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ARTmonday: Ky Anderson’s Contemporary Artwork

Ky Anderson is a Greenpoint, Brooklyn-based abstract artist represented by one of my favorite galleries, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts. The gallery has outposts in New York City and Bridgehampton, and while I’ve never actually been to either, I often peruse the website and am a huge fan of many of the artists it represents, including Sydney Licht, whose pale pastel abstract still lifes are endlessly appealing.

Anderson, who was born in Kansas City and graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1995, creates abstract paintings in acrylic and ink on paper (both found paper and new), and more recently, in oil on canvas. The colors are soft and the shapes simple and bold, often scaffolded with inky lines.

Anderson founded DUSK, through which she works with artists from all over to develop handmade editions and curate original series. She has a small printmaking shop in Greenpoint and welcomes nearby artists to use the press. She’s curating a DUSK show for this summer.

In addition, Anderson features her own art collection in a tumblr on her site. According to an interview she did with Got a Girl Crush, she started her art collection blog in order to “document and appreciate the artwork I live with and to encourage art collecting.” (I think I should document my personal art collection in a separate tab here on StyleCarrot. Yes?)

Anderson adds, “Not all art is expensive and I like to tell stories about how the work came into my hands to show that you don’t have to have a lot of money to grow a collection.” Absolutely. In fact, Jen Bekman offers five prints f Ky Anderson’s abstract paintings on 20×200, starting at $24.

Here is a sampling of some of my favorite abstract paintings by Ky Anderson. Those colors… Girl crush indeed.

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ky-anderson-giant-paper ky-anderson-canvas-2

ky-anderson-oil-on-canvas ky-anderson-canvas-1

ky-anderson-hidden-2010

ky-anderson-small-curtain-2011

ky-anderson-mirror-2011

ky-anderson-centered-double

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ky-anderson-2012

ky-anderson-cloud-weight-#2

ky-anderson-full-arch

ky-anderson-invisible-lines

ky-anderson-it-wont-fall-2012

ky-anderson-no-movement

ky-anderson-protected

ky-anderson-sharp-hourglass

ky-anderson-small-works-1

ky-anderson-warm-underneath-2012

ky-anderson-vintage-paper-installation

Ky Anderson’s studio in the Pencil Factory Building in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

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Ky Anderson

 

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ARTmonday: 22 Artworks from Curate 1K

Norah Guignon‘s blog, Curate 1K, is simple. Every week she scours the web to find $1,000 worth of affordable artwork. The site is clean and simple, presenting a digestible number of thumbnails on each page. When you click into the artwork, she lists not just the vital stats, but the price and link to where you can purchase it. She’s not in business, it’s just a labor of art love.  And it is art I love.


Shapes-and-Shapes-Ashley-Goldberg

Shapes and Shapes, Ashley Goldberg

sabreens-day-mishablaise-etsy

Sabreens Day, Misha Blaise

Orb-5-(Long-Island-New-York)-Carlo-Van-de-Roer

Orb 5 (Long Island, New York), Carlo Van de Roer

Migration-no.-14-Caroline-Wright

Migration No. 14, Caroline Wright

Grow-Light-Betsy-Walton

Grow Light, Betsy Walton

Gator-Love-Katie-Barnhardt

Gator Love, Katie Barnhardt

Cell-Division-Betsy-Walton

Cell Division, Betsy Walton

Calder at the Nasher Alison Jardine

Calder at the Nasher, Alison Jardine

7-to-4-Jenna-Newton

 7 to 4, Jenna Newton

The-Wait-V-Lydia-Kim

The Wait V, Lydia Kim

untitled-Elizabeth-Grubaugh

untitled, Elizabeth Grubaugh

Flowers for Sissy Lulie Wallace

Flowers for Sissy, Lulie Wallace

Snip-Jingle-Jenn-Smith

Snip Jingle, Jenn Smith

Soon Eva Marie Magill-Oliver

Soon, Eva Marie Magill-Oliver

solarium-jeremy-miranda

Solarium, Jeremy Miranda

Voyage-of-a-Pink-Moon-Elise-Mahan

Voyage of a Pink Moon, Elise Mahan

Well-Being-1-Valerie-Roybal

Well-Being 1, Valerie Roybal

Urban-Storm-Aili-Schmeltz

Urban Storm, Aili Schmeltz

The Distance is Closer Ky Anderson

The Distance is Closer, Ky Anderson

Home-Interior-Holly-Careless

Home Interior, Holly Careless

Stairway-Tamara-Thomsen

Stairway, Tarmara Thomsen

Cut Paper III Emma Lawrenson

 Cut Paper III, Emma Lawrenson

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