Tuesday, February 3, 2009

. . . discovered an artist

in the pages of the January/February Metropolitan Home magzine. This home is a complete redo of a place in Seattle. The above scan of a page of the article shows the interesting contrast between two very contemporary abstract paintings and the extremely ornate gilt mirror. Of course, the paintings caught my eye. And this is a magazine that names of the artists. The green (not red, see yesterday's post) painting on the left is by Angelina Nasso and the painting on the right is by T. L. Lange. I like both, but the Lange really appealed to me.

So when I saw this painting a few pages later, I was happy to find out that T. L. Lange had painted it, too. The caption for this photo reads in part "In the living room, a. T. L. Lange painting echoes the colors in the African mask. . ." Loved the colors, and it's just wacky enough to be intriguing.

This home is filled with serious contemporary art. . . serious in quantity, anyway. It's a very cool space. I wanted to see more of T. L. Lange's work, so I googled him and sure enough, here's the definitive site, a gallery that shows a bunch of it, as well as more work by other interesting artists.

Article produced by Linda O'Keeffe and Linda Humphrey; photographs by John Granen; writte by Fred Albert.


13moons said...

His (her?) pieces are cool. I like the first one best.
The really odd thing is that I was on that fosterwhite gallery site just yesterday looking at the work of another artist, that I discovered at random. Weird, huh?

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Great find Mary. I could go see these in person! I think I like the ones of hers in the decorator magazine the most . Now, why couldn't our work be in that magazine, in those kind of homes? No reason I can think of!

Jeane said...

oooo Mary, you found one of my favorite artists! when I'm in Seattle I hardly ever miss the opportunity to drop into Foster White to see if any of his stuff is out - they usually have at least one hung in the back room - sadly, he died young - he committed suicide a couple of years ago....sad - can't imagine where he would have gone with his art!

Mary Buek said...

Anita: I think T. L. is a guy (see comment from Jeane). I like the first one best, too. We must have been on the same wavelength yesterday.

Leslie: I agree, I like the ones in the magazine best, too. And one day, I have a feeling I will see something in Metropolitan Home and be able to say, "Hey, that's Leslie's piece." It's coming, I just know it.

Jeane: That's just too sad. I can't believe it. It's funny, I kind of figure TL was a guy, and I intuited that he must have been young. I hate that he was tortured enough to end his life.

Jazz said...

Oh! I love this stuff.

I don't know what it is about abstract art that appeals to me so much. People around me aren't into it.

And I hate getting that "it's just scribbles any kid could do". Makes me want to punch them because it's so not true.

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Yesterday I spent somentime reading on the internet about T.L., who, in fact was a young man. Since I love this kind of art, I really do enjoy finding out about artists that have worked or are working in this way. Thanks again Mary. I wonder just how big that paintings is? 6 feet tall, 8 feet tall?

Seth said...

Great find!

Mary Buek said...

Jazz: Most of the time I even love the drawings little kids make better than some other art, but that's just me... or is it I?

Leslie: So much of the art I see is huge... I bet the first painting is at least 6 feet. My impression from the magazine is that the second piece was a bit smaller.

Seth, glad you liked it.