This artist is my latest favorite. Her name is Elizabeth Payton. She is one of Marc Jacobs favorite artists. I can see why. I love her abstract approach, and how she paints faces. Also, how she paints famous rock legends. That is what she is most known for. She painted Kurt Cobain (which is worth 700,000-1,000,000 dollars!!), David Bowie, and some others. She can draw with crayon and make it look like its worth 40 grand. There is something about art, its beneath the paint, the lines that captures the audience's attention. The energy of a painting is what captures me, then the style, then the brush strokes, then the artist. Its the feeling I get when I look into a canvas with imagery on it. Some paintings can be flat out insane talent wise, but can totally leave me flat and bored. Then there are others that give me this high and its not structured, skilled or anything. I love looking at new art, especially to see what I experience as I look at it. Thats my take on the art world.
Elizabeth Peyton, the Artist.