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Shane Guffogg: Self-Portraits, Part 2

(conversation between Victoria Chapman and Shane Guffogg continues) Shane Guffogg: Self-Portrait, Part 2We continue the dialogue by exploring the work of Vincent van Gogh, Edvard Munch, and Paul Cezanne. We share the developments of why these artists made it their sole purpose to create art.  VC: Vincent Willem van Gogh (1853 – 1890) was an artist whose personal … Continue reading Shane Guffogg: Self-Portraits, Part 2

Shane Guffogg: Self-Portraits Part 1

(conversation between studio manager and artist continues) The history of self-portraits dates back centuries – they are easy to spot in early Egyptian art, Greek/Roman Mythology and more. It’s no surprise that upon exiting the Middle Ages and entering the 15th century or early Renaissance – when artists began to separate from kingdoms –  the self-portraiture became … Continue reading Shane Guffogg: Self-Portraits Part 1

Shane Guffogg: Color Part 7

Shane Guffogg: Color  Essay 7 Women and the Abstract Expressionist movement making history(conversation between studio manager and artist continues) In Color Essay 6 we talked about women artists from the Abstract Expressionist movement starting with Helen Frankenthaler’s absence of color to the bold brushstrokes of Lee Krasner, and onward to Joan Mitchell who taught us how … Continue reading Shane Guffogg: Color Part 7

Shane Guffogg: Color Part 6

Shane Guffogg: Color Part 6Women Artists Finding a Voice Through Color and Abstraction(conversation between studio manager and artist continues) Women painters of the abstract expressionist movement embraced the zeitgeist of their male peers, while managing to add to this new visual language, creating sensual artworks. Their ideas on life and nature and how it could be … Continue reading Shane Guffogg: Color Part 6

Shane Guffogg: Color Part 5

Shane Guffogg: Color Part 5 Abstract Expressionism and Freedom (Conversation between Victoria Chapman and Shane Guffogg continues) VC: We finished Part 4 entering the uncharted waters of Abstract Expressionism, a movement that incorporated beauty and violence. I was awestruck with the opening monologue of Emile De Antonio’s art documentary film; Painter’s Painting – The New York … Continue reading Shane Guffogg: Color Part 5

Artist in Isolation: Shane Guffogg

  Interview with Shane Guffogg Victoria Chapman interviews Shane Guffogg for Artists in Isolation series, where she documents studio practices around the world during this time. Shane Guffogg, (Los Angeles), isolated to Strathmore, California, where he maintains a studio while working on his ranch that now has 80 plus varieties of fruit trees. At the Still Point – The Silent Withering … Continue reading Artist in Isolation: Shane Guffogg