I have never seen myself as a talented drawer or painter whatsoever.
As a kid I used to paint a lot and I love seeing the things I used to do, as there is something really beautiful about childhood drawings, they are done with innocence, without having this haunting idea of what the final work needs to look like, without putting to much head in it.
As I grew older, I really lost my confidence about my drawing skills (mainly because puberty and some not so encouraging teachers...) and besides one or another try to resume the habit (resulting in some really awkward anime drawings I shall never show anyone) I never really started again.
This was until recently, when I decided that it was definitely time to learn how to draw properly, since I was about to start to study Fashion Design and I really needed to improve. And now- about a year after - hardly a day goes by where I don't paint, draw or at least look up paintings and artists for inspiration. I feel like drawing is something really personal, and therefore I am hardly ever happy with the result (there is nothing worse than comparing your work to the one of other people, and I do that constantly). Nevertheless it is also incredibly rewarding to be able to reflect all these ideas on a paper, to see how you can create something new out of nothing.
Since I started to practice more and more, I feel like the way of seeing the world around me changed completely: Everything is made out of shapes, lines, curves, contrasting and complementary colors, which I never had seen before that clearly. Last week I went to the MAMBA (Museo de Arte Moderno Buenos Aires) in San Telmo and I got so much pleasure out of the artist's works, the beauty or idea behind it.
So in that spirit, here is a little list of some artists that I really like; they are not categorized but simply here because I enjoy their work for various reasons, and I thought maybe you would enjoy them too. :)
/2 Jesse Draxler - artist, illustrator and designer
/3 John Singer Sargent - painter
/4 Chamo San - illustrator
/5 Gerhard Richter - visual artist
/6 Marina Decaro - argentinian artist
/7 Ray Pettibon - artist known for his comic- like drawings
Are you into drawing/ painting or some other sort of art? Are there any artists you would like to recommend?
p.d. Mañana voy a estar yendo a la BAF a sacar un par de fotos y ver que onda el evento, en los próximos días les ire contando! :) (Y para mas fotos de los días anteriores les recomiendo que se fijen en los blogs de la blogosphere!)