Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Melbourne artist Madeleine Stamer is the bomb.

I so love these drawings by Australian artist Madeleine Stamer. When I first saw her work I was drawn to the bold and playful simplicity of each piece. They totally reminded me of a mix between Mexican paper cutouts and Chagall (fancy!).

An interview I read confirmed these influences:
There are so many influences which fall into many categories. Nature, natural history, mythology, graffiti, Aboriginal art, European folk art, vintage toys and the decorative arts all play a big role. I love a bit of kitsch too, I guess the most significant artistic influences for my colour and line choice would be Picasso and Chagall. Culturally I am a sucker for folk art, particularly Mexican ceramics and traditional Mexican decoration and religious iconography. The Mexican culture has an instinctive way of including vibrant colour and mixing surreal elements in everyday life, it is a sensory delight!
Excerpt from interview in Indie Art & Design

Aren't they great?

To see more of Madeleine's work, or to purchase a giclee print for your very own, visit Little Circus Design. She also has a cute little blog here.

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  1. I love her work.I own the first and last two prints!
    She has a new exhibition coming up...in Melbourne (lucky for me)

  2. WOW this is fantastic! Thanks for sharing. Oh how I wish I knew more about art. ahhhhhh beautiful!

  3. parallel-botany: hi!!!! how have you been lady?? I need to pop over to your blog, I've been so busy I've been a bad blog reader!!!

    Betty Jo: oooh, how lucky!!!!! so cool you own some of her work!

    G-Zell Oh, i'm so glad you liked it! I don't know that much myself, i just post things that catch my fancy!