Monday, September 17

my newest flickr contact: aprilvg


Thanks to Elisabeth, I was introduced to the work of April Gertler, an American artist living in Germany. I am immensely inspired by her collage work, which strikes a certain chord with me---I love how April creates tender (sad, ironic, funny or otherwise) relationships and scenarios with vintage/historic/found objects. I also admire her use of negative space, and how she applies color and texture.

Her work vaguely reminds me of a project I did in college using my grandmother's photographs, though I was not an art major and don't claim to have any real artistic talent. April, thank you for making me want to revisit that project, which I think about all the time. I am a big fan of yours already.

More on Flickr: some favorites here, here and here.
More on this blog.

6 comments:

jamieanne said...

Oh, yes. I like that Ring of Parts one. Very very cool.

lane said...

You should post your grandma collage!

avg said...

hey thanks ali so much for that very kind description of my work.
i really appreciate it!
i have also really enjoyed going through your blog which i did a few times yesterday.
thanks again!
-april

ali said...

You are very welcome, April. Keep up the good work! :)

Kris said...

Thanks for the lead on something new to inspire...

Kris said...

I really liked the 16 Days In San Francisco series!