Posts tagged ‘hope gangloff’
While my initial intention for today’s post was to write about something completely non fashion related, last night I stumbled upon the works of Berlin based artist, Belinda Chen and had to share her with you. Belinda does everything from fashion illustrations to mixed media collages and has been featured in a number of magazines such as SOKO Magazine and N*Style Magazine. I particularly love her heavy and noticeable use of outlines reminiscent of Matisse and another artist I’ve featured on Runway Hippie, Hope Gangloff.
I’ve always wanted to try out mixed media art but either never have the time or get extremely frustrated when the piece isn’t turning out the way I envisioned it…which is probably why I’m not an artist…
Either way, I’m completely obsessed with Belinda’s work and I think it’s only a matter of time before her illustrations pop up in more well-known magazines like NYLON and Paper.
All images via Belinda Chen
I discovered Hope Gangloff‘s art a few months back and don’t know how I went this long without sharing some of them with you. Based out of New York, she works primarily with pen & ink, drawing images of friends or still lives from photographs she’s taken.
I was a studio art minor in college and went about creating my works of art in a similar fashion. I would use photographs of people that inspired me and then recreated the photographs as I saw them using oil pastels. The most frequent comments I received about my pieces were that I made my subjects appear isolated and alone, uncomfortable in front of the lens. Hope Gangloff’s works have the complete opposite effect for me. To me, her drawings are very encompassing; it’s almost as if we, the viewer, are in the drawing as well and at times it feels almost as if I may know the subjects of her drawings just by the way she portrays them.
I love it when connections like this can be made between a work of art and its viewer. To me there’s nothing like immersing yourself in an Edward Hopper painting only to walk away feeling completely alone and abandoned or meandering through a Monet exhibit feeling as if you could dive right in to one of his water lily paintings. Hope Gangloff’s drawings emanate a similar sense of inclusion – I feel very much a part of her work.