on Coventry Rag fine art paper, Sept 2014
Containers 1, Marie Kazalia, painting on Coventry Rag fine art paper, Sept 2014
hemidemisemi, Marie Kazalia, painting on Coventry Rag fine art paper 23 x 30 inches, Sept 2014
hemidemisemi, Marie Kazalia, painting on Coventry Rag fine art paper 23 x 30 inches, Sept 2014

I’m One of 15 Artists Selected for Saatchi Feature

withafterbetween, painting on paper 2104, Marie Kazalia
withafterbetween, painting on paper 2104, Marie Kazalia

I’m one of the 15 artists Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator and Director Artist Development and Saatchi Art Director at Saatchi Gallery has chosen to be featured in the New This Week 7-14-2014 Collection on Saatchi Art’s homepage.

You can see the collection here: http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Collage-Photography/New-This-Week-7-14-2014/153961/78355/view

Having my work included in the Saatchi New This Week collection will help increase my chances of making sales.

 

 

REN

This painting started as a sketched idea in color in one of my sketchbooks. I’ve since painted two versions of it, but am only posting one here.

I gave this the title REN, a written character in Mandarin Chinese, which it reminded me of  a little. The Chinese character is much different.

REN, Marie Kazalia, March 2013
REN, Marie Kazalia, March 2013