Featured Artist: Ewa Prończuk-Kuziak
This week’s featured artist is painter Ewa Prończuk-Kuziak from Poland. Her mythical and breath taking paintings seem to capture the essence of spring and metamorphous. I love the ribbon detail to her paintings and the way it conveys the movement of the subject as well as her rich and bold color choices. Her surreal portraits of animals are my favourite and such a fresh interpretation. You can check out a selection of her paintings below and links on where to find her.
*all artwork shown in this post are the property of and copyrighted to Ewa Prończuk-Kuziak.
(I’ve shared a lot of artist in the last 2 years but I am feeling like I should take a break and recharge and discover more so until Falll I will only be sharing artists through my Pick of the Week posts.)
Have a look back at the last year of featured artists! This is my bi-weekly post where I share with you one of the artists I’ve recently gotten into. I think exposing artists you like with people is one of the greatest things you can do and I love finding new artists. I probably spend hours each week late at night trying to find new artists so it’s really a pleasure to share their work. Click the link/photo if you want to see all the artists I’ve featured this year.
What a great way to spend some of your Christmas vacation then checking out the Met Gallery Collection of photography ranging from the 1980s all the way to the 2000s. They have thousands of photograph negatives and prints available online to be viewed that has either featured in the Metropolitan Museum of Art itself or in storage. I’ve featured some of the photographers below so you have an idea of what you’re getting into as the site is much like a library catalogue system (it’s not a photo gallery and with information about the pieces being more prominent than the artwork itself and frequently there is pieces without a photograph) but it’s worth the search trust me. There are a lot of gems in here if you are fascinated by photography like myself or just like looking back at earlier times in history. It’s available, here and if you want to check out the Met Gallery Collection in its entirety, here. Happy looking and let me know in the comments any gems you find!
Bruce Davidson, 1966
Walker Evans 1933
Eugène Atget 1923
Francis Bedford 1870
Helen Levitt 1939
Andrew Joseph Russell 1864
John Thomson 1869
Ansel Easton Adams 1964
Peter Henry Emerson 1885
Johan Hagemeyer 1928
It’s the start of a new year which means that there will be a few changes coming to Citizen Erased. It’s almost been the year anniversary since I first started posting daily and leaping into the world of blogging. I’ve tried a lot of various posts over the year to try and find my style and what I like to post about. I hope some of that material has been either useful or interesting to you guys (hit me up with feedback in the comments anytime). This year I’ve decided to stick with having formatted days because I am a bit of an organizational freak and with me working full time it just makes my life easier. Below will be the schedule, which I am sure may need some tweaking throughout the year and is more a rough estimate. I am really excited to test out more cameras and continue to develop film myself in the new year!
Schedule for 2014
- Pick of the Week – either an Etsy store feature, a book /store review, or a recipe.
- Vintage Tuesdays – bi-weekly vintage photography or cameras, photography I’ve taken with a vintage camera, and how to’s related to vintage cameras.
- Featured Artists – bi-weekly I will be featuring an artist’s work that I enjoy (hoping perhaps to start doing interviews with artists as well).
- Lomography Wednesday – bi-weekly photography taken with toy cameras, toy camera reviews and how to’s.
- Double Exposures – bi-weekly double exposure photography taken by myself.
- Weekly sharing of past photo shoots or casual photo sets of my life.
- Butter – cute photos of my cat while I talk about my week.
- 365 Challenge – monthly posting of my 365 Project where I take a photo every day. I post them daily on my tumblr and FB page as well. Will end in March.
- Monthly DIY – every month I do a DIY project which can vary between homemade pins to lamps made with slides.
- Month in Review – on the first week of the month I will review what happened that month, my favourite posts, and any updates or changes to the blog.
- Otherwise for the Saturdays that don’t have the above two posts it will a day off for me.
- Self-Portrait Sunday – weekly self portraits either current or from previous photo shoots.
- Camera Profiles – exploring me as a photographer with one of my many cameras.
- 52 Weeks of Self Portraits – will start in April after my 365 Project is over, basically a weekly self portrait series.
I stumbled upon Mica Angela’s work just last week and have fallen in love with it, especially Busy Mockingbird. Busy Mockingbird is a collaboration with her young daughter where they draw together and complete each other’s work. This collaboration leads to surreal and fantastical creatures and whimsical paintings. The overall impression of the pieces is that it’s mixed media or collage when in fact it’s just acrylic paint, pen and the occasional marker. The mixture of the imagination of a child and the polish and high quality of a professional artist is wonderful. Her work will delight and surprise you and make you remember a time in your life when your imagination was limitless.
Mica Angela (her professional site)
The Busy Mockingbird (her blog)
Society6 (prints for purchase)
*all artwork shown in this post are the property of and copyrighted to Mica Angela Hendricks.