If truck, van or murals, I enjoy painting in a larger scale. It corresponds to a body movement, a physical expression, fun with larger lines involving the whole body.
Sept 2015, Rivington Wall, Parasol Projects: “selfie cult“, with activations organized by TeamCNTRL, september: selfie night with music by RhythmLounge, on oct 22: Silent Disco, NYC social and Bruce Cost Ginger Ale.
This year 2015 I organized the Morgan Walls in Bushwick, on Morgan Ave and Harrison Place, next to the L train Morgan exit, for the non profit Arts in Action. The project offered wall space with curated themes for 20 artists each series. On Instagram: #morganwalls #artsinactionbushwick
April 2015,Females, Morgan Walls: The first series April through July had 20 artists examine women, portrayal or desire of the female image. Also seeking out female muralists and artists.
My mural was a surrealistic portrait of Michelle Obama.
July 26/27 2015 “selfies the new pop art?” Morgan Walls. August through November, brought many expressions or illustrations about the selfie culture to the walls.
I chose Frida Kahlo, the real Queen of selfies, as my contribution to the theme. This mural is still up, today Nov 3.
The Morgan Walls rotate art every 4 months, if the wall space remains available.
Materials Archival Grade Photographic Cardstock and Ink from Inkjet Printer.
By Uta Brauser, 8 1/2″ x 11″.
I deconstruct shape and form, with line drawings and paintings of faces. My FRIDA KAHLO portrait series celebrates this artist, her daring energy, her cultural authenticity and yet individuality, standing up as a female.
This is a print on cardstock photo paper, 11″ x 9″
The painting is a mural in Bushwick, Brooklyn NY, part of the Morgan Walls series, organized by Arts in Action Corporation, a non profit for the arts. Uta Brauser is the executive director and coordinator of the mural program.
The original painting is: 12 foot x 10 foot, Morgan Ave x Harrison Place, Brooklyn. Acrylic and spray paint on cement wall. The mural was painted over by a graffiti artist in the claim of public wall space tradition.
This FRIDA KAHLO painting depicts her as the queen of selfies, before the existence of smart phones, therefore she holds a paint brush.
The curated theme was “Selfies the new pop art today”
by Uta Brauser, 2015, 5′ x 4′ Stretched Canvas. Time flux reminds of the time limitation our human life on earth has. The warm embrace with a stone formation bearing a skull image, the old fashioned alarm clock with skull heads and bone fragment images as numbers remind us strongly about the shortness of the moment, the brief period human life has compared to our planet’s history.