To celebrate American Labour Day – and because one of our co-founders is from the US – we spotlight 5 artists on Rise Art who are red, white and blue with lots of stars. From the incredible stillness in Geoffrey Agron's photograph of San Francisco Bay, toAdrian Esparza's weaves and nails, evoking the border between Mexico and America, we tribute some of our American artists.
The soft, pastel palette of Kristin's acyrlic on canvas piece, imbues musings of Californian hazy beach days. So much so, that our operations manager joked that the piece could be a Billabong advert. Obviously, this was a joke.
Geoffrey Ansel Agrons
'How it Ends' is from the series "Hazardous Shorelines", an exploration of the interface between human activity and the coastline. It's taken at San Francisco Bay, Berkeley, California, quite a different mood is evoked to Kristin's.
Texan-born artist Adrian Esparza, currently lives and works in El Paso, TX where he was born in 1970. With his new work commissioned by the pérez art museum in miami, Adrian addresses his experience as a mexican-american raised on the border of the neighboring lands.
While a prolonged trip to Asia marked a change in Charlotte Evans' paintings, the artist was born in Brooklyn.
Tina is an American-born British artist. While Tina identifies strongly with the British tradition of landscape painting, she retains a certain "midwestern" eye for flat perspective and vast open spaces.
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