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Encyclopedia Green and the Case of the Perplexing Painters
March 16, 2012 2:16 PM   Subscribe

Help me track down some mystery artists! Vague memories within!

A few years ago (2008, 2009?), at the Rittenhouse Art Festival, I ran across a couple artists whose style blew me away. I grabbed their cards, and vowed that someday I would purchase art from them. Then I promptly moved across the country and lost the cards in the move. I have tried a bunch of random Googling, but with fairly vague memories like these, I'm striking out left and right. I'd really love to track these artists down, and I've always been amazed at what you all can do with scant detail.

Artist one: An Asian(?) woman who specialized in still life paintings. Here's the catch: they were spectacularly precise. They were so crisp and clean they looked like photographs. In fact, I thought they were photographs and was kind of generally unimpressed until I got up close and realized that they were oil paintings.

Artist two: A man(?) who painted on rather large canvases. They were mostly remarkable for their size and for the artist's style. Imagine, if you will, that you're walking down a city street in some mega-urban environment, squinting, in the rain, at night. Fuzzy circles in various colors, like lights, float mysteriously on dark backgrounds in blues, greys and blacks.

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posted by jph to Media & Arts (4 answers total)
 
Not to state the obvious, but did you check out the past artist roster list?
posted by Vaike at 3:28 PM on March 16, 2012


Ning Lee for the first one?
posted by Vaike at 3:51 PM on March 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


Roger Disney for the second?

yes, I am doing this instead of taxes. someone come and give me an mefi intervention!
posted by Vaike at 4:02 PM on March 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


Ning Lee was great, and very similar, but I found the one I meant thanks to your detective work on that "previous artists" list. I was thinking of Zhou Yu, whose realism is even more dramatic (imo) than Lee's.

Looked through all the rest for the other one, but didn't find anything that even tickled my memory. Hmm.
posted by jph at 12:00 PM on March 19, 2012


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