25 May 2012

Colorful Patterning

Portland, Maine-based artist Joe Kievitt’s abstract works are what he describes as “drawings with ink and acrylic on paper.” I call it colorful patterning at its best. He uses tape that he cuts at various widths with a custom-made tool to isolate areas for ink and paint washes to be applied. The patterns in each piece are perfectly imperfect (which happens to be my favorite kind). The asymmetrical works are done by hand and become an anxiety-ridden process due to working with unforgiving mediums such as ink and liquid paint. The outcome, however, is well worth it.

{ all photos + text via Design Milk }


allison said...

So crazy! Joe was at the Ranch as an artist in residence last year. I love his work.

Rachel Landry said...

How cool! I need to check out the Ranch...
Also, thanks for stopping by Foggyland :)