Monday, January 3, 2011

Inspiration: Artist Ed Pien

Ed's studio

Ed's drawing table
I love that Ed uses every scrap of paper. Even the bottom work paper with all the black ink splotches on it will eventually be turned into a painting.

Today I visited my neighbour Ed Pien who also lives in the building. Ed does these amazing drawings + paintings that have a wonderful sense of spontaneity + freshness. Seeing his work reminded me to loosen up and not overplan. Allowing for the element of chance in a piece is what often gives it it's life.

ps. Ed has exhibited at The Drawing Centre in New York, La Biennale de Montreal, W139 In Amsterdam and the Goethe Institute in Berlin amongst many other places. Impressive no?

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