Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Followup with Louis Doulas

After my last post on Louis Doulas back in January he contacted me and we began talking. I learned alot about the 19 year old drawing/painting/printmaking student at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and one would say we have begun a friendship over the internet that has involved sharing art and artists that we enjoy, ideas, and even stories about the great "Windy City".

So, I felt the need to do a proper writeup and include some more art on him and asked him to send me a little about his artwork. He had some very insightful things to say and gives us a little peek into someone who I thin is quite a rising star in this gigantic world of artists. Here's what he had to say, as well as, some of his recent work:

My work usually never has a set plan to start off with. I really like the idea of letting the drawing grow organically by just building up certain shapes or having a color/shape dictate a particular mark or structure and vice versa.

With a constant ongoing self investigation of my work I'm coming to find that my recent body of work is about inventiveness or creating/building imagined systems and towns that belong to an ancient or futuristic time. I love the ambiguity of history and science and the documentation,symbols and pictures that come with it. I want to present my drawings/paintings as if they were the relics of some kind of past or future civilization; exposing the tools, inventions, structures, etc.
I believe that this process has always been the most natural way of working for me and probably the most fun.

Check out more of Louis' work on his flick page here

Also...Louis convinced me to join flickr as well and I have found oodles and oodles of artists on that site that are so amazing and I will attempt to bring more and more art to this site as I get the time!! Thanks Louis!


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  2. I see him working on these ALL the time! he is very assiduous towards his work and indeed very talented.

    wish you could see them up-close in real life! details are stunning.

  3. ooOOpsies, sorry Louis I forgot that I was using your computerrrrrr

  4. aybe me and Louis can work out a trade sometime! Or I can dig deep into my miserly pockets and shell out the bickies for one of his prints!! haha Thanks for the comments!