Saturday, January 27, 2007

You've Got Mail

This is one of my recent paintings titled You've Got Mail, 2006. The painting is meant to be visually overwhelming, similar to the way in which we are overwhelmed with media on a daily basis.

Babe Ruth

Here are some examples from my recent photography series Babe Ruth, 2006.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The White Stripes

The White Stripes-2006 oil on canvas, is a portrait of the Detroit based garage punk band known for their red, white, and black color scheme. I like the fact that the band consists of two people and their recordings are made with vintage sound equipment.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

The Cheaters

The Cheaters-2006 oil on acrylic with electrical wire, is a painting which focuses on the tale of two online cheaters and the emotional distance and isolation felt by one of their spouses. The spouse watches helplessly as the two cheaters connect and carry on their emotional affair.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Batman and The Joker

Batman and The Joker-2006 oil on canvas is simply a portrait of my favorite comic book hero and villain. God I love pop culture.

Null and Void

Null and Void-2006 oil on acrylic, is a recently completed floor painting. One of the panels is textured with horizontal lines suggesting a scanned document, such as a contract. The other panel looks as if everything has been erased and wiped off, suggesting the destruction of the contract. This piece represents the flimsy nature of human comfort with contractual obligation, which is broken everyday in the form of divorce, business relationships, and property ownership.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Members Only

Detail of Members Only-2006 oil on canvas. Please comment.

Painting Critique

This is an example of one of my recent paintings titled Modem Mire. My work has slowly evolved into installation art, which extends beyond the painted surface and occupies a given space. The piece is oil on acrylic with modem wire. I want the viewer to get a feeling of disconnection, compression, and touch. What do you think of my painting. And please, be brutally honest.

My top 10 Movies

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My top 10 favorite movies are:
1. The Graduate
2. The Godfather
3. A Clockwork Orange
4. Chinatown
5. 2001: A Space Odyssey
6. One Flew Over the Cukoos Nest
7. Raging Bull
8. Dr. Strangelove: Or how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb
9. Taxi Driver
10.The Natural

Thursday, October 19, 2006

The Supreme Art Form

What is the supreme art form? Is it painting, sculpture, photography, film, drawing or digital? For centuries there has been the painting or sculpture debate, which is now outdated due to the fact that there are so many new and hybrid art forms taking shape on a daily basis. Technology has manipulated even the most traditional of mediums, such as paint, which has sparked the debate of is a digital painting a true painting. I believe painting is the most supreme art form. I say this because I believe painting is the most timeless, flexible, adaptive and challenging of all mediums. A painting can become whatever it wants to be and its appeal will forever hold the viewers attention and imagination. What do you think is the most supreme art form and why? The Beutler Blog

Thursday, September 21, 2006

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Merkins! Please comment