Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012
Place: Los Angeles Art Brewery Walk
I visited the Los Angeles Brewery Art Walk on Saturday, October 21, 2012 for the first time. I wasn’t aware that Los Angeles had the world’s largest art housing for artists and that they had art walks open to the public. Perhaps the city of Los Angeles is the capital of Art? It was an interesting one time experience to be able to interact with artists in the comfort of their own home. The diversity at the art walk was spectacular, the art works were distinctive and creative, and the majority of the artists were open to the public at times. Some artists allowed to touch and take photographs of their art work and were friendly.
I entered artist, Andre Miripolsky’s art studio, I was intrigued to see vibrant and lively colors, messages engraved, and non- realistic art in the majority of his art works. Many of his canvases he worked with mixed media and integrated acrylics in his painting. Some of his paintings had a theme such as love, fear and anxiety in which he used a character and simple images to carry out his message to the audience. The value of dark’s and lights is balanced in his vivid paintings; the negative space is well used, shapes and patterns are continuous. The rhinestone used to create the Barbie are continuous and are also reflected in the background stage. Circular shapes are continuous as seen on the beads of the Barbie’s hair, the rhinestone on her body, and the background.
I approached Andre to greet him and asked a question about his Barbie on a canvas painting though he was sounded by others and so I heard them ask him,” What initiated or gave you the idea to do an acrylic painting of the American iconic Barbie doll?” He simply explained that the Mattel Company was interested in his creative art and so contacted him to create a unique Barbie.
His vivid and fluorescent paintings are as the colorful art in Mexico seen on “El día de Los Muertos.”