A Little Art Lesson

Even the most design-challenged among us (ahem, me) knows that one of the easiest ways to change the look of a room is by changing what’s on your walls. A coat of paint, some new art, and suddenly your whole room look

s new again. Of course, for something really special, it really helps if you have access to some incredible artists instead of grabbing some mass-produced pieces at Pier 1. Lucky for you (and me!), the Object Mythology team has relationships with some truly phenomenal artists from all over the world, and their work is showcased on the OM site.

Faraway. Amazing.

 

Personally, I am in absolute love with Laura Viñas’ limited edition photograph, “Faraway.” There is something so universally uplifting and yet lonesome about this piece, something so engaging and visually appealing, that I can’t think of any place I wouldn’t want to put it in my home. The composition is remarkable, and the muted colors make it a subtle, calm image to complement nearly any décor.

 

May 32nd: What does this say about the existence of time?

Then there’s Juan Astica, who has this very Jackson Pollack thing going on with his abstracts in acrylic. I’m particularly fond of his piece, “May 32nd,” because, of course, there is no May 32nd, which is to say, this doesn’t exist. Of course, you could say May 32nd is really June 1st, but then the conversation is a bit more Shakespearean: “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” and all of that. That is, calling it May 32nd doesn’t make it not June 1st, but then again, perhaps it does. Prepare for some really circular conversations with friends over martinis with this one in the living room. It’s abstractly brilliant. Like I said, he’s got this Pollack thing going on.

 

Teresa Pereda. Go look at the rest of her pieces. Yes, now.

Lastly, the whole OM team loves Teresa Pereda, whom I mentioned earlier this month. My fave from her Water Drawing series is “Water Drawing No. 057.” Much like her diptych, “Agua Quieta,” “Water Drawing No. 057” has that intangible sense of powerful yet quiet motion in stillness, which is a tremendously rare quality to find in modern art.

 

What do you think? Can you see decorating with some original art? Have you started an art collection with OM pieces?

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