VIDA Design Invited Me to Print My Art on Silk Shirts and Scarves

VIDA invited me to become a designer. The curator said that she found my art online and thought I’d be a good fit. So I started by adding two of  my paintings to their site for printing on a variety of tops and scarves. After I uploaded a couple of images, I found that there were lots of controls for sizing and placement. For day one, I tried a few options then selected the designs I preferred. But will find out their choices. They may have other ways of using my art to design their clothing. To start, I submitted these for approval–

Design by Marie Kazalia on silk scarf
Design by Marie Kazalia on silk scarf
Design by Marie Kazalia on silk scarf
Design by Marie Kazalia on silk scarf
design by Marie Kazalia on silk tank top
design by Marie Kazalia on silk tank top
design on silk t shirt by Marie Kazalia
design on silk t shirt by Marie Kazalia

 

Painting by Marie Kazalia in Saatchi Gifts for Mid-Century Modern Lovers Collection

Chief curator Rebecca Wilson and the Saatchi Art curation team, wrote: ” I’m very pleased to let you know that your work has been chosen to be featured in the “Gifts for Mid-Century Modern Lovers” Collection on Saatchi Art’s homepage.” You can see the collection here:  http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Collage-Photography/Gifts-for-Mid-Century-Modern-Lovers/685448/119287/view.

Scroll down to see my mixed media artwork titled Shinjuku in this collection–

Shinjuku, Marie Kazalia, available as print on metal via Displate.com
Shinjuku, Marie Kazalia, available as print on metal via Displate.com

New Painting with Small Areas of Muted Fluorescent Red

In most of my paintings, I include areas of bright fluorescent red, fluorescent green, or fluorescent orange, and sometimes fluorescent yellow.

I had to make an effort to produce this painting below with no fluorescent paint, but yet, the ground—muted by a wash of my own earth yellow mix–does have spots of fluorescent red around the base of the central form.

helix 1, Marie Kazalia, painting on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 30 x 23 inches, Oct 2015
helix 1, Marie Kazalia, painting on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 30 x 23 inches, Oct 2015

Couple of New Paintings by Marie Kazalia

These are a bit different than what I’ve painted up until now. Simply put, I’ve started adding bits of bright colors–such as fluorescent red and fluorescent green–against larger areas of more muted tones.

In the back of my mind, I’ve been thinking about Picasso–not his forms, shattered faces, or cubism as much as his use of color. y thoughts and observations unconsciously affect my painting.)

What I’ve been paying attention of late, is Picasso’s use of color. Picasso was a brilliant master of color. But one thing about his use of color that has begun to stand out to me, more and more looking at images of his work, is his use of bright color punctuated amid mixed and muted tones. Or, sometimes the reverse–overall intense color punctuated by areas of muted tones. A device of contrast used brilliantly over and over in his work. Take a look at the images of Picasso’s paintings that I’ve collected on my Pinterest board here. I’m not aware of Picasso ever using fluorescent paints, but he, like no other, knew how to handle tone and color so that they work together and create a contrasting separation.

Ogdoad, Marie Kazalia, 2015
Ogdoad, Marie Kazalia, 2015
xeriscaping, painting on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, Oct 2015, Marie Kazalia
xeriscaping, painting on Coventry Rag fine art paper, 23 x 30 inches, Oct 2015, Marie Kazalia

My Art in Professional Artists Magazine Article Wins Design Award

Last year, Vicki Amorose wrote an article on how artist use twitter for Professional Artists magazine, and included me + the mage featured one of my paintings as a full-page, and now I found out that the article won a design award– first place for best feature design in the trade/technical category for the Florida Magazine Association. Read about it here.

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two page spread from one year ago, in Professional Artist magazine  with one full-page reproduction of painting by Marie Kazalia
two page spread from one year ago, in Professional Artist magazine with one full-page reproduction of painting by Marie Kazalia

Painting by Marie Kazalia in Pattern Play exhibition in Culver City Helms Bakery District

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Co-curator Katherine Henning sent me an email:
“I’m very pleased to let you know that I have chosen your work to be featured in a digital display entitled “Pattern Play”. “
 
“Pattern Play” is a new exhibition of original art on digital display at Culver City’s premier design destination, Helms Bakery District. Curated by art advisors Katherine Henning and Jessica McQueen, “Pattern Play” features a selection of works by emerging artists from around the world who are part of the Saatchi Art community. Including painting, collage, and printmaking, the show highlights patterns and motifs that connect the worlds of art and design. Currently on view in Los Angeles through August 15th.
Here is a link to the show page: http://www.saatchiart.com/shows/pattern-play

 

Jessica McQueen Featured Me in Mid-Century Living Collection

On behalf of chief curator Rebecca Wilson and the Saatchi Art curation team, I’m very pleased to let you know that your work has been chosen to be featured in the Mid-Century Living Collection on Saatchi Art’s homepage. You can see the collection here: http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Collage-Printmaking/Mid-Century-Living/685448/105785/view

 

Idiolect 3, painting on Coventry Rag fine art paper, Marie Kazalia June 2014
Idiolect 3, painting on Coventry Rag fine art paper, Marie Kazalia June 2014