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.
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.
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.
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.
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.