Location, Location, Location…NOT!

Any time you put more than 1 artist in a room the question of location rears its ugly head. This seems especially true when you see art similar to your own or work that just seems so ‘familiar’.  And by this I mean it looks like the same thing redone, recycled or re-whatevered.
Brian Sherwin  addresses this misnomer of believing you need to be in the center of the art universe to succeed, in a recent blog.  The excerpt below should be enough to make you want to read the rest. His blog site is also a great one for interviews and art commentary, http://briansherwin-artcritic.blogspot.com/

The Location Trap

by Brian Sherwin

In closing, we need to kick the myth surrounding artists and location to the curb. This much I know: artists AND art collectors can be found throughout the United States. I’ve met my fair share of both during my travels in rural communities throughout Illinois, Missouri and other states. Not to mention we are all connected online. Focus on where you are… keep your feet planted in your art studio as much as you can — everything else will come in time. […]

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Donald Kolberg graduated with a Fine Arts Degree from California State University, Los Angeles. He taught at the Los Angeles School of Art and co-founded Art Core, an organization dedicated to the open dialogue and display of the work of emerging artists. He continued his Master studies at Otis Art Institute. While at Otis Art Institute his teacher and main influence was internationally recognized painter Arnold Mesches. In Artcore he worked under the guidance of Lydia Takashita. With their teaching Donald learned the value of depth, texture and form in images and surface. He incorporated this into his concept of Life Forms, the portrayal of the human figure as a landscape of life and a celebration of form through Sculpture and Painting.

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