New Painting

Posted: October 17, 2011 in Artwork, Blog
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I have been an artist most of my life. The last 10 years I have really dedicated a huge amount of energy to try to grow my career as an artist. The last 3 years have been my most successful as an artist and I have slowly built a following of people who respect what I do. I am lucky enough to sell some art now which is a great thing. Not because of the money, the money does help when you are a struggling artist but I am happy to sell art just because people are willing to hang my art in their home. I am at a turning point now where I have decided to give my art even more attention than ever. I am putting woodworking on the back burner. Selling a lot of my tools to fund my new projects and painting much more daily.

I have now decided to start a 6-8 month project based completely around exploring techniques and mediums I have never used.  I have also decided to do something a bit out the box for me and extensively document this entire process. I will be filming daily and writing a journal that will coincide with my art and filming. I have decided to do this in the hope of letting people really know who I am as an artist and a person. This project will culminate with several art shows dedicated to these pieces of artwork that I will create. The art shows themselves will be an entirely different animal that what I usually produce. It is my hope to create a art show that will be a piece of art all its own. In the end I hope to compile my video and writings and incorporate them into the exhibitions I plan to hold. I have not exactly figured out how yet but the documentation will play a huge part in the creation of my art shows. Just like my art all of this project will evolve over time so please subscribe to the blog and mailing list to get all the updates for my new project. I will be posting videos, art, and writings here along with more info on the planned art shows and the new body of artwork.

Chris Kuchta is a horror artist, art instructor and freelance illustrator hailing from Lafayette, Indiana. A graduate of American Academy of Art in 2000, he has since studied art all over the globe. In 2004 he opened the Kuchta Academy of Fine Art and Illustration and has been teaching Academic Drawing and Painting as well as Digital Art and Graphic Design.

In addition to teaching, he has also worked as a freelance illustrator and portrait painter. His current projects include a series of movie monster paintings and prints, concept illustration for film and animation, story-boarding and a comic graphic novel entitled Escalation. When not drawing and painting he can be found with his wife Lori and two cats Vincent and Hop.

Chris is truly a very talented artist and one of my personal favorite artists I have recently discovered. If you enjoy his artwork please be sure to visit his website at www.horrorartist.com. Also be sure to stop by his facebook at www.facebook.comand add him to your friends.

Carlos Garcia a self taught artist from Corpus Christi Texas has been a artist since birth. Carlos is influenced by a variety of art forms including graffiti, street art, old masters and modern master. Some artist’s that influence his art are Warhol, Picasso, Giger, and Carravaggio. His art is also heavily influenced by the world of tattoo art. His work is full of bright colors and beautiful curvy women. All of this truly gives Carlos is innovative thought provoking style. His paintings contain graphic imagery and risky content all created with beautiful and bold bright colors. If you would like to see more of Carlos Garcia’s art or would like to see what his new projects might be then please visit his Facebook at www.facebook.com/LOSart77

 

I am a featured artist over at Artsy Shark! If you are not familiar with the site be sure to visit it to learn more about it. It is a really great resource for emerging artists of all types. If you are not an artist but rather an art enthusiast the website still has something for you too. It is a great place to find new artists with great talent. You can view my Artsy Shark feature by following the link below.

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I have been an artist most of my life. However I have only been trying to make it a career the last five years. Over this time I have pushed myself hard to evolve as a more well rounded artist. Without any real training being a self taught artist is no easy task especially is you want to make a living doing it. At this point in my life I am very content with where I am and I am lucky to have many fans that appreciate what I do and buy my art. No matter what their is always room to grow and evolve as an artist. This has lead me to my newest paintings. I have decided to stop painting the way I am familiar with and push myself to use new medium’s and techniques. Over the next three to six months I am planning to work on a series of several new paintings in which I will thoroughly document my process through photos and video. The culmination of this project will result in several art-shows specifically dedicated to this new body of work.  Below are a few samples of what I plan to be working on.

Lowbrow Art

Posted: October 2, 2011 in Artwork, Blog
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